Episode 467 – Golden Ticket to Space – 9/20/18

Apple iPhone XS reviews are out, and we discuss what early reviews have to say about the phone’s performance and camera improvements. Plus, what’s up with billionaires who want to go to space, and what games will be included in the PlayStation Classic?

VoodooFX’s Lighting Upgrades for Model Kits

We take a field trip the garage and workshop of modelmaker Randy Neubert, who runs VoodooFX. Randy designs lighting and electronic upgrades to off-the-shelf model kits, including a few of our favorite kits we’ve built recently. We chat with Randy about his lighting process and what goes into designing a lighting scheme that’ll look great on camera and on our shelves.

Disable Motion Smoothing – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 9/18/18

We turn our radio voices on to kick off this week’s podcast, in which we discuss the recent Emmy awards, the challenge of maintaining creative control of something successful, and the many disappointing ways in which theatrical experiences are experience in the living rooms. Plus, two great segues!

Model Behavior: Making a Set for Toy Photography

Kayte and Norm work with styrene this week to build out a backdrop for sixth-scale toy photography. Specifically, we’re going to making a photo-ready approximation of an Imperial wall from Star Wars for use with a K-2SO figure. Follow along as we cut stencils out by hand and then also experiment with the Cricut vinyl cutter to automate some of the processes!

Ask Adam Anything: Top 5 Sci-Fi Books

Adam answers this question from fan Cody Limber: “I’ve read and loved nearly everything you’ve mentioned on the Still Untitled podcast, but I need recommendations for sci-fi books. What are your top 5 favorite sci-fi books?” Side note: Adam could not stop at just five!

  1. Neuromancer Trilogy, by William Gibson: https://amzn.to/2VrqOOA​
  2. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson: https://amzn.to/2XMaSDP​
  3. Dune, by Frank Herbert: https://amzn.to/2XFtHZo
  4. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami: https://amzn.to/2XQBhAF​
  5. Girl in Landscape, by Jonathan Lethem: https://amzn.to/2Vyc8No​
  6. Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5, by Doris Lessing: https://amzn.to/2IY9R7x​
  7. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin: https://amzn.to/2GJSAgW​

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