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There was a five year break between Spider-Men from Spider-Man 3 to The Amazing Spider-Man, then there was a four year break between Batmen from The Dark Knight Rises to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they’re setting a new record for reboots by launching a new MythBusters. Yes, less than a month after the final episode of the popular Discovery Channel series ended, and brought to a close 15 seasons of myth-busting, the imagination-less people that run TV are looking to put together a relaunch. On top of that, they’re going to choose the hosts through another move that demonstrates an astounding lack or originality: a reality show. (more…)

‘Mythbusters’ Coming to an End in 2016

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After almost 250 episodes and a slew of “what ifs” debunked, Discovery’s super-cool TV show MythBusters will go off the air after its upcoming 14th season.  Show co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, now pop-culture staples themselves, made the decision in conjunction with the network to wrap the show in 2016.

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It’s safe to say that most everyone loves Mythbusters. Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bust myths, tall tales, misconceptions, and internet viral videos; all in the name of science and discovery. Really, though, they just get a chance to do all sorts of cool shit with high explosives, firearms, and vehicles normal humans would never be allowed to.

Now, take what Adam and Jamie do for a living and imagine that was just a front – that the dynamic duo were actually secret spies for the government using their skills for covert ops. What a silly thought, right? Except its not.

CBS has announced it is developing a new spy drama based on the professional exploits of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Oh, boy. (more…)

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Adam Savage from Mythbusters is know for going all out at Halloween with his costumes and this year was not an exception. His proton pack just goes to show that ‘he wasn’t afraid of no ghosts this Halloween. We have come to expect this kind of quality craftsmanship from Savage now, who has previously dressed up in Samurai armor, Alien suits and all sorts of crazy costumes that focus on every bit of infinitesimal detail. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary Savage had ample opportunity to show of his fantastic Proton pack from within the maker’s San Francisco man cave. (more…)

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The new TV season begins in a couple of weeks, which is typically a time of excitement for fans, but if you love the Discovery Channel‘s Mythbusters, you may now have reason to be suspicious about the show’s return. Under a blanket of proverbial fog last night, the cable network announced that the M7 build team – Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci – were suddenly departing from the show. Suffice to say that the M7 trio are a huge part of the show’s success for the last decade, but when you dump news on a Thursday night in August, it’s going to make people wonder: why is Discovery ditching Grant, Kari and Tory? (more…)

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Imagine the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark as piece of stop motion animation. Okay, now watch this clip of the opening sequence of Raider of the Lost Ark as stop motion animation by Jeff Gurwood. Yeah, I don’t know why I had you imagine it first, but this stop motion recreation is brilliant is it not? (io9)

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‘Mythbusters’ Apologize for Cannonball Mishap

On Tuesday, around four in the afternoon, a cannonball came whizzing through a Tassajara Creek neighborhood in California busting through two homes and a minivan. Where did the errant cannonball come from? The Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were testing a homemade cannonball experiment at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department bomb disposal range when their cantalope-sized cannonball launched well beyond the safety barriers. Read our original report of the accident.

Thankfully no one was injured but a good amount of property damage occurred. In a press conference yesterday, Adam and Jamie fielded questions about the incident as well as apologized saying it was, “the worst thing that’s happened on our watch,” and they’ll do their best to see something like it never happens again.

It also seems unlikely we’ll ever see the segment on television since when asked whether or not the myth they were testing was confirmed or busted they said what happened is, “not entertainment.”

Bummer. I know it’s a serious situation and all, I mean, shit, someone could have DIED had they been struck by the cannonball. (Actually, I’d love to see them recreate what happens to a human body when hit by a cannonball with that kind of force but that might be in poor taste.) Since no one was injured, I don’t see why we can’t look passed it and still see the footage. Admit, you really want to see their faces when they learned the cannonball traveled an extra 700 yards.

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I think it’s safe to say everyone loves Mythbusters. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, often joined by Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, get a chance to do all sorts of cool shit with high explosives normal humans would never be allowed to. For good reason, the stunts they pull off are really, really dangerous. Like their most recent experiment involving a cannonball which went awry when the six-inch projectile tore through a nearby neighborhood.

Oops.

Here’s the report of the incident from the San Francisco Chronicle,

The cantaloupe-sized cannonball missed the water, tore through a cinder-block wall, skipped off a hillside and flew some 700 yards east, right into the Tassajara Creek neighborhood, where children were returning home from school at 4:15 p.m., authorities said.

There, the 6-inch projectile bounced in front of a home on quiet Cassata Place, ripped through the front door, raced up the stairs and blasted through a bedroom, where a man, woman and child slept through it all – only awakening because of plaster dust.

The ball wasn’t done bouncing.

It exited the house, leaving a perfectly round hole in the stucco, crossed six-lane Tassajara Road, took out several tiles from the roof of a home on Bellevue Circle and finally slammed into the Gill family’s beige Toyota Sienna minivan in a driveway on Springvale Drive.

Damn. Can you imagine!? Luckily no one was injured. Had the cannonball hit anyone they would have been destroyed on the spot. No word yet on if the stunt will appear on television.

Discovery has issued a statement explaining the accident,

During the testing, a cannonball took an unforeseen bounce from a safety berm. No injuries were reported, but damage was reported in one Dublin home and one parked car.

Sgt. J.D. Nelson, Public Information Officer and bomb technician for the Alameda County Sheriff’s office, who is a regular safety explosives expert for MythBusters, was on site and all proper safety protocol was observed.

Beyond Productions is currently assessing the situation and working with those whose property was affected.

A local news report  is also available which give you a clearer picture of how far the cannonball traveled. How far? Really fuckin’ far!

Everyone’s entitled to make mistakes, granted most of us aren’t handling something quite as dangerous as a six-inch cannonball hurtling over 700 yards, but shit happens. Again, thankfully no one was hurt or this would have been a terribly different news story. I do hope they somehow work the stunt into an episode. Who wouldn’t love to see Adam and Jamie’s faces when they learn where the cannonball ended up.

Sources: You Bent My Wookie, Bleeding Cool

4185720891_5d4efe49d8Once again there are people out there with skills I can only dream of since probably the only “artistic” thing I can do is cos-play as either Choji from Naruto or Yajirobe from Dragon Ball (Haha, fat joke). CubeDudes has a Flickr stream that showcases some individuals awesome skills at making LEGO Cube-esque characters and people we love, such as the Spider-man & Amazing Friends one shown above. Check some more awesome characters that other people has made and guess who is who after the jump and also check out CubeDudes stream (heh) out for 300+ more awesome cubed characters. (more…)

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It’s comes to no suprise that we here at Nerdbastards are big fans of “Mythbusters.” Well actually it may be a surprise to those of you who are new to the site, but just so there is no question, we would all like you to know that science, explosions and being able to shut ignorant people up by saying “Well excuse me good sir, but ‘Mythbusters’ says your dumb ass is wrong” make us fans of the show. Plus we are totally are in love with Kari Byron and a few of us, from what I hear, want to swing from Hyneman’s moustache.

Anyway, remember when they blew up that cement truck? Well a similar explosion happened in my pants — that is when I came across this fan-made “Mythbusters” poster on unrealitymag.com. As if seeing a crazy-awesome poster of the “Mythbusters” crew done James Bond-style wasn’t enough, highlighting the sexy Kari Byron busted the myth that my dick don’t work (for some reason people like to attack my libido). Suffice to say Kari is looking fine. Take a better look:

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Quickly mentioning the rest of the poster, I must say Adam and Jamie are looking ever-omnipresent, but Tory and Grant both look like they made dookie in their pants. I give made props to artist Chotney, whoever the hell you are. This is truly awesome. Please make more of these.

Again, this is just a fan-made poster and does not exist for purchase, which is a shame because I have a perfect place for it — on my ceiling, right above my bed.