Stranger Things is one of Netflix's biggest successes ever thanks to its creepy mind-bending science-fiction ideas. But could some of those ideas actually be science-fact?
Since Netflix has a new talk show from Bill Nye, every '90s kid's favorite scientist, they had him examine that very question. In the below promo for Bill Nye Saves the World — which features many guest stars and investigates scientific theories/myths — Nye discusses the science behind Stranger Things and the plausibility of the Upside Down:
Guess what? It may not be so implausible after all! The kids were curious about the mysterious happenings going on in Hawkins, from Eleven's abilities to the portals to the Upside Down dimension. Mr. Clark broke the multiverse theory down for them, and now Bill Nye is breaking it down for us.
"The continuous expansion of the universe has produced various pockets of energy that expanded exponentially to create other universes similar and yet completely different from our own," says Nye.
Of course, this is an ongoing debate among scientists. Just as Will and the Demogorgon were stuck on another plane, could that mean there are different variations of ourselves floating around?
Some scientists certainly believe that to be the case, and Bill Nye adds that Mr. Clark brings up interesting points in his theory. A Netflix talk show isn't going to solve the debate, but Bill Nye puts his money on Eleven making it back through time and space for her beloved Eggos in Stranger Things Season 2.
Bill Nye Saves the World is now streaming on Netflix. Stranger Things returns on October 31, 2017.
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