What if the myth they want to test is dangerous? “We don’t ever get anything rejected because it’s too dangerous,” said Kari. Apparently no myth is too disgusting either, but I’ll spare the graphic details that were shared about cleaning up the “rotting and decaying pig left in the hot car” myth (I still cringe over that one). Apparently, the smell does still linger on some of Jamie’s wrenches.
What are some future myths they want to try? Jamie has a steam-powered bicycle idea and he told us anything with steam is up his alley. “With a lot of the stuff we do also it’s become for at least me personally a recurring interest to trying to make these destructive things work. You don’t often see high explosives put to some specific non-destructive task. Steam is one of those things that can be either dangerous, destructive, or do very nice, very powerful, controllable things. That’s high on my list of things to play with.”
Are they scoping out any of the summer movies for myth ideas? No, explains Jamie. “The point is it’s all about the story. It’s about something we can sink our teeth into and explore. It’s not about a category… I prefer to go where my nose takes me and find something that is worthy of digging into. That’s what I want to do.”
Don’t look for a themed show on James Bond myths either. “It sounds like there’s a lot a material there,” said Adam, “but we’ve honestly found after looking at everything that’s ever been done in every Bond film that it’s so unrealistic and ridiculous, there’s a scientific term, not even wrong. Not even unfeasible.”
For the upcoming season though, the myths have yet to be determined. Their next stop after Comic-Con was back to San Francisco and the end of their three-week break. Tory explained it this way. “Most shows they will work for six months and have a hiatus. With the way we work we have to do all the work ourselves so there’s a lot of time building so we don’t really have a lot of time off. We work the entire year and we’ll have breaks in between.”