Peter Jackson’s Original King Kong Stop-Motion Armature

When Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson’s collection of film props, costumes, and artifacts, they examined the original stop-motion armature from the original 1933 film. Adam and Peter talk about this prized prop and its role in Hollywood special effects history.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

Pong Confessions – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 11/29/16

Simone joins Adam and Norm this week for a wide-ranging discussion about the Thanksgiving holiday, the Guillermo Del Toro art exhibit, and among other random topics, ping pong! We learn about Simone’s recent travels to Scotland and Germany, and also the trouble with mannequins.

PREMIUM – Simone Giertz’s Earlids–It Might Work!

Robot builder Simone Giertz dreams up whimsical inventions that tread the line between the peculiar and the practical! Watch Simone problem solve, put together, and test her fantastic machines. In this debut episode, Simone ponders why evolution hasn’t given humans a way to close their ears like we do our eyes, and then works on a solution to that problem of her own design.

Tested: Stalling and Rolling in a Biplane!

Since Battlefield 1 came out, we’ve been in awe of some of the amazing stunts pilots are able to achieve in-game. To see if these manuevers would actually be possible and learn more about how World War 1-era biplanes worked, we jump into a biplane ourselves for a thrilling lesson in stunt aeronautics! (A huge thanks to Hoagy de la Plante for taking us up in his biplane!)

DesignerCon 2016: Miss Monster’s Masks and Sculptures

We’re at DesignerCon, an annual gathering of graphic designers, toymakers, scultptors, and collectors celebrating original art and craft. It’s a place for Norm and Frank to geek out over art and meet some of their favorite artists they follow online. We meet up with Melita Curphy (aka Miss Monster), who sculpts beautiful creatures and masks in her own unique techno-organic style.

Shot by Jon Finger and edited by Norman Chan

The Holidays Awaken – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 11/22/16

Before we all take off for Thanksgiving holiday travel, we gather at the cave to talk about poor movie-watching decisions, romantic comedies, and our gift giving tips! How are you spending your holidays?

Photo Gallery: Tom Sachs’ Space Program Europa

Adam Savage Tours Tom Sachs’ Space Program Exhibit!

Adam takes you on a tour of Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa exhibit, currently on display at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The massive gallery is filled with Tom’s plywood creations, including the mission control and LEM replicas used for his Europa mission.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks