Link: Discovery Channel’s Unchained Reaction Premieres March 18 | GeekDad | Wired.com

Discovery Channel’s Unchained Reaction Premieres March 18 | GeekDad | Wired.com

On March 18 Discovery Channel will be premiering Unchained Reaction, a new show that will pit two teams against each other as they build Rube Goldberg style contraptions based around a theme. There will be fire, there will be mayhem and there will be large kitchen appliances being misused. Overseeing this semi-controlled chaos will be Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who are well versed in the art of gonzo engineering. Adam and Jamie will serve as hosts for the show as well as judges. There will also be a guest judge every week to help Adam and Jamie decide on the winning unchained reaction.

The first episode pits the Belcha Brothers, a team of Hollywood set carpenters, against Team Crash Space: artists, makers, and hackers from a Los Angeles hackerspace. Their theme will be “Heavy and Light.” They will be given the same set of tools and materials and five days to complete the contraption. The only other rule is that each part of the contraption triggers the next reaction in the chain.

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