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    "Bad Universe", Phil's top secret project?

    It's on Discovery Networks official YouTube channel, so it's not so secret any more:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiSJ73pckw4

    (Hat tip to John S. Wilkins)
    (English is not my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and unintended ambiguities.)

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    Looks like Mythbusters in space! I will be so watching that
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    That looks like it will be a lot of fun. I'm definitely going to watch. I hope they put it on after the Mythbusters.

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    Very cool. And I bet the sneak-peek is even cooler with sound! (I have my speakers unplugged at work so I can use them with my mp3 player instead :-P )

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    Looks like Mythbusters in space! I will be so watching that
    Adam and Jaime at mythbusters signed a new contract which allowed them to create new shows plus the BA's friendship with them probably means that they had something to do with it.

    Also it looks cool and Fazor the sound does help.
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    That's "sooper sekrit" project to you!

    Seriously, looks awesome.
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    Oh no! I may need to get cable again!

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    Huzzah.
    Why do I think that the BA's Close Personal Friend Adam Savage(tm) will be making an appearance on this show?
    After the MB's debunked the hoaxers this is a decent expansion that that concept.

    can't wait.

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    Anyone know when it will air and if it will be aired on Discovery Canada?

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    I can't wait to see it. And watch the clip with audio at home hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Earl View Post
    I can't wait to see it. And watch the clip with audio at home hehe.
    Yeah. I'm still waiting to actually hear the clip too; too much work to crawl under my desk at work and plug the speakers back in, only to crawl back under it again to unplug them when done.

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    Vid's still down. What a cruel thing, to see part of it, sans audio, at work, and then to look forward to seeing it at home in all its glory, only to arrive and find out the evil Discovery Channel yanked the video due to unspecified "problems" with the video.

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    I think ToSeek just ToSeeked himself here.

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    No need to point that out. Everybody makes mistakes.

    But the video no longer works!

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    For those of us who can't see the video, details please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    For those of us who can't see the video, details please?
    It's Bad Astronomy done Mythbusters Style i.e. demonstrated by experiments likely to include explosions and presented by Phil.
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    Phil's trailer is back up, finally. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PU7NMx178

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    Phil with lightning vision! Yay!
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    That. Is the coolest thing. In the history of ever.
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    Heads up! In case anyone didn't know or forgot, the show premiers tonight, at 10pm someone's time.
    Et tu BAUT? Quantum mutatus ab illo.

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    Ow, that hurts....I haven't grinned from ear to ear like that in a LONG time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ara Pacis View Post
    Heads up! In case anyone didn't know or forgot, the show premiers tonight, at 10pm someone's time.
    DVR now programmed!

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    http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/bad-universe/

    For those who may be challenged by broadcast availability, here's Discovery's clip archive for the show. For the rest of us who will have the opportunity later tonight, the usual spoiler warnings should apply.

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    I wonder if BAUT will see an uptick in activity after the show, or will Discovery launch it's own show-specific forum.

    If so, we'll need to get t-shirts made that say "We may not be the official, but we are the original".
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    And if their board merges with this one what would be the new name:
    BABUUT
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    I'm watching Bad Universe and am unimpressed

    I think the problem is that Phil's show on the Discovery channel about asteroid/comet impacts is immediately following "The Last Day of the Dinosaurs". That was an hour-long show about the effect of the asteroid impact on the dinosaurs, complete with awesome special effects of dinosaurs, meteor impacts, tidal waves, volcanoes, cat & dogs living together and general mass hysteria. It even finished with a 3-way dinosaur fight ending as a 3-dead-dinosaur stalemate!

    So Phil's show comes on as another asteroid show, but no dinosaurs! Kind of letdown. Phil is great, we need more dinosaurs! :P

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    I liked the show. I'll be keeping an eye out for other episodes to come. An hour long show is nice, it lets you get into details that you might otherwise have to take a quick pass at just to fit everything in. The pace of the show was good as well. We weren't subjected to ten minutes or more while the experiment was set up, with a long explanation of each part. Nope. Instead here's Phil, experiment is ready to roll, and a quick "Here's what this does, what we're going to do with it, and what we expect to happen."

    My one bit of criticism? Might wanna scale back a wee bit on the "Helelukas". (I'm certain I got the spelling on that wrong.)

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    I thought the show was quite informative. Phil was good and I'll bet he only gets better as more episodes come out. Does anyone know haw many episodes will be made (so far)?

    I agree he says Holy Helekula way too much. I see the producers used many trends that you see in North American TV shows. The constant "dramatic" music, the recaps and "coming ups" and the ever irritating "don't give anyone free advertising" by blocking out the make of Phil's truck (I can understand blocking the license plate). I see this all the time with t-shirts and yellow power tools (duh...could it be deWalt??). None of this has anything to do with Phil, it's just the way TV is made over here.

    All in all, I can't wait for the next episode.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ara Pacis View Post
    Heads up! In case anyone didn't know or forgot, the show premiers tonight, at 10pm someone's time.
    Didn't know.
    All I've heard was "this fall". And the last post was a month ago.

    I am kind of disappointed that the heads up wasn't a lot sooner, at least before the weekend.

    (Rant not aimed at you Ara. Just that your reminder sparked it)

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