Now we get to see what those three were up to while Savage and Hyneman wrapped up is a new unscripted series that brings back Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara to the world of science, this time on Netflix.
For those who were disappointed to see these three get left out of all the fun in the final season of Nerdist learned from one of their readers in attendance at the panel where this announcement was made that the new show was described as “Mythbusters in Wonderland.” What does that mean?
"We are all big fans of Kari as well as Tory and Grant and are looking for other projects where we can work with them," Discovery's statement says.
Unfortunately, that sounds like a pretty final "no" to the question of whether or not Byron will return to the show, but at least it shows that Discovery does support women in science, unlike what the petition claims."This is a huge step backward for Discovery," the petition reads.
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The three hosts have the degrees to back up their new investigative roles.
They hosted alone for the first season and part of the second; mid-way through the second season, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman and Christine Chamberlain, workers at M5 (Jamie's special effects company), began to take a larger part in the show and appear on camera more frequently, and they soon began tackling myths independantly, forming the 'build team'.
Its hosts are special effects experts, artists and electrical engineers who test urban myths using their technical skills and expertise.
These so-called 'myths' are drawn from history, submissions from the Discovery fansite, youtube, the news, and hearsay.
The Mythbusters team have tested, among other things, whether or not pants can explode if treated with particular chemicals and then exposed to sunlight, whether the NASA moon landing may have been faked, why the Hindenburg burned as fast as it did, whether you can pancake a convertable in a head-on collision between two SUVs, and whether it's faster and conceivable to clean out a cement truck with dynamite.
The testing of these myths often involves them building outlandish machines or robots, use of a high-speed camera, or putting materials and objects under strains and stresses for which they were not built. Although many of their results are not scientifically viable because of small sample sizes etc., the Mythbusters do follow something resembling scientific process, and make obvious efforts to keep their experiments scientifically plausible while also entertaining television.