I have resisted this long – but no longer…
Yes I am talking about my Mythbusters Obsession not making a big splash on scifind. Aside from a couple of minor references I haven’t come out as a huge mythbusters fan!
I found the program last year and I must admit to being hooked (like really miffed when The Discovery Channel made a big show of the new series and proceeded to just show the first 3 episodes!)
The mix of science and urban legends is fantastic, basically they test out the friend of a friend stories and then see if they can replicate the circumstances and then results.
The other big field they test out are TV and Movie myths. Yes they have had a McGyver special and a Jaws special for example.
Now this DVD release compiles some of the best movie myths they have encountered so far (I do hope that this turns out to be volume 1).
From swinging samurais and blasting shotguns to jumping cars and ejector seats, join Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman and the rest of the “Mythbusters” team as they debunk, decode and demystify pop culture’s most baffling movie myths and legends. Using modern-day science, they put some of Hollywood’s biggest scenes the test, separating the real from the really out there.
Watch with excitement as Grant throws himself off a building in order to see whether an awning would have provided Indiana Jones an adequate safety net in the “Temple of Doom”. The team go to extraordinary lengths to find out whether a sword can in fact cut another sword in half and Adam and Jamie attempt to emulate the “Dukes of Hazard’s” General Lee by jumping a car 175ft, landing it on all four wheels and driving away unscathed!
With many more movie myths still to uncover, you had better hold onto your popcorn as this is one wild ride!