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100 Greatest Discoveries

  • 2004
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: Evolution, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics and Biology, plus a wrap up episode featuring the top 10 discoveries of all time. This is a fun and instructive series, with a lot of historical re-creations, archival footage, visits to interesting scientific research facilities and interviews with present-day scientists including several Nobel laureates - all presented with the flair and humor associated with television's "Science Guy" Bill Nye.

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Cast

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Dr. Frederick BantingGraham Powell
Thomas Hunt MorganScott Zeiss
Colonial MotherSamantha Iles
HostBill Nye
NarratorBill Nye
Librarian (2004)Louise Rusnak
Hans Krebs, biology episode, and Capt. Robert FitzRoy, evolution episodeJared Morrison
Dr. Jones, medicine episode ca. 1846Kevin R. Hershberger
Copernicus' Priest, astronomy episodeJim Choate
18th Century GraverobberEd Mantell
Sir Isaac NewtonSam Edens

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