Adam Savage and Fon Davis Reminisce About Galaxy Quest!

While at ILM, Adam Savage and Fon Davis worked on a number of films most people would never watch twice. However, they DID participate in the making of the “best Star Trek movie ever” … Galaxy Quest! Here’s what they — as well as their friend and colleague Grant Imahara — did, and what it was like. (Let’s just say that building in the correct scale was no small feat!)

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Vacuum Forming Adam’s Signature Hat for Comic-Con

Boy, San Diego Comic-Con 2013 was a LONG TIME AGO. But still, Adam Savage and his friend and former colleague Fon Davis dig deep to recall the flash mob Adam organized there, which required multiple vacuum-formed replicas of Adam’s signature hat. Bid on this hat (signed by Adam and Fon Davis) and other MythBusters lots, benefiting the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

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See the See the Adam Savage Flash Mob from Comic Con 2013 in action.

How to Shoot a Zombie Volunteer in the Face Safely

Which weapon is better during a zombie apocalypse: a shotgun or an ax? When the MythBusters took this scenario on, the question then became: How do you shoot a zombie volunteer in the face safely? Well, after Jamie had left for the day, HERE’S the solution Adam came up with.

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Adam Savage’s First Gundam Build—RX-78-2 Perfect Grade Unleashed!

Adam builds his first ever Gundam model (aka Gunpla)! In partnership with Bandai Namco Collectibles, Bandai Spirits, and the Gundam Online Expo 2021, Adam and the Tested team put together the incredible PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED RX-78-2 GUNDAM model kit, admiring its beautiful interior mechanical frame design and iconic exterior Gundam armor. Adam is stunned by the detail of the model’s parts and the precision of the pieces that satisfyingly snap-fit together!

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Man in Robot Suit – This is Only a Test 614 – 8/26/21

Two massive Marvel trailers dropped this week as we discuss the latest glimpses of The Eternals and the internet-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home teaser. Plus, we debate the practicality of the Tesla Robot, talk LED light strips, react to Disney’s Genie Pass, and awe over an amazing fan-made Simpsons video player!

Adam Inspects New Pages from Indiana Jones’ Grail Diary!

While visiting Prop Store, Adam Savage encounters something he never thought he would get to see in person–original production pages of Indiana Jones’ Grail Diary prop from The Last Crusade. Having long been obsessed with this book, Adam is seeing for the first time pages that have never been revealed before for replica prop makers like himself!

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Adam’s Grail Diary prop replica.

MythBusters: Where Cameras Went to Die

To some, they are broken cameras from MythBusters. To Adam, they are a series of stories of and memories from that production. Bid on these broken cameras (signed by Adam!) and other MythBusters lots, benefitting the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

Bid on these MESSED-UP cameras (signed by Adam!) and other MythBusters lots!

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How Vintage 16mm Cameras Work!

In a past life, Tested’s Sean Charlesworth was the camera technician at NYU and repaired countless film cameras that passed through the film school. Sean shares that experience taking apart and restoring cameras in this show and tell of his vintage 16mm camera collection, as he opens up a few Bolex cameras to explain how films were made before the days of digital video!

MythBusters’ Largest Weapon of War

Did Jamie and Adam think the arrow machine gun was going to ACTUALLY work? Nope, but here’s how they MADE it work (at least for the show!). Bid on the arrow machine gun other MythBusters lots, benefitting the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

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Adam’s Guide to Cosplay and Prop Electronics!

Adam walks us through how to draw and implement a wiring diagram to incorporate simple electronics like lights and fans to your cosplay and props. Electronics can be an intimidating part of prop building, but they can be kept simple and implemented without any soldering if you use off-the-shelf components like wire nuts and alligator clips to test your setups. Adam gives a demo of his personal electronics process using a foam helmet by adding lights, fans, and a power switch!

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