Busting the Myth of the Gorn Cannon


Here’s some Star Trek-related information that won’t make you feel filthy: on Monday, December 28th, the long-running Mythbusters series will examine how realistic Captain Kirk’s weapon-building skills in the classic episode “Arena” truly are. Apparently, Jamie, Adam and the gang have busted all of the world’s real myths, thus the reasoning behind the creation of this episode. Not that it isn’t an amazing idea. If Kirk’s bamboo, diamond and gunpowder cannon proves to be scientifically sound, I suspect that nerds everywhere will be building said devices to get vengeance against those who have wronged them. Does the Discovery Channel know what they are getting themselves into here? As the above trailer shows, the episode will be chock-a-block full of re-enactments of key “Arena” scenes — proving yet again that one can never have enough Gorn in his or her life. (Via Sci Fi Wire)

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.