Mythbusters delivered a number of classic myth-busting moments in 2011, including the creation of near-perfect Mission: Impossible-style face masks and a scene recreated from Lethal Weapon 2. Mythbusters will return for even more explosion-based empiricism in 2012, and although the show doesn’t follow the standard TV season format, this will mark the show’s tenth year on the air. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Mythbusters 2012.
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What to Expect from Mythbusters 2012
Mythbusters will be returning to Discovery sometime in mid to late 2012; an exact date has not yet been announced. Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will return for hosting duties, where they will test the viability of various urban legends, adages and movie scenarios, usually by blowing something up. They will once again be assisted by the Build Team, a back-up busting squad comprised of Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. The Mythbusters official website also lists Buster the crash test dummy as a returning cast member.
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One Mythbusters experiment from the upcoming season has been made all too public: On December 6, a homemade cannon test went awry and sent a cannonball careening through a residential neighborhood in Dublin, California. Thankfully, no one was injured, but the loose projectile did considerable property damage, crashing through the walls of a family’s house and landing in their car. No word yet on whether or not Mythbusters 2012 will include a segment on the accident, but there’s local news footage aplenty on YouTube.
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What do you want to see on Mythbusters 2012? Should the team broadcast their cannonball blunder, or would it be in poor taste? What other myths would you like to see the team address? Should the team tackle the Mayan Calendar myth this year, or just give it a ten second “Busted” verdict in 2013? Let us know in the comments!
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