Nova seeks sci­ence lovers to help fund new TV spe­cial

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Geeks, PBS’ “Nova” wants you to open up your minds and wal­lets for a se­quel to its sleeper 2012 hit film on the pe­ri­odic ta­ble. A Kick­starter cam­paign for $1M to fi­nance “Be­yond the El­e­ments” from pub­lic TV sta­tion WGBH Bos­ton launched Tues­day. The fol­lowup to “Hunt­ing the El­e­ments” will bring puck­ish tech reporter David Pogue back as host. “Hunt­ing the El­e­ments” gave viewers a closer look at the el­e­ments of the pe­ri­odic ta­ble. The se­quel shows how those el­e­ments com­bine to form the mil­lions of sub­stances in the world. “Nova,” in its 44th sea­son, is a toprated prime-time sci­ence se­ries with an av­er­age au­di­ence of five mil­lion weekly viewers.

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