What happens when a scientist loses his wonder? According to Professor Brian Cox, this means he’s just “equations with great hair!” Comedian Robin Ince drops everything to aid in the search for Cox’s missing Wonder in The Quest For Wonder, available from The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome. Brian and Robin star in the series and wrote it with co-creator Trent Burton of Trunkman Productions, co-wrote and star in this web series inspiring curiosity and wonder in parents and children alike.
Puppets of Brian and Robin are let loose in The Science Museum London to track down Cox’s Wonder, his fuzzy familiar who helps him see the joy in all things scientific. As they search the museum for Wonder across the show’s six episodes, Robin and Brian explore the world of genetics, astronomy, and more. They are joined by a number of guest stars including Reece Shearsmith, Josie Long and even astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, along the way.
The Quest For Wonder is available for free! Episodes can be found directly on YouTube and are also available through The Science Museum and Cosmic Genome websites. Cosmic Genome subscribers also have exclusive access to a ten-minute bonus episode at the end of every regular episode, featuring Robin as he learns more about the topic of each episode from real-life experts in the field including Dr Helen Czerski, Dr Kevin Fong and Prof Chris Lintott.
What the Press Have Said:
“Sesame Street meets The Infinite Monkey Cage” Beyond the Joke
“The writing shows an astute awareness of audience…The laughs are plenty.” Moody Comedy
“Learn more about the joys of science and the power of curiosity”. Fun Kids Radio