Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is not against rebooting his classic show

But he is done with debating creationists, for now

By Sarah Gray
Published June 20, 2014 1:30AM (UTC)
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Yesterday Bill Nye "The Science Guy" made an appearance at the first ever White House Maker Faire. There in addition to taking selfies (as he is wont to do at White House events), Nye was asked by Engadget if he'd ever reboot his classic show, "Bill Nye the Science Guy."

The answer was surprisingly positive. "People talk about it all the time; I'm going to a meeting tomorrow," Nye told Engadget. "We'll see if that works out."


"I can make a new show. I own the rights to 'Bill Nye the Science Guy,'" Nye explained. However, in the era of so many awesome science-focused YouTube shows, Nye isn't sure his show makes sense.

"Now there are millions, just literally millions of competitors. Certainly tens of thousands," Nye told Engadget. "I love IFLS (I Fucking Love Science)! IFLS! I've got T-shirts!"

"It's just a different time," he explained.


However, after a successful Kickstarter reboot of "The Reading Rainbow" and a Netflix resurrection of "The Magic School Bus," there may still be room for "Bill Nye the Science Guy."

The one thing he won't be doing anytime soon, is debate creationist Ken Ham. "I'm not gonna debate that guy again," Nye said to Engadget. "He's zero for one as far as I'm concerned."

Nye's book "Bill Nye's Evolution: The Science of Creation" will be out in the fall.


h/t Engadget

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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