The MythBusters have confirmed and busted all kinds of movie myths, from James Bond to Star Trek to Spider-Man. But tomorrow night, Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant, and Tory kick off their latest season by taking on the mother of all nerd movie franchises: Star Wars. And they've called in Sophia Bush, MythBusters fan and the star of NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, to help. Check out a preview clip below.
Star Wars is familiar territory for Jamie, Adam, Grant, and Tory, who all worked at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Star Wars director George Lucas's special effects company, on the prequel films: Jamie was a special effects technician on The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones; Adam's modelwork appeared in Clones; Tory worked as a modeler, builder, sculptor, and painter on the first two prequels; and Grant was a modeler and animatronics technician at ILM, updating R2-D2 and controlling the droid's movements during the prequel trilogy. (Grant also donned the C-3PO suit for commercials, red carpets, and even an appearance on Oprah Winfrey's talk show—you can see him discussing the experience here and here.)
Among the myths the team will test include: Could Luke really have swung across a huge chasm on a rope while holding Princess Leia? Would Luke have survived the bitterly cold Hoth stuffed inside a Tauntaun? And could the primitive weapons of the Ewoks really be able to bring down Darth Vader’s sophisticated weapons? Find out tomorrow night at 8/7 central on the Discovery Channel—and while you're waiting, check out a few photos from the episode.
And here's a teaser of what you can expect from the rest of this season of MythBusters:
All photos courtesy of Discovery.