I know I speak for every American when I say that Bill Nye is a national treasure. No doubt about it. Everybody in the country feels this way. Yes, even you.
This is a man who’s shaped generations of science lovers. We all remember those days we walked into our science classrooms, and were over-the-moon when we saw the TV cart sitting at the front of the room. It signified a Bill Nye the Science Guy day, when we’d learn a little bit of practical science through a fun series of demonstrations and explanations from a bright and entertaining personality.
Netflix looks to continue exploiting our love of nostalgia (I’m looking at you, Fuller House) with a new talk show from Bill Nye himself entitled Bill Nye Saves the World.
Here’s a description of the show as lifted from the press release:
“Set to launch Spring 2017, 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.”
Bill Nye said the following regarding this announcement:
â€œSince the start of the Science Guy show, Iâ€™ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science. Today, Iâ€™m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where weâ€™ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, weâ€™ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps weâ€™ll change the world a little.â€
My ’90s soul is screaming out with joy.