It's also disappointing to see Grant, the sole person of color on the show, dropped as well.We already know that women and minorities often feel unwelcome in the sciences and discouraged from pursuing STEM studies and careers."After a decade of the Myth Busters, we are no longer with the show," Byron tweeted. fans found out that fan-favorite cast members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara were leaving the series last month, they didn't take the news quietly. Fans took to the Internet after Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced the three cast members were leaving, and started a petition to re-hire Byron, the sole female on the show, as well as the two others.
According to Nerdist, the title comes from the fact this new show will center around the oddities you might encounter when you ‘go down the rabbit hole on the internet.’ A quick teaser was shown at Dragon Con, where the announcement was made, featuring Belleci and Byron attempting to enjoy a glass of wine — only one of them is “strapped up to a bunch of wires” while the other is “attempting to control his arm movements remotely.”Few other concrete details have been divulged, including the precise nature of Imahara, Belleci and Byron’s involvement or how many episodes are expected, though “The White Rabbit Project” does have a release date: December 9 on Netflix.
The testing of these myths often involves them building outlandish machines or robots, use of a high-speed camera, or putting materials and objects under strains and stresses for which they were not built. Although many of their results are not scientifically viable because of small sample sizes etc., the Mythbusters do follow something resembling scientific process, and make obvious efforts to keep their experiments scientifically plausible while also entertaining television.
The show's production has a certain DIY feel to it; its five hosts are largely unscripted, although seasons 6 and 7 have involved more set-pieces of talking to camera, and various people involved in its production, such as camera crew, researchers and sound engineers, frequently appear on-camera.
These so-called 'myths' are drawn from history, submissions from the Discovery fansite, youtube, the news, and hearsay.
The Mythbusters team have tested, among other things, whether or not pants can explode if treated with particular chemicals and then exposed to sunlight, whether the NASA moon landing may have been faked, why the Hindenburg burned as fast as it did, whether you can pancake a convertable in a head-on collision between two SUVs, and whether it's faster and conceivable to clean out a cement truck with dynamite.