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The Big Brain Theory is a reality show with currently eight episodes. Each episode features a different set of contestants who are given an engineering-related challenge that they have to complete. There are two opposing teams, and the judges choose which team comes up with the best solution to the challenge.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 8 Episodes
May 1, 2013
Cast: Kal Penn, Joe Caravella, Gui Cavalcanti, Amy Elliott
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The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius Full Episode Guide

  • The final two contestants are challenged with building a deployable bridge in the first season finale.

  • The contestants are challenged with stopping a speeding car.

  • An explosive wildcard winner gets a second chance and the contestants are given the challenge of creating an automated machine that can prepare a meal for the masses.

  • The competitors create a waterfall-powered elevator.

  • The contestants must build robots that cam compete in sporting events.

  • The contestants must build a personal shelter.

  • The contestants face their toughest challenge yet: stop a missile with a missile. But when Dan storms out of the shop after a heated fight and the opposing team struggles to complete an improbable design, will either team complete their build?

  • Ten of the country's brightest minds begin a competition designed to discover the next great American Innovator.

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