Adam Savage visits the Museum of the Moving Image, which recently opened a landmark exhibition showcasing the works of Jim Henson. From the Muppet Show to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock to the Dark Crystal, we get up close with many of the puppets, props, and film artifacts from Henson’s world-changing career.
Busy week as we get close to the holidays! Kishore talks about the big finale for the Bay Area Science Festival, Jeremy recaps Day of the Devs, and Norm shares highlights from DesignerCon. Plus, we scrutinize Face ID, and talk about all the Star Wars and comic book movie news of the week.
Adam gets to be an honorary stunt performer on the set of Blade Runner 2049 as he visits the massive water tank used for production. Chatting with Special Effects Supervisor Gerd Nefzer, Adam learns how this tank is used to simulate turbulent waves by dropping literally tons of water into the pool.
Simone’s latest project is a physical manisfestation of her ability to keep her schedule organized. But making this Habit Calendar is going to require wiring up hundreds of switches, and Simone comes up with a clever way to add efficiency to her build.
Jeremy and Norm review Lenovo and Disney’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, which is the first mass market consumer AR headset. We discuss its use of the Star Wars license, and what this implementation says about the early days of wearable AR technology. Plus, we share our impressions of the first few hours of the highly anticipated VR game From Other Suns!
In Oakland, Adam meets Lower 48 founder Jolie Karno, who converted a truck container into a nonprofit woodshop where she teaches people the joy of making. During his visit, Adam gets his own lesson in wood turning, and begins making his own wood bowl! (This series and tour is made possible by The Fab Foundation and Chevron.)
Adam surprises Terry with his own Excalibur sword he built and compares it to Terry’s original sword! Plus, we flash back to the cave for some prep work Adam did back home in making the gauntlet fingers. Let’s see if they meet Terry’s approval!
At this year’s DesignerCon, we meet up with Ironhead Studio, the costume and prop fabricators who made Hela’s jaw-dropping costume from Thor: Ragnarok! Jose Fernandez walks us through how his team made Hela’s iconic headdress for Cate Blanchett to wear in the film, explaining how the helmet’s pieces hold together and what goes into its brilliant finish.
We time warp back to before New York Comic Con to meet up with Frank at his shop and learn how he sculpted the mask for the Sentinel cosplay! We see how the painting and details of this silicone mask help simulate the holographic image on this character from Star Wars Battlefront II. (This video was sponsored by Electronic Arts. Star Wars Battlefront II will be available on November 17th.)
How big is too big for a desktop computer monitor? Norm lives with LG’s 43-inch 4K monitor for a month, and shares his experience using it for daily web browsing, photo editing, and gaming. The extra screen real estate of the 43UD79-B takes getting used to, but there are some tradeoffs.