Savage Builds, which is hosted by MythBusters‘ Adam Savage, is an edutainment series featuring some advanced engineering and design projects inspired by popular culture and past scientific failures.
Putting his insatiable curiosity and nearly unparalleled inventiveness to the test, Adam Savage will take on the biggest and baddest builds of his career in a new eight-episode series premiering in June on Science Channel and airing on Discovery. Whether it’s a 3-D printed titanium suit of armor inspired by the Iron Man films that actually flies or experimenting with highly volatile liquid nitroglycerin, SAVAGE BUILDS will propel Adam into explosive and unpredictable worlds with high stakes payoffs.
Each episode of SAVAGE BUILDS will focus on one project as Adam collaborates with notable experts in their fields, friends, colleagues, and some of his favorite people on the planet. Nothing is guaranteed of course when venturing into the unknown, but whether a build is a success or failure, the results are sure to thrill.
“I’ve spent my life trying to make, create and push the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Adam Savage. “This new series is a culmination of sorts, as I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds out there as we attempt to solve really absurd ideas that I’ve had in my head for a long time, but have never had the opportunity to dive into, until now. And of course, the most absurd ideas are often what generates the most innovative engineering.”
“Adam’s enthusiasm for science is contagious,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “SAVAGE BUILDS is the perfect showcase for him to do what he loves to do on scale that hasn’t been done before.”
Episodes include Adam’s attempt to create a working version of one of history’s most notorious engineering failures, the British military’s World War II rocket propelled explosive weapon, The Great Panjandrum. Helping with the design is the lead engineer of the Mars Science Lab’s EDL (Entry, Descent, Landing phase), NASA engineer Adam Steltzner. For the titanium Iron Man inspired suit Adam enlists Richard Browning, famous for his Gravity Jet Suit, which is powered by five 1000 horsepower mini jet engines strapped to his body. Inventor, maker and roboticist Simone Giertz, and maker Laura Kampf help Adam build three “Mad Max” inspired, post-apocalyptic monsters of destruction using only junk cars and the materials they can salvage from a scrapyard.