Six Episode Series Premieres Friday, May 3 at 10PM
(New York) – What’s old isn’t just new again, come doomsday, it’ll save your life! Whether threatened by hurricane, power outage or nuclear fallout, most of today’s devices that we rely on won’t work in a catastrophe—if the internet crashes and power fails modern technology could be rendered useless. Knowing this, survivalists and preppers are on the hunt for bygone technology that will work in any worst-case scenario.
Mechanic Beau Boruff, on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, leads a talented crew of craftsmen who source, restore, and sell vintage objects that may be useful in any calamity. They are the subject of a new a new six-episode series, MASTERS OF DISASTER, premiering on Friday, May 3rd at 10 p.m. on Discovery. The series will also air on Science Channel following the Discovery premiere.
“Modern technology has transformed our lives but may not be able to help us in survival situations. Vintage tech that is reliable, durable, and easy to repair, will be what saves us,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel.
If there’s a run on gas stations, fuel is likely to become a top-tier commodity. But with an old-fashioned whiskey still, Beau’s team shows how it can be used to create ethanol and power most modern gasoline engines. Among the other items restored in MASTERS OF DISASTER are: a 1950s OC-6 Crawler Tractor capable of climbing any terrain, a well drilling rig from the 1920s so you’ll never run out of fresh water, and even a Velocipede railroad handcar from the 1880s that could be your transportation lifeline if the highways are clogged.
MASTERS OF DISASTER is produced for Discovery and Science Channel by Fight or Flight Studios. Executive Producers for Fight or Flight are Rob Hill, Dave Greider and Dave Luce. Michael Gara is Executive Producer for Discovery and Neil Laird is Executive Producer for Science Channel.
About Discovery Channel:
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the peoples, places, and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Science Channel:
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.