Over the years we've seen the 'Mythbusters' crew making a number of headlines for their many themed episodes and stunts, but the latest news may prove troubling for fans of the longtime Discovery Channel series. Not only are fan-favorite M7 Build Team members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara not returning for the next season in 2015, but the show will undergo a reboot of sorts to take 'Mythbusters' in a "new direction."
On May 30, Marvel Entertainment and Victory Hill Exhibitions launched Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Time Square, the same NYC location that housed such immersive experiences as 'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' and LEGO's 'Art of the Brick.' This time around Marvel fans of all ages will be able to dive into this cinematic universe like never before by becoming S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and witnessing the science behind these superheroes through interactive activities and props, costumes and set pieces from the movies.
Stan Lee walks out from behind a curtain and emerges into Tony Stark's laboratory, now set up to accommodate cameras and press. Iron Man's suit is encased in the background, the floor is lit up as an enlarged replica of his electromagnetic chest implant, and his inventions, like J.A.R.V.I.S. and his particle accelerator, adorn the far wall. "I don't know how they did it," remarked the famed Marvel creator. "I can't wait to see the rest."
Stan "The Man" was in New York City to promote the latest brain child of Marvel Studios -- the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., an interactive exhibit for Marvelites at Discovery Time Square that allows fans to immerse themselves in the world of 'The Avengers' films and S.H.I.E.L.D. Filled with movie props and costumes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- including the Chitauri chariot and weapons from 'The Avengers,' Loki's scepter and vintage Captain America memorabilia -- this S.T.A.T.I.O.N. transforms attendants into S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and dives into the science behind the famed superheroes and their abilities.
After checking out this exhibit for ourselves -- but not before Stan, of course -- we sat down with the true believer to chat about this one-of-a-kind experience and what's coming up next in the Marvel movie canon.
As part of the ongoing celebration of all things 'Breaking Bad,' the Discovery Channel's 'Mythbusters' finally aired the long-awaited episode in which the team tackled some of the most badass science happenings of the past five seasons. Series creator Vince Gilligan and Emmy-winning star Aaron Paul even got in on the fun, so which of Walter White's greatest chemical feats were put to the test? Find out by watching the full special right here!
We're guessing the folks at 'Mythbusters' watch a lot of AMC, but then again, who doesn't? After previously hosting an episode to feature various myths based on 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mythbusters' is preparing to bust some zombies by testing various aspects of zombie pop culture, 'The Walking Dead' style! Series star Michael Rooker will make a guest appearance in the zombified hour as well, hopefully keeping both his hands in tact, so check out the latest from 'Mythbusters' zombie special inside!
In addition to a number of television episodes from the likes of 'Haven' and 'Family Guy,' we weren't surprised to see that Discovery opted not to renew its firearm family series 'American Guns,' given the aftermath and national discourse raging from the terrible Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Now, it seems another of Discovery's 2nd amendment series - Ted Nugent's 'Gun Country' - has been pulled from the network, but is it a reaction to last week's tragedy?
Just days after the terrible tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the country, and even the world at large, faces an undeniable need to re-examine the role of gun control on the world stage. As with numerous tragedies in the past, much of the focus shifts to violence in media as depicted across film and television, which today faces one of its first casualties. Discovery has opted to pull the plug on its pro-firearm reality series 'American Guns.' But what will the reaction to the news bring?
Yeah, Mr. Savage! Yeah, Mr. Hyneman! It what will surely turn out to be the news of the week (discounting that whole Disney 'Star Wars' thing), it seems that the science of 'Breaking Bad' will finally be put to the test, as 'Mythbusters' is set to tackle the AMC meth drama series in an upcoming episode. Series creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul will even take part in the episode, but which of 'Breaking Bad's infamous scientific scenes will the 'Mythbusters' put to the test?
The meter has finally run out. The Discovery Channel's Emmy-Award winning gameshow, 'Cash Cab' is coming to an end after six seasons and two-hundred plus episodes.