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Re: [TCML] Brent Turner Playing "Thor" on History Channel
Not sure if you can be too safe when you're doing this trick! I also think
that part of the reason they ran the setup in the desert is so that they
could do long runs without disturbing the peace. If you've every tried to
do a good shoot (moving or still) around Tesla coils you'd know that it
takes a while. The film crew had to get the lighting set up right, and they
probably had to shoot him running the coil for a while to get shots they
were satisfied with. The lights the film crew would have used might have
created a disturbance in their own right.
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 22:35, John Forcina <forcijo10@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I caught the last 20 minutes of the show and saw the whole tesla coil part.
> In my opinion, that is really nothing to imperessive because i know a
> people who has done similar. I thought they went WAYY overkill on the
> safety by taking it out into the desert far away from anything but i guess
> that's how they do it theses days for tv.
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Dex Dexter <dexterlabs@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Didn't watch it,but hmm...part of the trick is that Brent wears a special
> > conductive suit which covers vital parts of his body,no?
> > I think he must wear it,becouse when arcs connect with grounded targets
> > :OUCH!
> > And what if sparks suddenly break out from his nose or face somehow?
> > Very dangerous trick for sure.
> > Dex
> > --- drieben@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > From: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc:
> > Subject: [TCML] Brent Turner Playing "Thor" on History Channel
> > Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 10:09:54 -0500
> > Hi all,
> > I happened to catch a 1 hour segment on the History
> > Channel last night (Wed. May 6, 7 PM CDT) called
> > "Superhuman", which was about people who are ap-
> > pear to be real life "X-Men". It was hosted by this
> > guy (can't recall his name, as I am absolutely HOR-
> > RIBLE at remembering names) who was pretty much
> > a human "stretch man" himself. He searched out and
> > interviewed three other people with "unique" talents.
> > One was a "magneto" man in Malaysia who could
> > make metal objects stick to himself, as if by magnetic
> > attraction. The other was an "Iceman" who had truly
> > amazing tolerance for very cold temperatures. The third
> > and final one in who we are interested was Brent Turner,
> > who did the well-known to us trick of sitting on an insu-
> > lated platform that's connected to a fairly large Tesla
> > coil and throwing sparks from his finger tips. It went on
> > to explain how he did it and also warned to no "try this
> > at home". A check of History Channel's website may
> > reveal when it will replay?
> > David Rieben
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