The six-part series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds - artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joes - against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption on a massive scale. The teams are provided with identical sets of tools and materials and given five days to complete a series of mechanisms based on a specific theme. Per the network, "refined mechanical movements, pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction are encouraged." At the end of the the five days, Savage and Hyneman are joined by a new guest judge to review the installations and pick a winner
Unchained Reaction - S01E01 - Heavy vs. Light(Aired: 18 Mar. 2012) In our premiere episode, Judges Adam and Jamie of Mythbusters challenge 2 teams of electronics experts and set carpenters to a build-off. In the end, they determine a winner for the team with the most creative multi-step machines off theme Heavy vs. Light
Unchained Reaction - S01E02 - Fire and Ice(Aired: 25 Mar. 2012) Judges Adam and Jamie of Mythbusters challenge a team of rocket scientists and a family of special effects artists to build a Fire and Ice themed multi-step machine. In the end, they will choose only one machine as the most innovative and creative.