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
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Sense8
Sense8
How It's Made
How It's Made
StartUp
StartUp
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Universe
The Universe
Vampire High
Vampire High
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Toy Hunters
Defenders of the Earth
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
First Peoples
Space Precinct
Walking with Dinosaurs
Mystery Diagnosis
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
Iconoclasts
The Ghost Inside My Child
Fireball XL-5
Ultimate Gadgets
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Rivers of North America
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Cryptography
Animal X
Catalyst
Beyond Human
Exploring the Solar System
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
UFO Conspiracies
How the Earth Was Made
Nature's Fury
Nature's Weirdest Events
Voyage of the Continents
Nightmare in Jamestown
Chef's Table: France
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Monsterquest
The Atom Smashers
Seconds From Disaster
Secrets of Everything
Rewind
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Rocket City Rednecks
Mars Rising
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Click
The Difference
Naked Science
Time Warp
Space's Deepest Secrets
Psychic Detectives
Crowd Control
Monsuno
Planet of the Apps
Extreme Bodies
SilverHawks
Appleseed XIII
All-American Makers
W
Build It Bigger
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
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Factory Made
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Alaska Mega Machines