Head Rush (TV series)

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Head Rush
Head rush title card.png
Genre Documentary
Science
Created by Peter Rees (MythBusters)
Starring Kari Byron
Narrated by Robert Lee
Composer(s) Neil Sutherland
Country of origin Australia
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40
Production
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor Discovery Communications
Beyond Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel Science Channel
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
First shown in United States
Original run August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23) – October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)
Chronology
Related shows MythBusters
External links
Website

Head Rush (also billed as Head Rush Refresh in 2011) is a spin-off of the popular MythBusters show airing on Discovery's Science since it debuted in 2010.

Described by Discovery as a "commercial free hour of MythBusters mashups, hosted by Kari Byron",[1] the show features about ten minutes of new material—experiments and quizzes presented by Kari, as well as TV celebrity and scientist appearances, pitching the idea that "science is cool"—interwoven in fifty minutes of material from MythBusters episodes.

These celebrity segments include "Cool Jobs In Science", which has featured other Science, Discovery, and TLC stars such as Dr. Michio Kaku (Sci Fi Science), Cake Boss's Buddy Valastro, Dr. G: Medical Examiner's Dr. Jan Garavaglia, and each of the other four MythBusters.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 30 August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23) October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
2 10 August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26) October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1 1 "Exploding Drinking Glass"[2] August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23)
2 2 "Leaf Blower Balancing"[2] August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
3 3 "Ultimate Smoke Rings"[2] August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25)
4 4 "Shrimps on Treadmills"[2] August 26, 2010 (2010-08-26)
5 5 "Flaming Balancing Act"[2] August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27)
6 6 "Water Bending Electrons"[2] August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)
7 7 "Liquid Nitrogen Balloon"[2] August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
8 8 "Sauerkraut Clock"[2] September 1, 2010 (2010-09-01)
9 9 "Spinning Light Show"[2] September 2, 2010 (2010-09-02)
10 10 "Hot Balloon"[2] September 3, 2010 (2010-09-03)
11 11 "Disappearing Glass"[2] September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)
12 12 "Strength of Salt"[2] September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
13 13 "Bubble Power"[2] September 8, 2010 (2010-09-08)
14 14 "Singing Glass"[2] September 9, 2010 (2010-09-09)
15 15 "Burning Cash"[2] September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)
16 16 "Gas Powered Fountain"[2] September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
17 17 "Test Tube Trickery"[2] September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
18 18 "Monster Toothpaste"[2] September 15, 2010 (2010-09-15)
19 19 "Bed of Nails"[2] September 16, 2010 (2010-09-16)
20 20 "Human Conductors"[2] September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17)
21 21 "Disappearing Water"[2] September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
22 22 "Gravity Defying Fluid"[2] September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
23 23 "Flaming Tornado"[2] September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)
24 24 "Fire Sandwich"[2] September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)
25 25 "Magnetic Boats"[2] September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24)
26 26 "Gelatin Fiber Optics"[2] September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)
27 27 "Karate Challenge"[2] September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
28 28 "Eggshell Physics"[2] September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)
29 29 "Super Wind Bags"[2] September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)
30 30 "Clouds in a Bottle"[2] October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)

Season 2 "Refresh" (2011)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
31 1 "Grape Plasma"[3] August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
32 2 "Candy Calories"[3] August 27, 2011 (2011-08-27)
33 3 "Milk Kaleidoscope"[3] August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
34 4 "Moody Crystals"[3] August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)
35 5 "Cornstarch Flamethrower"[3] September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
36 6 "Smashing Physics"[3] September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09)
37 7 "Gravity Fountain"[3] September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)
38 8 "Funnel Attraction"[3] September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
39 9 "Synchronized Metronomes"[3] September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
40 10 "FIRST Robotics"[3] October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Head Rush homepage". Archived from the original on February 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Head Rush Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Head Rush Refresh Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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