MythBusters

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Saturday 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel Premiered Jan 23, 2003 In Season

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Show Summary

Did a Medieval Chinese astrologer make it into space by strapping rockets to his chair and setting them off? Just how hard IS it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you in fact go insane by having water drip on your forehead? These are just a few of the myths, urban legends, and improbable sayings that the Mythbusters try to figure out. Comprised of special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Heineman - as well as their mottley crew of Mythbuilders, Mythterns, and resident 'crash test dummy' Buster - they don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test to see which ones are possible, and which ones are just plain bunk. As of 2008, MYTHBUSTERS has tested 600 myths, done over 1,900 experiments and created over 650 explosions to prove these Myths Right or Wrong!

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman

Host and Executive Producer

Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Host and Executive Producer

Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara

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Tory Belleci

Tory Belleci

Mythbuilder (Seasons 3-12)

Kari Byron

Kari Byron

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Jessi Combs

Jessi Combs

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  • Bad Science

    2.0
    The latest episode (Accidental Ammo) was the last nail in the coffin for me. They took a hypothesis (the myth) and cherry picked the "data" to support their "theory". Then they ignored the boring results and figured out how to "tweak" the results to create the most "dramatic" TV. Oh, and the horrible puns.

    Jamie: "Good science is hard,

    Adam: "Then let's just blow stuff
  • INCREDIBLE EARNING

    8.0


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  • If it anin't broke don't fix it, but they went a head and broke it anyway!

    2.0
    Wow, the new format is a great example of taking a great show and screwing it up. The old format with the 3 build team members and the "Stars" was GREAT variety and they actually seemed to try to prove or disprove a real myth. Now it's Just Adam and Jammie blowing up one thing or another. How does proving a movie stunt mean anything, it's a movie and they are supposed to be stupid and nonsense.



    I find it hard to watch the new format, they have lost a viewer, just another example of taking it one step to far, ruined a good show.moreless
  • Putting myths and rumors to the test

    9.0
    There's always some story, rumor, myth, or belief that goes around and gets tested on screen and is anywhere proven to be true, possible/valid, or just plain false (aka busted). They even go great lengths such as consulting with scientists and other experts, going to special sites, and obtaining and using special equipment, tools, and supplies; not to mention how that they explain how they did it in a scientific manner. They also come up with plans that they execute in a safe, scientific way, and responsible way and then they measure their results and compare it too what the myth proclaims. There's always an episode or segment that anyone can enjoy and learn from.

    A word of warning to any impressionable audience members: Don't try these at home or on your own. Leave it to the experts.moreless
  • I like the new format

    8.0
    I always called the 3 the "kids" even though they weren't that much younger. Surprisingly I like the new format a lot. I think it's more interesting and gets much more in depth, showing the science of things more. The show before was getting to be just a bunch of clips.



    Personally I don't like the way the discover channel and the science channel have been going the last couple of years. They've been getting cheesy, cheap reality vaguely related to science, blah blah. There really haven't been any good science shows on the science channel in a while.



    This feels like a return to science while still being fun.



    It's more cohesive.



    I like it.moreless
  • D'OH!

    Mythbusters Will Tackle... The Simpsons?

    Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are headed to Springfield.

  • YEAH, SCIENCE! (BOO, A&E!)

    News Briefs: Discovery Renews MythBusters, A&E Hits a New Low With the Ridiculous Reality Series Married at First Sight

    Plus: Bryan Cranston's writing a memoir, OWN is working on a Darlene Love biopic, and even more people have joined Netflix's new drama series from the Damages crew.

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