It's quite appropriate to call this a "re-imagined" program, but I fail to see how you can at the same time call Tyson a "defender of science" when there is so much imagining going on. I'll admit that Tyson et al have great imaginations! Imagination is fine as long as it stays in the realm of hypothesis, but when imagination gets passed off as science, then we have a problem.
Tyson made lots of bold claims and statements in his program, but I wonder how much of it has real experimental evidence upon which to stand. Experimental evidence is a big problem for the historical sciences and this sets it apart from the tried and true sciences that rely upon the scientific method.
It's amazing how the skeptics suddenly become unskeptical when the imagination does not involve anything religious! If God is part of the solution, it is automatic skepticism, but if it is simply a magic poof that brings everything out of nothing, or information and consciousness out of random blind meaningless chemicals, or software and designed machines from amino acids, suddenly the skepticism is gone. Their faith is as strong as any creationist's faith!