This week’s episode of MythBusters (Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET) keeps it in the Discovery family with a “Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special.” Captains Johnathan and Junior join in the fun as Jamie and Adam test the deadliest Catch myth of all — that getting your foot caught in the rope at the rail guarantees you’re going overboard. Tory and Kari, meanwhile, test whether a pattern of power naps lets you function twice as well as no sleep at all. (They make that look pretty dangerous, too.) And the team determines whether a crab pot really is indestructible. (Cue the explosion!) Watch an exclusive tease below. READ FULL STORY »
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Here’s when Mythbusters returns plus a rundown of some of the myths being tested this year.
The Discovery hit celebrates its 10-year anniversary with new episodes beginning Wednesday, May 1. The gang will revisit the first myth they ever tested a decade ago — trying to find out, once and for all, if a a rocket-propelled car can actually fly.
Other highlights this season include a Breaking Bad-themed episode, a cross-over with Deadliest Catch and an episode featuring Indycar driver Ryan Briscoe and Olympic runner Wallace Spearmon.
Over the past 10 years, the team has tested 885 myths, filmed over 7,200 hours, created 815 explosions and has used 43,500 yards of duct tape (OK, I sort of suspect they’re just estimating last number).
Other myths being tested include: READ FULL STORY »
The Mythbusters gang is going to get some help testing zombie myths from one badass destroyer of the undead.
Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker — Merle Dixon himself — is going to guest star on the Discovery Channel hit.
That’s all the info we have right now on the episode. Well, almost all — we know one of the myths being tested is attempting to figure out which weapon is really best for killing a horde of the undead (Merle would presumably opt for a bayonet) and that the show recently put out an all points bulletin for 300 volunteers to play zombies to help shoot the episode (which will shoot tomorrow, along with Rooker lending a hand … ahem). The episode will air as part of the show’s upcoming 10th season.
Mythbustersis doing a zombie episode!
Or maybe that should be: Mythbusters hasn’t done a zombie episode before!
Because you would think after nine seasons the Discovery hit would have thought of tackling zombie movie myths previously (before, say, trying to figure out if you can build a parachute from materials in your hotel room). But no, this is a first. We don’t know if there will be guest stars yet. We do know one of the myths being tested is attempting to figure out which weapon is really best for killing a horde of the undead (perhaps put an end to all those crossbow vs. machete debates).
Also, the guys need your help. Mythbusters is seeking 300 zombie volunteers to help shoot the episode in a few weeks. Check their Twitter account for details. EW cannot guarantee your safety. The zombie episode will air as part of the show’s upcoming 10th season.
Critics praise Breaking Bad for its authentic characters and storytelling, but is it scientifically accurate? Mythbusters is breaking out the Hazmat suits to find out.
EW has learned that the Discovery reality series — in which everything from urban legends to Hollywood scenes are scrutinized in the name of science — will put AMC drug drama Breaking Bad under the microscope with an episode that includes appearances by star Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan. “We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile,” says Mythbusters host Adam Savage. “Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now. And when Vince said in an interview that he’d love to see a Mythbusters/Breaking Bad crossover, we reached out to him directly and the response was overwhelming positive.” READ FULL STORY »
On Oct. 7, MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on the most requested myth in the Discovery show’s history: Did Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) needlessly die in James Cameron’s Titanic, or could he and Rose (Kate Winslet) have both survived on that wooden board? Cameron himself appears in the episode, explaining that rereleasing the film in 3D reignited the heated debate and he’d like to know whether he or the fans are right, and providing key information for the experiments. Adam and Jamie have to test whether the board could have supported both Jack and Rose until they were rescued (you don’t want to miss “Jack Savage” and “Rose Hyneman” in the water), but also whether Jack and Rose would have died from hypothermia regardless. In our exclusive clip below, Adam and Jamie prepare for the latter test — which will involve ThermoMan, a dummy Jamie creates with gelatin flesh and a heated copper cardiovascular system that is rigged to monitor body temperature. ThermoMan doesn’t make the clip, but trust us, Adam is right when he describes him as “creepy, and upsetting, and awesome all at the same time.” READ FULL STORY »
The folks at College Humor are taking on Discovery Channel’s beloved Mythbusters with their faux version of the show’s team trying to prove the existence of God. This is a funny spoof for fans of the hit show, which sometimes tries a bit too hard to jerry-rig a mechanical verdict to complex questions. Check out the parody, below: READ FULL STORY »
Discovery’s 25th anniversary Shark Week continues tonight with the premiere of two new specials: In 9 p.m.’s Sharkzilla, a team of engineers and paleontologists build a model of a prehistoric 52-foot Megalodon, and MythBusters‘ Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tori Belleci feed it things to chomp on. In 10 p.m.’s MythBusters’ Jawsome Shark Special, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman count down their top 25 shark myths of all time — which includes new myths along with their previously tested. Watch an exclusive clip of that show’s opening below. READ FULL STORY »
There are a million cable reality TV shows, but very few get any love at Comic-Con. And none attract the same level of fandom worship as Mythbusters, which just packed Ballroom 20 for a fun session. Discovery Channel just presented the new fall trailer to the crowd and it looks great. Want to see it? It’s right here! First let’s get to the sneak peek, and then we have some details from the panel. READ FULL STORY »
Mythbusters team co-leader Adam Savage has been haunting the San Diego convention center in a trio of awesome disguises today and EW.com has all his costumes. One is a LOTR Ringwraith (a disguise that was spotted almost immediately, he told the Comic-Con crowd at the Mythbusters packed panel), another is the Rocketeer and the third is No-Face. Also: You want to see the explosive new Mythbusters fall trailer? That’s here. Check out these exclusive photos below:
If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could choose only one material to have with you, what would it be? Duct tape, obviously. MythBusters hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage find out whether it can help them survive and escape when the show returns to Discovery on a new night, Sunday, March 25. Get your exclusive first look at the promo for the hour below and behold duct tape shoes, cups, hats, and surfboards (?!). READ FULL STORY »
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