MythBusters is back! On Nov. 15, the former Discovery hit is resurrected on the Science Channel with new hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung. Yahoo Entertainment has a sneak peek of the premiere, which finds the guys using a synthetic cadaver to test whether an airbag explosion can be lethal to a front-seat passenger whose feet are on the dashboard. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.
Also on tap for the first of 14 new episodes: “Brian and Jon tackle the classic cinematic trope of delayed causality and try to find out if it’s really possible to decapitate a bad guy, zombie, or monster so fast, so accurately, that the head and body hold in position for a dramatic pause. To find the answer, they build and test a rocket-powered sword,” the Science Channel promises.
Louden and Lung were the winning contestants of the host-seeking series MythBusters: The Search. Louden is a biologist from Texas who also worked as a drilling engineer in the energy business. Look for his rescue dog, Bo Dingo, to occasionally get in on the action as MythDog. Native New Yorker Lung is a trained engineer and a product designer who’s most likely to be found in the shop or a junkyard.
They seem to be ready to uphold the legacy of original hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman — and that duo’s penchant for blowing things up. According to the Science Channel: “Other myths this season will determine if a burglar stuck in a chimney could be shot skywards if a homeowner lights his propane-powered fireplace, the possibility of igniting a lethal campsite catastrophe by cigarette lighter and a sleeping bag full of flatulence, whether a lumberjack can accidentally chop himself down by cutting into a tree and striking an embedded bullet, and more.”
The new season of MythBusters premieres Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on the Science Channel.