Discovery Hopes for a Bang With ‘Weaponizers’

Apr 29, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Discovery’s new series “Weaponizers” is a little bit like Demolition Derby on steroids. Or maybe an oversized version of “Battlebots.”
The object of the contestants on the show is to take an everyday civilian vehicle, such as a shuttle bus or an ice cream truck, and turn it into a destructive terror.
Contestants on the show, which launches its three-episode run May 11, are experts in hot-rod restoration, pyrotechnics, special effects and weaponry to protect the not-so-innocent.
In each episode, two teams construct and test their vehicles to make sure they are destructive. Naturally, they are also fully remote-controlled.
The weaponized vehicles then are put to the test.
The first test is a race to destroy designated targets. In one show, the targets are medieval castles; in another they are “Mad Max”-style fuel depots.
The real fun comes in the second test when the contestants turn their fire on one another. The show calls this the “Carmageddon Round,” and there are no rules. It’s a battle to the death in which only one vehicle is left standing (or rolling).
The series comes from Beyond Productions, which also makes “Mythbusters.”
“Weaponizers” is executive produced by John Luscombe and Rob Hammersley for Beyond Productions. Chris Rantamaki is executive producer for Discovery Channel.


  1. The show is not a gameshow though, so they are not contestents they are just a bunch of crazy guys who do this for fun.

  2. Looks pretty cool, I guess we’ll have to see if it lives up to the hype. Judging by the pictures I think it will.

  3. Looks pretty cool, I guess we’ll have to see if it lives up to the hype. Judging by the pictures I think it will.

  4. Demolition derby on Steroids! Sounds entertaining
    who are these guys anyway? I wish we had guys like this back in Jersey to blow up my neighbors cats, just kidding. I love animals it’s people I hate. I like the looks of this show WEAPONIZERS. Monday May 11th at 9pm I’ll be watching.

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