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Today is a fine day for science—or for the science-loving nostalgics in all of us.
While most people tuned into Game of Thrones and the Mad Men series finale Sunday night, some started to discover that Bill Nye the Science Guy, the beloved ’90s educational program from our favorite bow-tied scientist Bill Nye, had arrived on Netflix.
last night around 11:30pm i discovered that Bill Nye the Science Guy is on Netflix so you can guess what kind of morning i’m having
— 90s Mom (@bananalise) May 18, 2015
Only 31 of the original 100 episodes made it to the streaming service so far, but that’s not stopping people from getting settled in front of the TV or computer screen to binge-watch an episode or 30.
Bill Nye, the science guy is on Netflix! I just watched an episode on volcanos & transformed back 2 elementary school 😂😂
— … (@1t0ughco0kie) May 18, 2015
ATTENTION: BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY IS ON NETFLIX. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
— Alex Hilterbrand (@MinnesotaN1ce) May 18, 2015
Sure, some of the information is outdated—for example, Pluto is no longer a planet—but for the most part people find out that it holds up pretty well.
“I am a middle school science teacher and I still use the episodes, or small sections of them during class when I don’t have the time to set up a complicated demo,” a redditor wrote. “I fill in the updated information that is different from what he may have shown. He is a good introduction to basic science concepts.”
Regardless of how old the episodes may be, we’re positive of one thing:
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.