Morgan Freeman Gets Silly in New Promo for "Through The Wormhole"

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Nov. 28 2012 8:00 AM

Morgan Freeman Asks Questions

Frame of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

Image credit: Through the Wormhole/Science Channel

It’s hard not to like Morgan Freeman. He has that voice. But he also seems like the kind of guy I (or anyone) would get along with: funny, smart, and also curious about the world around him.

That last is one of my favorite things a person can be.

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He produces and hosts the show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. It’s a pretty good program, and I’m not saying that just because my friend Sean Carroll has been on it. I find it very enjoyable and very well-produced.

So I was pleased to be contacted by Freeman’s office asking me to take a look at a promo video they did for the show’s fourth season. I get the occasional request like that, and usually face them with a feeling of dread—some, um, aren’t so great. But this time, I figured it would be pretty good. And it was:

Ha! I’m looking forward to seeing what questions they’ll tackle in Season 4. Including, I hope, why is he so sexy?

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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