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    Phil Tippett's Film Props and Special Effects Ephemera

    We visit Prop Store to examine the items in the Phil Tippett auction, a collection of props, artwork, maquettes, and ephemera from a decades-long career in filmmaking. From original Star Wars concept drawings to Jurassic Park animatics and full-size Robocop puppets, we get up close with the stuff that made our favorite childhood films come to life!

    2001: A Space Odyssey 1/6th Scale Figures

    Discovery astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole finally get sixth scale interpretations in these deatiled figures from Executive Replicas. We chat with the company's co-founder to learn about the making of these space suits and figures, and the plans to make a full-size spacesuit replica for sale in the future.

    The Character Known As Tory - Episode 51 -10/14/16
    On this week's episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and I welcome Tory Belleci formerly of the show Mythbusters and of the upcoming Netflix show "The White Rabbit Project" - starting December 9th. Tory chats about his time being a model maker with ILM and his safety and well being as a Mythbuster. Thanks for listening! Also, If you're digging this show, please head over to and support us with a few bucks. Thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest!
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    Shout Session! With Brian Ward - Episode 48 - 9/16/16
    On this episode of CreatureGeek - Frank and I welcome Brian Ward, the Senior Director of Video Production for Shout! Factory. Shout! curates TV shows and movies for the collector in all of us - shows likes MST3K, Freaks and Geeks, and the 1982 version of The Thing. Brian talks about his podcast The Arkham Sessions, EPK documentation (basically behind the scenes stuff) and much more. If you're digging this show, please head over to and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest!
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    In the Not Too Distant Future: Dragoncon 2016- Episode 47 - 9/9/16
    On this episode of CreatureGeek - LIVE FROM DRAGONCON 2016 - Frank goes solo. But he has the best co-hosts in my absence. He welcomes Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic and The Mads Are Back. They talk about movie riffing, Joe Don Baker, This Island Earth and a ton of other fun stuff! If you're digging this show, please head over to and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest! Please use our affiliate link:
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    Two Ding Dongs and A Microphone - Episode 46 - 8/19/16
    Frank and I are two dings dongs talking into in a mic. We chat more about biz battles, showing up on time, upcoming conventions and the biggest hit of the summer, Stranger Things! If you're digging this show, please head over to and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest! Please use our affiliate link (in the comments) and use the code CREATUREGEEK to get 20% off your order! Thanks for listening!
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    Making a 3D-Printed Sith Lightsaber Kit!

    We're thrilled to unveil a new 3D printed project from Sean Charlesworth! Sean was inspired to design and print his own Star Wars-inspired lightsaber, but with his own twist: this Sith model is a cutaway design that shows the internal construction of the hilt. Sean discusses how he came up with this design and how he used the Formlabs Form 2 printer fabricate it. Plus, the design files are free for anyone to download!

    Adam Savage Meets Aardman Animations' Puppets!

    A special visit to the cave this week as two friends from Aardman Animations visit Adam and bring along some of their amazing stop-motion animation puppets! Jimmy and Gary work at Aardman's model shop, and show Adam the intricate details that go into each puppet. Plus, a surprise for Adam!

    Photo Gallery: Adam Savage PhotoShop Battle

    I Tweeted a couple of photos Norman Chan had taken of me for a Tested project, and what populated my Twitter feed after that was too awesome not to share. Here's just a few of your PhotoShop creations. You guys ROCK.

    Adam Savage as Kylo Ren Incognito at Comic-Con 2016!

    For this Comic-Con incognito walk through the show floor, Adam does something different and gets suited up from a booth in the exhibit hall. Dressed as Kylo Ren (costume by Anovos), he ventures out to meet other Star Wars cosplayers and visits the Lucasfilm booth to see some collectibles up close.

    Touring Prop Store's Booth at Comic-Con

    One of the best parts of Comic-Con is getting up close with rare movie props at the Prop Store booth. Brandon Alinger walks us through some of the collection on display, which will be going on auction later this year.

    Prop Shop's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Replicas

    Prop Shop had their helmet, lightsaber, and other prop replicas on display at their Comic-Con booth, and we get up close with one of our favorite pieces: Darth Vader's burnt helmet. We learn how the pieces are made, how they're derived from the original prop data, and check out a new piece unveiled.

    Adam Savage Moderating the Expanse Panel at Comic-Con

    In case you didn't know, Adam Savage LOVES Syfy's series the Expanse. So when he was asked to moderate the panel with its stars and producers at Comic-Con, he jumped at the chance. (By the way, if you're not watching it, you should give it a try!) Here's the panel in full.

    Simone and Norm Tour Comic-Con 2016!

    The Tested team strolls through the massive Comic-Con exhibit hall in our annual walkthrough of the show! It's Simone's first Comic-Con, and we make sure to stop by the Star Wars, Weta Workshop, and LEGO booths to gush over costumes, collectibles, and artwork. Here are some of the best things we saw in our whirlwind tour of the floor!

    Adam Savage Incognito as a Bear at Comic-Con 2016!

    It's time for Adam's Incognito walk through San Diego Comic-Con! This year, Adam's costume is a creature of his own creation--a bear suit that's more realistic than cartoonish. But he also couldn't help making it pop-culture related, so he made it inspired by the Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Revenant, complete with a Leo prop!

    Star Trek Beyond and Star Wars Costumes from Anovos

    With every big sc-fi film release, we look forward to costume replicas that fans can cosplay at conventions. Anovos debuted new costumes from Star Trek and Star Wars at Comic-Con, and we chat with them about their process for sourcing fabrics, replicating patterns, and making costume kits.