White Rabbit Project (TV series)

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White Rabbit Project
The three presenters standing together. Netflix logo is prominently shown on the top left. At the bottom in stylized white writing is the show title. A rabbit symbol appears between the words white and rabbit.
GenreScience investigation
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John Luscombe
  • Ryan Senter
  • Martyn Ives
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)Beyond Television Productions
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseDecember 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
External links
Website

White Rabbit Project is a Netflix series starring Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara, the build team from MythBusters, that was released on December 9, 2016.[1][2][3] According to the official synopsis, the team investigates topics such as "jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists, and crazy World War II weapons", which they will explore through experiments, builds, and tests.[4] The series was cancelled by Netflix after one season.[5]

Production[edit]

The show was first announced at DragonCon 2016.[6] The show is produced by John Luscombe, Ryan Senter, and Martyn Ives, who are from Beyond Productions, the production company for Mythbusters.[7] A trailer was released for the series on November 29, 2016.[8]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Super Power Tech"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team tests the viability of various superpowers such as mind control and human flight.
2"Jailbreak"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team compares different prison breaks including the escape of Pascal Payet and El Chapo; Tory replicates the escape of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families, who on September 16, 1979, escaped from East Germany to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon
3"Crazy WW2 Weapons"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The trio explore experimental weapons in World War 2, including bombs attached to bats and feeding Adolf Hitler estrogen. Kari tries to build a jet propulsion platform meant to allow for the rapid airdrop of heavy weapons.
4"Scam Artists"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team talk about a number of famous Scam Artists such as Victor Lustig AKA the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice and the man that created the ponzi scheme.
5"Heist!"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team talk about a number of famous heists, including the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary.
6"May G Force Be with You"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The hosts measure g-forces in various contexts to find the most extreme, measuring g forces experienced from jousting to roller coasters to race cars.
7"Tech We Love to Hate"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team find the most annoying tech between, machine voice interaction, repeated stop lights in cities, drones, printers constantly failing, and the constant nagging of too smart tech.
8"Where's My Hoverboard?"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
The team investigates the promised tech of the past, including hoverboards, jet packs, holograms, X-ray glasses, bionic body parts, and dermal regeneration.
9"Invented Before Its Time?"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
Was the tech we have today invented long before its assumed creation? The hosts investigate proposed precursors of the mobile phone, GIF, car navigation, the portable music player, selfie stick, and music streaming services.
10"Speed Freaks"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
Exceptional feats of speed. The hosts look at the speed of RC cars, speed skiing, fastest human, electric car, speed skydiving, and the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix Orders White Rabbit Project Starring Mythbusters Build Team". Screenrant. September 4, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Build Team From MYTHBUSTERS Are Coming Back With a Netflix Show". Nerdist. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Liptak, Andrew (September 4, 2016). "Mythbusters' build team is reuniting for a Netflix show". The Verge. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "'Mythbusters' Build Team is back in the first trailer for 'White Rabbit Project'". Digital Trends. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "White rabbit project not renewed by Netflix".
  6. ^ Elderkin, Beth. "The Mythbusters Build Team is Heading to Netflix". Gizmodo. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 4, 2016). "Netflix Greenlights 'White Rabbit Project' Reality Series From 'Mythbusters' Producers". Deadline. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Loved 'MythBusters'? You'll like 'White Rabbit Project'". CNET. Retrieved November 30, 2016.

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