- Nov 13, 2009
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via http://deadline.com/2016/09/netflix...lity-series-mythbusters-producers-1201812999/Any clue what the premise is?
GregByron, Belleci and Imahara will be using their scientific sleuth skills honed on Mythbusters for White Rabbit Project. In the Netflix series, the three head down the rabbit hole to investigate weird and wonderful events from pop culture, science and history. Under their microscope are topics as diverse as jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists and crazy world war two weapons. In each episode the hosts immerse themselves in experiments, builds and tests as they sleuth the truth behind these and other well googled themes.
And a lot of the times they would have busted their budget well before they busted the myth if they had really done the scientific method properly. They took a lot of shortcuts that made many of their conclusions pretty iffy, but they had to balance science, geekiness, cost and entertainment and I think they did that well.I think it depends on your definition of science. Did they follow the scientific method to arrive at their conclusions? I think so, most of the time. Now, I think where they often fell short was in the "Gather data to test predictions" step. Their data gathering was limited and sometimes flawed. But that doesn't mean it's not science.
The cool thing about Mythbusters, though, is that they analyzed things that no other scientist would care to test, and sometimes those things had practical applications. For instance, every time I see a pick-up truck going down the road with its tailgate hanging open, I think to myself, "Ah ha! You are actually hurting your gas mileage, rather than helping it," because I learned that on Mythbusters.
And I loved it every time they debunked the special effects in movies and TV shows. Who else is going to do that?
That's exactly it. Every TV show has to entertain within the budget. I noticed that if their scientific results weren't entertaining they would go with the "Now let's try this with C4 and see what happens!" thing. It's the balance between geek/science/explosions that made it entertaining....they had to balance science, geekiness, cost and entertainment and I think they did that well.
Sounds like Al has some stories. :wink:Wasn't there some 'issues' with Kari (and crew) & a past LDRS?
So staged for TV, high power odd roc crashes are still the best? Get good reviews in the Trades! Bad reviews on the forums.The odd rocs are what sells TV. The average person starts flipping channels after 2-3 three regular rockets.
The exception to that rule is the NASCAR rule. "If you have crashes, they will watch."