Grant Imahara Extended Interview From Small World TableTop Episode 1


Uploaded by geekandsundry on Apr 2, 2012

Transcript:

My name is Grant Imahara, and I'm one of the hosts on
Discovery Channel's MythBusters where we basically
blow things up in the name of science.

I ended up on MythBusters actually through the special
effects route.
All of us used to work in special
effects in the Bay Area.
I worked at Industrial Light Magic.
And when the show came up, I basically got a call from my
friends that said, hey, we're doing this thing.
It's going to be fun.
You're going to want to be involved.
And let's do it.
I think certainly one of the main passions in my life is
robots of all kinds.
When I work on MythBusters, I build either the robot that
throws the hat from James Bond or something
that swings a sword.
That is what I do, what I enjoy doing.
I love that building aspect.
Gaming is something that I do in my real life, but not
specifically tabletop gaming.
Mostly what I do is computer games.
I used to play Age of Empires on the PC, Age of Empires II,
as a matter of fact.
It's a great strategy game.
I play a lot of games on the iPad now, like Civilization is
one of my favorites.
I have been gaming since, let's see--
When did I first experience the Atari 2600?
Probably about six years old.
I am older than I look.
But yeah, ever since then.
And it's a lot of hand/eye coordination without having to
run around and get sweaty.
I have to say gaming is entering other worlds and
being able to experience all this, stepping away from your
everyday life, but doing it with your friends.