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In aid of a Kickstarter looking to make a documentary about him, Bill Nye stared into the eye of a troll storm and read mean tweets about himself.

It seems a little strange to help promote a movie made by someone else that will document your life, but it's another chance to see the unflappable and entertaining Nye in action.

He's been all over new(er) communication technology lately, mostly seen in a string of explainer videos that use emojis to illustrate the specifics of scientific phenomena.

Keep doing what you're doing Bill Nye and don't let those mean tweets get you down.

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Well, a wild possible Bill Nye documentary appeared on Kickstarter July 13, hoping to raise $650,000 to produce a full length movie about everyone's favorite scientist (who isn't Neil Degrasse Tyson).

The filmmakers, who previously worked on the science-based documentary The Immortalists, expressed a deep fondness for Bill Nye and felt the need to provide a movie about him.

We're documentary filmmakers, but we're also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill's passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.



It's a little strange, because Nye seems like a pretty public person and it's difficult to think about what could be unearthed in a documentary that would add to the science he tries so earnestly to promote.



Still, as the filmmakers say, "We wanted to know, who was the man behind the bowtie and where is he now?"



Here's the video hoping to explain a little more about why the creators want to make the movie:



As of midday July 13, only a little over $6,000 was donated. But with rewards like one-of-a-kind VHS tapes of the original Bill Nye Show and dog bow ties, it's easy to see how this movie could get made.


First off, there was a successful Kickstarter last year to make an crazily over the top 1980s throwback ninja/cop movie named Kung Fury.

As the movie comes together, the producers released a music video for the film today.

It stars David Hasselhoff.

It's bananas.

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In the words of Isiah Whitlock Jr.'s Kickstarter page:

How often do you wish you had Isiah Whitlock, Jr. around to say 'sh***************t'? Wish granted!"



Kickstarter is weird.

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