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Two new shows from MythBusters creators

by Julia Ward, posted Jan 8th 2007 2:31PM
Mythbusters hostsThe production team behind the Discovery Channel's MythBusters have two new shows in the works for the science-loving channel. First up is Prototype This, a 13-part series that looks at the viability of gadgets seen in sci-fi movies. As in, they'll actually try to build some of these futuristic marvels. I'm sure the military will be ecstatic. I'll just take my Jetsons personalized jet pack and robot maid, thank you very much.

The second show, Cool Stuff: How It Works, is a four-part series that takes a look at how the wonders of the modern world work - fireproof suits, robotic bomb detonators, etc. No word on whether or not they'll be able to explain TiVo, the electoral college or how a penalty kick shootout is fair, but they're smart guys. I'm sure they'll get around to it.

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Background info on Mythbusters Jamie and Adam

by Brett Love, posted Sep 30th 2006 2:02PM
Jamie and Adam - MythbustersThe team at TV Squad scours all the corners of the net looking for interesting junk, so you don't have to. And that's how I found my way to The Christian Science Monitor. Not one of my usual haunts, but they have a really good article on Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters. I'm a fan of the show, but I never really knew much more about the two of them than what they have revealed on the show.

While not an in depth bio, we do learn some more details about the backgrounds of the pair. A couple highlights - Jamie ran away from home for six months when he was 14, making it halfway across the country. Previous to the M5 effects shop he also owned a pet store and a boat charter business in the Caribbean. And somewhere along the line he got a degree in Russian literature. Adam has worked as an animator, graphic designer, set designer, and actor. His father did animation for Sesame Street.

The article also gets into just how different the two are. So much so that Jamie comments "I wouldn't spend five minutes with Adam outside of work if I didn't have to." But it's clear that the two are enjoying what they are doing and respect each other for their unique talents. Worth a click if you are a Mythbusters fan. The new season of the show will begin airing in January.

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Adam's Fall TV Schedule

by Adam Finley, posted Sep 16th 2006 8:01AM

everybody hates chrisEver since getting a Tivo a little over a year ago, I no longer watch TV shows when they actually air. When I'm not catching up with what's on my recorder, I'm either reading, listening to podcasts, or pounding out a blog post about what I'm watching on television. The big deletion from my Tivo Season Pass this year is House. I still admire the show, but for me the magic is gone. The season opener sat on my Tivo for quite a few days, unwatched. When I finally sat down to view it I realized, about fifteen minutes into it, that I had completely lost interest in it. I didn't even finish the episode, and took it off my Tivo for good. Perhaps my attitude will change in the coming weeks, but who knows? Anyway, some of these shows are winding down their current seasons, some have yet to air. All times are Central because I live in Minnesota.

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Anna's Fall TV Schedule

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 11th 2006 2:13PM
the officeThere are a handful of shows that I gave up this year, including The O.C., The New Adventures of Old Christine, Saturday Night Live, and CSI. It's not because of time constraints, it's because those shows are stupid. Looking at my television schedule, I see that my Mondays are super light and my Wednesdays are incredibly packed. I only have two TiVos, so we'll have to catch Mythbusters and South Park when they replay later in the week.


7 pm America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
8 pm The Simpsons (FOX)
8:30 pm The Amazing Race (CBS)
9 pm Family Guy (FOX)
10 pm Without a Trace (CBS)

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MythBusters: Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 1

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jul 12th 2006 11:32PM
mythbusters(S03E17) It's been since May that we've seen a new episode of this show, but it's still season 3. This episode dealt with de-mythifying the Hollywood heist myths. You know the ones, where a thief uses all sorts of wild gadgets and tricks to get past advanced security systems. What I'd like to know is, how realistic are some of those crazy Mission Impossible-like security systems?

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MythBusters' Kari Byron in FHM

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 26th 2006 2:19PM
kari byron of mythbustersMyth: Kari, the hot-in-a-way-that's- hard-to-describe MythBuster girl will do a tasty spread for FHM magazine. Myth Confirmed.

I've been a fan of MythBusters for a while now, and I can't help but admit that there's just something about Kari. Most likely it's the fact that here we have a cool, hip chick who loves downing beers with the guys and pierces things without getting overly pin-cushion on us, while at the same time loves science and getting down and geeky. Being not so bad on the eyes doesn't hurt either.

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MythBusters: Exploding Pants (finale)

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 12th 2006 3:10PM
mythbusters(S03E16) Another season down. I really couldn't imagine this show not being renewed for another season, so here's looking forward to the next one. This is one of those guilty-pleasure shows that I have to TiVo and watch later in the week, but it's always worth it.

This week, the MythBusters tackle one very weird myth, the myth of the exploding pants, and a few myths that seem very applicable today: the great gas conspiracy.

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MythBusters: Mind Control

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 5th 2006 5:12PM
mythbusters(S03E15) We're coming up on another season finale of MythBusters next week. This week the MythBusters tackle a couple of ... odd myths.

Painting with Explosives: The myth is, if you blow up a can of paint in a room, will it coat the room fully with the paint? And can the room withstand the explosion? A Mr. Bean episode mocked being able to do this, even showing a silhouette where someone was standing in the way of the paint blast. The MythBusters set up a small room on a bombing range, complete with a Buster for simulating the silhouette. First go, the explosion covers the room about 40% with paint, no silhouette, and destroys part of it in the process. So, myth busted.

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MythBusters: Myths Reopened

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 27th 2006 11:46PM
mythbusters(S03E14) Another Myth revisit episode! I love when the MythBusters do these episodes, as it shows they truly do listen to the fans and try their best to shut their whiny mouths up please them. They even let a fan provide some of the supplies!

The myths revisited this time: Spitting an arrow, the Confederate rocket and bullets fired into water.

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MythBusters: Bullets Fired Up

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 20th 2006 11:49PM
mythbusters(S03E13) This episode actually covered an interesting myth I'd wondered about maybe once or twice before: if someone fires a bullet straight into the air, will it fall back to Earth with deadly force? The MythBusters also grace us with a few more vodka myths, and thankfully I'm not sure there are a whole mot more they can waste our time with.

Speaking of vodka myths, let's start with those.

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MythBusters: Cell Phones on Planes

by Keith McDuffee, posted Mar 20th 2006 11:15PM
mythbustersAlright, so I've been a bit lax in my coverage of MythBusters lately. Well, I'm going to try to change all of that by covering my TiVo'ed copy of last week's episode of the show and give you ar rundown of the myths covered and whether they were busted or not.

Myths in this episode: Helium Filled Raft and Cell Phones on Planes.

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Mythbusters' lost experiments

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 16th 2006 4:23PM
otterIf you're a fan of Mythbusters you should check out this page over on the Discovery Channel's Web site, which features clips from the show that never made it to air. I always expected Adam's penchant for jokes sometimes wore thin on Jamie, and that's especially evident in one clip where Adam smears engine grease on Jamie's toilet, which Jamie doesn't respond to very kindly. My favorite clip, though, is the one featuring an otter swiping a ping-pong ball. It's cute, but it's also a tad scary considering that if the otter were harmed, someone would have ended up going to jail. Possibly a jail run by otters.

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The MythBusters respond on Slashdot

by Keith McDuffee, posted Dec 22nd 2005 8:38AM
mythbustersEver wanted to know what myths the MythBusters always wanted to do? How about which myths had results that surprised the heck out of them? A while back, Slashdot had an open invitation for readers to submit questions for the Mythical duo, and they recently supplied the answers. I, for one, can't wait to see the episode where they test the vertical bullet myth they talk about!

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Ask TV Squad: Safe MythBusters myths

by Keith McDuffee, posted Nov 11th 2005 10:16AM
myth busters adam jamieOK, so this question wasn't really meant to be asked to us, but I couldn't resist. I know I've been in this kid's shoes, late at night before a big project, cramming to get something put together, and fast. Probably because I was up too late catching my favorite shows. Who knows, maybe if I had the internet back then, I wouldn't have broken out so much from the stress.

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MythBusters: Vodka Myths

by Keith McDuffee, posted Nov 2nd 2005 10:25PM
mythbusters kariI'm not quite sure why this episode it titled the way it is, as most of it dealt with the "Compact Compact" myth. I know, I know. I messed up last week's episode, titled "Confederate Rocket", which was actually a very cool episode to watch (I believe they called the myth plausible, or at least it seemed that way).

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