DORI MONSON

Dori is not expecting to resume role for Bill Nye the Science Guy

Sep 2, 2016, 2:07 PM | Updated: 3:30 pm
Dori doesn't expect to reprise his role as Lance Yardstick for  Bill Nye's upcoming show “The Sci...
Dori doesn't expect to reprise his role as Lance Yardstick for Bill Nye's upcoming show “The Science Guy." (AP)
(AP)

It’s a good thing KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson has a plan for life after radio because he’s doubtful that an invitation to reprise his role on the new Bill Nye the Science Guy show is on its way.

Dori launched his acting career on the legendary kids show more than 20 years ago, appearing on several episodes as sportscaster Lance Yardstick. He played the sidekick to former fellow KING-TV personality Pat Cashman, who played Timmy Ticker.

Nye’s 90s-nostalgic persona has regained steamed over the past few years, having published two books and frequently being the face of science in debates against climate change and evolution deniers. Dori said he’s no longer in contact with Bill Nye and, therefore, wasn’t told about “The Science Guy” coming back via a new Netflix series called “Bill Nye Saves the World,” which is set to premiere next spring.

Since Dori, a climate-change skeptic, does not exactly see eye-to-eye with some of Nye’s stances, he’s not holding his breath for a call.

“Bill was very, very good to me when I did all those episodes of his show, but, boy, if somebody questions global warming these days …” Dori said. “I don’t think he’d let me on his show now in 2016. I’ve burned every bridge there is.”

Here are some clips of Dori as ‘ol Yardstick, before the bridge-burning days (start the first video at 15:05).

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Dori is not expecting to resume role for Bill Nye the Science Guy