Mythbusters "Plane Boarding; Bite the Bullet" (S9E19, 8/21/14, Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by LoadStar, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003


    From the way Jamie and Adam announced the change? I get the feeling they weren't exactly on board about this. This smacks of fronting the shelves. The business is struggling, so we're going to focus on what we do best...followed shortly by the going out of business signs. Enjoy the Mythbusters final season!
  2. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Yeah my guess is Adam and Jamie weren't for this and this will be the final season. :(
  3. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    I'm not worried. Tory will land on his feet.


    Or not.
  4. jjd_87

    jjd_87 Member

    Jan 31, 2011
    I gave up on Mythbusters a few years ago. The show just put me to sleep. If they cut out all the recapping/rehashing and the coming up stuff the would be 20 minutes. Apparently Discovery thinks most people have the attention span of a goldfish.
    Below is an article with a clip that EW says is from next season. Seems much different than the show I gave up on 2-3 years ago. Much more interesting.
  5. squint

    squint New Member

    Jun 15, 2008


    Yet shows like Mythbusters and Naked and Afraid constantly complain that they have to cram hundreds of hours of footage into 42 minutes.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Agree with this. The show is getting older and probably no longer brings in the ad revenue that it did at its peak, so Discovery wants to reduce the show's budget in order to keep it on the air. Yet as Kari, Grant, and Tory continue to get more popular and become more integral to the show, they are certainly going to want increased salaries. So I'm sure it got to the point where the reduced budget could no longer handle the increased salary demands and the decision was made to let them go in order to keep producing the show for another season or two.
  7. DaveMN

    DaveMN Curmudgeon, Skeptic

    Nov 14, 2001
    Interesting read, from June:
    Mythbusters blows up Beyond International profit

  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I haven't watched it yet, but saw the tweets last night before I heard the actual story of them not being on the show anymore.

    This is sort of wishy-washy.. I liked them, but DO see them as being sort of the second tier. That's not actually a bad thing, it let the show as a whole do more myths total.

    I will enjoy it back to the two main guys..

    Basically, it won't make me stop watching the show, though it is slightly sad. More for Kari & Grant, despite what I say next..

    That alone was reason enough to have them on the show!
  9. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Canada. It's usually around a 3-4 month delay.

    And I discovered that both Netflix and Hulu suck - it looks like other than downloading it, the only way to actually watch it is to buy it off iTunes. (Yes, it's a shock since Discovery Canada lets you stream it a few days later.

    Well, Like I said, it's obvious Jaime and Adam want their own show - they've done several others but since I see either one episode or one season, they couldn't be terribly popular, but Mythbusters fits them well and it's time to get back to their roots. As far as anyone's concerned the past few seasons, Kari Tory and Grant pretty much work independently from Jaime and Adam - they don't even share the same building, other than the little spot where they introduce the myths.

    So it's time. Kari, Tory and Grant deserve their own show by now, and it'll fit in with objectives to give them pay raises - they've already hosted several shows. Mythbusters gets back to Adam and Jaime and lets them show more footage that they always wanted to show but were cut for time.

    We'll probably find out their new show(s) in a couple of months.
  10. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    What bothers me is that there is no lack of time. They waste a huge amount time telling you what they just said before the last commercial, or telling you what they will do after the next commercial. If they cut all that crap out, they would be able to show more stuff, even in the current format. And then they totally rush the ending, having stuff after the credits start rolling. Very frustrating to watch, at times.
  11. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    Another downfall for losing the build team is the type of stunts and tests they can test. In the Indiana Jones awning stunt (Mega Movie myths?) I think it was Adam that the insurance company said couldn't do the stunt so instead Tori was voluntold. I like the behind the scene aspect of they myths.
  12. alansh

    alansh Active Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    This is interesting.
    Mythbusters blows up Beyond International profit

  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Just as interesting the second time! ;)
  14. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Disagree. Much less interesting the second time.
  15. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    I guess I don't understand why Jamie and Adam even need Beyond now that they have their own brand.
  16. cal_s7

    cal_s7 Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    This is annoying. At first I was confused. Why are you calling it season 9?

    I saw no announcement (but current news reports confirm this departure). But then I did just skim it because THIS IS ANOTHER REPEAT LISTED AS NEW. Plane boarding/bite bullet aired along time ago. So did the previous ep.

    I got this ep as Season 14 ep 7 and as soon as it started I knew I'd seen it. Taking a look I have this as Season 11 ep 9 with a file date of June 2013. I have no idea when It first aired. Thats just when I watched it. The only difference is that this copy is a better copy then my other one. Its word for word the same.

    Now I see that various sources are splitting the seasons up differently. That is annoying.

    I know I saw the previous ep as well a long time ago. Traffic tricks. But I can't find it. I think I may have watched it on youtube.

    So... why are they airing old eps as new ones. Or did they just air in other countries but never made it to air in the US? If thats the case then why?
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yes, these are new episodes to the USA. They have not previously aired here. They did air in Australia, not sure about elsewhere internationally, but not here. Quite possibly, something to do with the article posted by Gunnyman, which suggests that the episodes in question (last weeks, the intersection vs. roundabout episode, and this one) were stolen ideas from an individual who issued a cease and desist order to Discovery.

    As far as the episode number, I used the number listed in the TiVo guide.
  18. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    I gave up on Mythbusters a long time ago as when the original without the three making a show within a show, they stopped showing the details of what they built and not to mention, they take great liberties with "scientific" conclusions that are many times the foundation of what they are attempting to prove or disprove.

    There are many conclusions that they "busted" or made plausable that simply aren't accurate due to assumptions they make almost as if they decide the fate prior to "testing" such. As a firearm owner, I find their liberal approach sometime distasteful and with perhaps Jamie, none of them had any experience with firearms prior to when they came to the show yet now they act as if they are truly professionals which they are not.

    It's just that science isn't the corner stone of the show, the same as the history channel's primary "history" lesson is ancient aliens and people you make a living ripping others of by buying low and selling high. They don't show the science, they don't explain the process , on each episode it's done the end result is "Mythbusters proved that" or "Mythbusters busted that" with the characters role playing being the center of the show.

    It's a good move, just don't know how long it will last. Most people watch TV for entertainment and amusement, not to be seek an education. If they want a entertaining show, they should have Jamie and Adam explain the special effects they do for commercials and such but I fear today most is done by CGI and not physical special effects.
  19. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    They intentionally run stuff over the credits to keep you from changing the channel before the next program has a chance to rope you in (DVR users be damned). I'm not sure what the logic is behind all the previews and recaps*, but you can bet it's not because of lack of material.

    * Well, part of it is to try and keep you sitting through the commercials.
  20. secondclaw

    secondclaw Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    Bittersweet news, and surprised the hell out of me at the end of the episode. Its positive news because Mythbusters was much better in early seasons, when they tackled some creative myths (the soldiers on the bridge harmonic was the first ep I saw, and it hooked me), and their interaction with mythterns was sometimes refreshing. But when they started doing 'stunt' myths that made no sense (shouting at plants, for example), they lost me a bit.
    That said, I think the departing trio brought some juvenile wonder and lighthearted fun to the show that was a bit lacking that, together with excellent chemistry. I sure hope they get their own show (I doubt Kari will be unemployed for long).

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