History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population of planet Baab. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA.
Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, also known as the “Great Bird of the Galaxy”, passed away in 1991. His son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry was only 17 years old. As a teenager, Rod never knew the impact his father had on the world, but as a man, he’ll find out. Details Rod’s trek across America to discover his father through his friends, his work, and his influence. Includes interviews with Star Trek actors, fans, friends and family, and entertainment’s most iconic figures.
In the first program, Bill Nye demonstrates how to tell pseudoscience from science; in the second program, he presents a variety of experiments the viewer can perform at home on a variety of topics.