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    Mythbusters personalities onstage Saturday

    Science enthusiasts rejoice: The Mythbusters are coming to Centennial Hall! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the bearded, bespectacled brainiacs responsible for the Discovery Channel’s hit show, will present “”Behind the Scenes at Mythbusters”” this Saturday, providing an entertaining, informative look at the men behind the myths.

    “”Behind the Scenes at Mythbusters”” will be more of a supplement to the TV show than a live version of it. There will be no experiments or explosions onstage; the show will instead focus on the relationship between Adam and Jamie, how the duo met and got started on TV and what challenges they face on the show, said Kristy Maple, a marketing director for Newspace Entertainment, who is promoting the event. The Mythbusters will present outtakes from the show as well as unseen footage that the Discovery Channel would not allow them to air.

    “”It’s really a kind of intimate, behind-the-scenes look,”” Maple said.

    Though the lack of onstage experimentation may disappoint some fans, others are excited nonetheless to get to know the Mythbusters more personally.

    “”Adam and Jamie are . . . the coolest people,”” physics freshman Britny Delp said. “”Their chemistry is really interesting.””

    Other students, like sophomore physics major Ryan Compton, are more interested in the technical aspects of Mythbusters that will be revealed.

    “”The Mythbusters are always fascinating,”” Compton said. “”I’d love to . . . see what goes on off the screen,”” Compton said.

    When the Mythbusters conclude their presentation, which will be delivered in an entertaining “”Inside the Scientist’s Studio”” format, they will open a microphone so that audience members can ask questions and propose myths to be busted on the show.

    Those who have never seen Mythbusters and come expecting explosions will find themselves disappointed, but veteran fans may be pleasantly surprised by the duo’s off-screen chemistry.

    “”(Adam and Jamie) are exactly like what you see on (the show),”” Maple said. “”This is their passion, and it doesn’t change when they’re off TV.””

    Centennial Hall
    Saturday, October 18 at 8p.m.
    Tickets: $36.50 to $46.50

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