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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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
How It's Made
How It's Made
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
The Universe
The Universe
Vampire High
Vampire High
Fight Science
W
Cosmos
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Sense8
Catalyst
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
Iconoclasts
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
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
Animal X
Beyond Human
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Exploring the Solar System
UFO Conspiracies
How the Earth Was Made
Nature's Fury
Nature's Weirdest Events
Voyage of the Continents
Amazing Stories
Wonders of the Universe Collection
SilverHawks
First Peoples
Secrets of the Universe
Seconds From Disaster
Extreme Engineering
Unsealed: Alien Files
E3 Live
LIFE: Discovery Channel
NASA X
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
Rocket City Rednecks
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Click
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Time Warp
Destination Space
Build It Bigger
Psycho-Pass
Deep South Paranormal
Monsuno
Psychic Detectives
Monsters Resurrected
Hemlock Grove
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
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Disaster Earth
Meteorite Men
Who Was Jesus?
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Factory Made
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Alaska Mega Machines
Insider Secrets
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
Thunderstone