Sleek Geeks Series 2
What do you get when you
bring together scientist Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki and maths/comedian whizz
Adam Spencer? The answer is Sleek Geeks Series 2, one of the world's
most down to Earth and understandable science programs. It's almost like
their own version of Ripley's Believe it or Not crossed with Professor
Julius Sumner Miller as they answer a variety
of strange, entertaining and important questions that many would not
even think asking.
Featuring 8 episodes
from season 2, Sleek Geeks Series 2 includes the following amusing and
Why is it So 1
Why is it So 2
What makes Sleek Geeks
so entertaining is the banter between Karl and Adam, with Karl providing
the scientific facts and Adam generally adding some more comedy elements
into the mix and his strange maths brain. However it also goes the other way as both men have the
gift of the gab that makes them quite likeable and relatable.
The first episode Superhuman sees Karl
attempting to lift a car with only human hair. By turning the human hair
into "rope" and interestingly enough, they almost succeed.
Even though they didn't succeed, Karl informs us that this is science, a
quest for discovering facts and this series has quite a few.
Each episode also
has some studio interaction as audience members attempt to rank certain
categories, ask questions and there is even some great special appearances by Claudia
Karvan, Art vs Science, Rhys Muldoon and Benita Collings, proving that Sleek Geeks is
not just a static science series but something quite interactive.
It's not all wackiness
because some of the answers involve everyday questions such as as
why does blood leak out of plastic bags when you defrost frozen meat.
Surprisingly it's because the plastic is similar to barb wire once
frozen and that
the blood leaks out through these small gaps. From the science of
swearing to more scientific endeavours of what effect light has on colours to
my favourite episode, the science of weeing... way too many "wee" facts.
And I now I know what a whizbiz is! (Answer: a device that allows women
to urinate while standing up)
Video, Audio &
Both the video and audio
quality is quite good, especially for a TV series and unfortunately no
special features are present on this release. Even so, Sleek Geeks
Series 2 is a fun TV series that actually makes science exciting and
dare I say it... even sexy! Recommended!