Stuck with Hackett
Sundays, 10:30 PM ET on Science Channel
Stuck with Hackett follows the trials and tribulations of artist Chris Hackett, (founder of the Madagascar Institute) as he turns everyday trash, which he calls "obtainium", into new and unexpected machines or mechanisms.
In need of rest and relaxation, Hackett leaves the hustle and bustle of the big city and escapes to the mountains for some personal Hackett time. Unfortunately, he picked the worst time of year to go away on vacation. Winter. Finding himself buried under tons and tons of snow in a small dinky cabin with no heat; Hackett has to figure out some way of surviving ten thousand feet above sea level. With his two biggest resources being the sun and ice, Hackett decides to build an outdoor hot tub made completely of snow. Hopefully, before he freezes to death.
Alone in an abandoned rail yard, Hackett is faced with an enticing challenge…taking the rusted old wreckage around him, and using it as a life-sized train set to build his own working locomotive. But he hits a hurdle when he runs out of the only available gasoline in the yard. Without access to modern fuel…or any help— Hackett turns back time and resorts to Victorian technology. In order to get his train on the tracks, he must wrestle steel parts several times his size, fire up a super-hot invisible hydrogen flame, and resurrect Industrial Revolution-era techniques to turn wood into an explosive gas that will power his personal locomotive.