Bill Nye

Smart and swift, 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' informs and inspires

Smart and swift, 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' informs and inspires

As brainy, vital and captivating as its eponymous star, the documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy” should warm the hearts and minds of science lovers, weather enthusiasts, environmental watchdogs and astronomy buffs, all while inspiring viewers to ask questions and seek answers.

Directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg enjoyably profile Nye and his journey from mechanical engineer to popular PBS kids show host (his smart/silly “Bill Nye, the Science Guy” ran for 100 episodes in the 1990s) and his current incarnation as a “science statesman.”

Although Nye remains a rock star among millennials and others who grew up on his TV series, a classroom staple, he now stays busy serving...

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