13 Reasons 'Bill Nye The Science Guy' Was Your Favorite As A Kid, Because He's More Than A Brainiac
If you grew up in the '90s, then you probably have some fond memories of watching Bill Nye the Science Guy while your biology sub tried to keep a bunch of hormonally-charged tweens from destorying the classroom. From 1993 to 1998, Bill Nye, the Washington D.C. whiz, entertained thousands of young people with his fun and educational series that made science accessible for everyone. Now a team of filmmakers are using Kickstarter to help make a documentary about the pioneering scientist's mission to make climate control and space exploration top priorities for national research and development. Self-proclaimed Bill Nye mega-fans David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg have brought on Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon to help make their dream film a reality.
According to the Kickstarter page, "We created a plan for a documentary that will offer an all access backstage pass to Bill’s epic quest to change the world. Then, we shared our vision with Bill, who not only said yes but opened up his life to us." Though most of us know Bill Nye best from his Science Guy days, he's made waves in recent years appearing on national news and talk shows to bring hard science to political debates.
The filmmakers spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and shared their goals for the documentary, "There's a hero at the center who needs to vanquish anti-science foes and literally change the world. But the man behind the bow tie is also a human being, with weaknesses and a private life. Hopefully our story will show the complete science guy in an inspiring and entertaining way."
I know I was inspired by Nye as a kid, and continue to be energized by his ongoing passion to bring science to the forefront of important conversations. Here are all the reasons why Bill Nye is your science hero then and now:
1. This Always Brightened Any School Day
You could just smell the end of the semester in the air.
2. Then The Sight & Sound Of This Meant The Science Train Was Rolling Into Town
Next stop: my brain.
3. This Was Always Your Favorite Segment
Brow game: on point.
4. Bill Nye Was More Enthusiastic Than Most Real Teachers
When your science teacher was like this, Bill Nye was like this:
5. Nye Knew How To Speak To The Youth Of America
He's like Weird Al but with SCIENCE.
6. Along With Being A Brainiac, Bill Nye Was Also Super Funny
7. And He Still Has A Wicked Sense Of Humor
It's a sign that Bill Nye needs a documentary!
8. He's Also A Fashion Icon
No one is cooler in a bow tie than Bill Nye.
9. Bill Nye Just Wants Everyone To Have A Greater World View
10. He Never Stops Learning
Just look at this routine!
11. He Will Also Lay The Scientific Smackdown On Falsehoods
Do not mess with Bill Nye.
12. He's An Equal Opportunity Shade-Thrower
Fox News isn't the only place Bill Nye will make a hasty host look like a damn fool.
13. He's Still Finding Ways To Connect With Young Audiences
Bill Nye forever! Here's hoping this documentary happens because we all need a little more Bill Nye.
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