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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2013)
Joe Caravella ...
 Himself - Contestant & Rocket Scientist (8 episodes, 2013)
Gui Cavalcanti ...
 Himself - Contestant & Robotics Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Amy Elliott ...
 Herself - Contestant & Engineering Grad Student (8 episodes, 2013)
Cory Fleischer ...
 Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Mark Fuller ...
 Himself - Judge & CEO, W.E.T. (8 episodes, 2013)
Joel Ifill ...
 Himself - Contestant & Welding Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Tom Johnson ...
 Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Dan Moyers ...
 Himself - Contestant & Space Systems Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Andrew Stroup ...
 Himself - Contestant & Defense Systems Engineer (8 episodes, 2013)
Eric Whitman ...
 Himself - Contestant & Robotics Grad Student (8 episodes, 2013)
Alison Wong ...
 Herself - Contestant & Product Designer (8 episodes, 2013)
 Herself - Judge & Founder & CEO of Christalis (7 episodes, 2013)


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Release Date:

April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius  »

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When did Steve Jobs become an innovator???
8 September 2013 | by (Not Preston, thankfully) – See all my reviews

I know Kal Penn is just an actor and is not supposed to think, but he was the one that ad-libbed "Who's gonna be the next Steve Jobs?" in the first episode. Or at least the producers should have known better when they decided to use it as a tag in the trailer. Honestly, I thought the show was going to be about finding the best new salesman, because that's what Steve Jobs really was. A salesman. A pitcher. He was excellent at what he was doing and it was indeed important, but innovator he wasn't.

But then again, when I saw the first explosion in the trailer, and remembered Jobs' penchant for bombastic presentations, I figured it made all the sense. Because the show isn't about innovators either. It's just a bombastic mixture of "Survivor" and "Mythbusters". It's about blowing stuff up (content) and bickering and kicking people out of the show (format). I guess it might be entertaining up to a point but I never liked the format of "Survivor" so I held up for the first ten minutes of the first episode.

Maybe I could've watched for a bit longer but then there was that actor, Penn, irritating as hell. Trying too hard to sell serious attitude with such a dumb look on his face. Maybe it's a camp. And he really shouldn't be ad-libbing things but reading the given lines. Because immediately after calling Steve Jobs an innovator he went on to praise US President for "being all about bringing US back to the forefront of technology and innovations". Guess he didn't realize that the US President is an even bigger pitcher than Jobs was. The only thing he's really about is blowing stuff up and impressing idiots like Penn.

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