For over a decade now, Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated show Mythbusters has been sorting out the fact or fiction of urban legends with a mixture of science and special effects wizardry. Now hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are giving audiences a chance to have a Mythbusters experience live with their Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour.
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman both bring plenty of technical credibility to their roles as Mythbusters hosts. Savage is an accomplished model maker, whose work has appeared in blockbuster movies such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Galaxy Quest. Hyneman is a special effects expert and owner of M5 Industries, a special effects workshop. Hyneman is also an accomplished robot builder, best known to fans of the show Robot Wars as the creator of “Blendo”, which was eventually banned from competition after being deemed too destructive for throwing pieces of opposing robots into the audience.
The Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour is a hardcore Mythbusters fan's dream come true. Savage and Hyneman share never before seen behind the scenes video outtakes from the show. They also offer stories and remembrances from some of their favorite myths tested. The pair's humorous on-stage banter provides comic relief throughout the show.
But it wouldn't be Mythbusters without things getting blown up in the name of science. The biggest draw of Mythbusters: Behind the Myths is the interactive science experiments conducted live. Savage and Hyneman choose audience members to assist them in demonstrating some of the myths from the show and some new experiments based on magic and sideshow tricks. Audience members are chosen at random so anyone has a chance to be on stage with the pair at any given show.
The Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour promises a family-friendly show. The pair's website promises it is a show “for all ages”, but warns that very small children may not be able to sit through the two hour presentation. Mythbusters has always been a popular show with children and one goal of the show, and the tour, has always been to inspire youngsters' natural curiosity into furthering their knowledge through science education.