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Offline randombloke

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 10:09:13 PM »
For UK broadcast, do they dub the participants voices, or just the voiceover narration? And is this a common practice with shows made in the US? Just seems a little odd - I know we're "separated by a common language", but is there a particular reason?

Just the voiceover.

It seems to be common practice when shows cross the Atlantic either way - David Attenborough's "Life ... " series have been voiced by Sigourney Weaver and others when shown in the US.
One of the things the change in narration appears to do is insert metric units instead of American. That's probably not the biggest reason or anything, but it is there.

P.S. do you know if they also re-edit the footage to show as much of Kari Byron's (admittedly delectable) rear as possible, or is that native to the original?  :P

Offline Jason Thompson

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 07:21:49 AM »
I can't say I've noticed Kari's rear end being emphasised particularly in the show (well, apart from her first appearance, obviously, since that was all about her rear end!). I think the guys come off worse for that, for example the closeup shots of Tori making a body cast of Grant in one episode, or Tori having a thermometer pressed against his backside after being dragged along by a horse....
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Offline Noldi400

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 03:04:36 PM »
I can't say I've noticed Kari's rear end being emphasised particularly in the show (well, apart from her first appearance, obviously, since that was all about her rear end!). I think the guys come off worse for that, for example the closeup shots of Tori making a body cast of Grant in one episode, or Tori having a thermometer pressed against his backside after being dragged along by a horse....

Well, there was the pretty-girl-flatulence myth episode...
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Offline Jason Thompson

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 03:57:26 PM »
Yes, but that part wasn't originally shown and in any case the flatulence wasn't confined to Kari. There was far more emphasis on what Adam's backside was doing in that episode...
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Offline raven

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 04:01:18 PM »
Was that also the one they proved that flatus can be lit?

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2013, 04:25:37 PM »
Yes, again in a section that was not originally shown in the episode in question but appeared online later. It might have been included in an actual televised episode by now...
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Offline Noldi400

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 04:34:59 PM »
Was that also the one they proved that flatus can be lit?

I didn't even know that was considered a myth. I saw it done many times in the college years.
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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 04:38:17 PM »
Was that also the one they proved that flatus can be lit?

I didn't even know that was considered a myth. I saw it done many times in the college years.
If whether girls fart can be considered a myth . . .

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 04:50:49 PM »
Was that also the one they proved that flatus can be lit?

I didn't even know that was considered a myth. I saw it done many times in the college years.
If whether girls fart can be considered a myth . . .
True. That whole episode had an air of "We're temporarily out of legitimate myths, so let's just do something silly."

And before we get moderated for going wildly OT, I would like to point out that "moon" has more than one meaning, and "hoax" certainly seems to fit.
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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2013, 12:29:58 PM »
Alright, no more dirty cracks out of you!
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Offline raven

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 02:08:07 PM »
Butt why not? ???

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2013, 09:09:23 PM »
Alimentary, my dear Watson...
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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2013, 11:38:05 PM »
Alimentary, my dear Watson...
I say, Holmes, we must get to the bottom of this before it rears up into something ass-inine, eh what?

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Re: Myth Busters and the Moon Hoax
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 01:09:47 AM »
Some may think it's getting a little rank in here, but I think Al Sheppard and Ken Mattingly might approve the present tack of this thread...








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