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Exclusive clip: Science Channel’s “MythBusters”

Ahead of the premiere of Science Channel’s MythBusters reboot, realscreen presents an exclusive clip. From Beyond Productions, the series returns tomorrow (Nov. 15) with two new hosts, Brian Louden and John Lung, who look ...
November 14, 2017

Ahead of the premiere of Science Channel’s MythBusters reboot, realscreen presents an exclusive clip.

From Beyond Productions, the series returns tomorrow (Nov. 15) with two new hosts, Brian Louden and John Lung, who look to separate fact from fiction with a slew of experiments involving combustible gas tanks, water-heater torpedoes and more.

In the season premiere, Louden and Lung use a synthetic cadaver to test whether an airbag explosion can be deadly to a front-seat passenger if their feet are on the dashboard during a fender bender. The duo also tries to find out if the cinematic trope of delayed casualty – decapitating a bad guy, zombie or monster so quickly and accurately, that the head and body hold in position for a dramatic pause – is possible.

Other myths Lung and Louden address this season include whether a burglar stuck in a chimney could be shot skywards if a homeowner lights his propane-powered fireplace; the possibility of igniting a deadly campsite by cigarette lighter and a sleeping bag full of flatulence; if a lumberjack can accidentally chop himself down by cutting into a tree and striking an embedded bullet and more.

MythBusters debuted on Discovery Channel in 2003, where it remained until it wrapped in 2016. The series earned eight consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program from 2009-2016.

Rob Hammersley and John Luscombe are executive producers. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is executive producer.

MythBusters debuts on Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel.

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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