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(Business Insider)   Bill Nye, The Science Guy may be filming new episodes of his show. Take that, Beakman   (businessinsider.com) divider line 57
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2012-07-29 09:06:16 AM
www.stuffintheair.com
 
2012-07-29 09:26:37 AM
Beakman should have gotten a longer run!
 
2012-07-29 09:27:53 AM
i237.photobucket.com
Yo, Bill. Need an assistant?
 
2012-07-29 09:30:12 AM
I don't know if I got "may be filming new episodes" from the article.

Maybe "is not necessarily against the idea of filming new episodes, but no plans have been made whatsoever at this time" is more accurate.
 
2012-07-29 09:30:29 AM
He had am iama on reddit the other day. Apparently he hasn't made a dime off of the last series because Hollywood math claims the series never made a profit.
 
2012-07-29 09:37:46 AM

TheGreatGazoo: He had am iama on reddit the other day. Apparently he hasn't made a dime off of the last series because Hollywood math claims the series never made a profit.


Hehehe, take that, ivory tower "scientist" person.

Shoulda gone to business school if you wanted to make money!
 
2012-07-29 09:42:47 AM
Is this the thread where I make a comment about Josie and fists of angry gods?
 
2012-07-29 09:49:31 AM
We need that type of show again.
 
2012-07-29 09:55:19 AM
I love Bill. Even when being faced with people who think there are volcanoes on the moon that somehow have an effect on Earth, he tries so hard to be patient and explains things. I, on the other hand, would launch into a swear-filled Lewis Black style rant, only to end up blacking out from rage and beating said people with whatever object aren't bolted to the floor.
 
2012-07-29 09:57:21 AM
Agreed, we need more science programming for kids like Bill's show, but we also need to reach people of voting age with engaging science programming. It would help inoculate their minds against dangerous political lies and help them choose policy and leaders more wisely.
 
2012-07-29 09:57:22 AM

RoxtarRyan: I love Bill. Even when being faced with people who think there are volcanoes on the moon that somehow have an effect on Earth, he tries so hard to be patient and explains things. I, on the other hand, would launch into a swear-filled Lewis Black style rant, only to end up blacking out from rage and beating said people with whatever object aren't bolted to the floor.


But could Bill Nye explain why if it wasn't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college?
 
2012-07-29 10:05:40 AM
FTA: "It was a unique time in TV history."

Tell it to Mr. Wizard, Nerdlinger.
 
2012-07-29 10:06:58 AM

Hiro Nakamura: Is this the thread where I make a comment about Josie and fists of angry gods?


I'll take any of 'em...even Phoebe...

/...actually, especially Phoebe...
 
2012-07-29 10:07:50 AM

FirstNationalBastard: RoxtarRyan: I love Bill. Even when being faced with people who think there are volcanoes on the moon that somehow have an effect on Earth, he tries so hard to be patient and explains things. I, on the other hand, would launch into a swear-filled Lewis Black style rant, only to end up blacking out from rage and beating said people with whatever object aren't bolted to the floor.

But could Bill Nye explain why if it wasn't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college?


Was she riding the horse? Was she on a polo pony scholarship? Maybe she rode the horse to school. WHAT THE FARK DOES THAT MEAN?!?!?? LET'S FIGURE THIS THE FARK OUT!
 
2012-07-29 10:09:53 AM

RoxtarRyan: FirstNationalBastard: RoxtarRyan: I love Bill. Even when being faced with people who think there are volcanoes on the moon that somehow have an effect on Earth, he tries so hard to be patient and explains things. I, on the other hand, would launch into a swear-filled Lewis Black style rant, only to end up blacking out from rage and beating said people with whatever object aren't bolted to the floor.

But could Bill Nye explain why if it wasn't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college?

Was she riding the horse? Was she on a polo pony scholarship? Maybe she rode the horse to school. WHAT THE FARK DOES THAT MEAN?!?!?? LET'S FIGURE THIS THE FARK OUT!


media.treehugger.com
 
2012-07-29 10:28:43 AM
He just did an IAMA on reddit that was pretty awesome.

Link
 
2012-07-29 10:31:11 AM

consider this: He just did an IAMA on reddit that was pretty awesome.

Link


You... ummm.. realize that that's what the article was about, right?
 
2012-07-29 10:32:08 AM

IlGreven: Hiro Nakamura: Is this the thread where I make a comment about Josie and fists of angry gods?

I'll take any of 'em...even Phoebe...

/...actually, especially Phoebe...


This is what this thread needed to be about. C'mon people, step it up.
 
2012-07-29 10:33:37 AM
BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL
 
2012-07-29 10:44:36 AM
He's come a long way from being Doc Brown's assistant: Link
 
2012-07-29 10:45:36 AM

Elvis Da King: [i237.photobucket.com image 319x500]
Yo, Bill. Need an assistant?


Rest in peace, Shakespearean rat-man.
 
2012-07-29 10:46:57 AM
One of his best moment on TV was biatchslapping Dave Foley on Stargate Atlantis and telling him to MAN UP!
 
2012-07-29 10:55:36 AM
In the first new episode Nye will explain how Obama walks on water.
 
2012-07-29 10:57:35 AM
He will forever be Speedwalker to me.

/or one of the street walking lawyers of Aurora Avenue
 
2012-07-29 11:14:26 AM

TheGreatGazoo: Apparently he hasn't made a dime off of the last series because Hollywood math claims the series never made a profit.


A great turnabout of this kind of thing:

Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump", fell victim to this.

The studio approached him about licensing the sequel novel, "Gump & Co."

Groom refused, claiming he could not in good conscience license the sequel to a commercial failure.
 
2012-07-29 11:22:54 AM

Subdue their bellies: FTA: "It was a unique time in TV history."

Tell it to Mr. Wizard, Nerdlinger.


If you haven't seen the "Mr. Wizard is
a dick" video search it out.
 
2012-07-29 11:33:33 AM

TheGreatGazoo: He had am iama on reddit the other day. Apparently he hasn't made a dime off of the last series because Hollywood math claims the series never made a profit.


All "TFA" was is a copy and paste job of the AMA from reddit.

So glad Fark posted this 3 days later after some hack writer decided to half ass a post. Cutting edge things happening around here.
 
2012-07-29 11:54:35 AM

Aboleth: One of his best moment on TV was biatchslapping Dave Foley on Stargate Atlantis and telling him to MAN UP!


Hmm? Ah, episode 516, I've only made it to 502 so far. The series is free on Amazon Prime.

Bill Nye might need to reshoot every episode he's ever done in order to get the rights done properly for DVD and web distribution. And it's sooo much cheaper to film and edit today than it was in the 90's. Well, as long as you don't go overboard.
 
2012-07-29 11:54:41 AM

kittyhas1000legs: Elvis Da King: [i237.photobucket.com image 319x500]
Yo, Bill. Need an assistant?

Rest in peace, Shakespearean rat-man.


Saw that looking for the pic. Bummer, Mark was the best part of Beakman's World.

www.bananadrops.com
 
2012-07-29 12:01:32 PM

SVenus: Subdue their bellies: FTA: "It was a unique time in TV history."

Tell it to Mr. Wizard, Nerdlinger.

If you haven't seen the "Mr. Wizard is
a dick" video search it out.


Link
 
2012-07-29 12:06:36 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: TheGreatGazoo: Apparently he hasn't made a dime off of the last series because Hollywood math claims the series never made a profit.

A great turnabout of this kind of thing:

Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump", fell victim to this.

The studio approached him about licensing the sequel novel, "Gump & Co."

Groom refused, claiming he could not in good conscience license the sequel to a commercial failure.


Yeah, well. That never happened.
 
2012-07-29 12:11:25 PM

Elvis Da King: kittyhas1000legs: Elvis Da King: [i237.photobucket.com image 319x500]
Yo, Bill. Need an assistant?

Rest in peace, Shakespearean rat-man.

Saw that looking for the pic. Bummer, Mark was the best part of Beakman's World.



Oh really? This is Beakman's assistant, all growed up.


t3.gstatic.com

Look for her also in:

Meet the Fockers
Waiting
HBO's Hung
 
2012-07-29 12:11:51 PM

ArtosRC: BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL


"Inertia is a property of matter"
 
2012-07-29 12:18:30 PM
What we really need is a crossover episode with Bill AND Beakman.
 
2012-07-29 12:19:28 PM

MrEricSir: What we really need is a crossover episode with Bill AND Beakman.


Only if their project is working on resurrecting Mr. Wizard.
 
2012-07-29 01:05:30 PM

Bondith: meat0918
We need that type of show again.

Working on it.

Seriously, I've decided that my career goal is to become the next Bill Nye. I just have no idea how to go about it. Youtube seems the obvious route, however getting it onto TV proper seems a tad hopeless when the niche educational shows only want to broadcast swamp truckers and farking aliens. Even TVO, which is a dedicated publically-funded educational network in Ontario, ignores science. Last time I checked their website, their "Science" category included shows on gardening and spirituality. I cold-called HR and they told me to get stuffed (I need to get through to someone in Creative).

Any of you Farkers have any advice and/or connections in Canada?

/pondering ponying up $5 and starting a TFD thread


i think i remember you from some other old science-y thread, and i can't remember exactly what was said (and i don't want to bother go looking) i think my suggestions were to just do cheap demonstrations nearly anywhere and everywhere you could and building from there

however, since i recently learned that seth mcfarlane is redoing a version of cosmos, i think he has some money to throw around towards the cause. have you considered trying to contact him with the idea and/or possibly a self-made demo on youtube? (now that i mention it, i think youtube was a suggestion also. just start your own channel, do demonstrations and advertise for viewers/subs)

in any case, good luck, we can never have enough asimovs, feynmans, wizards, nyes, beakmans, sagans, de grasse tysons, kakus and greenes (well maybe enough of these two guys as they annoy me)
 
2012-07-29 01:40:20 PM
Sleazy_as_Pie * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2012-07-29 09:30:12 AM I don't know if I got "may be filming new episodes" from the article. Maybe "is not necessarily against the idea of filming new episodes, but no plans have been made whatsoever at this time" is more accurate.
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He said later on in the AMA that he still has not seen much if any monetary money because of sleazeball people who produced the show claiming, using bad accounting, that it has never made a profit (movie studios do this often). That's why he stopped it and won't do it.

He hinted that if it comes back, HE would produce it. Either on his own website or through youtube. Not quite the same quality or anything, but it would still be cool!
 
2012-07-29 01:57:58 PM

FirstNationalBastard: MrEricSir: What we really need is a crossover episode with Bill AND Beakman.

Only if their project is working on resurrecting Mr. Wizard.


...that's what the penguins were for...
 
2012-07-29 02:08:34 PM
i6.photobucket.com

What good is this guy? He's just an engineer for gods sake!
 
2012-07-29 02:26:17 PM

FrAnKiE!!!!: You... ummm.. realize that that's what the article was about, right?


Wait, we're supposed to RTFA?
 
2012-07-29 02:55:48 PM
img.photobucket.com


That's momentum!
 
2012-07-29 03:34:55 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: What good is this guy? He's just an engineer for gods sake!


Yet another reason for a new Stargate series, more McKay!


I'd watch a new Bill Nye series, if I had a kid, I'd watch it with them. Hell, I watched his guilt-fest show on Planet Green. Problem is, I can see where he might have lost some of his audience because he's become more political. I don't like it, but we all know certain (if not all) sciences have been politized. I know the easy argument is that anyone who isn't interested in Nye's point of view are not interested in science anyway. Possibly. Good chance. I personally try hard not to tie one's political view in with their standpoint on a scientific issue, but others do. And any scientific thinking will be drowned out by political ones. Like I said, wouldn't stop me from watching his shows, but his political leanings may cause others not to watch.
 
2012-07-29 06:14:57 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: He will forever be Speedwalker to me.

/or one of the street walking lawyers of Aurora Avenue


Me to. I just had to explain a couple days ago at work about.... SPEEED WAALLLLKERRR!
 
2012-07-29 07:14:21 PM
Just stay the f*** away from Mr. Wizard's territory and no one gets hurt.

www.uwlax.edu
 
2012-07-29 07:58:13 PM
Last time I saw Beakman was on TV a few months ago where it showed him and his life partner living on a farm and producing their own organic crap.

/no pun intended
//Mr. Wizard FTW
 
2012-07-29 08:44:52 PM

WienerButt: Last time I saw Beakman was on TV a few months ago where it showed him and his life partner living on a farm and producing their own organic crap.

/no pun intended
//Mr. Wizard FTW


He put on the Beakman costume for a convention down in Brazil a few weeks ago (Beakman is big in Brazil). You can see every last year since he taped the last segment of Beakman's World in his costume. Not pretty.
 
2012-07-29 09:37:23 PM

meat0918: We need that type of show again.


Yes, I agree. Before dumb completely takes over the airwaves.
 
2012-07-29 09:47:28 PM
don3k.nocorvair.com

Just biding his time...
 
2012-07-30 02:35:30 AM

LowbrowDeluxe: IlGreven: Hiro Nakamura: Is this the thread where I make a comment about Josie and fists of angry gods?

I'll take any of 'em...even Phoebe...

/...actually, especially Phoebe...

This is what this thread needed to be about. C'mon people, step it up.


Josie
i.imgur.com

Liza
i.imgur.com

Which if you didn't know before she did many of the female South Park voices for a while after whats her face killed herself.
 
2012-07-30 07:52:02 AM

theurge14: LowbrowDeluxe: IlGreven: Hiro Nakamura: Is this the thread where I make a comment about Josie and fists of angry gods?

I'll take any of 'em...even Phoebe...

/...actually, especially Phoebe...

This is what this thread needed to be about. C'mon people, step it up.

Josie
[i.imgur.com image 210x280]

Liza
[i.imgur.com image 357x500]

Which if you didn't know before she did many of the female South Park voices for a while after whats her face killed herself.


Do I have to bring Phoebe to the party myself? All right then:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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