Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Discovery Announces “Mythbusters” Marathon to Honor Grant Imahara

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Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now NerdBot as News Editor. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

First and foremost, we are all still in a state of shock about the sudden passing of our friend, Grant Imahara. Chances are you knew him from his years on Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking “Mythbusters” series, or from “Battlebots,” or “The White Rabbit Project,” or his work for Industrial Light and Magic on the “Star Wars” prequel films.

This is a photo I (Mary Anne Butler) took of Grant at a friend’s wedding in 2013. It perfectly showcases his mischievous nature, as well as his charm.

Grant was a wonderfully bright and kind person, and the world is lacking now without him. He passed away on July 13th at the age of 49, and posts of grief were shared by his co-stars, co-workers, family and friends.

On a personal note, he was a friend of mine too, and I am so glad to have had the times with him I did.

To celebrate his life and legacy with invention and engineering, Discovery Channel and Science Channel have announced a marathon of various highlights from Grant’s career will air this weekend.

This is the schedule as announced by Deadline, make sure you check your local listings for the accurate times.

Discovery Channel – Friday, July 17

8 a.m. – Killer Robots: Robo Games 2011

9 a.m. – MythBusters — “Mailbag Special”

10 a.m. – MythBusters — “Motorcycle Water Ski”

11 a.m. – MythBusters – “Paper Armor”

12 p.m. – MythBusters – “Blue Ice”


Science Channel – Saturday, July 18

3 p.m. – Killer Robots: Robogames 2011

4 p.m. – MythBusters: Shooting Fish in a Barrel

5 p.m. – MythBusters: Dog Myths

6 p.m. – MythBusters: Paper Armor

7 p.m. – MythBusters: Motorcycle Water Ski

8 p.m. – White Rabbit Project: May G Force Be with You

They also released this lovely tribute video.

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