Answering questions on Friday in a Reddit forum, Nye was asked if he would ever consider doing new episodes of the show.
“Yes, yes,” he answered. “But, it would have to be with the right producers, and it would have to be a less unfavorable contract. I put my heart and soul into that thing; everybody on the crew did. It was a unique time in TV history. It was exciting to be part of it. Let’s change the world.”
Follow-up question: “Would you ever consider doing it independently, on YouTube or on its own site?”
Nye’s response: “Stay tuned ;-)”
How’s that for a teaser?
A former Boeing engineer, Nye moonlighted as a comedian and got his start on television on KING-TV’s “Almost Live” sketch comedy show, which gave birth to the “Science Guy” character. “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” produced by KCTS-TV in Seattle, started in 1993 and aired for five years, winning a bunch of Emmy Awards.
If Nye does bring back “The Science Guy,” it would be part of a trend, of sorts. Media personality Pat Cashman and other former “Almost Live” cast members recently announced plans for a new show, “The 206.”