COSMOS and Its Upcoming Sequel
Did I ever mention my favourite TV programme? Well, it’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a thirteen episode series featuring, and co-written by, Carl Sagan. It was produced between 1978 and 1979, and released in 1980. It discusses the universe and our perception of it. Truly inspiring stuff. The entire series is available on Youtube, thanks to The Science Foundation:
Youtube is banned in Pakistan, sadly, because the totalitarian idiots in the government don’t want the people to become educated. It’s just a sort of safety measure from the government, though, because if our population becomes scientifically-literate it can cause major problems for the guys at the top. After all, why would an educated population ever let a bunch of tyrannical incompetent feudal lords, who rely on bonded-labor and corruption, stay in power?
But anyway, the good news is, a sequel to the series, called Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey, is set to be released in 2014. It stars Neil de-Grasse Tyson and has incredibly awesome special effects.
Fermat’s Last Theorem
An excellent documentary I recently watched. It describes the journey of mathematician Andrew Wiles, towards solving one of the most notorious mathematical problems in history.