SpooktaculusDraculus: With MythBusters finished, do you ever see yourself working on movies again, like you did prior to MythBusters?
mistersavage: I actually designed the crossbow prop for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Max Landis is a good friend and asked if I wanted to design a steampunk taser crossbow for his show. So I sent him a foam-core master with color layout and design hints written all over it, and at the end of production, they sent me the hero prop. That was my fee. I design the prop for free in return for the prop when they're done with it. It's great. I want to do more of that.
Funnily enough, that's how I started gathering what I needed for the shop. I'd make local theaters the following deal for some jobs: I'd build the prop for them for free if they supplied all the materials, and I got to keep the prop when the show ended. It helped me build a lot of stock, and also it's a great relationship builder. People remembered that. It got me a lot of work over the years.