Bad Universe episode 2 airs October 6!

Bad Universe episode 2 airs October 6!

Bad Universe episode 2 airs October 6!

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Sept. 16 2010 1:07 PM

Bad Universe episode 2 airs October 6!

baduniverse_logoCool news: Episode 2 of what has been said* to be the greatest TV show ever made, "Phil Plait's Bad Universe", will air on Discovery Channel on Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern!

W00t!

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Episode 2 is called "Alien Attack!", and is my take on whether aliens are out there and whether we should worry about being invaded. If you've read my book you have an idea about this already, but there're some very cool things we did in this episode, including one or two I'm still rather amazed by.

I'm also thrilled to note that the lead-in for BU will be the season premiere of MythBusters! I mean, it's cool they're having their season premiere and all that, but wow, I couldn't ask for a better show to be after. It'll make for a very fun night for TV. MythBusters airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Check your local listings.

In the coming week or two I'll set up another Twitter giveaway contest; I have some more fun stuff from the show to give to a winner. In a few days there should be clips available, and I'll tell you a bit more about the show, too.

As far as other ways of watching BU, Discovery Canada has made it official (there's also some news here) that they'll be running the first episode on October 3! I also heard that Discovery Asia will be running Episode 1 on November 17th. But that's all the info I have. I don't know if it'll run on Hulu or iTunes or at Omicron Persei 8. If you want to see it and you live somewhere that's not the US, then please send a (nice!) email to your local flavor of Discovery and see if they'll run it. Those channels are all separate from DSC here in the States, so they make their own decisions. The Twitter tweeps got Discovery Canada to run it, so the power really is with the tweeple.

So: yay! I think this episode is even better than the first one, and I think you guys will really like it. Don't forget to tell everyone you know, send out email, tweet, plant hypnogogic suggestions, txt msg ur BFF, and get into a relationship with it on Facebook.


* I just said it.