Science!: Bill Nye Gets His Own Netflix Series

August 31, 2016

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Bill Nye has just confirmed that he's getting his own science themed Netflix series. Each episode of Bill Nye Saves The World will "tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry." Basically what he's already been doing in recent history, just in Netflix show form. Some of the first topics to to tackle include (surprise!) climate change and GMOs. Sounds like some real Netflix and chill material, am I right? Nothing gets me more aroused than science. Literally, because science invented boner pills. Just kidding, that was Dr. Hardlonger, but still -- you slip into something comfy, I'll take my pill and start popping popcorn.

Thanks to JD, who plans on binging the entire series in a day and filling his head with so much knowledge some university awards him an honorary doctorate. That would be cool!

  • Wow, a lot assholes in these comments. I, for one, am FUCKING EXCITED about a charismatic guy with a genuine love for science and progress having his own show on Netflix. We could do MUCH worse. The more shows like this the better, and Bill Nye himself is a goddamn national treasure.

  • BeastmanAIDS

    Pretty surprised how negative the responses are here - I was under the impression that Bill Nye was fucking awesome.

  • Doog

    That's because Bill Nye is fucking awesome.

  • Dano

    Not a scientist. Nothing to see here.

  • I looked in your profile. Have you made a career of shitting on things? Literally every comment I read was how fucking awful everything is. You okay dude?

  • Dano

    There's just so many stupid and shitty things in the world, I'm trying to tell people to wake up for loving or worshiping those useless things.

  • FearlessFarris

    Bill Nye is insufferable.

    http://www.nationalreview.c...

  • LOL Bill the Scientist.. I mean, "Science Guy", will continue preaching his asinine religious cult of MMGW on Netflix.

    Good luck, zealot. May you claim many a convert to your asinine little cult.

  • HackTheGibson

    So a kids tv host will now have a tv series about assorted fields of science... because he has a degree in engineering? Ignoring the fact that he will be discussing fields that he has no expertise in, how about fields where he has flip flopped recently such as GMO. Only a few years ago he was a top voice against GMO and now he shouts that they are the best thing. Science hasn't changed on them. So is he just bought and paid for so his commentary is moot or is it that he isn't as thorough as someone should be and his commentary is moot? He stopped being about science a long time ago and just became about the fame. Too bad to see this for a guy who actually inspired a lot of kids growing up.

  • GeneralDisorder

    You don't hire a host for a TV show like this for scientific knowledge. You hire them because they're capable of delivering their lines with some degree of charisma and charm. Whether you like him or not he's plenty capable of delivering lines and lots of folks around my age remember him as Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    It's not like he's the show's only writer, reseracher, host, camera operator, etc.

    That's like saying Drew Carey doesn't deserve to host TPiR because he can't play Plinko well enough.

  • HackTheGibson

    100% correct. I am with you that a tv show host doesn't have to know every detail but just a general feel for what is being discussed. That would be fine if Nye was upfront with that role. My issue is he is portrayed as equal with people who devoted their life to the field. I don't want to listen to Nye speak for geologist. To me he will always be a tv show host so it doesn't bother me, but many people accept it as fact on face value since he the "science guy."

  • Dano

    He's hired to spread the awareness of the insane cult of climate change/global warming. I will not join your globalist brainwash cult.

  • Munihausen

    (looks for rollseyes emoticon) He is the more sincere, less arrogant, and prototypically white version of Nel DeGrasse Tyson. Both of them, however, hung up their actual scientist boots long ago and are more interested in science-by-mob and polemic than arriving at actual "truth."

    I will definitely check this out, though. Hopefully he surprises me with objectivity and intellectual honesty.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    How sad that people are trying to make science interesting to kids.

    For f***'s sake, Bill Nye is an engineer and Neil DeGrasse Tyson actually wrote books that tried to find the truth. What accomplishements have YOU done other than pitiful discus comments?

  • bluecheesedressing

    We need a new Mr. Wizard for this generation, using science to cure the snowflakes and balance out excessive esteem-building teaching methods:
    https://youtu.be/VkJEt1UsUcs

  • brodyc

    No way. Mr. Wizard does not have a degree in wizardry and has no business teaching people wizarding.

  • Munihausen

    My comment was not long, but it did not contain any criticism of either man "trying to make science interesting to kids," so your sarcasm is purposeless.

    Bill isn't an engineer. He has a bachelor's degree in engineering. That you apparently don't understand the difference explains your post, the vicarious offense you've taken, and your avatar almost-definitely being your actual photo.

    My comment has received two up votes; yours has zero. Based on even that almost-meaningless metric, whatever I have said is more relevant than what you've said. Further, I never said either man WASN'T otherwise accomplished, and my criticism of them does not depend on them being completely un-accomplished. Also, one doesn't "do accomplishments."

    You have no idea who I am, and vice versa, beyond this frivolous exchange. Welcome to the internet.

  • Doltsbane

    I think that people posting here are simply objecting to the way Mr. Nye expends a lot more energy promoting himself than he does on promoting science (ditto Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, and Lawrence Krause). In any case, I was always more of a Beakman fan. Actually, if I'm being honest, his assistant Liza!

  • HackTheGibson

    I wouldnt put Kaku in that ring as he publishes enough books and stick to his fields for the most part. His radio show covers more than his fields, but only at the lower levels and he will bring guests on to cover in more detail. When it isn't his field he makes it clear and always encourages people to look deeper and not just take his word.

  • Doltsbane

    Respectfully, I have to disagree. Turn on any of the mass-consumption documentaries that run on the Science Channel or the History Channel, and odds are you'll find Kaku expounding on the subject whether or not it has anything to do with cosmology. His problem is that he desperately wants to be the new Carl Sagan, so much so that he even opposed the launch of the Cassini probe because of its RTG power source, presumably in order to tick off "anti-nuclear activist" on his to-do list.

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