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As a child of the 80's I'd also recommend you introduce him to Mr. Wizard and give him the fun side of it as well which I believe increases interest in the subject nicely.
While he passed away, you are still able to order the shows from his website.
Okay, I understand why they did it but what a wasted opportunity.
Why not quietly add a hidden pixel on the website and semi secretly track all the ip's and timestamps of visitors to their site. Lots of information to glean from that....