I am making this post because I am extremely disappointed with this episode after their faux experiment with Ultimate Frisbee. I'd have thought the episode until that point was fairly on point (expert panel should've had more time) and I also accounted for the fact that Bill's show had to be homogenized a bit, palatable for their massive Netflix Audience.
It was the Ultimate Frisbee Challenge however that dimmed my outlook on the rest of the season for a few reasons. In a real experiment, you have a control and the variable and then compare the differences. Bill made the original claim that back in his younger days when he was a college UF player, his teammates would be constantly stoned and thus had negatively affected their gameplay.
In this experiment, he compares one team which is a college UF team, you know, people who train and play this game on a regular basis to his stoned team who have actually admitted to never playing this game, not being physically active and seemingly had no interest (stoned or not) in taking this seriously.
Predictably (but not surprisingly) they lost 11 to 0 and Bill leaves it to the audience to conclude (assuming his viewership caters to mostly idiots) that Marijuana is bad for you. That it makes you slow, loss of hand eye coordination, being able to focus on a task, etc. Quite honestly I left it at the 32 min mark with 5 minutes left to write this post.
If he had two expert teams against each other with one side stoned and two amateur teams with one side stoned would have been a far more meaningful experiment. Even the small sample size would have been far more representational than this lopsided bullshit.
Bill Nye is not saving the world, he is willfully putting out false information under the guise of Science! And he worked at Boeing so you should trust him, he's a Scientist! Quite honestly I had high hopes that the second season would be a big departure from the disaster that was the first season but now I've no heart in it to watch the rest.
I along with others who watched Bill Nye the Science Guy for fifth grade science class actually had their eyes opened to the wonders of sciences and have pursued in education (Geology and chemistry myself) and when you have the audacity to point a finger at your core audience who expected so much from you... I can't even I hate this show I hope that there can be something of a crowd input that can help shape this show better, fuck his attitude, fuck the panels especially, and fuck those small songs that belong on a Barney the Dinosaur show AAAAGGHH.
I really want to like this show. I love Bill Nye and science! And he's tackling some important issues, like gender and GMOs and vaccines! But there is a definitive 'hello fellow kids' vibe which is hard to get past and some truly cringe-y moments. It's a bit preach-y too so if the hope is to try and convince people who don't already think what he thinks, it's doing a poor job of it.
I wish the segments where they went out into the 'real world' to interview people were longer, because they're the most interesting part of the show. The panels are okay but they're way way too short to really be a good discussion.
I mean I love Bill and I know that being cheesy is kinda his shtick but if he wants his science to be taken seriously by his opponents (especially the people frothing at the mouth about the gender episode), he should have had a show a little more...serious? It doesn't have to be 100% serious that wouldn't be Bill Nye, but...I dunno.
I wanted someone to show adverse affects from video games. Instead they just showed somebody that deals with video game addiction? Anybody can be addicted to anything and they might need help for that addiction. I can exercise too much as an addiction. Doesn't mean exercise is bad. She said nothing about video games adverse affect to people.
I Thought the 3 women were doing so great not interrupting each other, not changing their volume, changing there talking spead, not hand gesturing towards each other. I thought these women can debate very maturely. Wasn't till I went back and realized the woman on the left was (former)anti vaxxer. So basically all three were on same side???? I'm all for vaccines as much as the next guy don't get me wrong. But I wish they put at least one from the other side on the panel. I like to see people debate in a mature way. Now I wonder how they would have acted with a anti vaxer on the panel.
As per the title, I'd love to get the whole context...since the editors of the show kind of didn't a poor job with abridging these segments.
I was really let down with this show. I had really high expectations, but the awkwardness, the preachiness, and the mean spiritedness just destroys any chance of "Saving the World". Leave live tv to Late Night.