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
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
How It's Made
How It's Made
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
NOVA
NOVA
Sense8
Sense8
The Universe
The Universe
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Shattered
Shattered
Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Mega Machines
Mega Machines
StartUp
StartUp
Hashtags
Hashtags
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Vampire High
Vampire High
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Wild China
Wild China
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
MythBusters' Favorites, Adam's Picks
MythBusters' Favorites, Adam's Picks
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Power: Engineering Energy and Speed
Power: Engineering Energy and Speed
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Great American Eclipse
Great American Eclipse
World's Most Epic
World's Most Epic
Beyond a Year in Space
Beyond a Year in Space
First Peoples
First Peoples
Stunt Science
Stunt Science
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Universe
Universe
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Extreme Escapes
Extreme Escapes
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Animal X
Animal X
Flint Town
Flint Town
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
NASA X
NASA X
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Building Giants
Building Giants
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Collider
Collider
The Photographers
The Photographers
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Disaster Earth
Disaster Earth
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Factory Made
Factory Made
Ray
Ray
Cisco ASA Express Security
Cisco ASA Express Security