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G4's 'Attack of the Show' Spinoff Explores Weird 'Science'

by Mike Moody, posted May 7th 2010 10:03AM
it's effin science g4G4 is adding some weird science to its summer schedule. The cable network that caters to geeks of all sizes is launching a spinoff of its top-rated 'Attack of the Show' called 'It's Effin' Science.'

The show will feature two hosts and an engineer conducting so-called "science" experiments, like building Marty McFly's hoverboard from 'Back to the Future Part II' (that's heavy!) or constructing night-vision goggles, MacGyver-style, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Comedians Angie Greenup and Mark Horowitz will host the show with engineer Chad Zdenek helping them do very sciencey stuff, like blasting Port-a-Pottys into the sky. Who says there's nothing educational on TV anymore?

The series, which grew out of a popular segment on 'Attack,' was picked up for a 10-episode summer run, and will begin on June 15 after G4's yearly live E3 coverage. We could see more of the show after the summer if its mix of 'Mythbusters'-style experimentation and geek culture referencing take off. But don't expect a guest turn from, say, Stephen Hawking or Brian Greene. As G4 clearly states, "This isn't science. It's Effin' Science!"

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richard

why doesn't G4 have a web site...? can't find anything on it's history..or why the AOL television doesn't list the showtimes for G4...

July 08 2010 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen

I LOVE Angie! I first saw her in FEARnet.com's Jobs of the Damned (http://www.fearnet.com/shows/jobs_of_the_damned/index.html). I usually hate female hosts but she's cute, funny, and seems really down to earth.

May 17 2010 at 2:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

Sounds like a (somehow) even geekier, less Mythbuster-y version of England's "Brainiac," which G4 used to air. Hosted by Top Gear's Richard Hammond (among others).

May 08 2010 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex99

I've no use for the G4 that destroyed TechTv.

May 07 2010 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tobias

Oh my gosh. This sounds awesome! No joke.
peed my pants a little...

May 07 2010 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Progdrummer78

This has the potential to be pretty cool, but I'm really hoping it doesnt come of as a reimagined "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" type of show. Come to think of it...that would actually be pretty genius of them.

May 07 2010 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ricardo

I love Attack of the Show and Angie Greenup is hott!

May 07 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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