Watch the Mythbusters build and test Capt. Kirk's 'Gorn cannon'

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Dec 14, 2012

Back in December, we told you that the Mythbusters guys were going to try to solve one of Star Trek's eternal mysteries—could Capt. Kirk REALLY build a cannon out of bamboo, sulfur, charcoal and diamonds to defeat a Gorn?

Since we raised the question, we figured we owed you an answer.

Just in case the Metrons should ever force you to battle an alien warrior, you'd better check out the clips below so you'll know what to do!

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