Mythbusters "consultant" dies in fall

0neiros

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Re: Mythbusters cast member dies is fall.

Sad what happened, My condolences to his family. The headline had me thinking one of the big 5 had died, Not Cool.
 

D48thRonin

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Re: Mythbusters cast member dies is fall.

Seriously, dude - change your frikkin' thread title. Consultant does NOT equal "cast member." :angry
 

agent5

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Re: Mythbusters "consultant" dies in fall.

Happy now? Jeez... No need to get all :angry about it.
 

LordFett

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Re: Mythbusters "consultant" dies in fall.

Happy now? Jeez... No need to get all :angry about it.
You need to edit the first post or it doesn't change the entire thread, just that post.

Sad to hear when anyone dies young, cast or consultant.
 

KnightAsylum

Sr Member
Working on skylights is very dangerous, I have know 2 people to fall while putting them in. There is a false feeling of security working on a solid roof even around a hole cut in it.
 

Kerr Avon

Master Member
I think it's terrible, but the news outlets have been suggesting he was a 'regular' or 'cast member' that was on the show heavily. That immediately made me think it was Jamie or Tori or Kari and brought my heart to a stop for a moment. He's only been on 4 of 144 episodes, so it's more accurate to call him 'occasional guest' and saved a lot of people some grief.
 

tripoli

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Sad to hear, sorry to see a great assistant to the show pass on as well a fellow Tripoli member.
 

Bothan Jedi

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Sad news.

At the end of Monday's episode they had a little piece of text pop up with their condolences, along with the words "Honorary Caster Member" or something similar.
 

LordFett

Sr Member
At the end of Monday's episode they had a little piece of text pop up with their condolences, along with the words "Honorary Caster Member" or something similar.
Just rewatched the episode with my wife (she always falls asleep before the final 15 minutes) and we noticed something like that but TiVo cut it just as it came up and we couldn't read it.
 

Bothan Jedi

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I just checked my Tivo and I still had the episode. Closing text read

In Memory of
Erik Gates
A true, honorary MythBuster
1962 - 2009
 

terryr

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This guy.



"MythBusters" .... Amateur Rocket Expert / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
- Confederate Rocket (2005) TV episode .... Amateur Rocket Expert
- Bullet Proof Water, 360 Degree Swing (2005) TV episode .... Amateur Rocket Expert
- Ming Dynasty Astronaut (2004) TV episode .... Himself
- Pilot 1: Jet-Assisted Chevy/Pop Rocks and Soda (2003) TV episode .... Amateur Rocket Expert
 

DaddyfromNaboo

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Working on skylights is very dangerous, I have know 2 people to fall while putting them in. There is a false feeling of security working on a solid roof even around a hole cut in it.
There just was a similar incident on a movie production over here, where a construction crew member broke through the roof of an old industrial building. Why he went up there without a security harness is beyond me, but that happens over and over again. Luckily the guy did not die, but had severe injuries that still keep him in constant pain.
I recently almost stopped a film shoot in an old bell tower because of the lack of proper security measures by the location manager. Caused quite a stir-up, and if you do that, it makes you the on-set bad guy very fast because everyone wants to be home on time, not to mention the various additional cost caused by a halt. But I prefer being safe rather than sorry, and production usually is understanding once you tell them who will be held responsible for an accident.
 
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