Smash Lab


Smash Lab

:"This article is about the Discovery Channel show. For the Canadian design company, see SmashLAB."infobox television
show_name = Smash Lab


format = Scientific method - Documentary film
camera = Multi-camera
picture_format = 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
runtime = 60 min
on_demand = Discovery On Demand
creator = Korelan Cone, Philip Lott
starring = Deanne Bell, Chuck Messer, Nick Blair (season 1), Kevin Cook (season 1), Reverend Gadget (season 2), Nathaniel Taylor (season 2)

narrated =
country = USA
network = Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
first_aired = December 26, 2007
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 20
list_episodes = List of Smash Lab episodes
imdb_id = 1156526
website = http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/smash-lab/smash-lab.html
tv_com_id = 75002|

"Smash Lab" is a television show on the Discovery Channel that first aired on December 26, 2007. The basis of the show is to take everyday technology and test it in "extraordinary ways". [ [http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/smash-lab/about/about.html Smash Lab: Discovery Channel: About the Series] ]

The "Smash Lab" team is composed of Deanne Bell (scientist), Chuck Messer (engineer), Nick Blair (designer, Season 1 only), Kevin Cook (creative expert, Season 1 only), Reverend Gadget (fabricator, Season 2) and Nathaniel Taylor (artisan, Season 2). Blair has a degree in industrial design and both Bell and Cook have degrees in mechanical engineering. Messer has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering as well as a graduate degree in industrial design. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20080120071801/http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/smash-lab/bios/bios.html Smash Lab: Discovery Channel: Meet the Crew (via Internet Archive)] ] It is currently being shown on Discovery Channel UK with Tony Hirst as the narrator.

econd Season

"Smash Lab" was picked up for a second season. It is listed as a returning series in the 2008-2009 season upfront. [ [http://corporate.discovery.com/news/press/08q2/discoverychannel_upfront_040808.html Discovery Channel Celebrates Curiosity and Wonder in a Robust Programming Slate for Upfront 2008-09] ] Second season episodes began August 5, 2008.

For the second season, two team members have changed. Nick Blair and Kevin Cook have been replaced by Reverend Gadget and Nathaniel Taylor (artisan). [ [http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/smash-lab/bios/bios.html Smash Lab: Discovery Channel: Meet the Crew] ] Gadget has appeared on other Discovery Channel shows, including Big! and Monster House. This season is narrated by Ben Bailey, host of Cash Cab.

Episodes

References

External links

* [http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/smash-lab/smash-lab.html Official website]


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