History Series / BillNyeTheScienceGuy

18th May '17 11:01:04 PM eowynjedi
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The show was hosted by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bill Nye, a science guy,]] comedian and former Boeing engineer who got his start in television on the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} local comedy show ''Series/AlmostLive'' (where he got the "[[AppropriatedAppellation Science Guy]]" epithet after correcting the host's pronunciation of [[Film/BackToTheFuture Gigawatt]]) before starting his Creator/{{PBS}} show in 1993. (He also made several appearances on Disney shows prior to this, specifically the new version of Series/TheMickeyMouseClub. Fitting, as this was produced by Disney.) Although not technically a "scientist" in the sense of being a [=PhD=] with a particular specialty, Bill Nye holds patents for things ranging from jet engine components to ballet shoes, explains scientific concepts both accurately and clearly,[[note]]though some of it now subject to ScienceMarchesOn, of course[[/note]] and each show featured a professor in whatever topic was being discussed that week in the "Way Cool Scientist" segment, which allowed those researchers to explain their topic from the laboratory or the field.

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The show was hosted by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bill Nye, a science guy,]] comedian and former Boeing engineer who got his start in television on the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} local comedy show ''Series/AlmostLive'' (where he got the "[[AppropriatedAppellation Science Guy]]" epithet after correcting the host's pronunciation of [[Film/BackToTheFuture Gigawatt]]) before starting his Creator/{{PBS}} show in 1993. (He also made several appearances on Disney shows prior to this, specifically the new version of Series/TheMickeyMouseClub. Fitting, as this was produced by Disney.) Although not technically a "scientist" in the sense of being a [=PhD=] with a particular specialty, Bill Nye holds patents for things ranging from jet engine components to ballet shoes, explains scientific concepts both accurately and clearly,[[note]]though some of it now subject to ScienceMarchesOn, of course[[/note]] and each show featured a professor in whatever topic was being discussed that week in the "Way Cool Scientist" segment, which allowed those researchers to explain their topic from the laboratory or the field.
field. With 90's kids now in college and graduate school, it's relatively common to find science majors, Masters students, and [=PhD=] students who point to Bill Nye as an inspiration for their interest in becoming scientists themselves.
18th May '17 10:56:40 PM eowynjedi
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The show was hosted by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bill Nye, a science guy,]] comedian and former Boeing engineer who got his start in television on the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} local comedy show ''Series/AlmostLive'' (where he got the "[[AppropriatedAppellation Science Guy]]" epithet after correcting the host's pronunciation of [[Film/BackToTheFuture Gigawatt]]) before starting his Creator/{{PBS}} show in 1993. (He also made several appearances on Disney shows prior to this, specifically the new version of Series/TheMickeyMouseClub. Fitting, as this was produced by Disney.)

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The show was hosted by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bill Nye, a science guy,]] comedian and former Boeing engineer who got his start in television on the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} local comedy show ''Series/AlmostLive'' (where he got the "[[AppropriatedAppellation Science Guy]]" epithet after correcting the host's pronunciation of [[Film/BackToTheFuture Gigawatt]]) before starting his Creator/{{PBS}} show in 1993. (He also made several appearances on Disney shows prior to this, specifically the new version of Series/TheMickeyMouseClub. Fitting, as this was produced by Disney.)
) Although not technically a "scientist" in the sense of being a [=PhD=] with a particular specialty, Bill Nye holds patents for things ranging from jet engine components to ballet shoes, explains scientific concepts both accurately and clearly,[[note]]though some of it now subject to ScienceMarchesOn, of course[[/note]] and each show featured a professor in whatever topic was being discussed that week in the "Way Cool Scientist" segment, which allowed those researchers to explain their topic from the laboratory or the field.
12th May '17 7:30:15 PM supernintendo128
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A sequel series titled ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was released exclusively on Netflix in April 2017. (NeedsWikiMagicLove)
12th May '17 7:29:06 PM supernintendo128
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A sequel series titled ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was released exclusively on Netflix in April 2017. (NeedsWikiMagicLove)
3rd May '17 12:01:40 PM pvsage
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* AntiNihilist: Bill Nye is a humanist who believes that death is a complete Cessation of Existence, but while we're here, "We can...dare I say it... change the WORLD!"


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* ThinkOfTheChildren: Bill has said in many panel debates that most (but not all) Generation Y and Millenials have been lost to religious radical movements and science denial, and that the children of these generations are the only hope for humanity's future. This is why he made ''The Science Guy'' and ''The Eyes of Nye''.
1st May '17 7:11:14 PM RAMChYLD
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* LicensedGame: One EdutainmentGame- VideoGame/BillNyeTheScienceGuyStopTheRock - Released in 1996 for Windows 9x and Classic Mac OS by Pacific Interactive.

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* LicensedGame: One EdutainmentGame- VideoGame/BillNyeTheScienceGuyStopTheRock - Released in 1996 for Windows 9x (backwards compatible with Windows 3.x) and Classic Mac OS by Pacific Interactive.
1st May '17 5:07:44 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The "Patterns" episode was sponsored by "The Incorporated Corporation of Repetition, Incorporated".
1st May '17 1:18:45 PM JohnnyLurg
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** In "Invertebrates," Bill refers to vertebrates as "backboners," followed by faint laughter from [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Butt-head]].
1st May '17 7:08:46 AM RAMChYLD
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This show ran on PBS in the mid-1990s, and also in syndication (Disney co-produced the show with Seattle's PBS station KCTS). It then retired to Noggin and stayed until Noggin was merged into Nick Jr. However, Bill Nye is still on TV. He has a series of specials called ''The Eyes of Nye'', which are much closer in form to a TVDocumentary series (like ''Series/{{Nova}}'') than his previous show. Today, he's an outspoken environmental activist. His series on Planet Green, ''Stuff Happens'', is a show about the unintended environmental consequences of the stuff we do and use. He also occasionally guest-stars on the reality show ''Living With Ed''; he's really Ed Begley Jr.'s neighbor, within a few miles, and the two have an ongoing rivalry to "out-green" each other. Bill Nye is also the go-to guy to explain interesting science stories on cable news outlets Creator/{{CNN}} and {{MSNBC}}. His latest endeavor is the Creator/{{Netflix}} exclusive ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'', which is clearly targeted at those who grew up with the old show, and whose controversial topics have gotten him to be at loggerheads with several group of people. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that point's best left at that]].

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This show ran on PBS in the mid-1990s, and also in syndication (Disney co-produced the show with Seattle's PBS station KCTS). It then retired to Noggin and stayed until Noggin was merged into Nick Jr. However, Bill Nye is still on TV. He has a series of specials called ''The Eyes of Nye'', which are much closer in form to a TVDocumentary series (like ''Series/{{Nova}}'') than his previous show. Today, he's an outspoken environmental activist. His series on Planet Green, ''Stuff Happens'', is a show about the unintended environmental consequences of the stuff we do and use. He also occasionally guest-stars on the reality show ''Living With Ed''; he's really Ed Begley Jr.'s neighbor, within a few miles, and the two have an ongoing rivalry to "out-green" each other. Bill Nye is also the go-to guy to explain interesting science stories on cable news outlets Creator/{{CNN}} and {{MSNBC}}. His latest endeavor is the Creator/{{Netflix}} exclusive ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'', which is clearly targeted at those who grew up with the old show, and whose controversial topics have gotten him to be at loggerheads with several group of people. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that point's best left at that]].
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1st May '17 7:07:12 AM RAMChYLD
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This show ran on PBS in the mid-1990s, and also in syndication (Disney co-produced the show with Seattle's PBS station KCTS). It then retired to Noggin and stayed until Noggin was merged into Nick Jr. However, Bill Nye is still on TV. He has a series of specials called ''The Eyes of Nye'', which are much closer in form to a TVDocumentary series (like ''Series/{{Nova}}'') than his previous show. Today, he's an outspoken environmental activist. His series on Planet Green, ''Stuff Happens'', is a show about the unintended environmental consequences of the stuff we do and use. He also occasionally guest-stars on the reality show ''Living With Ed''; he's really Ed Begley Jr.'s neighbor, within a few miles, and the two have an ongoing rivalry to "out-green" each other. Bill Nye is also the go-to guy to explain interesting science stories on cable news outlets Creator/{{CNN}} and {{MSNBC}}.

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This show ran on PBS in the mid-1990s, and also in syndication (Disney co-produced the show with Seattle's PBS station KCTS). It then retired to Noggin and stayed until Noggin was merged into Nick Jr. However, Bill Nye is still on TV. He has a series of specials called ''The Eyes of Nye'', which are much closer in form to a TVDocumentary series (like ''Series/{{Nova}}'') than his previous show. Today, he's an outspoken environmental activist. His series on Planet Green, ''Stuff Happens'', is a show about the unintended environmental consequences of the stuff we do and use. He also occasionally guest-stars on the reality show ''Living With Ed''; he's really Ed Begley Jr.'s neighbor, within a few miles, and the two have an ongoing rivalry to "out-green" each other. Bill Nye is also the go-to guy to explain interesting science stories on cable news outlets Creator/{{CNN}} and {{MSNBC}}.
{{MSNBC}}. His latest endeavor is the Creator/{{Netflix}} exclusive ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'', which is clearly targeted at those who grew up with the old show, and whose controversial topics have gotten him to be at loggerheads with several group of people. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that point's best left at that]].
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