Rocket City Rednecks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rocket City Rednecks
The Rocket City Rednecks.jpg
The "Fearless Five"
Starring
  • Travis Taylor
  • Rog Jones
  • Charles Taylor
  • Michael Taylor
  • Pete Erbach
Narrated by Travis Taylor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 34
Production company(s) Flight 33 Productions
Broadcast
Original channel National Geographic Channel
Original run September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28) – present (present)
External links
Website

Rocket City Rednecks is an American television show that focuses on engineering.

The show is set in Huntsville, Alabama[1][2][3] (known as "Rocket City" for its historic contributions to the American space program), and features Travis Taylor, three of his relatives, and his best friend. All five cast members are highly educated (Travis holds multiple Ph.D. degrees and his brother-in-law also holds a Ph.D.) but, when not working on technical matters, play the part of stereotypical "rednecks" and use their advanced knowledge to solve "real world" problems (such as creating a rocket that uses moonshine as fuel).

The show was first broadcast on Wednesday September 28, 2011, with Tim Evans as the supervising producer.[4] It is broadcast on the National Geographic Channel, and will be shown in all regions of the United States.

Cast[edit]

  • Travis Taylor, Ph.D.[5][6] aka "The Ringleader"
  • Rog Jones aka "The Sidekick" (Travis' long-time best friend)
  • Charles "Daddy" Taylor (Travis' father)
  • Michael "The Kid" Taylor (Travis' nephew)
  • "Pistol Pete" Erbach, Ph.D. (Travis' brother-in-law)

Format[edit]

A typical episode features the five main cast members and possibly the addition of an expert in the field related to the particular challenge of that show. The challenges are varied, usually involving constructing a machine to achieve a particular objective. Examples of challenges include making a mechanical "ironman" suit, a submarine, a spy satellite, and a machine to fling a frozen watermelon to simulate an asteroid collision with the southern United States.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 20 September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28) December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07) N/A N/A N/A
2 November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2011[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date[7]
1 1 "Bomb-Proof My Pick-Up" September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)
2 2 "Moonshine Rocket Fuel" September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)
3 3 "Junkyard Iron Man" September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)
4 4 "20,000 Kegs Under the Sea" September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)
5 5 "Hillbilly Armageddon" October 5, 2011 (2011-10-05)
6 6 "Rednecks on the Red Planet" October 5, 2011 (2011-10-05)
7 7 "Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind" October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)
8 8 "Backwoods Spy Satellite" October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)
9 9 "Power My Party Boat" October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)
10 10 "Double-Barreled Rocket" October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)
11 11 "Hillbilly Moon Buggy" November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
12 12 "Rocket-Powered Bass Boat" November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
13 13 "Tornado-Proof Outhouse" November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16)
14 14 "Hillbilly Fireworks" November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16)
15 15 "The War Wagon" November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
16 16 "Trailer Power" November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
17 17 "Slingshot Into Orbit" November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
18 18 "Hillbilly Hovercraft" November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
19 19 "Radar-Proof Pickup" December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)
20 20 "Talladega Tailgate" December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)

Season 2: 2012/13[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date[7]
21 1 "Alabama Blast-Off" November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29)
22 2 "Jay Leno's Steam Racer" November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29)
23 3 "Down Home Demolition" December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)
24 4 "Tsunami Survival Pod" December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)
25 5 "Rocket-Powered Pickup" December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13)
26 6 "Superhero Super Suit" December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13)
27 7 "Remote Control Demolition Derby" December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
28 8 "DIY Death Ray" December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
29 9 "Hunting with a Hero" December 27, 2012 (2012-12-27)
30 10 "One-Man Helicopter" December 27, 2012 (2012-12-27)
31 11 "Sweet Drone Alabama" January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03)
32 12 "Papa John's Pizza Bike" January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03)
33 13 "All-Terrain Transformer" January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)
34 14 "Lightning Gun" January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)
35 15 "Doomsday Shelter" January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)
36 16 "Full-Body Flak Jacket" January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nat Geo’s “Rocket City Rednecks” is backwoods brilliant | Channel Guide Magazine". Channelguidemagblog.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dave Dieter (September 19, 2011). "National Geographic Channel to film last segment of Rocket City Rednecks | al.com". Photos.al.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Travis S. Taylor. "Travis S. Taylor". Doctravis.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rocket City Rednecks – National Geographic Channel - Fall TV Preview 2011 | Channel Guide Magazine". Channelguidemag.zap2it.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rocket City Rednecks UAHuntsville alums front & center on National Geographic reality series | UAHuntsville News". Uah.edu. September 12, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Meet the Ringleader of the 'Rocket City Rednecks' | Space Reality TV Shows & National Geographic Reality Show | Travis Taylor & NASA Rocket Science". Space.com. September 28, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - rocket city rednecks on ngc". the Futon Critic. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 

External links[edit]