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 1 01 - Burned Alive
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01 - Burned Alive

Aired on Jul 20, 2005

Facing one of our biggest fears, Criss attempts to be burned alive. With the assistance of Hollywood special FX wizard and “burn master” Mark Chadwick, Criss sets up a spectacular stunt where he is set ablaze two different times. First a partial body burn test by the Aladdin Hotel pool in Las Vegas, that lasts over 20 seconds. Then a full 46 sec. body burn with no hands or face protection that shoots 20 ft. flames off Criss at temperatures above 1500 degrees in front of a huge crowd on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.

 2 Levitation
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Aired on Jul 20, 2005

Levitation is one of the oldest practices of conjurers and fakirs, but The World’s Greatest Illusionist, Criss Angel, takes it to the streets in a 360-degree demonstration of the power of defying gravity. He will take a random stranger off the sidewalks of Downtown Fremont Street in Las Vegas and float them right in the middle of a crowd.

 3 Wine Barrel Escape
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Wine Barrel Escape

Aired on Jul 27, 2005

Master Magician Lance Burton helps host as Criss performs his homage to the Great Houdini. Determined to go beyond Houdini, Criss devised a plan to top Houdini’s 1908 milk can escape by locking himself inside a wine barrel filled with water hanging over 8 stories above the ground all while being handcuffed. Complications arise such as the water temperature, the size of the wine barrel, the amount of time Criss is able to hold his breath under water, and the fact the barrel will plummet to the earth after the 2-minute timer runs out.

 4 SUV Nail Bed
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SUV Nail Bed

Aired on Jul 27, 2005

Lying on a bed of nails is an ancient Indian practice. Having a 4.5 ton SUV drive over your body while lying on a bed of nails is crazy. Criss will take this ancient practice and demonstrate his modern version.

 5 Body Suspension
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Body Suspension

Aired on Aug 03, 2005

Despite warnings of wind and potential death, Criss demands to be suspended from a helicopter strung up by fishhooks through the skin of his back and limbs and then flown over the surreal canyons and rock formation of the beautiful Valley of Fire.

 6 Buried Alive
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Buried Alive

Aired on Aug 10, 2005

With the help of rocker and director Rob Zombie, Criss reenacts his own funeral and attempts one of the most dangerous escape stunts in magic history; The Buried Alive demonstration.

 7 Hellstromism
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Aired on Aug 17, 2005

Based on hellstromism, an art that uses the mind to trigger a spectator’s physical reaction, Criss is challenged by Las Vegas’ Desert Dodge dealership to find a hidden key belonging to a Dodge Viper using hellstromism.

 8 Superhuman
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Aired on Aug 24, 2005

At times people have unbelievable strength some say due to adrenaline, so Criss decides to find out if this strength can be controlled. Determined to channel this strength, Criss tries to push over a tree, and lift up a parked car.

 9 Blind
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Aired on Sep 07, 2005

When Criss closes his eyes he sees reality where others would see darkness. He demonstrated this to Mandy Moore on a joyride in her Mercedes convertible through the streets of Los Angeles.

 10 Tesla Strike
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Tesla Strike

Aired on Sep 14, 2005
Criss has always been fascinated by lightning and the effects it has on the thousands of people who are struck each year. Those who survive often have increased memory skills and mental capacities. Criss will journey to Baraboo, Wisconsin to test out one of the largest Tesla Coils in the country, a high-voltage air core transformer generating 4,000,000 volts and simulating the electrical charge of being struck by lightning.
 11 Oasis
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Aired on Sep 21, 2005
Criss Angel attempts his most challenging and unprecedented escape ever. He will be sealed in an airtight chamber 24" by 6' and 7/8" thick. The chamber will be submerged in a 4' x 8' x 8' tank. He will be surrounded by almost 2,000 gallons of water, thousands of spectators, and news crews in New York City's Bryant Park. Criss will have up to 33 hours to figure out "The Greatest Escape Ever." Viewers will get an inside glimpse of Criss' experience through his audio diary and a camera perspective from within the air chamber. Also, Criss must escape when US Navy sailors tie him up during the 100' rope challenge in preparation for Oasis.
 12 Building Walk
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Building Walk

Aired on Sep 28, 2005

One of the most dangerous stunts in the series, Criss will lean over the side of the 55 floor Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas at unbelievable angles. But then, he will walk down the side of the building without any wires, harness or safety netting.

 13 C4 Crate
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C4 Crate

Aired on Oct 05, 2005
Criss is fascinated by explosions and decides to experience the power of C4 in a uniquely public fashion in Downtown Las Vegas. With the help of "Pyro Pete," the master explosives expert employed by everyone from the Rolling Stones to Motley Cru and AC/DC, Criss will be locked in an explosives filled crate detonated by remote control by Teller of Penn & Teller.
 14 Prediction
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Aired on Oct 12, 2005
Taking a tour through the history of magic, Criss tours the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Criss and his team are able to view rarely seen Houdini artifacts and the private seance room. On the Dicky Barret morning show at indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, Criss will attempt to predict a major news event as well as the lottery.
 15 Chicken
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Aired on Oct 19, 2005
Trying to prove which person is crazier, Criss and his comedy magician good friend, the Amazing Jonathan decide to play the ultimate game of chicken. Their rivalry begins with a small paintball game and an electric shock face off. Criss ups the ante daring Amazing Jonathan to hit him with a car. Criss trains with Mark Chadwick to learn how to deflect the impact of a car. The competition culminates with Criss standing in front of a brick wall as Amazing Jonathan revs his engine. After one false run, Amazing Jonathan barrels into Criss pushing through the brick wall. In this episode, Criss also performs a knife test in a sushi bar that could end his career.
 16 Halloween Special
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Halloween Special

Aired on Oct 31, 2005
Lock the doors, turn on the lights, and prepare to experience Halloween like never before! Criss Angel descends upon Hollywood's famous Magic Castle and his hometown New York in a tour de force of mysticism, mentalism and death defying stunts. At the Magic Castle stage, Criss performs some of his signature effects and the never before seen Matrix (where he literally jumps into another human) and offers up new supernatural demonstrations of mentalism in front of a live audience. He then tests his mind-control abilities by performing a mass interactive experiment with the television audience--right through their screens, and also performs requests sent by viewers via email and letters! Criss will also be shackled, handcuffed, and then nailed into a pine casket that is rapidly approaching an industrial BioChipper.
 17 Uncut
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Aired on Nov 02, 2005
Considered to be the most influential name in magic today, Master Illusionist, Criss Angel transcends tradition and moves into a new brand of postmodern mysticisim. Criss blurs the line between reality and illusion on the street, stage and in his demonstrations. Relive the craziest and most insane moments of the series. Plus, never before seen footage, outtakes and Criss' most talked about illusion: the trash can uncut and in one continuous shot.
 18 Up Close
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Up Close

Aired on Nov 16, 2005
Criss Angel, master provocateur, will mystify all as he exhibits more never-before-seen footage in this episode. Considered to be the most influential name in magic today, he continues to blur the line between reality and illusion. Watch "ring in ice" in one unedited take. See a young black panther appear from a taxi's empty trunk. Get an inside look at the characters on the show including the surreal family in the desert, the various celebrity guests, the Mindfreak crew and Criss' family. Criss also tries his luck at the roulette table.

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