NOVA Kickstarter: Want to See Me In (Another) NOVA Show?

Just launched a few days ago is an exciting new concept: Getting people to pay for a NOVA show in advance through the Kickstarter platform, instead of nagging people to pay for it after the fact, during annual pledge drives!

              www.novakickstarter.com

I really hope you'll consider contributing now to see a better future (i.e. one containing this show, rather than the alternate future in which this show doesn't exist because you didn't contribute).

I don't think I need to tell any of you what a great pedigree this show has. NOVA is the classic science show. It's been running longer than many of you reading this have been alive, but times are changing and people need to step up and really wrap their heads around the fact that a lot of good things in the world are going to stop existing unless people actually do something about it. This is something you can do.

OK, enough guilt tripping.

I also want the show to get made so I can be in it! I was in the predecessor NOVA show, Hunting the Elements, and, much as my books Molecules and soon Reactions are follow-ons to my book The Elements, this new show is a follow-on about...molecules and reactions.

Speaking of me in NOVA shows, I was also just briefly in another one about batteries, which aired last week. You can see it online now:

             http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/super-battery.html

I feel kind of bad about it because I couldn't get the batteries to explode as well as they used to. A lot of lithium ion batteries are actually much safer than the older types. They went elsewhere to find the more dangerous kind. At least good old lithium put on a surprisingly lively show! 

Anyway, back to the point of this post: Go give some money to www.novakickstarter.com and then feel good about yourself for helping make the world a better place.