Extended Interview: Seth MacFarlane

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Neil deGrasse Tyson in his office with Seth MacFarlane.

(photo credit: NG Studios/Katy Andres)

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About This Episode

This is an extended audio interview from “The Science of Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane” on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
What can we learn about time travel or the multiverse from Stewie and Brian on Family Guy? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews his friend (and fellow COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Executive Producer) Seth MacFarlane. You’ll discover what drew Seth to science as a kid in the first place. Neil and Seth reminisce about how they met, and how Neil became the science consultant on the episode where Stewie goes back to the Big Bang. Seth explains how he was able to do three parody episodes of Star Wars, and got the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation to be in an episode. You’ll also hear the story behind COSMOS for Rednecks, along with Seth’s hilarious Carl Sagan impression.

Please note that this is the raw interview, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. Enjoy!

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