What a week for 90s educational TV shows for kids. First Netflix announces the return The Magic School Bus and now Bill Nye is making science cool again for all the new youths out there!
Bill Nye Saves the World follows Nye as he tackles a variety of fun experiments and refutes hot-topic anti-scientific beliefs, including GMOs and climate change. Accompanying him are a team of correspondents such as supermodel Karlie Kloss and comedian Nazeem Hussain, and special guest stars like Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Donald Faison (Scrubs).
This could not have come at a more perfect time. As you may know, the U.S. just entered into a presidency that has refuted basic scientific evidence when it comes to climate change. Back in 2012, Trump tweeted “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” In 2015, Trump make a joke about the record freezing temperatures in certain areas of the country, alluding to the phenomena as empirical proof that global warming does not exist.
Nye is a leading figure in the conversation on climate change, and has even spoken out against Trump’s very erroneous opinions. It’s doubtful Nye will use this show to attack the prez directly, but the show itself is basically a clap back (Am I using that correctly? Kids these days…) against the current administration’s not-so-subtle stance against learning.
Bill Nye Saves the World will debut all six episodes on Netflix on April 21, 2017.