Bill Nye the Science Guy is back – and he’s inspiring a brand new generation of TV watchers with his passion for all things-science. The iconic television host is lending his voice (and scientific expertise) on this Friday’s all-new episode of Disney Junior’s Miles from Tomorrowland -- and only ETonline has your exclusive first look!
Nye is continuing his TV tradition by playing Professor Rubicon, Miles’ science teacher who takes the class on a journey to Neptune. (Basically he’s like Ms. Frizzle, but without the magic school bus.)
"I was inspired by Star Trek as a kid, and Superman who’s flying around," Nye reminisces in our behind-the-scenes video above. "These guys were flying -- it’s exciting! Flying from star to star, planet to planet, it just made you want to be a part of it and then human kind went to the moon, which was fantastic."
The science lover continued, "And for me, Miles from Tomorrowland is part of that. You want to be inspired, you want to feel that you can do anything, that you can explore anywhere, and the way you’re going to do that is through science. And as far as Miles himself goes, you know his science teacher is Professor Rubicon, so I feel pretty good about that."
Take a look at our sneak peek scene below to see your first look at Nye as Professor Rubicon.
Are you excited to see Bill Nye the Science Guy back on your TV screens? We think Professor Rubicon sums up our reaction the best: "That is astronomtastic!"
Catch an all-new episode of Miles from Tomorrowland Friday starting at 9 a.m. on Disney Channel!