In their directors' statement, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg explained why Nye is the dream documentary subject. "He is someone everybody knows of, but no one really knows," they said. "Where did he come from, what were the experiences that formed his worldview, why is he so mission-driven?"
For his part, Nye told ET earlier this year while discussing his Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, "I feel the world could use some saving. We have big problems."
"We don't want everyone to become a scientist, just have a scientific point of view," he added, admitting that it is quite a daunting task to convince people to deal with issues like climate change. "But I tell everybody you have to be optimistic or you won’t get anything done. You have to believe you can make the world better than when you found it."