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Old July 8 2009, 07:54 PM   #16
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Where are they going to get a Gorn to see if the makeshift cannon actually worked in stopping a Gorn?
They could probably find a few in the crowd at a monster truck, WWE or MMA event.
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Old July 8 2009, 08:08 PM   #17
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Where are they going to get a Gorn to see if the makeshift cannon actually worked in stopping a Gorn?
They could probably find a few in the crowd at a monster truck, WWE or MMA event.
Only on ECW on Sci-Fi.
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Old July 8 2009, 09:35 PM   #18
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Kari just had a child.....I just died alittle bit inside sniff
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Old July 8 2009, 11:18 PM   #19
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the neck pinch? maybe not . . . no explosives
No that would be a good back-up Myth to test..they could talk to Martial arts experts and Doctors to see if it could work..now how they would test it is another thing though I don't think trying it on "Buster" would work maybe Adam?.
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Old July 8 2009, 11:20 PM   #20
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Whoa! Awesome!
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Old July 8 2009, 11:49 PM   #21
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the neck pinch? maybe not . . . no explosives
No that would be a good back-up Myth to test..they could talk to Martial arts experts and Doctors to see if it could work..now how they would test it is another thing though I don't think trying it on "Buster" would work maybe Adam?.
Since it's supposedly an alien ability, it's kind of impossible to test all the parameters of the myth. Now, the Kirk chop is another matter -- though testing it safely would be difficult.
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Old July 9 2009, 12:26 AM   #22
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I hope they see if anti matter torpedoes really do work. They can test fire one at the dude with the stupid moustache and beret face.
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Old July 9 2009, 12:54 AM   #23
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Mythbuster Grant Imahara just posted this on his Twitter.

Prepping for this afternoon's story meeting by watching "Arena". Watching Star Trek at work. For work. Best. Job. Ever.
My guess is that he and the build team are going to test whether or not Kirk really could have constructed a makeshift diamond gun/cannon out of the materials the Metreons left for him and the Gorn in "Arena".

Edit - confirmed, that's what they're doing.


Hopefully this is part of a larger Star Trek special. Any ideas for other Star Trek myths they could do ? (Stuff they can actually test, not warp drive or transporters!!!!)


That's freaking AWESOME!
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Old July 9 2009, 02:36 AM   #24
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How about this one?

"Will exceeding the Warp 10 Barrier turn the occupants of a shuttlecraft into hideous slugs and destroy the credibility of a TV series' writing team for good?"
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Old July 9 2009, 03:48 AM   #25
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How about this one?

"Will exceeding the Warp 10 Barrier turn the occupants of a shuttlecraft into hideous slugs and destroy the credibility of a TV series' writing team for good?"
That couldn't prove or disprove that on the grounds the writing team didn't much credibilty to start with.
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Old July 9 2009, 04:01 AM   #26
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Maybe that can discover for us if God really DOES need a starship.
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Old July 9 2009, 06:17 AM   #27
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Imahara has confirmed this is for Viewer Special 4 and not a Star Trek special.
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Old July 9 2009, 06:26 AM   #28
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Imahara has confirmed this is for Viewer Special 4 and not a Star Trek special.
Aww. Oh well, this will still be fun to see, though.
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I dunno, but if it involves Kari in a catsuit or a miniskirt, I'm totally behind it!
She gave birth to her first child, a girl, last week so I would not count on it.
See, there you go ruining my fantasy with your logic and facts.
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Old July 9 2009, 06:35 AM   #30
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the neck pinch? maybe not . . . no explosives
No that would be a good back-up Myth to test..they could talk to Martial arts experts and Doctors to see if it could work..now how they would test it is another thing though I don't think trying it on "Buster" would work maybe Adam?.
Since it's supposedly an alien ability, it's kind of impossible to test all the parameters of the myth.
I've never seen anything to suggest there's a telepathic component to the pinch. It should just be a question of whether any particular combination of pressures on that nerve cluster could render one immediately unconscious.
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