Well, a wild possible Bill Nye documentary appeared on Kickstarter July 13, hoping to raise $650,000 to produce a full length movie about everyone's favorite scientist (who isn't Neil Degrasse Tyson).
The filmmakers, who previously worked on the science-based documentary The Immortalists, expressed a deep fondness for Bill Nye and felt the need to provide a movie about him.
We're documentary filmmakers, but we're also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill's passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.
It's a little strange, because Nye seems like a pretty public person and it's difficult to think about what could be unearthed in a documentary that would add to the science he tries so earnestly to promote.
Still, as the filmmakers say, "We wanted to know, who was the man behind the bowtie and where is he now?"
Here's the video hoping to explain a little more about why the creators want to make the movie:
As of midday July 13, only a little over $6,000 was donated. But with rewards like one-of-a-kind VHS tapes of the original Bill Nye Show and dog bow ties, it's easy to see how this movie could get made.