Imagine a storied $1,800 Gibson Les Paul guitar surrounded on all sides by a chemical compound that burns at more than 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Cringe as a timer counts down to the detonation of one year’s supply – 672 bottles – of beer. Picture an expensive scooter being launched off an 80-foot long ramp suspended 26 feet off the ground. What fate will meet all of these treasured items? Total annihilation…unless three skilled challengers use science wisely to invent, design and build a contraption within 48 hours that will save the cherished prize. If they can catch it, they can keep it in "Science Channel"’s all-new series "Catch It Keep I"t premiering Friday, July 17, 2009, at 10 PM (ET/PT).
During each episode of "Catch It Keep It" three contestants test their scientific and engineering mettle against Science Channel’s “engineer of destruction,” Mike Senese, who devises dastardly schemes uniquely designed to obliterate the prize of the week. The contestants must brainstorm, plan and construct a way to rescue the item within the span of 48 hours – teams can build anything from a blast/fire-proof box to a giant net used for catching objects in mid fall. Host Zach Selwyn guides viewers through the pressure-packed 48 hours of organized chaos as the team works tirelessly, not only against the clock, but also against passionate differences of opinion and seemingly never-ending obstacles. "Catch It Keep It" airs weekly Fridays at 10 PM (ET/PT).
At the end of each episode viewers will see the contestants’ inventive creation to the engineering problem, and hold their breaths as it’s put to the test. Will the contestants walk away with the prize or will their invention fail miserably? “Engineer of destruction” Mike Senese will also reveal how he would solve the problem with a unique design and build of his own. Can Mike’s invention to save the prize outmaneuver his inventive way to destroy it? (Source: http://science.discovery.com/tv/catch-it-keep-it/about/about)
Three challengers have 48 hours to save a 50-inch plasma screen from destruction as it falls 55 feet onto steel spikes. The TV, which hangs by a piece of rope, will first be blasted with 6 flame throwers, burning through the rope and causing it to fall.