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TV and Movies

Filming Model Miniatures from Moon (2009)

Duncan Jones' Moon is one of our favorite science fiction films in recent memory, and it featured wonderful use of scale model miniatures to for shots of the lunar base and vehicles on the lunar surface. We get up close with a selection of these gorgeous miniatures--made by Bill Pearson and his model shop team at the Shepperton Studios--which have just come out of a private collection to be part of Prop Store's upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction (December 1-2).

Power Rangers 1995 Movie's Original Costumes!

We get up close to the original costumes and helmets made for the 1995 Power Rangers movie--a true blast from our pop culture past.

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Chronicles of Narnia Sword!

Adam shares a new piece from his movie sword collection that he recently picked up--a stunt sword from The Chronicles of Narnia.

How ILM Made The Mandalorian's Razor Crest Motion-Controlled Miniature!

For the first season of The Mandalorian, ILM went back to their roots to make a scale miniature of the Razor Crest ship and filmed it with a custom-designed and machined motion control camera system. Adam Savage chats with his former colleagues--Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and veteren modelmaker John Goodson--to learn how they revived this classic Star Wars filming technology and what it brought to the look of the show.

Adam Savage Tours The Expanse's Practical Effects Shop!

In Toronto, Adam Savage tours Tim Barraball's shop Acme FX, where many of the practical effects for The Expanse are produced. From electronics to metal-working to pyrotechnics to even RAIN and SNOW, Tim and his team do it all, and Adam is in heaven seeing what tools and materials they use to achieve their amazing special effects!