New ‘Science Guy’ Show on Netflix

Bill Nye, along with New York Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, are famous for explaining mind-blowing scientific concepts to the American television-viewing public. And like deGrasse Tyson, Nye, known for his professorial-looking bow tie, isn’t afraid to wade into controversial waters.

Nye is getting a new platform – that is, a streaming one – when his science talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, debuts spring 2017 on Netflix. Nye, who is described as “an environmental advocate, television host, and licensed mechanical engineer with over two decades of successful public advocacy,” will use science to dispel myths and refute “anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

The new show will include special guests, experiments and demonstrations.

Now a television fixture, Nye first came to fame as host of his Emmy award-winning syndicated television show about science, Bill Nye the Science Guy (1994-1998, 2011). As a champion of scientific argument, Nye is also a frequent guest on talk shows. He has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, taking on creationists and climate-change deniers, while promoting the importance of space exploration.

Here’s Bill Nye discussing religion with Bill Maher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDr5z_XvgaY

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye. “(W)e’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

You can view episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy now on Netflix with a paid subscription.

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