What to Watch on Saturday: ‘Mythbusters’ tests the physics of ‘Stars Wars’

Posted by Brooke Cain on January 4, 2014 

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DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Mythbusters (8pm, Discovery) - The team tries to separate physics from fiction with a “Star Wars” themed episode featuring Sophia Bush, the star of NBC’s “Chicago PD.” Could Luke really have swung across a huge chasm on the end of a rope while holding Princess Leia and trying to escape Stormtroopers? Could Hans’ ingenuity of stuffing Luke inside a Tauntaun have saved him from the bitterly cold and deadly elements of Hoth? And could the primitive weapons of the Ewoks realistically take down some of Darth Vader’s most sophisticated weapons? Find out tonight.

Blindsided (8pm, Lifetime) - A movie about a photojournalist who is blinded by an explosion and retreats to her New York penthouse where she becomes the target of a sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune.

Wanda Sykes: Herlarious (10pm, OWN) - A stand-up showcase featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Camryn Manheim, Adele Givens, Helen Hong and others.

Saturday Night Live (11:29, NBC) - A “best-of” edition featuring memorable moments from Season 39.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Queens of the Stone Age (who come to Raleigh on Jan. 30) perform songs from their 2013 album “…Like Clockwork.”

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