With comedy as the common thread, Law2’s science fiction space has been on air for nine years now
He was walking down the street on his way to a meeting when someone caught his attention. Hanging from the back of a garbage truck, a scantily clad man yelled at him, a broad smile on his face: “Come, mathematician, come!” Orbital time!”. That was the perfect moment Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón He realized that his weekly work explaining science on television reached homes of all types and conditions. “It was really cool,” he recalls.
The scientist from Lochrono got down to practice from a trip to Boston, where he visited MIT and Harvard: “I was surprised, it’s amazing,” he admits, and jokes: “In some respects, even better than the University of La Rioja.” Bringing this mathematician out of the blackboard. The motivation that came and the formula to change him was comedy. Monologue star, first, and television, later.
From 2019, his face Orbital timeA place to propagate The 2 Production RTVE In alliance with it K 2000 (MediaPro Studio) completed 100 shows on Tuesday. But five years and four intense seasons before achieving that were an experiment in themselves.
2 is the only sensible option, no private company would have chosen something like this
Everything arose from a restless mind Jose Antonio Perez LedoDuring that time he split his time between scripts Good source Y Ant canker As a profession, and monologues in the scientific field Naugas As a profession. “I wanted to do my own thing,” he sums up about Zoom nine years later, “and it occurred to me to combine the two worlds I know best: television entertainment and scientific dissemination.”
A mixture of varieties unknown in Spain will be born in the form Later night Scientist on public television on December 7, 2014: “2 is the only sensible option, no private sector would have chosen something like this.” Orbital time as declared without doubt “And program science” And the comedian screened it Angel MartinCup in hand and skyline The Martian asks the audience behind, without irony: “Don’t change. Give me a chance, I can do it.” After a while, he admitted that he had agreed to return to television after four years I know what you did… Because that was the “strange thing” they offered him.
The “Fun Science” Named after a Soviet dog said to be the first terrestrial creature to orbit the Earth, space promised to evolve season by season. He tried something new Futuristic decorations inspired by the legendary ship Institutional of Star TrekPray in the colorful offices of Silicon ValleyWith all its beanbags, its leadership passed from one comedian to another. Coyo Jimenez. Little by little, the balance tipped more towards science than fun.
We are supposed to be a non-judgmental science program led by a scientist
The first years Orbital time He used the scientific method to measure pitch for himself Perez Ledo He decided: “We have to do a holistic design,” he says, “we have to be a scientific project without complexes.” There must be a scientist responsible for it, then Saenz de Cabezón Came to this story.
The key to being a good lobbyist, according to him, is to focus on the public, their needs and concerns. He becomes an observer, shifting questions from bedside to set with the naturalness that comes with improvisation: How does an induction hob work? Is it true that traumas are hereditary? Each program refers to a topic proposed by Pérez Ledo, but each scientific collaborator adapts it to his discipline, reads it and writes his own script: “We’re restricted to using teleprompters, and that’s our biggest value.”Commit to the creator of the program.
To facilitate the explanation of complex scientific processes, group Orbital time Specializing in finding materials for demonstrations, not experiments, they leave it up to researchers with exact measurements. program: “We are not Ant cankerWhat we do should always serve to spread some knowledge.”
Humor helps break the idea that scientists are untouchable and distant.
As he said, humor is an indispensable resource for making science fun. leitmotif. “Laughter breaks down individualism,” says the mathematician, “it removes the idea that scientists are untouchable and distant, and it also creates community.” According to him, the formula for the success of a project A loyal and integrated audienceIt ended its eighth season with an average of 445,000 viewers and a 3.1% share, its best ever. Share Above historical and chain averages, this is a sign of hedonism: “Knowledge is pleasure”, he says, “What’s more, it’s more interesting if you know it like Kamasutra.” Where it is.
A common tool in the classroom and inspiration for new scientific careers, Orbital time aware of its responsibility in a world increasingly threatened by hoaxes and misinformation. Still, he is clear about his jurisdiction. They are founded by their creator: “Our audience is already open to believing in science, and what really matters is spreading the news.”
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