Watch Rocket City Rednecks Season 2, Episode 1 Premiere Online
Episode Name: Alabama Blast-Off
Air date: 29/11/2012
Crime procedurals on TV are a dime a dozen (though often much more profitable), but BBC America's Luther is one in a million. Making Criminal Minds look like a romp in Disneyland, this twisted walk on the dark side earned an Emmy nomination this year for its powerful star, Idris Elba (The Wire), for good reason. Few things are juicier than letting an actor wallow in the most damaged corners of the soul.
And right away, as Luther returns for a second season (10/9c) comprised of two two-part thrillers airing over four weeks, we can see that John Luther's notoriety as London's most volatile and unstable detective is intact. Still grieving the death of his ex-wife
Rocket City Rednecks return in 2012, November 29.
Airs: Thursdays at 9pm and 9:30pm ET/PT
Network: National Geographic Channel
Featuring Travis Taylor, Rog Jones, Charles Taylor (aka "Daddy"), Michael Taylor, Pete Erbach
Season 2, each episode of Rocket City Rednecks will once again offer a unique blend of science, technology and a plethora of backwoods antics supplied by Travis Taylor, the group’s ringleader, who relies on his six scientific degrees to brainstorm and build a variety of wild inventions. Together with Rog Jones, the team’s overall-wearin’ prankster; the patriarch’s voice of reason Daddy Taylor; the technical expertise of optical scientist Pete Erbach; and the down-and-dirty know-how of Michael Taylor, who can build just about anything out of anything … the guys attack real-world issues with an entirely new approach.
“Last year we bombproofed a truck with empty beer cans, built a bulletproof iron man suit that shot rockets, and nearly drowned in a self-made submarine, and this season promises to be bigger, better and literally more explosive,” says Travis. “Some of the projects we are developing for the new season include building a real-life Knight Rider car, designing a drone helicopter, and constructing a massive laser that can blow things up!”
Upcoming Season 2 episodes include:-
“Alabama Blast-Off” — November 29 at 9pm ET/PT. Bringing new meaning to the term “mile-high club,” the Rednecks enter a NASA contest with the hopes of launching a man-capable rocket one mile into the sky. The custom 20-foot-tall missile boasts two engines and about 3,000 pounds of thrust fueled by a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and aluminum. The passenger on this rocket will be a test dummy the Rednecks name after the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man into space. The goal: Once the rocket reaches one mile, explosive charges will shoot a parachute out—and allow the capsule, and Yuri, to float safely back to earth.
“Jay Leno’s Steam Racer” — November 29 at 9:30pm ET/PT. When “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno calls, the Rednecks answer. The guys fly to L.A. to visit Jay’s garage—a hangar-sized building where Jay keeps his personal collection of classic vehicles—and to help him build a “steam catapult” that will launch a car forward, just like an aircraft carrier catapult-launches jet fighters. The Rednecks scrounge through Jay’s equipment and find an old dune buggy that they think would be a good vehicle. If their calculations are correct, the steam catapult will fire the dune buggy at massive acceleration: from 0 to 75 mph within 10 feet, shooting it at least 100 yards, and applying the pressure of about 5 Gs — more than space shuttle astronauts feel at launch.