The Big Brain Theory

74
  • TV-PG
Follow two teams of contestants as they attempt to solve a seemingly impossible engineering challenge each week, from a missile defense system to robots that serve food. Celebrity judges include car racer Carl Edwards and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. read more
Available to stream, rent, or purchase on:

Follow two teams of contestants as they attempt to solve a seemingly impossible engineering challenge each week, from a missile defense system to robots that serve food. Celebrity judges include car racer Carl Edwards and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. At the end: a $50,000 grand prize.

Original Release

05/01/2013 on DISC

US Release

05/01/2013

Links

Cast

Kal Penn Self - Host
Joe Caravella Self - Contestant & Rocket Scientist
Gui Cavalcanti Self - Contestant & Robotics Engineer
Cory Fleischer Self - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer
Joel Ifill Self - Contestant & Welding Engineer
Alison Wong Self - Contestant & Product Designer
Dan Moyers Self - Contestant & Space Systems Engineer
Andrew Stroup Self - Contestant & Defense Systems Engineer
Eric Whitman Self - Contestant & Robotics Grad Student
Amy Elliott Self - Contestant & Engineering Grad Student
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Next Great Innovator Wednesday, 01 May 2013
2 Seek and Destroy Wednesday, 08 May 2013
3 Three Little Pigs Wednesday, 15 May 2013
4 Triathalabots Wednesday, 22 May 2013
5 Waterfall Wednesday, 29 May 2013
6 The Wildcard Wednesday, 05 June 2013
7 Catching Cars Wednesday, 12 June 2013
8 Bridge Battle Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Directors

Matt Novello

Cast

Kal Penn Self - Host
Joe Caravella Self - Contestant & Rocket Scientist
Gui Cavalcanti Self - Contestant & Robotics Engineer
Cory Fleischer Self - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer
Joel Ifill Self - Contestant & Welding Engineer
Alison Wong Self - Contestant & Product Designer
Dan Moyers Self - Contestant & Space Systems Engineer
Andrew Stroup Self - Contestant & Defense Systems Engineer
Eric Whitman Self - Contestant & Robotics Grad Student
Amy Elliott Self - Contestant & Engineering Grad Student
Mark Fuller Self - Judge & CEO, W.E.T.
Christine Gulbranson Self - Judge & Founder & CEO of Christalis
Tom Johnson Self - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer
Michael Massimino Self - Judge & NASA Astronaut
Bobak Ferdowsi Self - Judge & NASA's JPL Flight Director for MSL
Buzz Aldrin Self
Burt Dalton Self - Judge & Special Effects Supervisor
Jason Bardis Self - Judge & Robotics Expert
Brian Clay Self - Olympic Athlete
Dezso Molnar Self - Judge & Inventor

Producers

Mitch Rosa Executive Producer
Ralph Wikke Executive Producer
Craig Piligian Executive Producer
Maria Villamil Executive Producer
Barry Hennessey Executive Producer
Mark Fuller Executive Producer
Craig Coffman Executive Producer
Christian Heaton Producer
Junko Takeya Producer
Lee Frank Producer
Ronn Head Producer
Meghan Gambling Producer
Mary Ronau Producer
Kal Penn Producer
Kristopher Bagley Producer
Nick Bernyk Producer
Emmy Davis Producer
Ashley DeLapp Producer
Michele Gardner-Smith Producer
Raquel Loaiza Producer
Adrian M. Pruett Producer
Ronald Head Producer
Zander Kanefield Producer
Tracy Brimner Producer
Chad Hahne Producer
Liz Wagner Producer
Adam Klein Producer

Editors

Jeff Sielaff, Elise Ludwig, Jason Tungate, Adam Powell, Matt Finton, Stephen A. Hicks, Felix Chamberlain, Vincent H. Ly

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙