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Showdown of the Unbeatables

Showdown of the Unbeatables

Photo Credit:  GRB Entertainment, Inc.
  • Premiered: 
    April 4, 2014
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: invention, business

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Plot Synopsis

SHOWDOWN OF THE UNBEATABLES pits the very best American companies against each other, as they do battle with their prize products. Hosts Brian Unger and Zane Lamprey align themselves with opposing products, getting to know how they work, learning the backstory from engineers who created them, and then seeing them in action. The engineers demonstrate their innovations in jaw-dropping ways, explaining the science behind their inventions. When the dueling companies meet for the first time, the rules are drawn up and agreed upon, the supporters take their places, and the showdown begins -- but only one product can win. Each 60-minute episode features three showdowns, including: a practically impenetrable Brown safe lined with cement and ballistic steel versus the Chicago Pneumatic Breaker, a two-story-tall superjackhammer; a custom-designed HFX slingshot faces off against the Real Sentry Turret Gun, a semi-automatic, motion-detecting paint gun; the BCB Wall Breaker cannon, which can smash through brick walls using a 5-gallon watercooler bottle hurled at 200 mph, which takes aim at opponent Line-X, a super-strength polyurea coating used on buildings for bomb blast mitigation; the Brokk 100, a remote-controlled robot that can demolish concrete and lift 1,000 pounds, takes on the world's strongest man, Brian Shaw, who at 6 feet 8 inches tall, is able to deadlift 975 pounds; the E-One Titan Force supersized fire truck takes on Charlie Hobson and his M9 flamethrower, which expels 3,500-degree flames; Cold Jet's ice-blasting machine, which can clean even the toughest surfaces by quickly bringing its temperature down to negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit, tries to eliminate Tuff-N-Lite, a cut-, slash- and abrasion-resistant fabric with twice the strength of Kevlar; the TrackingPoint Rifle, a firearm that shoots a laser beam to track its target, which is pitted against the ATI drone, an agile eight-rotor, unmanned flying octo-copter; the Blunt Umbrella, which can withstand massive hailstones and gale-force winds, tries to resist the Buffalo Turbine Mega Blower, which produces wind force equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane; and EverSTIK reusable adhesive pads, which use micro-suction cups to form incredibly strong bonds to any smooth flat surface, trying to stick it to the Coe M7 Monoboom, one of the most powerful tree shakers in the world.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by GRB Entertainment