Monday, April 16, 2007


A tough call - how to present science as, both, educational and entertaining, while watching viewer ratings?

Discovery Channel's groundbreaking "Mythbusters" television science show not only walks that fine line of edutainment, but also dances a rare jig along it.

Lead-hosted by TV's current odd couple, the effervescent red-haired Adam Savage and no-nonsense bald-headed Jaime Hyneman, both special effects experts, alongside their co-hosting team (Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlaine) set out each week (Wednesday 9 p.m. ET/PT) to explore urban myths with a scientific bent, challenging them, via practical experimentation, to determine whether said myths are proved, plausible, or busted.

”That's right, they do more than explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error they actually demonstrate it.” [source: Discovery Channel]

Nigel Hamilton-Allan / LA-Tees

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