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
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
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
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
NOVA
NOVA
How It's Made
How It's Made
Shattered
Shattered
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
StartUp
StartUp
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
The Universe
The Universe
Sense8
Sense8
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
MythBusters' Favorites, Jamie's Picks
MythBusters' Favorites, Jamie's Picks
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
NASA X
NASA X
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
Mega Machines
Mega Machines
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Vampire High
Vampire High
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Cosmos
Cosmos
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Weaponology
Weaponology
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
W
W
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Ray
Ray
Fight Science
Fight Science
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Click
Click
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Factory Made
Factory Made
Wild China
Wild China
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
The World's Worst Disasters
The World's Worst Disasters
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
First Peoples
First Peoples
Animal X
Animal X
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Catalyst
Catalyst
Flint Town
Flint Town
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Hashtags
Hashtags
Rewind
Rewind
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Brink: Singularity
Brink: Singularity
CNET News
CNET News
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
The Difference
The Difference
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars