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Bill Nye, the Science Guy 

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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.
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Series cast summary:
Bill Nye ...  Himself - Host 100 episodes, 1993-1998
Pat Cashman Pat Cashman ...  Various / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1998
Michaela Leslie-Rule Michaela Leslie-Rule ...  Herself / ... 54 episodes, 1993-1997
Jaffar Smith Jaffar Smith ...  Himself 46 episodes, 1993-1995
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It's "Mr. Wizard" for a different decade. Bill Nye is the Science Guy, a host who's hooked on experimenting and explaining. Picking one topic per show (like the human heart or electricity), Nye gets creative with teaching kids and adults alike the nuances of science. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy See more »

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Bellevue, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo
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Despite rumors, the series wasn't cancelled because of an episode explaining the science behind evolution. There indeed was an episode about evolution, but there were many seasons that continued after this. See more »

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[repeated line]
Bill Nye: SCIENCE!
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Connections

Featured in Lost in Adaptation: The Neverending Story (2014) See more »

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Excellent Edutainment!
23 November 2005 | by madkaughSee all my reviews

This show was brilliant! It worked on so many levels. It was hip and entertaining in its own right, and very educational. I suspect if anyone bothered to measure the retention of material learned from this show vs traditional classroom methods, this show would blow the classroom results away. It had decent subject depth per episode and enough repetition to ensure the point got across, yet did not lag and loose the viewer. I enjoyed watching with my kids very much. It was orders of magnitude better than similar shows from the past.

The only thing better than the show was the music video at the end. They were worthy of Weird Al.

A pox on the Disney Corporation for leeching and hoarding this. You losers could not come up with this on your own if your life depended on it. Stick to your Chicken Littles, you mediocre has beens.

The Bill Nye the Science Guy dial cranks up to eleven. 11/10 MadKaugh


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