Imagine a world without science and innovation, well you cannot. Collecting and testing facts, exploring possibilities which are unending, and innovating new technologies is the reason behind our progressive development. Some may say that we have progressed unethically and yes, the world has bared the brunt of our greed, but we can still use science to save our planet. And for that, we need to understand it first. This is where Nova enters.
With 857 episodes and 46 seasons, American science documentary series has captured the interest of science lovers for decades. The first episode of the show aired way back on March 3, 1974 on PBS.
Nova is primarily a series that helps us understand scientific theories with the help of research, fact checking, and interviews with scientists working on the subject, and sometimes real footage of a particular discovery. Some topics that have been covered previously are – the AIDS epidemic, storm chasing, climate change and global warming, Colditz Castle, rockets, and the Theory of Relativity.
Not all episodes were written originally for PBS; some have been taken from BBC and other channels. The series has won some very notable awards for their dedication to bringing us scientific knowledge about the universe we live in. The crisp editing and clear facts make the series enjoyable and very informative. The show has been honoured by many Peabody Awards (they honour the most innovative and enlightening stories in television and other media platforms) and has also won a few Emmy awards. If you have a curious mind and often wonder about things like the solar system, climate change, volcanoes, or how the brain functions, this show will become your best friend.
Nova Cast: Who is in it?
The award-winning, long-running series is created by Michael Ambrosino and narrated by Jay O Sanders. Some popular celebrities who have appeared on Nova are Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Oliver Patt, Liev Schreiber, Stacy Keach, and John Lithgow.
Nova Plot: What is it about?
From witnessing organ transplants, studying about supersonic airliners, Apollo missions, cryptography, to investigating mass graves, learning about opioid addiction, different kinds of animals, water bodies, landmarks, etc, Nova explains these important scientific discoveries in a way that will appeal to all people.