Saturday, January 9, 2010

Technobabble on Treknobabble

Although we're not there yet, Kevin and I will be doing a podcast of the classic episode "Arena," in which Kirk goes toe-to-toe with a Gorn.

Well what do you know, someone else is interested in this, too! Mythbusters, a fun cable show on Discovery Channel, recently tackled whether Kirk could actually have created a gunpowder cannon using the materials native to Cestus III (or, if you prefer, Bronson Caynyon, California).

Here is a page with links to video clips of their experiments. The preview vid is priceless, too, in which Mythbuster and fellow Trekkie Grant Imahara does a funny Spock impression.

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