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Bill Nye Saves the World

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Bill Nye Saves the World
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"It's not science - it's propaganda!"
Genre: Talk show
Running Time: 25–41 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: April 21, 2017 – May 11, 2018
Network(s): Netflix
Distributed by: Netflix
Starring: Bill Nye
Karlie Kloss
Derek Muller
Nazeem Hussain
Emily Calandrelli
Joanna Hausmann
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 25
Previous show: Bill Nye the Science Guy


Bill Nye Saves the World is a 2017 American Netflix original edutainment talk show discussing science and pop culture. It stars Bill Nye, the man famous for hosting the classic edutainment show, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Unlike Bill Nye's previous show, it is rated TV-14 and is aimed at a teenage audience.

Premise

Acclaimed TV host, educator and bow tie fan Bill Nye is back with a new show that looks at topics from a scientific point of view, refuting myths and claims that rebuke science. As Bill focuses on the truth, equipped with curiosity and chemical-resistant gloves, he tries to remind viewers that "It's not magic - it's science!" Episodes feature lively panel discussion and reports from a wide range of special correspondents, including space exploration advocate Emily Calandrelli, model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss and comic Nazeem Hussain.

Why It Doesn't Save the World

  1. While Bill Nye was supposed to come off as an average guy without any scientific degree, this comes off as cringeworthy and forced due to him having a bachelor's degree in engineering and very good scientific communicating skills.
  2. In addition Bill Nye himself has suffered the real-world equivalent of flanderization in this show, promoting non-scientific propaganda such as the idea the sexual and gender identity being fluid (in other words, gender fluidity/neutrality) while insulting religious beliefs, people who are not of color, and actual science (You know, that he used to teach in his old show).
    • Whether that show is outdated by today's scientific standards or not and it 'supposedly' creating the propaganda is pretty much a controversial topic on its own.
    • And to make matters worse, the ideas of gender fluidity/neutrality and their pros and cons are poorly represented here, because they're in a science show and not a show about politics or gender.
  3. Because he follows the so-called "sciences" that are just social ideologies, many of his statements come off almost as a betrayal of how he used to be in his original show, Bill Nye the Science Guy.
  4. Six words: The infamous "My Sex Junk" song.
  5. Dodgy scientific claims that haven't been proved by actual scientists.
  6. As the show had 3 seasons and 25 episodes, it was obviously rushed. It was released in less than two years.
  7. The title makes no sense, how is he saving the world? By what, being as far-left as possible?
  8. There was an episode talking about cultural appropriation, which has nothing to do with science.
    • Sure, an episode about cultural appropriation would have fit in a show about history or social issues, but in this show, it's just out of place.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The theme song is pretty catchy, and probably the only thing that feels like the old show, thanks to Tyler the Creator.
  2. At least there's a pro-vaccine episode.

Reception

Despite receiving good reviews from critics, Bill Nye Saves the World has been heavily panned by audiences and the fans of Bill Nye the Science Guy for its awful propaganda and has a 3.6/10 rating on IMDB based on 4,820 users.

Many clips from his show have hit heavy dislikes (most was the "My Sex Junk educational music video").

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