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
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
NOVA
NOVA
How It's Made
How It's Made
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
StartUp
StartUp
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Cosmos
Cosmos
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
The Universe
The Universe
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Animal X
Animal X
Fireball XL-5
Planet Earth
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Super Tech
Sense8
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
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
Amazing Stories
First Peoples
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
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Nature's Weirdest Events
Voyage of the Continents
Unsealed: Alien Files
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Christmas Celebrations
Deadman Wonderland
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Shattered
Catalyst
Insider Secrets
Wild China
Vampire High
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Psycho-Pass
Tech Toys 360
Hashtags
SilverHawks
Appleseed XIII
Hemlock Grove
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Weapon Masters
Jurrasic C.S.I.
The Planets (2017)
Build It Bigger
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Moon Machines
This Emotional Life
Space's Deepest Secrets
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
Is It Real?
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Special Features
Extreme Engineering
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Monsuno
Disaster Earth
Psychic Detectives
Meteorite Men
Who Was Jesus?
Planet of the Apps
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
The Genius of Charles Darwin