Episode Idea - Bill Nye the Science Guy
Hey guys, steal this idea, you don't even have to give me credit.
Do a show on Bill Nye the Science Guy! I spent most of 7th grade science class watching these videos (maybe it's because I was in Seattle), and I'd love to hear them lauded and/or ripped apart by an older, more discerning eye.
Then again, I do loves me some science.
I also watched Square One quite a bit, though I remember finding 3-2-1 Contact to be OK, but not as engaging. There was a real-life surgery show I watched regularly as well (e.g., open heart surgery with commentary), plus Newton's Apple. Throughout the 80s, I watched me a lot of science. In the 80s.
But Bill Nye? That started in late 1993. By then, I was well ahead of anything he had to teach me. Hyperspace was published the next year, and I was bussed over to the local high school to take AP Biology around that time.
So, taking high school AP Biology when Bill Nye's show started, I can see why I wasn't super into it.
It was supposed to be 9th grade physics, but the school district had a vested interest in me failing (so as to un-set the precedent I was setting). They bumped me into AP Biology expecting me to fail and drop out. Instead, I was top of the class (as a middle-schooler in a class full of seniors).
Bonus: went to the proms for the high school instead of the middle school. ^_~
I loved Square One as a kid! I still have lots of good memories of that show. Mathnet, the songs, and of course, Mathman. I always wanted there to be a Mathman video game to play in real life.
I credit Square One as the show that gave me a leg up in early math class. I still remember having an argument in First Grade that negative numbers were a thing, while the teacher tried to insist that you could never have "less than nothing". Looking back at it... what a shit teacher.