Posts Tagged ‘MythBusters’

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!


Discovery Communications Prepares for Comic-Con

July 5, 2012 | by aharris

Comic-Con Logo

Comic-Con. The event conjures up different images and feelings depending on where your fandom lies. At Discovery Communications, teams are prepping to bring a variety of panels and events to the annual San Diego event this year — from the MythBusters (Comic-Con royalty) to a slew of Science goodness, including a special 10th anniversary Firefly reunion.

While I’ve helped from afar, this year will mark my first year attending and working with Stuff You Should Know‘s Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant while meeting some of our new Revision3 family. There’s so much going on, we thought we’d break it down in bullets in case you are attending or following from afar. Our friends from Science will be blogging daily on the InsSCIder, you can follow @DiscoveryComm, @ScienceChannel, @ScienceAt, @Discovery, @MythBusters, @HubTVNetwork & @Revision3 for updates on Twitter, and we’ll make sure to report back after we return!

*All times PT


  • 12-1pm: The Pitching Hour, including Ted Biaselli, VP of Programming & Development for The Hub (Room 5AB)
  • 4-5pm: Time Travel: Science Fact or Science Fiction? Stuff You Should Know with Josh and Chuck (Room 5AB)


  • 10-11am: Hasbro Studios’ My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic (Room 23ABC)
  • 10:30-11:30am: Special Live Exclusive Table Read of Dan Vs. (Room 6A)
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Firefly 10-Year Anniversary Reunion (Ballroom 20)
  • 6-7pm: Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal (Room 23ABC)
  • 7-8pm: The Making of Kaijudo (Room 24ABC)
  • 7:15-8:15pm: Dark Matters: Twisted But True (Room 6A)
  • 8-9pm: Room The Aquabats! Super Show! Inside the BattleTram (Room 7AB)


  • 7:15-815pm: MythBusters (Room 6BCF)


  • 10-11am: Fringe Screening and Q&A (Hall H)



  • 11:30am-1:30pm: MythBusters‘ Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (AA4)
    *Drawing for Line Tickets on Saturday at 9am in the Autograph Area
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Dark Matters‘ John Noble (AA19)
  • 4-5:30pm: MythBusters‘ Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara (AA4)
    *Drawing for Line Tickets on Saturday at 9am in the Autograph Area

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