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MythBusters

Season 8 Episode 21

President's Challenge

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Dec 08, 2010 on Discovery Channel
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President Obama appears in this episode as he requests a revisit to the Archimedes Solar Ray Myth.
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  • Jamie and Adam meet Obama and revisit a myth.

    4.0
    We've been teased about the Mythbusters meeting Obama for about a month or so before this aired. What could it be? A special message? A special myth?



    Nope. Obama wants to see a TWICE busted myth redone. Why? It was busted several times already. It never came close to being even possibly true. So we get the duo trying to come up with some way of making it different.



    My only guess as to why this myth has to do with what Obama said about students becoming interested in science. This is a big scale myth that requires lots of people to hold the mirrors and adjust them. So do this myth and you can involve several hundred kids.



    The "B" myth with Hellboy car punch was the only thing that saved the episode in anyway. It was fun to see the attempts at replicating as well as the spectacular fails.moreless
  • Lame. Trying to de-mythtify a sci-fi movie scene and the already busted solar ship buring.

    5.0
    I'm thinking Mythbusters has "jumped the shark", no good myths to bust anymore. And don't get me started on busting Youtube and advertising clips. Trying to disprove a "Hellboy" action sequence is simply ridiculous, why not "bust" Luke Skywalker next time? And c'mon Mr. President, if it didn't work before why keep trying? The AAM missle on the car would have more neat to try once more. On the plus side the Mythbusters do seem to use more scientific and engineering experimental methods in 2010 than the earlier seasons' movie FX methods, but still aways to go. That scraping sound you hear is the bottom of the idea barrel.moreless

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