We continue our dive into the world of classic television props and costumes from Prop Store’s upcoming TV Treasures auction with a look into a few hand props and blasters from shows like Star Trek, Buck Rodgers, Planet of the Apes, and V. Some of these have held up very well over the years, and it’s awesome to even see some electronics still working!
Bill brings to our office the culmination of a big project: a scratch-modeled interpretation of the Blade Runner blaster prop that he’s turned into a kit. We assemble this Replicant Blaster kit to show how it all comes together with real hardware (no glue!) and mechanical action (those darn springs!) Follow along to celebrate Bill’s incredible prop-building achievement!
Several pieces of timeless television history pay a visit to our studio this week as Prop Store gives us a preview of their upcoming TV Treasures auction. Brandon from Prop Store lets us get close up with some props and costumes from the 1966 Batman show, and we learn how these pieces were saved and preserved in the Comisar Collection.
Adam has just returned from New Zealand, where he met with some of the prop makers for the upcoming film Mortal Engines. Using their designs, Adam makes a replica of the character Anna Fang’s striking sidearm, showing paint and weathering techniques to make this piece look at home in the movie’s striking world!
Adam Savage visits Weta Digital in New Zealand, where the award-winning visual effects company is working on the upcoming film Mortal Engines. In this in-depth conversation with Visual Effects Supervisor Ken McGaugh and Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo, we learn about the engineering complexities of creating the epic cities seen in the film.
Sean and Jeremy return to the Tested shop to paint and finish the cabinet and do some final testing and trouble shooting of the electronics systems. We’re starting to get some funcionality in this machine!