Futuristic Innovations are Born on Discovery Channel's All-New Series PROTOTYPE THIS!
- 13-Part Series Beginning in October -
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 10 -- Are you still waiting for
the Jetson's lifestyle to arrive? Do you spend time looking for your
missing jet pack in the Sharper Image catalog? Have you ever encountered
heavy traffic on the freeway and wished you could kick your car into
"jumping mode" to get past it? Take heart -- the future is now! Discovery
Channel's all-new series, PROTOTYPE THIS! brings viewers straight to the
drawing board and through the design process to experience firsthand as
inventions come to life. The series, shot entirely in high definition,
premieres in October and features one-of-a kind prototypes of tomorrow for
people to experience today.
Out to prove that the only limits to innovation are our own
imaginations, PROTOTYPE THIS! features a dream team of electronics
specialists, engineers, professors, and special effects experts, who
combine the best of emerging technology with new ideas to create
forward-thinking products. From a road rage-proof car to a high-tech alarm
clock that provides not only a wake up chime but an automated shower, valet
service, and mechanized butler to send you out the door, the PROTOTYPE
THIS! team constructs products that tackle modern inconveniences and
problems we all confront.
"PROTOTYPE THIS! exemplifies ingenuity under pressure, combining
creative ideas with modern science and state-of-the-art technology," said
John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel. Other
prototypes featured throughout the series include an inflatable car, a
six-legged robot that can safely carry a human through any type of terrain,
and a waterslide simulator that will provide an amusement park-like thrill
ride from the comfort of a backyard.
Carrying on the tradition of other curiosity-seeking shows like
Discovery Channel's MYTHBUSTERS and SMASH LAB, PROTOTYPE THIS! provides a
clever and entertaining look at science - and all the fun there is to be
had when the world is your test lab.
PROTOTYPE THIS! is produced for Discovery Channel by Beyond
Productions. The series is executive produced by John Luscombe from Beyond
Productions and by Chris Rantamaki from Discovery Channel.
About Discovery Communications
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company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170
countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy
their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery
Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation
Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational
products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media
services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by
Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse
Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For
more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.