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
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
How It's Made
How It's Made
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Beyond a Year in Space
Beyond a Year in Space
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Animal X
Animal X
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Universe
The Universe
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Walking with Dinosaurs
Flint Town
Iconoclasts
Beyond Human
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
The Ghost Inside My Child
Defenders of the Earth
Ultimate Gadgets
Rivers of North America
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Wired
First Peoples
Catalyst
Space Precinct
Secrets of the Universe
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Islands of the Future
Forces of Nature
Exploring the Solar System
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
This Emotional Life
UFO Conspiracies
Cosmos
How the Earth Was Made
Nature's Fury
Catastrophe
Nature's Weirdest Events
Voyage of the Continents
Scientific American Frontiers
Build It Bigger
NASA X
The Difference
Sense8
Psycho-Pass
Fight Science
TEDTalks: For Kids
SilverHawks
Click
Deadman Wonderland
How Big Can You Get?
Dirty Pair
The Re-Inventors
Is It Real?
Psychic Detectives
Unsealed: Alien Files
Alien Files
Human Body Collection
Weaponology
Bad Astronomy
The Bionic Vet
Science Presents
Beautiful Minds
Mega Machines
Space's Deepest Secrets
FutureStates
The Planets (2017)
Wild China
StartUp
W
Monsuno
Alaska Mega Machines
Crowd Control
Monsters Resurrected
Mighty Planes
All-American Makers
Engineering Catastrophes
World's Most Epic
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Seconds From Disaster
Secret Life of Scientists
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Scoring With Science
Safety Smart Science
Solving History with Olly Steeds