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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.

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius is a Reality series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 2013. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius on demand at Discovery Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, Discovery online.

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.