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! Follow him on Twitter.