It’s an emotional day for Adam Savage as he comes face to face with Neil Armstrong’s A7-L pressure suit, then learns about its long, delicate conservation process from National Air and Space Museum’s Objects Conservator, Lisa Young. You can now see the newly restored spacesuit yourself at the Smithsonian!
Joining us today are Jeremy and special guest Zach Radding, who were responsible for the custom electronics that made the laser tag dogfighting with World War I-era airplanes possible. We chat with them about the problem-solving and testing required to get their laser and sensor systems working, and Adam talks about what it was like filming that episode of Savage Builds!
Adam Savage opens up about his experience with hearing loss and why getting hearing aids was a life-changing decision. Learn about the benefits of modern Widex hearing aid technology and why you should consider getting your own hearing tested as well. (This video is sponsored by Widex. Learn more about getting your hearing tested here.)
While Adam was in New Zealand filming the laser-tag dogfight episode of Savage Builds, Peter Jackson tells him of a discovery his team made while restoring a World War 1-era airplane. Hidden in plane wings that were made a hundred years ago was a drawn portrait of an unnamed pilot. We need your help uncovering who this pilot was!
We meet up with some of the team at Magic Wheelchair to see their new Batmobile build unveiled at Comic-Con 2019, hear about the process of designing and building a Magic Wheelchair, and help spread the word about their awesome mission. Learn more about Magic Wheelchair and how you can help out at Magicwheelchair.org.
The modelmakers at KorbenFX have a long history of making fantastic replicas of some of our favorite science fiction ships, and their newest model is a 3-ft long replica of the USS Orville! Designed with reference from both the digital model and filming miniature, this ship has great surface detail, lighting effects, and even a shuttle bay!
We meet up with Ben Goretsky, owner of 3D Retro and the founder of DesignerCon to talk about the culture of designer toys, discovering overseas artists, and what we’re excited for at this year’s upcoming DesignerCon! Plus, we take a look at a few exclusive pieces on display at the 3D Retro booth.
Mondo’s known for their movie posters, but their expanding line of collectibles and figures are ramping up as well. We chat with the company’s creative director of collectibles to learn what makes their approach stand out from other companies, and how their artists come up with unique takes on our favorite characters.
The talented artists at Weta Workshop filled their Comic-Con booth this year with a great collection of props, costumes, and collectibles from the numerous projects they’ve worked on. We chat with Richard Taylor and Greg Broadmore about some of the film pieces, new collectibles, and their Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders Magic Leap game!
In this Ask Adam Savage, Adam answers Kyle Carmichael’s question: “How about a list of ‘bad’ movies you love? A movie you know isn’t great but dang it you love it and watch whenever you come across it?” Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!