Discovery Communications Prepares for Comic-Con

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…

Meet the Interns: Digital Distribution’s TJ Cooney

In the fourth installment of our Meet the Interns series, you will get to know TJ Cooney. TJ is a senior at The Catholic University of America and is currently spending the spring semester with Discovery’s Digital Distribution department at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Why did you apply to intern with Discovery?  I applied to intern at Discovery Communications because I have loved their networks’ shows for as long as can…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

Fill Your Holidays With Marathons From Discovery Communications

If you’re looking at long days ahead at your in-laws’ and wondering how you’re going to pass those hours, we have just the answer for you: marathons of your favorite Discovery Communications programs! Here’s a guide to what we’ve got over the next week or two: Friday December 23: Gold Rush on Discovery starting at 9am ET/PT, Dr. G: Medical Examiner Fan Favorites on Discovery Fit & Health starting at…

Get Ready to Hurl with Discovery & Science on Thanksgiving

Pumpkins become projectiles once again with the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual special that has become a Thanksgiving tradition on Discovery Channel and Science. For the unfamiliar, Punkin Chunkin is a yearly extravaganza where teams (and more than 30,000 fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This year’s event takes viewers behind the firing line, getting up close and…

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

As you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a…

Discovery Channel, Penn & Teller Are Ready to Lie to You

As kids we’re taught that lying is wrong. Then, as we grow up, we learn that there are nuances and those “white lies.” But there is also another class of deception — lying in the name of entertainment and enlightenment. That’s exactly what Discovery Channel is bringing us on Wednesday nights with Penn & Teller Tell A Lie (premiering at 10pm ET/PT, after MythBusters). In the new series, hosted by…

New Episodes of MythBusters Return to Discovery Channel on Wednesday

They’ve tackled some crazy myths over the years (and nabbed three consecutive Emmy nominations) and tomorrow Discovery Channel‘s MythBusters will be back with more science and mayhem. Among the myths they will tackle this season: Are motorcycles better for the environment than cars? (This Wednesday’s episode, at 9pm ET/PT) Can you supersize a Newton’s Cradle to epic proportions? Can you use duct tape to fix a plane that has been…

MythBusters, Lies, Dinos & Trekkies: Discovery & Science Storm Comic-Con 2011

Today’s post is from guest blogger David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel, who is back from San Diego just in time for Shark Week 2011! Last week, I made the cross-country trip to sunny California for Comic-Con International 2011. The pop culture spectacle was held in San Diego from July 21-24, and featured exhibitors, celebrities, movie premieres and panel discussions. Though not my first time at the geek…

Discovery Channel & Science Travel to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011

Discovery Channel and Science have invaded Comic-Con 2011 with a full slate of panels and activities at the annual fan gathering in San Diego: Today, Penn & Teller kick things off with a panel at 7pm PT and a sneak peek of their new Discovery Channel series, Tell a Lie. On Friday, from 6-7pm, Rod Roddenberry will be joined by fellow panelists to talk about taking the Roddenberry Star Trek…