Season 1 -- 6 episodes -- Mar 18, 2012 to Apr 22, 2012 -- Completed
1x01 -- Mar 18, 2012 -- Heavy vs. Light
1x02 -- Mar 25, 2012 -- Fire and Ice
1x03 -- Apr 01, 2012 -- Speed
1x04 -- Apr 08, 2012 -- Take Flight
1x05 -- Apr 15, 2012 -- Jack of All Trades
1x06 -- Apr 22, 2012 -- Movie Mayhem
About the show
Discovery Channel announces UNCHAINED REACTION, a new series executive produced Unchained Reaction - executive produced and judged by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters - is a new six-part series that pits two teams of varying backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption.
But believe us, they're not just creating a mere string of dominoes; teams must utilize ingenuity, innovation and know-how to build contraptions on a massive scale.
Each week, two teams made up of artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers - and even your average Joe - are provided with identical sets of tools and materials and given five days to complete a series of mechanisms based on a specific theme. It's the ultimate build-off pressure cooker, where refined mechanical movements, pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction are encouraged.
Making a refrigerator a pendulum? Totally possible on Unchained Reaction. Catapults? Flying saucers? Guillotines? Anything goes as long as they trigger the next link in the chain.
Teamwork and outside-the-box thinking are what it will take to be the Unchained Reaction winner, as teams compete to see who can achieve the most impressive build in such a short time. Each week, Jamie and Adam are joined by a new guest judge to decide which team impressed them the most with their innovation, energy and how much spectacle they can create. (Source: Discovery)
1x01 -- Mar 18, 2012 -- Heavy vs. Light -- Adam and Jamie challenge electronics experts and set carpenters to build the most creative multi-step "heavy-vs-light" themed machine.
1x02 -- Mar 25, 2012 -- Fire and Ice -- Rocket scientists and special-effects artists go head-to-head in their effort to build the very best fire-and-ice themed machine.
1x03 -- Apr 01, 2012 -- Speed -- Horror movie-effects specialists battle motorcycle mechanics in the fight to build the meanest speed-themed machine.
1x04 -- Apr 08, 2012 -- Take Flight -- A team of engineers goes up against a group of artists in this flight-themed build. Will their machines get off of the ground? Or crash and burn?
1x05 -- Apr 15, 2012 -- Jack of All Trades -- Designers and construction workers square off to build the most impressive multi-step tool-themed machines, but tensions rise amongst both groups and one team finds itself at odds with its machine.
1x06 -- Apr 22, 2012 -- Movie Mayhem -- Rick Baker is the guest judge as Team InSaign (metal workers) and Team Fail Fail Fail Win (multi-media artists) fight for best machine.