<p>'The goal is to bring science to people who know that they don't like science,' Tyson tells Space.com, 'My guests are hardly ever scientists; they're people hewn from pop culture. And I – the interviewer – am the scientist, not the journalist.' Read Space.com's deep dive <a href="http://www.space.com/29231-neil-degrasse-tyson-startalk-tackles-late-night-tv.html">Behind The Scenes at StarTalkTV</a> here: http://www.space.com/29231-neil-degrasse-tyson-startalk-tackles-late-night-tv.html</p> 'If a journalist is interviewing scientists, you pretty much have to know in advance that you like science (in order) to tune in. It's the blend of science, comedy and pop culture,' Tyson tells @TariqJMalik of @SPACEdotcom, 'Three threads, separate and distinct at the beginning of the program; I'd like to think that, by the end, we have woven it into a tapestry.' On National Geographic Channel, Monday nights at 11pm.