Outrageous Acts of Danger - Netflix

Tue 18 June 2019

The laws of physics are absolute. They bind us together, tether us to Earth and govern everything we do, yet we rarely think about them. In the new Science Channel series Outrageous Acts of Danger, adventurer Todd Sampson puts his faith in science to the ultimate test through a series of epic and potentially deadly experiments. This series shows that it is one thing to believe in science, but another to literally trust it with your life. In each of the six 30-minutes episodes, Todd, who once completed an unguided ascent to the top of Mount Everest, puts himself in a death-defying situation, however, the laws of physics dictate that he will escape unscathed. Todd calls upon leading physicists and experts who guarantee that the science behind each experiment is irrefutable, absent of human error.

Outrageous Acts of Danger - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-06-21

Outrageous Acts of Danger - The Firesign Theatre - Netflix

The Firesign Theatre (also known as The Firesigns) was an American surreal comedy group who first performed live on November 17, 1966 on the Los Angeles radio program Radio Free Oz, first on station KPFK FM, then on KRLA 1110 AM, then on KMET FM through February 1969. They produced fourteen record albums and a 45 rpm single under contract to Columbia Records from 1968 through 1976, and had three nationally syndicated radio programs: The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour [sic] in 1970 on KPPC-FM; and Dear Friends (1970–1971) and Let's Eat! (1971-1972) on KPFK. They also appeared in front of live audiences, and continued to write, perform, and record on other labels through 2012, occasionally taking sabbaticals during which they wrote or performed solo or in smaller groups. Firesign Theatre material was conceived, written, and performed by its members Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor. The group's name stems from astrology, because all four were born under the three “fire signs”: Aries (Austin), Leo (Proctor), and Sagittarius (Bergman and Ossman). They acquired an enthusiastic following in the late 1960s and 1970s. Their popularity waned as the political climate of America changed during the 1980s, but they held a reunion tour of the US in 1993 and experienced a second wave of popularity, until Bergman's death in March 2012. In 1997, Entertainment Weekly ranked the Firesign Theatre among the “Thirty Greatest Comedy Acts of All Time”. The group received Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album for three of their albums: The Three Faces of Al (1984), Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death (1998), and Bride of Firesign (2001). In 2005, the US Library of Congress added one of the group's most popular early albums, the 1970 Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, to the National Recording Registry and called the group “the Beatles of comedy.”

Outrageous Acts of Danger - Albums - Netflix

Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him (1968 Columbia Records) How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All (1969 Columbia) Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970 Columbia) I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus (1971 Columbia) Dear Friends (1972 Columbia) Not Insane or Anything You Want To (1972 Columbia) The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra (1974 Columbia) Everything You Know Is Wrong (1974 Columbia) In the Next World, You're on Your Own (1975 Columbia) Forward Into the Past (1976 Columbia) Compilation, includes 1969 singles Just Folks . . . A Firesign Chat (1977 Butterfly Records) Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe (1979 Rhino Records EP) Fighting Clowns (1980 Rhino) Lawyer's Hospital (1982 Rhino) Shakespeare's Lost Comedie (1982 Rhino) (re-released 2001 in expanded edition as Anythynge You Want To) The Three Faces of Al (1984 Rhino, without David Ossman) Eat or Be Eaten (1985 Mercury Records, without David Ossman) Shoes for Industry: The Best of the Firesign Theatre (1993, Sony Records) Back from the Shadows (1994, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab) Pink Hotel Burns Down (1996 LodeStone Media) Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death (1998 Rhino) We're Doomed trilogy Boom Dot Bust (1999 Rhino) We're Doomed trilogy Bride of Firesign (2001 Rhino) We're Doomed trilogy Radio Now Live (2001 Whirlwind Media) Papoon For President (2002 Laugh.Com) All Things Firesign (2003 Artemis Records) The Firesign Theatre's Box of Danger (2008 Shout! Factory) Duke of Madness Motors - The Complete “Dear Friends” Radio Era (book and data DVD of radio program recordings, over 80 hours) (2010 Seeland Records)

Outrageous Acts of Danger - References - Netflix