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    The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Traci Des Jardins

    The Talking Room returns! This season's first guest is Traci Des Jardin, an award-winning chef and restaurateur. Traci was a finalist on Top Chef Masters and a semi-finalist for this year’s James Beard award for Outstanding Chef. Adam invited Traci to The Talking Room to talk about her cooking ethos, the challenge of managing restaurants, and her approach to crafting new recipes.

    One Day Builds: Adam Savage's Star Trek Captain's Chair

    We're in for a treat today--Adam shares the story of his Star Trek Captain's Chair, which he became obsessed with building from scratch after acquiring an insufficient replica. With the help of friend Jeremy Williams, Adam spends a day wiring in the electronics to bring his new Enterprise command chair to life. After much problem solving and troubleshooting, the effort pays off in a big way!

    Show and Tell: Navy SPH-3 Flight Helmet

    For this week's Show and Tell, Adam shares the latest addition to his helmet collection: an SPH-3 flight helmet. It belonged to Tested viewer David Wratchford, who wore it as a rescue swimmer for the Navy in the 1980s while serving with the "Eightballers" helo squadron. Thanks, David!

    Adam Savage's Navy Mark IV Helmet

    We've shared Adam's passion for NASA spacesuits, including his Mercury era spacesuit replica that he wore at Comic-Con. The helmet for that suit was based off of B.F. Goodrich's Navy Mark IV design, and Adam has recently come into possession of an original Mark IV helmet. Time to geek out about it!

    Adam Savage's Custom Quadcopter Gear

    Since getting his DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, Adam has been flying it regularly to learn its abilities as a videography platform. And as he becomes familiar with its operating procedures, Adam can't help but built custom accessories and gear to optimize his flight setup. From flight log notebooks to battery charging racks, we check out some of Adam's specialized flight equipment.

    In-Depth: Replicating 'The Shining's' Overlook Maze Model

    Adam Savage's replica of The Overlook Maze model from The Shining is one of his more complex projects in recent memory, given the timetable required for the build and the sheer amount of focused work needed for it. Adam, Will, and Norm sit down to discuss the planning and execution of the replica, running through Adam's research, in-progress photos, and documentation. Be sure to first watch the full video showing off the project!

    Adam Savage's Overlook Hotel Maze Model

    Over the span of a month, Adam designed and built an accurate replica of the hedge maze architectural model from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The maze model, as seen in The Overlook Hotel, is only seen briefly, but reference screenshots from throughout the film allowed Adam to painstakingly recreate it. The project ended up as one of Adam's more labor-intensive builds in recent memory! (Watch our follow-up in-depth discussion of this maze build here.)

    One Day Builds: 1/6th Scale Cosmonaut Model Kit

    In this episode of One Day Builds, Adam Savage spends a day at the shop assembling and painting a beautiful 1/6th scale garage kit, based on the fantastical characters of artist Derek Stenning. Adam and Norm each work on their own kit, and Adam teaches us some painting and weathering techniques to bring out the intricate details on this sci-fi cosmonaut figure.

    Flying the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Adam Savage

    Adam has received his new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, so we take it to a remote location outside the city to test it out! This quad has the ability to split flight and camera controls between two operators, so Adam and Norm work together to capture a few aerial shots with the Inspire 1's 4K camera. Let us know if you'd like to see more videos like this!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Tarantino Shelf

    One of the shelves in Adam's cave is home to his collection of props and prop replicas from various Quentin Tarantino films. In today's visit to the Cave, we chat with Adam about each of those objects and their origins. How many do you recognize?

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Barbarella's Space Rifle

    It's time for another One Day Build! You know the drill: Adam tackles a project at his shop from start to finish, explaining his build process along the way. Today's build is a replica of Jane Fonda's iconic Barbarella rifle. The challenge: this iconic sci-fi prop only appeared once, on the cover of a 1968 issue of LIFE Magazine. That's not a lot of reference material to work with!

    Show and Tell: 3A Dead Cosmonaut Figure

    For this week's Show and Tell, Adam and Norm geek out over collecting highly-detailed sixth-scale figures, like this alternate reality cosmonaut from artist Ashley Wood and ThreeA productions. We take it out of the box for the first time at the cave and marvel at its intricate details!

    Adam Savage's WWII Uniforms from HBO's The Pacific

    Another surprise package arrives from our friends at Prop Store! This time, it's a pair of screen-used World War II soldier uniforms from the HBO show The Pacific. Adam and Norm examine the costumes and discuss the ways they're weathered and distressed to simulate combat wear and tear for filming. And of course, we can't resist trying the costumes on--that's half the fun!

    Adam Savage's Ghostbusters Costume

    To celebrate both Halloween this week and the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, Adam shares his own Ghostbusters uniform and prop replicas that he has made and assembled over the years. We geek out over fond memories of the film and its contributions to cosplay culture. This is a costume that anybody can make!

    Adam Savage's Samurai Armor Costume

    Adam invites us to the Cave to join him in opening a package from Prop Store, a movie memorabilia company that collects and sells props and costumes from our favorite films. Sometimes, the props from lesser-known films are the best deals, like this awesome octopus-themed samurai armor from 47 Ronin.

    Adam Savage's Incredible Muscle Suit

    Adam invites us to the Cave to check out a new costume that he can't wait to try on. Without knowing what it looks like beforehand, we get to see it for the first time and are left dumbfounded. It's one of those things you just have to see to believe!

    Adam Savage's Alien Spacesuit Replica

    Before we went to Comic-Con, we visited Adam in his shop to get an up close look at his replica 'Kane' spacesuit from Alien. At this point, Adam was just about to complete the 10-year project of building the suit in anticipation for his Incognito walk at SDCC. Here, he describes each of the unique components he obsessed over fabricating in this dream project.

    Adam Savage Incognito at Comic-Con 2014: Mercury Spacesuit

    For Adam's second Incognito walk through Comic-Con (which was actually done before the Alien spacesuit), Adam donned his Mercury program spacesuit replica and explored the convention hall. His use of a polarized helmet visor shielded his identity, but fans still managed to pick him out in the cosplay crowd!