Brainiac's Test Tube Baby
- Brainiac's Test Tube Baby
Infobox British television
show_name = Brainiac's Test Tube Baby
format = Reality Television / Documentary Film
runtime = 60 minutes
country = UK
imdb_id = 0838476
starring = Dominic Wood
channel = Sky1, Sky2, Sky3
first_aired = August 3, 2006
last_aired = January 8, 2007
num_series = 1
producer = Original Productions UK Entertainment
"Brainiac's Test Tube Baby" is a live British pseudoscientific entertainment TV show hosted by Dominic Wood. It is a spin off of the highly successful Sky1 show "" and first aired on Thursday, August 3 2006. Dominic is assisted by former "Big Brother" contestant Jon Tickle who also co-hosts the original Brainiac programme.
Aspects of the show include "The Test Tube Babes" (two Brainiacs who search out "scientific truth"), the "CO2 challenge", where teams compete to propel a wheelchair as fast as they can on fire extinguisher power alone, the blowing up of caravans and microwaves (as in its parent show) and competitions with questions about the Brainiac series.
It is also a forum for viewers to contact the show with their science questions eg "will a plant grow as well in saliva as it will in water". Jon Tickle plays the "resident boffin" to answer these questions.
Episode 7 which was scheduled to air on September 21 was cancelled in light of "Brainiac: Science Abuse" presenter Richard Hammond's car crash. "Brainiac's Test Tube Baby" is produced by Original Productions UK Entertainment, an affiliate of Original Productions of Burbank, California.
The first series ended on October 12, 2006. It was stated on the final show that a second series had been commissioned but it appears as if the show has been pulled.
A Bonfire Night special was shown on November 6 2006 and a Christmas special was shown on December 23 2006.
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