NOVA

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Wednesday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Mar 03, 1974 In Season

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NOVA

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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.

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AIRED ON 5/28/2014

Season 41 : Episode 22

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  • The very best in science educational TV.

    10
    I just can't say enough good things about this show. Considering that the academic levels in the United States are no longer number one in the world, particularly in the area of the sciences, the viewing of Nova in every household with children should be mandatory. One of the best (if not THE best science series available on TV)this show grabs and holds the attention of the viewer and won't let go, even viewers who aren't particularly acclimated to science in general. Grade A production values, jaw dropping computer animated scenario presentation (particularly when covering past and present manned and unmanned space missions)are simply awesome. Just awesome. I have never once been disappointed by an episode of Nova, no matter what the subject!moreless
  • Isn't Public Television Wonderful?

    10
    I really enjoy the Nova science series on the Public Television Service. It shows documentary episodes not only of science, but it also shows some of history as well. I often get a big bang out of all the educational episodes it has. It proves to me that the Public Broadcasting Service is not all Seasame Street and British television. It and be both entertaining and educational for children and adults alike. I urge you all to support public televison and keep shows like these running.moreless
  • Every time there is a new episode I must sit down and watch!

    10
    This show is my favorite science show. I'm studying Egypt in school and I now a lot more than most of the other people just because I watched NOVA! I also loved the episodes about the stars and the universe. It makes me feel so small. I like those episodes because I've started getting interested about the night sky. I go outside on clear nights with my telescope and gaze up at the stars. The big dipper is right there where I can see it every night. I would love it if NOVA covered the big dipper in an episode one day. I would Watch it ten times!moreless
  • Science documentary.

    10
    One of my favorite shows. "Nova" explores various topics in science, from the doomsday scenarios of wayward asteroids and life-erasing gamma ray bursts striking earth, through exotic ideas such as time travel, string theory and parallel universes, to bioterrorism, aging and mad cow disease. Science and math are my two weakest areas academically, yet this series makes the most mind-bending concepts not only understandable but compelling. I don't think you can find five people with more divergent tastes in television than my family. (Which is why I am so grateful to have my own television in my room.) Nova is one of the few series that we all sit down and watch together.moreless
  • interesting show...

    8.0
    NOVA is basically just a informative show that covers various topics usually during an hour episode. I especially like the episodes about wild animals. Some of the topics, like physics and science and molecules and such are boring. Overall, this is my favorite science based show. It has great theme music. Basically, I used to watch NOVA every Tuesday night at 8:00 with my mom and it was a little ritual. I loved it. Then they moved it to 9:00 and it was too late for me (I was little). We don't watch it anymore, but it's still a great, informative show.moreless
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    Documentary, News, Science

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    microscope to the world, for geeks, for the npr crowd, geekcentric, planetary explorers