Well, that’s it.
14 seasons. Hard to believe it’s been that long. It started in January of 2003; later that year, my first child was born, so my children have grown up in a world with Mythbusters their whole life.
Tonight, we all sat down and watched the finale. Me, my husband, our two daughters sat down and watched their appropriately-explosive finale, followed by a very moving reunion with the other three hosts — all five core Mythbusters, together again at the very end.
It was all spectacular. And also bittersweet, but I think it was a good time for them to end (always go out on a high note, if you can), and we can all rest secure in the knowledge that their whole run will be on the Science Channel for the forseeable future.
Adam, Jamie, Tory, Grant, and Kari . . . we’re gonna miss you all. Thank you so much for everything that you did. You made science awesome again, and awoke the tinkerer in all of us. Recaptured our childish glee in finding out new things, not through boring old book research but through honest-to-gosh real world experimentation, and you showed us exactly how empowering and democratic science really is. There are no rules saying that only people with certain degrees can do science, or only people with the backing of prestigious colleges; in the end, your work stands or falls on its own merits, and everyone has the chance — if they have the moxie — to put things to the test.