Subtract the impoliteness of the sentiment, DOOM is pretty to look at. Of the visions of cataclysm DOOM is best served through a telescope, though contenders do exist: NASCAR, gladiator movies, car crashes and for a milder dose, British murder mysteries.
DOOM through a telescope can be spectacular, as is the Whirlpool galaxy now off our port bow and 23 million light years distant. Betelgeuse in Orion’s shoulder, big and lushly red as an apple, is a candidate for cosmic doom at closer range. We will want to duck when Betelgeuse goes off.
The immediate threat is any time for the next 10 million years, though it could be 100 million, cosmic doom … telescope doom has a certain lapse cycle unknown to NASCAR.