Mister Tachyon (Viceland) – Premieres 11th July
A by-the-numbers science show that is linked together with an utterly ludicrous premise. The host Mister Tachyon is the son of a scientist, who in an experiment turned himself invisible, leading to Mister Tachyon also being born invisible. So now he spends his time looking at fringe scientific research, performing experiments on what he’s seen and hoping to find a way to make himself visible again.
So in the show Mister Tachyon, donned in black clothing and a bike helmet, visits scientists looking into specific fields, explaining what they are looking for, and how they are testing their theories. Then after learning about what they are doing, monitors an experiment to see if there’s any validity in the theories.
As a science show most of the stuff that’s looked into comes across as junk science. And with the way it’s presented with the whole Tachyron backstory, seems like the show is laughing at it, but without the nerve to make the straight up jokes. Altogether it ends up becoming an awful bit of programming.