Screen-Used Model Miniatures at Comic-Con 2017

We get some close-up looks at Prop Store’s collection of model miniatures from Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Aliens on display at this year’s Comic-Con. Stephen Lane talks about the details of each piece, all of which are going on auction this fall. Plus, an actual hero Star Lord helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy!

The Stop-Motion Puppets of Laika Animation Studio

We get up close with the stop-motion puppets, vehicles, and environments built for Laika Entertainment’s magnificent films, on display in San Diego during Comic-Con. From 3D-printed model parts to large-scale mechanized puppets, the fabrication and finish of these characters are a labor of love for the art of stop-motion animation.

PROJECTIONS, Episode 19: Bigscreen VR and GunHeart Hands-On!

Jeremy and Norm review Bigscreen VR, a free app that lets users share their desktops and videos over virtual reality. We discuss the social and human-computer interaction implications of Bigscreen, and how an operating system might look like in VR. Plus, we go hands-on with Gunheart in a demo session with the developers!

Adam Savage and John Hodgman at Comic-Con as Chewbaccas!

Say hello to Twobacca! Adam is joined by John Hodgman at Comic-Con as they both walk the floor as our favorite wookiee! It’s also John’s very first time cosplaying, and he quickly discovers how enjoyable it is. Plus, Adam chats with the maker of this Chewie costume, and how it’s in some ways an improvement over Adam’s own costume!

Episode 409 – Farewell Flash – 7/27/17

Norm’s back from SDCC! He’s joined by Kishore and special guest Annalee Newitz for a mega deep dive into their Comic-Con experiences, all the movies and TV trailers, behind the scenes of that crazy jetpack video, the end of Adobe Flash and MS Paint, and the science study that may end football.