Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Season 1 – Bill Nye Saves the World

      2017 Special Interest Talk Show Comedy List
      75% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 500+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

      Where to Watch

      Bill Nye Saves the World — Season 1

      Previous Netflix Next

      Watch Bill Nye Saves the World — Season 1 with a subscription on Netflix.

      Return to page navigation
      Bill Nye Saves the World — Season 1

      What to Know

      Critics Consensus

      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.

      Read Critics Reviews
      Return to page navigation

      Cast & Crew

      Return to page navigation

      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Earth Is a Hot Mess Bill takes on climate-change deniers while explaining the science of global warming and suggesting ways to make the planet a cooler place to live. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Tune Your Quack-o-Meter Bill and a panel of experts set out to disprove alternative remedies such as homeopathy, magnets, and curing cancer by yelling at it. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Machines Take Over the World Bill and his guests consider the potential and the possible pitfalls of artificial intelligence. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 21, 2017 More Food, Less Hype Bill talks about genetically modified foods with an executive from Monsanto, a professor and a farmer. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 21, 2017 The Original Martian Invasion Bill looks at the theory of panspermia; NASA scientists talk about the next Mars mission; the panel considers life on other planets. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Do Some Shots, Save the World With help from some friends in raincoats and a room full of unemployed germs, Bill demonstrates how vaccines work and why he feels they are necessary. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Cheat Codes for Reality Bill and friends examine video game technology that could change the world, including a game that could help surgeons sharpen their skills. Details Episode 8 Aired Apr 21, 2017 This Diet Is Bananas Focusing on food, Bill flambés a marshmallow, experts discuss various fad diets and singing kale illustrates truths about nutrition. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 21, 2017 The Sexual Spectrum Bill and a panel explore the ever-evolving science of sexuality. Details Episode 10 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Saving the World: With ... Bill and his panel discuss private space travel; lunar gravity gives a young basketball player a boost. Details Episode 11 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Malarkey! Bill focuses on pseudoscience, including chemtrails, crop circles and palm readers, explaining how confirmation bias can make people believe things that are not true. Details Episode 12 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Designer Babies Advances in in-vitro fertilization that are helping couples have healthy babies; Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") hosts a special fashion show in the lab. Details Episode 13 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Earth's People Problem Bill and his guests discuss dealing with overpopulation by empowering women; comic Joanna Hausmann asks couples about male contraception. Details Next
      Return to page navigation
      Return to page navigation

      This show is featured in the following articles.

      Return to page navigation
      Return to page navigation

      Critics Reviews

      View All (12) Critics Reviews
      Previous Brad Newsome Sydney Morning Herald Sadly, Nye's crucial first episode about vaccines and misguided fears about vaccination seems woefully misjudged. Mar 29, 2018 Full Review John Bonazzo Observer If you want '90s nostalgia that doesn't make your brain hurt, watch Fuller House instead. Apr 26, 2017 Full Review Aja Romano Vox 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 Sean Mulvihill FanboyNation.com 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. 4/5 Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Michelle Jaworski The Daily Dot 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 Chase Burns The Stranger (Seattle, WA) 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 Read all reviews Next
      Return to page navigation

      Audience Ratings

      View All (146) audience reviews
      Previous Roberto L This doesn't seem like science and there is SO much wrong with this show. As an example: Paleo diet means only eating meat? or Nobody wants nuclear power? It's nearly the opposite of the Bill Nye shows of our youth we were hoping for here. "Settled science" is the opposite of science. When you misrepresent or deny any point of view but your own, you are not participating in science. If "settled science" was the measure then we'd still all believe in a sun going around the earth, Einstein's static universe, phrenology and spontaneous generation (to name a few). All science has to be able to update and adapt or it isn't science. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review VALENTINA SOLEDAD G Es una lástima que no haya más temporadas, me facinó! Ciencia para grandes y chicos Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review valee c Es una serie muy didáctica para mostrar lo que la cienca dice del mundo que vivimos. Útil para jóvenes y adultos, y muy entretenida. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/22 Full Review Audience Member Annoying and condescending. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member It's just political propaganda. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Anti-Science Propaganda Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Michael Naidus
      Network
      Netflix
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Special Interest, Talk Show, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 21, 2017
      Return to page navigation
      More Top TV Picks Netflix