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BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD
April 21, 2017  | By David Bianculli

Netflix, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new Netflix original series stars Bill Nye, formerly the host of the Disney Channel science series Bill Nye the Science Guy. In TV history terms, there’s a straight line from Don Herbert’s Mr. Wizard to Nye’s more modern counterpart – and last week in one of my TV history classes at Rowan University, after showing a series of old Watch Mr. Wizard clips, I mentioned that Bill Nye was returning with a new series on Netflix, and my college students went nuts, and demanded to get a sneak peek, as though they were getting access to a new Beatles bootleg or something. So Netflix may be on to something here, especially since Bill Nye Saves the World is aimed at adults – and, based on the reactions from my students, hits the bullseye. For a full review, visit the Fresh Air website to hear my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The entire first season “drops” today.
 
 
 
 
 
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