Bill Nye is bringing his unique brand of science education back to TV. The scientist/entertainer, who many of us grew up knowing as The Science Guy, has been enriching the scientific community for years now, but his latest project will be one for science fans to truly get excited about.
The new show, titled Bill Nye Saves the World, was actually announced by Netflix last Summer, but recently revealed details suggest that it could be an antidote to what many fear is a growing anti-science movement in the US Government.
“Each episode 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,” Netflix said in last year’s press release.
Nye has been a big defender of various scientific movements in recent years, most notably taking on climate change deniers with a number of strongly worded statements and videos, such as this appearance on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.
Now, the beloved scientist will be getting his message across in the biggest way possible, with the launch of his major TV series, which is set to land on Netflix this Spring.
As Nye, himself, revealed in a statement, each episode of his new show will take on a different topic that has proven to be divisive.
“We’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change,” said Nye. “With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
Joining Nye’s fight for scientific facts will be a host of familiar faces from the worlds of comedy, fashion, and education, as well as the odd Youtube megastar for good measure.
While Nye’s show might not actually save the world, it’s nice to see the fight for facts being taken into the mainstream. A Netflix show won’t exactly change the minds of prominent climate change deniers, but what it can hopefully do is push such issues higher up the agenda with the masses.