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"Mythbusters" Gorn Cannon Myth

trekhed68

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Report this Dec. 20 2009, 12:00 pm

Greetings and Happy Holidays fellow Trekkers! Back in July, the fan site TrekMovie.com reported that the popular Discovery Channel series Mythbusters was getting set to take on the "Gorn cannon" myth from the TOS episode "Arena." Earlier this week, the site reported that the much-anticipated episode is set to air this coming Monday, December 28th, at 9 PM ET.

So, what do you think? Will the Mythbusters find this myth to be busted, plausible, or confirmed? Vote now, and watch the show on December 28th to find out!

RemkeLovesKirk

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Report this Dec. 20 2009, 1:19 pm

i think also plausible, but not the same way as in the episode.

they do it also with macgyver and not everything works in that episode

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Report this Dec. 20 2009, 3:04 pm

Quote (VAD_BAXTER @ Dec. 20 2009, 12:54 pm)
Plausible :logical:

What he said.  :logical:

lion_tone

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Report this Dec. 20 2009, 5:09 pm

CONFIRMED BABY!

Remember, JTK made it...so it is confirmed...

Holberg

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 5:20 pm

Quote (trekbuff @ Dec. 20 2009, 12:19 pm)
Hi trekhed68!

I voted Plausible.

It will be interesting to see how close Mythbusters tries to stay to the elements of the device used in Arena.

Here's a link to the TrekMovie article with a clip of Kirk using the canon:
Mythbusters To Test Star Trek?s Gorn Cannon July 9, 2009

That rock is on the moon today :laugh:

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 11:57 pm

Quote (TheChronicOne @ Dec. 20 2009, 1:30 pm)
I love MacGuyver... I want to get it on DVD. ¿:cool: ¿:logical:

Don't you mean...........MacGruber?!  I love MacGyver!! The show got a little preachy in the end, but it had GREAT episodes.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 12:03 am

The only way to truly test it is to get JTK to fire the darn thing :laugh:  (Shatner or RDA are the only ones with enough 'awesome' to pull it off)

trekhed68

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 11:26 am

Thanks for voting in my online Mythbusters poll. As for myself, I am going to give JTK the benefit of the doubt and predict that the Gorn cannon myth will be found to be "plausible." Keep voting, and don't forget to watch the episode this coming Monday, December 28th!

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 3:26 am

Quote (ServalanFan @ April 05 2010, 11:58 pm)
Just seen the Gorn Mythbusters episode in Australia. Only took 4 months to get here :eyesroll:
I missed the first half of the episode so I can only comment on what I saw.
Firstly they said Kirk wouldn't of known how much to mix etc. Kirk does know how much to mix, by instinct or luck. Kirk is awesome in that way - don't forget that.
They had the Kirk mock-up dressed in a red-shirt and surprise, surprise he died. They needed Kirk dressed in command gold with shirt ripped to be truly accurate.
They said the bamboo wasn't up to holding a gun powder explosion, but this was alien-bamboo. Notoriously known for being stronger than Earth bamboo.
Then the Gorn was too far away I think. When they put the Gorn closer the mythbusters re-creation worked. OK Kirk died but in the episode Kirk wasn't wearing a red-shirt.
Just going to put on remastered 'Arena' if not just to look at the Gorn's blinking eyes.

I Love this post!

You have just torn the Mythbusters a new one, well done.  :D  :D  :D

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Report this Apr. 06 2010, 8:48 pm

Quote (Mirrorgirl @ April 06 2010, 12:26 am)
Quote (ServalanFan @ April 05 2010, 11:58 pm)
Just seen the Gorn Mythbusters episode in Australia. Only took 4 months to get here :eyesroll:
I missed the first half of the episode so I can only comment on what I saw.
Firstly they said Kirk wouldn't of known how much to mix etc. Kirk does know how much to mix, by instinct or luck. Kirk is awesome in that way - don't forget that.
They had the Kirk mock-up dressed in a red-shirt and surprise, surprise he died. They needed Kirk dressed in command gold with shirt ripped to be truly accurate.
They said the bamboo wasn't up to holding a gun powder explosion, but this was alien-bamboo. Notoriously known for being stronger than Earth bamboo.
Then the Gorn was too far away I think. When they put the Gorn closer the mythbusters re-creation worked. OK Kirk died but in the episode Kirk wasn't wearing a red-shirt.
Just going to put on remastered 'Arena' if not just to look at the Gorn's blinking eyes.

I Love this post!

You have just torn the Mythbusters a new one, well done. ¿:D ¿:D ¿:D

Sorry to jump on the 'yeah, that' bandwagon, but truly a superior post, S-Fan... :D

Fortunately I have that remastered ep saved on the ol' dvr... :rookie:

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Report this Apr. 08 2010, 1:14 pm

Quote (ServalanFan @ April 05 2010, 7:58 am)
Just seen the Gorn Mythbusters episode in Australia. Only took 4 months to get here :eyesroll:
I missed the first half of the episode so I can only comment on what I saw.
Firstly they said Kirk wouldn't of known how much to mix etc. Kirk does know how much to mix, by instinct or luck. Kirk is awesome in that way - don't forget that.
They had the Kirk mock-up dressed in a red-shirt and surprise, surprise he died. They needed Kirk dressed in command gold with shirt ripped to be truly accurate.
They said the bamboo wasn't up to holding a gun powder explosion, but this was alien-bamboo. Notoriously known for being stronger than Earth bamboo.
Then the Gorn was too far away I think. When they put the Gorn closer the mythbusters re-creation worked. OK Kirk died but in the episode Kirk wasn't wearing a red-shirt.
Just going to put on remastered 'Arena' if not just to look at the Gorn's blinking eyes.

:laugh:

Always nice to have this clarified. :D

GreenDragon527

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 12:51 am

Capt Kirk Haxx muss make it confirmed !

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 1:12 am

Well we all saw him do it, so it must be true - confirmed baby! :cool:

CommodoreSchmidlapp

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 1:25 am

Heh, you must be the one 'confirmed' vote... :p

The funny thing is, everyone thinks it's at least 'plausible' so far. I doubt any of us would do all that well stuck in the desert with a Gorn strolling around... :D

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 1:45 am

Quote (ServalanFan @ April 09 2010, 3:28 pm)
Quote (Mirrorgirl @ April 09 2010, 1:12 am)
Well we all saw him do it, so it must be true - confirmed baby! :cool:

You've convinced me MG - I saw it too (many times),
'Confirmed' 2nded

Just an addendum to your brilliant post above...everything you said and we all saw him,,,simple   :logical:

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