Where science and technology on late night are concerned, 2018 is looking to go out with a whimper, and certainly not a bang.
For this past week I can find little to note in this post. Ken Jeong, a former physician and current comic actor, makes two appearances. He was on the December 11 editions of The View and Late Night With Seth Meyers.
I had assumed that with a new edition of COSMOS coming early next year that host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s other television show, StarTalk, was on a break. The program is on a break, but it is likely due to an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Tyson. I say that because prior to the investigation being announced, StarTalk did air 3 episodes of its 5th season. They are available to view online in the U.S. if you are part of a participating cable company. Featured guests to date have been:
- Chef Anthony Bourdain
- Simon Helberg and Bill Prady from The Big Bang Theory
- Joe Rogan, a mixed martial arts analyst and commentator
As the investigation is still ongoing as I write this, I don’t know when (or if) StarTalk will return. The same is true of the next series of COSMOS.