What Adam Savage is doing now that 'Mythbusters' is over
4:26

What Adam Savage is doing now that 'Mythbusters' is over

Culture
[MUSIC] And so, just what have you been doing in the past few months? I've been putting a lot more time and energy into my website tested.com. We do one day builds, I do a lot of one day builds there out of my shop. I've been doing a bunch more. I did two yesterday. What did you do. I built with some Legos, and the other project's secret right now. I have not existed in the last 14 years without Mythbusters. We've filmed full-time since 2002, so for instance, my wife has never known me not having the show. So I'm finding a new life work balance right now. you know, one of the things that I've always admired about Mythbusters is that you weren't afraid to fail. And I know that you do a lot of testing and thinking and experimenting beforehand Was that part of why you think it was successful? That people saw your brains working and churning through the ideas and then having it play out? I do think that that is a significant part of [UNKNOWN] success. It's really hard to look at your own legacy from inside the thing that you're making. In fact, I think it's almost impossible. Possible, but that aspect of the show, the aspect where we show the process, and we show it honestly because the process to make anything is super messy. It involves mostly wrong turns. In the end, it looks linear because all you're looking back through is the right turns, but those wrong turns are where we all learn incredible amounts about what we do. And there's no other show that's ever gone back to results it already came up with and said, actually we got those wrong. We have a new methodology, we have a new way of experimenting, and we have a new answer. And I loved that about our show. I loved the idea that we've shown that science is messy and can lead to changing your mind even about something you've already Concluded lastly i'll say the thing that was great about doing it was those narratives was honest narratives when I look at shows that have attempted to copy Mythbusters success there were a lot of them what I see when I watch them is a producer writing down a Myth Busters kind of episode And then everyone just films that and a lot of reality TV is done that way. One or two people write down the whole narrative and everyone just buttons it down. So it's barely reality. For us we certainly plot an episode. We plotted all the episodes before we started filming them but when things happen that we didn't expect, which is most of the time We could change. We could shift. We have a very live crew who could get as a different location if we needed one. And so consequently, the places those narratives went where genuinely, really generated by our interests and by what was happening to us in the episode and that's significant. It's funny Some of the most sympatico crews I have worked with over the last 14 years have been the bomb squads. Really? I think the personality of a bomb tech, whether for the military or for any government agency, reads like a description of me. A commanding officer of a military base showed me once that Like you. He's given a chart look for BamText and looked for these qualities and it read like a list of my personal qualities. Like a reverence, dark sense of humor, willing to work with other people, thinks outside the box, good team player, innovative problem solver, works within parameter. I mean it's really think all of these things. It's been an amazing 14 years, I have never had a career as long as I've had this Show. And I realize at the course of doing it that really I've ever done for a living is tell stories. And that turns out to be the only thing I'm interested in doing. Even when I was gluing details of the side of a spaceship for a movie, every detail that I would put on has a story to it. In my head Then it doesn't work aesthetically unless you know the narrative of the ship that you're building. And the ship that is Mythbusters that I got to spend 14 years learning how to build unparalleled, so I just I look forward to telling more stories in the future. [MUSIC]

Up Next

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Up Next

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID
nasal-sprays-2

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID

The Future of Eye Exams Lies in VR Headsets
heru-12

The Future of Eye Exams Lies in VR Headsets

How Apple and Google Make Photobombs a Thing of the Past
photobombpic-cnet

How Apple and Google Make Photobombs a Thing of the Past

Black Holes: Space's Biggest Puzzle Explained
black-holes-seq-00-10-57-07-still001

Black Holes: Space's Biggest Puzzle Explained

Pixel 6A vs. iPhone SE: The Cameras Are Surprisingly Different
pixelvsiphone-camcompare-screengrab3

Pixel 6A vs. iPhone SE: The Cameras Are Surprisingly Different

Fitbit Charge 5 or Mi Band 7: Fitness Tracker Comparison
nested-sequence-02-00-00-11-13-still001

Fitbit Charge 5 or Mi Band 7: Fitness Tracker Comparison

Testing iOS 16 (Edit/Delete Sent Messages, New Lock Screen and More!)
cnet

Testing iOS 16 (Edit/Delete Sent Messages, New Lock Screen and More!)

James Webb Space Telescope: First Images Explained
james-webb-seq-00-14-05-10-still002

James Webb Space Telescope: First Images Explained

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Everything We Expect Samsung to Announce
sideopen

Everything We Expect Samsung to Announce

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building
levitation-1

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?
solar-evs-00-05-39-10-still164

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More
bacon

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?
farnooshcms

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

Most Popular All most popular

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building
levitation-1

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID
nasal-sprays-2

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?
solar-evs-00-05-39-10-still164

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?

Everything We Expect Samsung to Announce
sideopen

Everything We Expect Samsung to Announce

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

Latest Products All latest products

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier
p1099227-mov-06-55-54-22-still003

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know
eink-website

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use