Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 (2017)

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Bill Nye doesn't miss a beat as he returns to reeling off ebullient explainers of science and proselytize the importance of data and facts, although the more adult programming of this new series sometimes chafes against his youth-oriented teaching style.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill calls out climate change deniers, breaks down the science of global warming and explains how we can make the planet a cooler place to live.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill and his panel of experts debunk bogus alternative remedies like homeopathy, the healing power of magnets... and curing cancer by yelling at it.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

From robots that paint Rembrandts to Twitterbots gone rogue, Bill and his guests explore the potential and pitfalls of artificial intelligence.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill extracts DNA from a strawberry in the lab and talks about genetically modified foods with a Monsanto executive, a professor and a farmer.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill introduces the theory of panspermia, NASA scientists discuss the Mars 2020 mission, and Wil Wheaton and the panel ponder life on other planets.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

With help from some friends in raincoats and a room full of unemployed germs, Bill demonstrates how vaccines work and why everyone needs to get them.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill and his correspondents check out video game technology that's changing the world, including a game that helps surgeons sharpen their skills.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

What's in a calorie? Bill flambés a marshmallow in the name of science, experts weigh in on fad diets, and singing kale keeps it real about nutrition.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Sex is complex! Bill explores the ever-evolving science of sexuality with help from a panel of experts and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2017

Bill and the panel discuss private space travel. Mean astronaut Joel McHale answers questions, and lunar gravity gives a young basketballer a boost.

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Bill Nye explores the significance of science on modern society, politics and culture while using an objective lens to disprove anti-scientific claims made by hegemonic institutions.

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Critic Reviews for Bill Nye Saves the World Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Nye at his most invested and full of energy is infectious, and that usually happens when he's trying to relay information in layman's terms. He is in his element.

Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The show works so well because it relies so strongly upon scientific and provable facts. Bill Nye Saves the World... is fun to watch. That's not a fact - but it's my opinion.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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If you want '90s nostalgia that doesn't make your brain hurt, watch Fuller House instead.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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Sadly, Nye's crucial first episode about vaccines and misguided fears about vaccination seems woefully misjudged.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

If it's not quite a rescue mission, Nye appears to have taken to heart the concept of trying to provide a small beacon of light rather than just cursing the darkness.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Will this Netflix show save the world? Probably not. But Bill Nye Saves the World will help people understand complex scientific issues without hyperbole or political bias.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The bottom line? If you love Bill Nye in every form and can overlook his uneasiness in this new role, then this series will make you think about issues you may or may not have contemplated before.

Apr 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At its best, this approach is enlightening and empowering, rather than alienating. And Nye's skepticism is undeniably at its best in an early episode addressing vaccinations.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

While the format is geared to adults, the content is too simple to be of interest to them. For kids who might try to watch, all the talking heads will be a bore.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite an entertaining return by the famous scientist, Bill Nye Saves the World only offers a surface-level investigation into some of the biggest issues our world faces today.

Apr 16, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Bill Nye Saves the World is a work in progress, but it's sprinkled with enough nostalgic factors to satisfy his older fans without being completely overwhelmed by them.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

If you have even a remote sentimental connection to Bill Nye the Science Guy, then Bill Nye Saves the World will make you happy cry and, at least in my case, snap at the TV while whining, 'Yas, Bill. Yasssss.'

Aug 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1

  • May 06, 2019
    Annoying and condescending.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    It's just political propaganda.
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Anti-Science Propaganda
  • Aug 23, 2018
    An geriatric actor pretending to be a scientist only to promote corporate and SJW propaganda. An obnoxious one-trick pony trying to revise his own past only to fit the new narrative. You could get more Orwellian but only if you were to try really hard.
  • Aug 04, 2018
    more like Bill Nye Spreads Propaganda to the World. Bill Nye goes back on 90% of all his beliefs and talking points from his 90s show. some rich people clearly sat down and said "who do the millennials trust? lets buy him out" granted most millennials are already brainwashed to these talking points but if youre a millennial in 2018 and youre not already brainwashed to these talking points. it not going to happen youve been gifted with better genes than that, youre not a sheep, being a sheep and being subsepitble to propaganda s in someone's genes
  • Jul 04, 2018
    Mixing PC/SJW bull with Science just doesnt work, im sick of people virtue signalling each and everything they possibly can these days. And this show is no exception to that, what should have been Bill Nye's redemption back into the public's eye after his huge failure on the reddit ama where he was basically schooled, has turned into a white hating sjw cis pool. I implore everyone to skip this one, if you want your Bill Nye fix, watch his old stuff rather (At least that has science in it)!
  • May 13, 2018
    Was he the guy from Flubber? Bill Nye intertwines science with his own personal opinions and bias into everything he does. It's a shame that people don't see how damning it is for science to have a movie actor playing a scientist to be our lead scientist in america. By that I mean we call Bill Nye for everything, we get his opinion on everything and he's a Disney actor by trade. Sorry Bill we need to replace you.
  • May 13, 2018
    Although sometimes a little cheesy, I think the show does a great job in exploring different branches of science and how it benefits our society. We are introduced to different scientists and cultures and how things like climate change are being dealt with.
  • May 11, 2018
    what’s funny is people actually think this guy is a scientist. He’s not. he’s paid by far left political groups to say things like, “there’s more than 2 genders”, and “gender can change from day to day”. Of course there’s zero scientific data to prove any of that...but it doesn’t stop old bill from saying it. This is truely the worst show on TV right now. I’d rather watch pain dry or grass grow.
  • May 03, 2018
    Great second season, mixed first season. Excited for s3 in a week.

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