Posts Tagged ‘MythBusters’

Animal Planet & Science Channel Head to Austin for SXSW

March 6, 2014 | by aharris

Science Channel LogoIt’s that time of year again…SXSW! While some folks have already touched down in Austin, many others (including myself) will be on our way shortly to the annual gathering of bright minds at SXSW Interactive, which is celebrating its 21st year.

Animal Planet Logo - PinkLast year, we had the pleasure of bringing the Captains from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch to Texas, and this year Animal Planet is returning in #meow fashion and Science Channel is in the mix with some heavy science hitters. And in a few panels featuring our colleagues, a meet up and you can consider your SXSW schedule set!

Check out the lineup below and hope to see many of you there…

Friday, March 7

Saturday, March 8

Sunday, March 9

Monday, March 10

Also, don’t miss out on MythBusters’ Adam Savage delivering Monday’s SXSW Interactive keynote entitled “The Maker Age: Enlightened Views on Science & Art.”*

*Note: Proper SXSW credentials required.

Celebrate Thanksgiving With ‘Punkin Chunkin’

November 26, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Mythbusters Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara Host 'Punkin Chunkin'Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin.

Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition in the world.

When you’re settling in for a post-turkey TV marathon on Thanksgiving night, you can get in on all the high-flying Punkin Chunkin fun starting at 8PM ET/PT and simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery Channel. You can kick off the holiday a little early with a piano-Chunk below!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

November 22, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday, Discovery Family! As we count down to Turkey Day, we’re thankful for our Discovery family this week, which we celebrated with an exciting visit from Oprah and the start of holiday giving. Enjoy some of this week’s top stories below and then enjoy an “Aww” moment with a Too Cute! sneak peek below from  the TODAY show.

This Week in…DiscoveryBuzz

September 27, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday, family! It’s been a really fun week for us, with an explosive new web series and a fiery premiere in London – lots to share! Check out the stories below and then catch Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci blowing up a car – no better way to release stress before the weekend, right?


‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

July 19, 2012 | by aharris

Emmy StatuetteJust minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category.

Congratulations to all the nominees — adding to the 11 nominations last week for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards!

Frozen Planet (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

Whale Wars (Animal Planet)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (with Frozen Planet)

Inside the Human Body (TLC)

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects

*The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will take place on September 15.


Discovery Communicatons Takes On Comic-Con 2012

July 17, 2012 | by kdelmonico

As a Comic-Con newbie, I was unsure of what to expect when I packed my bags last week. If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s some parts magic, some parts mayhem, and all parts awesome. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated, as 130,000 people pack the San Diego Convention Center dressed in costume, waiting in line for hours to see their favorite panels. It’s definitely a “you have to see it to believe it” type of event.

Discovery Communications had a great presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with panels for SCIENCE’s Dark Matters, Firefly and Stuff You Should Know; Discovery’s Mythbusters and five panels from our friends at The Hub.

Josh and Chuck’s Stuff You Should Know panel kicked of the Comic-Con craziness, recording a live version of their hit podcast about the science behind time travel. Notable quotes include: “Hawking is my homeboy” and “You can time travel into the future, you just have to go really, really, really fast.” Panel attendees also got a sneak peek of Josh and Chuck’s new show, Stuff You Should Know, coming to SCIENCE in January 2013. In this picture, they are meeting their life-sized alter egos, and Chuck appears to be unsure about the stand-up-poster version of Josh.

The fans have spoken! The SYSK fans packed the room to learn about time travel.



All of Comic-Con was buzzing about the Firefly 10th anniversary panel. Packed to the gills with uber-fans who slept in line overnight for a chance to glimpse the Serenity crew back together again, the panel also featured Firefly creator Joss Whedon. SCIENCE also announced their special dedicated to the reunion, called Browncoats Unite, premiering on 11/11/2012.

 Question everything. SCIENCE was literally all over Comic-Con with their bright orange swag bags. This nice Storm Trooper would have given his SCIENCE bag a big “thumbs up”…that is, if he had thumbs.

The street team hard at work, spreading the SCIENCE love!


Later, John Noble’s fans flocked to his Dark Matters panel to learn more about the dark side of scientific experiments. The new season of Dark Matters premiered on SCIENCE Saturday at 10pm ET/PT.




On Saturday night, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters rounded out the event with their panel, moderated by director John Landis. The SDCC audience was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season, which you can now check out here.


Our friends at The Hub also joined in on the Comic-Con fun, with 5 panels (including the very popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic panel) an Aquabats concert and of course, Care Bears!


One of the best parts of Comic-Con? Spending time with my fellow Discovery Communications colleagues and coming together to pull off such a huge event. It was a great team effort and now the only question left is how we can outdo ourselves in 2013!