We loved the film ‘The Martian’, and are obsessed with the design and build of its beautiful orange spacesuits. But sometimes overlooked are the fictional NASA EMU spacesuits made for the film. At FBFX’s studios in London, Adam examines this costume up close to see how it evokes NASA’s real spacesuits while being subtly different and functional for filming.
Adam has seen Blade Runner 2049, and he’s been given permission to review the film without giving away any plot details. We’re joined by fellow replica prop builder and Blade Runner obsessive Mark Dubeau to talk about the importance of the original film, anticipation among fans, and get Adam’s spoiler-free impressions of the long-awaited sequel!
Anthony Carboni–host of the new show Science and Star Wars–joins us to assemble this meticulously detailed Y-Wing scale model kit! Yes, there will talk of Porgs.
We welcome special guest Anthony Carboni, host of the The Star Wars Show, to our studio to help assemble LittleBits’ Droid Inventor Kit! Kishore and Anthony recently worked together on the new Science and Star Wars show, and they talk about the making of that series while we put together our own tabletop droid.
Jeremy Williams joins us this week to talk about Adam’s recent interview with JJ Abrams, our time building the UCS LEGO Millennium Falcon, Adam’s own progress on his studio-scale Falcon model, and his cameo in the Blade Runner 2049 short film! Plus, some impressions of Baby Driver.
Time to take a field trip to the local pinball arcade! Jeremy and Sean take Bits to Atoms on location to modify The Getaway: High Speed II pinball machine to work with a real stop light. And to do that, they have to dive inside the machine to see how it works.
Special guest Mike Mika of Other Ocean Entertainment joins the gang to talk about hacking software, video game easter eggs, and the mysterious incident of NES Golf found in the Nintendo Switch. Plus, we talk iPhone 8 and Apple Watch 3 reviews and contemplate digital assistant personalities.
We turn back the clock to before Comic-Con, as Frank and his team are prepping the Lich King armor made for Blizzard. Frank walks us through how to make a silicone brush-up mold of foam fabricated armor parts. These waste molds can be used to make clay castings to give costume parts additional sculptural detail!
When Adam was recently in London, he visited the headquarters of FBFX, the makers of spacesuits for films like The Martian, Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant. There, we examined up-close the insane details that make up these spacesuits, and learn how they’re designed and put together from sorted bins of individually crafted and weathered parts.