By Ian Jackson
Everyone’s favorite science guy, Bill Nye is back with “Bill Nye Saves the World,” a talk show where Nye brings famous guests to his lab to explore scientific issues that touch our lives. Nye is back and bigger than ever with a brand new lab and a new group of people to help him out and share some unbelievable stories to the audience. It is no longer a kids show, and has more of an adult audience in mind as the show explains hefty life issues from a scientific point of view.
A few topics which the show addresses are alternative medicines, global warming, artificial intelligence, vaccinations and GMOs. Nye has a team correspondents, including model Karlie Kloss, science filmmaker Derek Muller, comedian Nazeem Hussain, science activist Emily Calandrelli and comedian Joanna Hausmann that go out and report about the topics the episodes are about. The on-site visit report is followed up by a discussion with a panel of experts. Finally, there’s an experiment in the lab.
Some guest stars that are on the show include Donald Faison and Zach Braff from Scrubs, Joel McHale from the Soup, and DJ Steve Aoki just to name a few.
Nye’s goal for his show is to make science fun as well as to inform people that “It’s not magic – it’s science!” Within the first few minutes of the first episode, titled “Earth is a Hot Mess,” Nye talks about climate change, giving the audience a greater perspective on the issue.
“Bill Nye Saves the World” can be really helpful to younger science students too if they want more information on certain topics. If the students are not understanding the material fully in class, they could watch the show when they get home.