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Unchained Reaction 

The six-part series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds - artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joes - against each other to build an... See full summary »
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 Himself - Host 6 episodes, 2012
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 Himself - Host 6 episodes, 2012
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 Himself - Design Consultant 5 episodes, 2012
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The six-part series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds - artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joes - against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption on a massive scale. The teams are provided with identical sets of tools and materials and given five days to complete a series of mechanisms based on a specific theme. Per the network, "refined mechanical movements, pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction are encouraged." At the end of the the five days, Savage and Hyneman are joined by a new guest judge to review the installations and pick a winner. Written by Brian

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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Complete fail
19 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Poorly conceived, poorly executed, poorly paced, poorly judged. Jamie and Adam are mere set decoration to draw us in. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed with a show, and I have been a HUGE Mythbusters fan from the very first episode.

The biggest problem is that the judging is ENTIRELY subjective. In all the episodes I've watched either team could really have been declared the winner. There's no reasonable metric, it's just what appeals to Adam and Jamie, and who cares? The whole show fails on this point. The machines don't translate well to video, and somehow they have to make a competition out of it and declare a winner. Oh, surprise surprise, the artists always win.

REALLY disappointing. I hope it goes away and doesn't come back. More worthy of the screw-ups on the "bulid team" than of Adam and Jamie.


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