It’s fascinating, TVA, how people we think would have similar views differ so widely. For example, I had no interest in a show called “The Big Bang Theory” until my wife who was already mostly paralyzed told me to watch it. I was shocked at how much I loved and still love that show. So I recommended it to my daughter and some friends. She and most of them disliked it. Strangely, the only people I know who enjoy it as much as I do is an Orange county Libertarian couple. (That worries me). Sorry about my Sagan opinion.
We love that show! Sneaking science into a sit com was brilliant. Google the lyrics from the theme when you get the chance. Except for the “Neanderthal discovered food” part, it’s pretty accurate. This is definitely not a show for fundie creationists (portrayed by Sheldon’s Mom). It has everything from bouncing lasers off the Moon to sexual relationships. Tyson even did a cameo as well as others in the scientific field. And as to Sagan, everyone has many sides to his/her personality. Reading the posts here is a clear example of that!