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Green Hornet star turns Mythbuster.

SINGAPORE - The Discovery Channel's programme Mythbusters recently got into action-hero mode again--this time with Seth Rogen, star and co-writer of the 3D action comedy The Green Hornet.

The Green Hornet Special episode featured Rogen and the Mythbusters team taking on two exciting scenes from the movie.

Long a Mythbusters fan, Rogen wanted to find out what would happen when some of these Hollywood scenes are played out in real life. "I'm a big fan of Mythbusters," said Rogen. "We were making a big action movie and it just seemed like the only time we could do something like this. I watch the show all the time and it just seemed cool to see if the stuff in our movie was possible in any way, shape or form."

The Mythbusters team, with Rogen as their assistant, tackles two pivotal scenes from the film. First up is Explosive Escape, where the Green Hornet and his tech-savvy sidekick Kato are buried alive in the Green Hornet's iconic car, Black Beauty, and blast their way out using the car's built-in rockets.

Then, in Elevator Car Cut, the Myth-busters team takes on another sequence from the movie, where the Green Hornet and Kato again find themselves in a jam. After being shot up by bad guys they crash into an elevator. As the elevator ascends, it slices the car in half, leaving them to escape in the front half of the car. To test this scene, the team builds an elevator from 31/2 tons of steel, chops a car in half and takes half a car to the racetrack.

The Emmy-nominated Mythbusters, which airs Fridays at 8pm SIN/HK, aims to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity. The series, called "the best science show on television", stars hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.

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Title Annotation:What's New on TV
Publication:APB Magazine
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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