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The Big Brain Theory (2013– )

TV-PG
TV Series | 60 min | Reality-TV

THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searches for America's brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers and pits them against one another in seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Host Kal Penn tasks competitors with building secure yet...See moreTHE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searches for America's brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers and pits them against one another in seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Host Kal Penn tasks competitors with building secure yet portable bunkers, triathlon-competing robots, and more. The winner will receive $50,000 and a one-year job contract. See less
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Updated Apr 30, 2013

Release date (First episode)
Apr 2013 (United States)

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23 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Kal Penn
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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8
Joe Caravella
Himself - Contestant & Rocket Scientist Himself - Contestant & Rocket Scientist   See fewer
Members only
8
Gui Cavalcanti
Himself - Contestant & Robotics Engineer Himself - Contestant & Robotics Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Amy Elliott
Herself - Contestant & Engineering Grad Student Herself - Contestant & Engineering Grad Student   See fewer
Members only
8
Cory Fleischer
Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Mark Fuller
Himself - Judge & CEO, W.E.T. Himself - Judge & CEO, W.E.T.   See fewer
Members only
8
Joel Ifill
Himself - Contestant & Welding Engineer Himself - Contestant & Welding Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Tom Johnson
Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer Himself - Contestant & Mechanical Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Dan Moyers
Himself - Contestant & Space Systems Engineer Himself - Contestant & Space Systems Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Andrew Stroup
Himself - Contestant & Defense Systems Engineer Himself - Contestant & Defense Systems Engineer   See fewer
Members only
8
Eric Whitman
Himself - Contestant & Robotics Grad Student Himself - Contestant & Robotics Grad Student   See fewer
Members only
8
Alison Wong
Herself - Contestant & Product Designer Herself - Contestant & Product Designer   See fewer
Members only
8
Christine Gulbranson
Herself - Judge & Founder & CEO of Christalis Herself - Judge & Founder & CEO of Christalis   See fewer
Members only
7
Michael Massimino
Himself - Judge & NASA Astronaut Himself - Judge & NASA Astronaut   See fewer
Members only
2
Buzz Aldrin
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
1
Jason Bardis
Himself - Judge & Robotics Expert Himself - Judge & Robotics Expert   See fewer
Members only
1
Brian Clay
Himself - Olympic Athlete Himself - Olympic Athlete   See fewer
Members only
1
Burt Dalton
Himself - Judge & Special Effects Supervisor Himself - Judge & Special Effects Supervisor   See fewer
Members only
1
Carl Edwards
Himself - Judge & NASCAR champ Himself - Judge & NASCAR champ   See fewer
Members only
1
Bobak Ferdowsi
Himself - Judge & NASA's JPL Flight Director for MSL Himself - Judge & NASA's JPL Flight Director for MSL   See fewer
Members only
1
Brian David Johnson
Himself - Judge & Head Futurist, Intel Himself - Judge & Head Futurist, Intel   See fewer
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1
Kyle Lundequam
Himself - U.S. Army Reserve Himself - U.S. Army Reserve   See fewer
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1
Dezso Molnar
Himself - Judge & Inventor Himself - Judge & Inventor   See fewer
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1
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Ratings Breakdown

7.3 / 10 | 182 votes