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
How It's Made
How It's Made
NOVA
NOVA
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Sense8
Sense8
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
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Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Animal X
Animal X
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Mystery Diagnosis
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
Iconoclasts
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
Voyage of the Continents
Planet of the Apps
How Do They Do It?
Fight Science
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Rocket City Rednecks
Egypt Eternal: The Quest for Lost Tombs
Space's Deepest Secrets
First Peoples
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Ray
Unsealed: Alien Files
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Life Beyond Earth
Monsterquest
Eve of Destruction
The Bionic Vet
NASA X
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Most Amazing Moments
Final Days of Planet Earth
SilverHawks
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
Egypt: Quest for Eternity
The Difference
Shattered
Time Warp
The Human Family Tree
StartUp
The Universe
Toy Hunters
Monsuno
Psychic Detectives
Crowd Control
Amazing Stories
Forces of Nature
This Emotional Life
Cosmos
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
Is It Real?
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Special Features
Extreme Engineering
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Disaster Earth
Meteorite Men