It is a question that occupies a large portion of my waking hours: just what is going to happen when Sir David Attenborough dies?
It is, of course, a question that most of us do not want to face - and I cannot blame you for that. But someone must be tasked with planning ahead for that fateful day so I guess it needs to be me. We’ve all seen what’s happened since David Bowie passed away, so I can only think that civilization as we know it will crumble when Sir David leaves this mortal coil.
But we cannot simply give up like this and, if Sir David has taught me one thing, it’s that nature is endlessly resourceful, always evolving, looking forwards, not back. In fact, you could say that life… tends to… find a way.
So it is an air of excitement, and also huge relief, to tell you all that if there’s one man out there that could step into the big guy’s shoes, it’s the magnificent Jeff Goldblum, who has announced that he is partnering with National Geographic for a new docuseries entitled, simply, The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum.
Are you curious to discover what Jeff is curious about? I know I am.
The show will guide viewers “on a mind-blowing adventure where we break down the unexpectedly complex science behind seemingly basic things,” according to Goldblum.
Deadline reports that the show will explore “the extraordinary stories behind the world’s most ‘ordinary’ things,” while Goldblum added: “National Geographic has a knack for developing smart, immersive narratives that expand our understanding of the world around us in creative and entertaining ways. Curiosity is a fundamental human trait.”
It will be comprised of 12 parts, each half an hour long, and will see Goldblum examine things that we encounter daily, such as balloons, ice cream, cereal and toilet paper, and explore how they are made, the impact they have on our daily lives, unearthing some surprising revelations in the process.
It might be more of a science tip than nature, but in my mind there’s no doubt that Goldblum could effortlessly slide sideways to do his thing with the animals at a later date.
The show is just one of a host of projects the 65-year-old has on the go, having recently returned to play Dr Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (a part which should have been much, much bigger), while he is also currently working on a debut jazz record with Decca Records
Goldblum recently reprised his role as Dr. Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuted in theaters last month. In May, Goldblum announced he was working on a debut jazz album with Decca Records, which is due out later this year.
In addition, a giant inflatable of Jeff in his classic Jurassic Park pose was recently unveiled next to Tower Bridge in London.
Wonderful stuff - oh, and a reminder that this is the best Facebook page that exists.