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
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
How It's Made
How It's Made
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Vampire High
Vampire High
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
The Universe
The Universe
Wild China
Wild China
World's Most Epic
World's Most Epic
StartUp
StartUp
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Building Giants
Building Giants
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Super Tech
Super Tech
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
First Peoples
First Peoples
Animal X
Animal X
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Catalyst
Catalyst
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Cosmos
Cosmos
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
NASA X
NASA X
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
W
W
Sense8
Sense8
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Hacking the Universe
Hacking the Universe
Top 10 Architecture
Top 10 Architecture
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Fight Science
Fight Science
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
E3 Live
E3 Live
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Click
Click
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Naked Science
Naked Science
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
MythBusters' Favorites, Kari's Picks
MythBusters' Favorites, Kari's Picks
Countdown to Catastrophe
Countdown to Catastrophe
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Monsuno
Monsuno
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists