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Super Troopers – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 9/5/17

We’re joined this week by Ryan Kiser, Tested’s production coordinator who’s worked with Adam since Mythbusters! We talk about first time visits to pop culture conventions, Dragon*Con, and the culture of nitpicking movies. Plus, Adam shares another new shop project he’s been working on!

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15 thoughts on “Super Troopers – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 9/5/17

  1. DragonCon is now 4 1/2 days, Thursday night to Monday and it spans 5 hotels and the America’s Mart. 2017 was the 31st DragonCon.

    I have 17 years of DragonCon photos at http://photo.davenelson.com/DragonCon with the last 10 years as a staff photographer with photos of the larger costume contests.

    The Cult of the Carpet is real

  2. I really like this idea of bringing on someone of the “team” to be a third chair. I like Will and Simone but I think it would be interesting to bring members of the “team” onto this cast each week.

  3. I saw your Totoro (I was the Mayor) on Friday night. It was huge! I wanted to give it a big hug, but alas I was in my foam prison.

  4. i’m with agnostichef! you seem to have the nicest people in your team and they’re always off camera, despite playing a big part in tested. i’d love to see more of them as well.

    hello ryan! how nice to be able to put a face (and a bit of story) to the name! 🙂

  5. The Cease and Desist about the DragonCon Carpet wasn’t because they dressed up, but because after dressing up they made the fabric pattern available for purchase on Spoonflower.

    In this case, I side with the manufacturer. They didn’t care about the cosplay, but when they started trying to make money using their copyrighted design, that’s something else entirely.

  6. The cease-and-desist Harrison got was perfectly valid. He was selling fabric printed with the design on the open market.

    I get that he had to order a fuckton of that fabric and wanted to recoup his investment (which I’m sure he has done since), but he should have seen that CND coming a mile away and it was my impression he took it in his stride 🙂

  7. I’ve only attended Dragon Con once– it was great, but it is in Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend. It’s still the middle of Summer down there! The city goes all out to make the Con welcome– just you and 50,000 of your closest friends!

    Because of the fun of thermal-oven-type costumes, I think the ideal location for a cos con would be Minnesota in March! No more worries about roasting in a costume!

    In Atlanta, the only appropriately costumed folks are those warrior guys in the leather kilts, and anyone dressed as Conan the Barbarian! If you can convince the Dragon Con hotels to do so, have them turn the A/C in the lobbies down to about -25!

    –Paul E Musselman

  8. I find this podcast interesting, satisfying and stimulating in ways that other sources can’t seem to match. It really makes me step back and think about things, and I love how it is very relatable and yet challenges the listener to listen and expand their horizons at the same time.

  9. I really, really hope you’ll do a video on the alteration and weathering of the Washington Bastille key – for totally selfish reasons.

    I’m finishing my archaeology PhD and my thesis is on early medieval keys, with a particular focus on the way that they carry complex layers of meaning and cultural inference – and how the physicality of the objects works with that. Aside – I just gave a paper at a conference on how keys are used in video games (what happens when the limitations of materiality are taken away and you are left with pure imagination in a story-telling space?) and how the ways their shape and form can be played with to create a heightened reality and connection in the created game world. Shape and physical history in an object are so powerful.

    More generally, I love the way Adam expresses how working physically with making changes your understanding of specific objects, and how you think about objects in general. Brilliant stuff, and something a colleague of mind and I work with a lot.

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