Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mythbusters Star Wars Special

Image Credit: DCL
My family are huge fans of Mythbusters, which is now in it's 10th season on the Discovery Channel. In fact, it's one of Bean's favorite shows. She loves seeing them test new myths, especially when they are ones she is already fond of, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean myths. Last night, they decided to tackle a new film franchise: Star Wars. The crazy gang of busters decided to take on three iconic Star Wars myths. First up was a myth from Episode IV: A New Hope. Jamie and Adam tested the feasibility of Luke and Leia being able to swing from one platform to another, while being chased by Stormtroopers, with only a grappling hook attached to a utility belt to save them. The second myth was from Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. Tori, Grant and Kari tested how successful the Ewok's log-swing mechanism would really be against an AT-ST. And the final myth was my favorite. This myth, from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, tests whether Han Solo made the right choice when he slashed open the Tauntaun on Hoth and shoved Luke inside. Was this really the best way to save him? I love the Tauntaun that Adam created. It was hilarious!

This really was one of the best Mythbuster episodes to date. It mixed two of my favorite things: Star Wars and Mythbusting, to great effect. Mythbusters - Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth will replay on the Discovery Channel this coming Saturday 1/11 at 10 PM Eastern time. Be sure not to miss it! The video above is from the aftershow. If you'd like to see additional Behind the Scenes content, just follow the link to the Mythbusters Star Wars Special.

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