From Hotel Artemis to Ant Man and the Wasp, we catch each other up with a bunch of films we've seen recently, in theaters, at home, and on planes. It's a potpourri of quickfire movie reviews. Plus, our impressions of the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man! Way to bury the lede!
Kishore joins us this week to recap our adventures at New York Comic Con! From Adam's incognito floor walk in a new spacesuit replica to the cosplayers we met and collectibles we purchased, we had a blast at the east coast's biggest pop culture convention.
Things are busy as we finish prepping for New York Comic Con, so we have cosplay and costuming on the mind. Plus, we attempt to rank our favorite Marvel films, but the task may be too daunting to complete in just one podcast. Let's take a stab at it anyway!
Adam talks about his time at New York Maker Faire, a trip to Frank Ippolito's shop to resume work on the Martian spacesuit project, and the work left to be done in the cave before heading to New York Comic Con. Plus, an appreciation for the original Predator movie! (Learn more about Our Children's Trust at https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/)
We turn our radio voices on to kick off this week's podcast, in which we discuss the recent Emmy awards, the challenge of maintaining creative control of something successful, and the many disappointing ways in which theatrical experiences are experience in the living rooms. Plus, two great segues!
We record this episode on Adam's wedding anniversary, and talk about the traditions of gift giving between partners. We also dive into a discussion about licensed and unlicensed pop culture art and the place for garage kits in the fan community. Plus, Adam has a new shirt! (Which yes, is available in a beautiful off-white color!)
Adam talks about the last few days of filming Mythbusters Jr., preparing for his next show, and what he's read and watched recently. We wax nostalgic about heist films, Soderbergh classics, and the difference between Jack Reacher and Jack Ryan. Plus, the best page on Wikipedia.
Prop and costume fabricator (and regular Tested contributor) Bill Doran joins us for this week's podcast! Bill's in town filming some videos with us, and we chat about his origin story, today's cosplay culture, valuing your work, and his plans for Dragoncon!
Modelmaker Kayte Sabicer joins us this week as we talk about our love for Cinefex magazine and discuss first workbenches and workspaces. We also talk about Jack White's recent visit to the cave, and hear a story about one of Adam's first trips to the Bay Area's Urban Ore.
We talk about fact checking in journalism, the return of Patrick Stewart to Star Trek, and the Academy Awards' announcement about a new awards category to celebrate popular film. We also go back through the past five years of film releases to speculate which recent films would have earned that title.
TV's our big topic this week as we discuss a recently posted list of the top 100 television episodes of the 21st century. Adam also shares stories from his trip to the TCAs, tales of old media storage, and a surprise trip to the American Idol finale.
Adam gets dressed up to talk about the International Space Station, his experience at this year's Comic-Con, the success of the Totoro meetup, and how much fun he had with Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor at his panel.
Look who's back! Simone joins us for a special recording of the podcast from San Diego Comic-Con, right after Adam completed this year's Incognito costume walk. We talk about Adam's costume, what we've seen at SDCC so far, and catch up with Simone!
Adam's back from two weeks of travel and catches us up on his time as an artist in residence in Colorado making a bronze Maltese Falcon (and collaborating with Tom Sachs!). We also talk about the influence of Akira on its 30th anniversary, and Adam's release of the plans and patterns for his EDC TWO bag. A big episode before we head down to Comic-Con!
The week before leaving for an artist residency, Adam talks about the difference between making a prop replica look "perfect" and making it look "right." Kishore also guests to discuss NYC travel recommendations, mentalism, and magic shows. Plus, some details about Raiders of the Lost Ark that we never knew!
Adam shares stories from his trip to the Nation of Makers conference, where he helped assemble a massive 3D printed sculpture. We also learn about his recent revisiting of his Maltese Falcon replica build, as well as his trip to the Onewheel factory. Plus, a weird theory connecting Predator and Home Alone.
This week, we remember Anthony Bourdain and talk about what his writing and his shows meant to us. Adam shares his thoughts on the First Man trailer, and we geek out about vinyl cutters.
While Norm is out on a production shoot, Adam and Will are joined by Tested contributor and fabricator Kayte Sabicer to talk about modelmaking, train trips, Captain America's costume, and rewatching Raiders of the Lost Ark. Plus, Adam talks about what it's like to be back on set to film Mythbuster Jr.!
We're waiting until more people have seen Solo before we do a full Spoilercast review. So this week, we talk about a laser cutting storage boxes, internet mob mentality, and a new Tested project with actress and stunt performer Zoe Bell. Plus, some love for Starchild!
We're back from another amazing Maker Faire, and get together to share stories about projects we saw, makers we met, and hear Adam's process of writing his latest sunday speech. One thing we learned this year: helium soap bubbles are awesome!