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
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
How It's Made
How It's Made
NOVA
NOVA
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Vampire High
Vampire High
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
The Universe
The Universe
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
World's Most Epic
World's Most Epic
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Flint Town
Flint Town
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Cosmos
Cosmos
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Sense8
Sense8
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
First Peoples
First Peoples
NASA X
NASA X
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
W
W
Naked Science
Naked Science
Special Features
Special Features
Super Tech
Super Tech
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
Hacking the Universe
Hacking the Universe
Top 10 Architecture
Top 10 Architecture
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Fight Science
Fight Science
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
E3 Live
E3 Live
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Building Giants
Building Giants
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
MythBusters' Favorites, Kari's Picks
MythBusters' Favorites, Kari's Picks
The Planets (2017)
The Planets (2017)
Destination Space
Destination Space
Countdown to Catastrophe
Countdown to Catastrophe
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Monsuno
Monsuno
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Scoring With Science
Scoring With Science
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Survival of the Weirdest
Disaster Earth
Disaster Earth