Holy crap, not only is Netflix potentially launching a Star Trek TV series, but they have officially announced a reboot of the Magic School Bus. While I’m more than happy to re-watch my static-y VHS recordings of this show, it is so referential to the 90s. Modern day kids and my future children will not get the same joy and sense of wonder that I used to get watching the show because they won’t be able to relate to the kids. Their classroom life will be so different from Arnold’s. So thankfully Netflix is taking on the challenge of revitalizing and modernizing this fabulous series.
This show and book series in conjunction with Bill Nye the Science guy defined educational TV focused on science for kids in the 90s. (And Beakman. – Ed) It is because of these shows that I became a science teacher and I still subject my students to the chants of “Bill! Bill! Bill!” It truly gladdens my heart that my children will be able to be exposed to a modernized version of my favorite educational program. So Netflix, in the words of Ru Paul, “don’t f*ck it up!”