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More Details from CCI's Mythbusters Panel


For the third year running, the MythBusters—Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Tory Bellici and Kari Byron—took the stage at Comic Con last Saturday. The 2000-strong crowd of fans—which included at least one Hyneman look-alike—went wild for the gang, which showed clips from the new season, airing this fall, and shared that they've just renewed their contracts for another 7 years. When we sat down with Hyneman, Savage and Imahara backstage, they had nothing but love for the Con, which, according to Savage, just keeps getting better.

"The panel we just did was off the hook," he said. "The response was amazing."

Savage told us told us that the MythBusters definitely plan to take on more superhero myths in future seasons. "There's a lot of ways in which comic books look at physics that are ripe for testing," Savage said. "So while superheroes have provided a lot of material so far, we're by no means done with that."

Hyneman—who once built a Batman-like winch for the show—wants to explore a more original take on superhero myths. A DIY superhero, if you will. "I have this design for being able to climb up a wall using duct tape," he told us. "And up I go using the adhesion of the duct tape. It's something that you don't think would be possible, but it might. It's not exactly Batman, but it's close."

Imahara told us that he already got to take on his ultimate sci-fi myth: Star Trek's Gorn cannon. But he thinks upcoming flicks, like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and RED, will provide a lot more potential testing material.

Meanwhile, Imahara's creation, robot skeleton Geoff Peterson—sidekick to the Late Late Show's Craig Ferguson—took one step closer to becoming sentient. Imahara recently upgraded the bot for iPad control, though he told us that he doesn't have all the kinks worked out just yet.

Check out our exclusive video interviews below for what you can expect next season, the scariest moment so far, and why PopMech's own senior auto editor, Mike Allen, is an honorary MythBuster.

Watch the two exclusive interview videos here and here.

Source: Popular Mechanics




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