Science & Technology TV Shows

About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
First Peoples
First Peoples
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
How It's Made
How It's Made
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Animal X
Animal X
StartUp
StartUp
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Walking with Dinosaurs
Voyage of the Continents
Psychic Detectives
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
Fireball XL-5
Defenders of the Earth
Ultimate Gadgets
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Rivers of North America
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Cryptography
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Catalyst
Beyond Human
Space Precinct
Secrets of the Universe
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Mad Scientists
Exploring the Solar System
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
UFO Conspiracies
Nature's Fury
Catastrophe
Nature's Weirdest Events
Sense8
Amazing Stories
Building Alaska
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
LIFE: Discovery Channel
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Naked Science
Mystery Diagnosis
Dirty Pair
Secrets of the Dead
The Universe
Seconds From Disaster
Planet of the Apps
The Ghost Inside My Child
Ray
King Tut's Final Secrets
Alien Files
Big Stuff
Toy Hunters
Your Kid Ate What?
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
Christmas Celebrations
SilverHawks
Forces of Nature
Cosmos
Science Channel Specials
How Do They Do It?
Shattered
Monsuno
Wild China
Unsealed: Alien Files
Crowd Control
Food: Delicious Science
The Quick and the Curious
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Secret Life of Scientists
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Scoring With Science
Safety Smart Science
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Is It Real?
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Special Features
Extreme Engineering
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Disaster Earth
Meteorite Men
Who Was Jesus?
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion