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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Astrophysicist
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958, New York City, New York) is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, who was at the center of the controversy over Pluto's status as a planet. As host of the 2014 TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson is following in the footsteps of the late Carl Sagan, the renowned scientist who starred in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (the classic 1980 program that powerfully influenced many people’s view of science and the universe) and once filed a restraining order against Sheldon Cooper.

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In The Apology Insufficiency, Dr. Tyson stands in a corridor at Caltech, laughing with Raj, where he is introduced to Sheldon. Sheldon quickly points out that Tyson was responsible for the demotion of Pluto as a planet, and that he liked Pluto, ergo he doesn't like him. Neil deGrasse Tyson defends himself, affirming that he did not demote Pluto but the International Astronomical Union voted as such. Sheldon doesn't concede to Tyson's rebuttal, and Tyson is stupefied by him. He then asks Raj if that is who Koothrappali was telling him about before. Later, Dr. Tyson apologizes to Sheldon in the cafeteria for his role in the Pluto matter, though, an upset Sheldon tells him to shut up. Many fans of Dr. Tyson's meme (prounounced 'meem') expected him to use it after Sheldon told him to shut up. Sadly, though, Dr. Tyson did not use his internet meme catchphrase.

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Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz    Stuart Bloom  ‧  Leslie Winkle    The Social Group
Recurring Mrs. Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mrs. Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Dr. Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Emily  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Althea  ‧  Cinnamon
Cast Regulars Johnny Galecki  ‧  Jim Parsons  ‧  Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting  ‧  Simon Helberg  ‧  Kunal Nayyar  ‧  Mayim Bialik  ‧  Melissa Rauch  ‧  Kevin Sussman  ‧  Sara Gilbert  ‧  Carol Ann Susi  ‧  John Ross Bowie
As Selves Wil Wheaton  ‧  Mike Massimino  ‧  Stephen Hawking  ‧  Katee Sackhoff  ‧ Steve Wozniak  ‧ Buzz Aldrin  ‧ Summer Glau  ‧ James Earl Jones  ‧ Carrie Fisher  ‧ Brent Spiner  ‧ Bill Nye  ‧ George Smoot  ‧ George Takei  ‧ LeVar Burton  ‧ Neil deGrasse Tyson  ‧ Brian Greene
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Bill Prady * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro *  ‧  Steve Holland *  ‧  Maria Ferrari *  ‧  Jim Reynolds *  ‧  Eric Kaplan *  ‧  Anthony Del Broccolo  ‧  Lee Aronsohn *  ‧  Dave Goetsch *  ‧  Tara Hernandez  ‧  Richard Rosenstock *
Directors Mark Cendrowski  ‧  Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor)  ‧  Anthony Rich  ‧  James Burrows
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Costume designer : Mary T. Quigley * Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Barenaked Ladies Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer The Big Bang Theory : Full cast & crew on IMDb

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