Inspired by a question from Tested member Thomas Esson, Adam pulls back the curtain on a collaboration he did with the production team of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency back in 2016. Adam was asked to make a prop for the show, and he designed and prototyped the steampunk compound crossbow that was eventually fabricated by the props department and used throughout the series! Here’s the story of how Adam came up with the design and how he pitched it to the makers of the show!
Adam is obsessed with fake documents and paper props created for movies, like Indiana Jones’ grail diary, and the titular prop from 2007’s National Treasure: Book of Secrets is an incredible piece of movie propmaking. Adam and Prop Store’s Brandon Alinger open up the leather-bound pages of the dossier to check out the fictional inscriptions, maps, and wide range of fantastical ephemera packed inside!
Adam inspects one of the original hero swords from the now-classic comic book movie Blade! The sword of the daywalker is a double-edged katana and this steel prop has some interesting artifacts from the production that Adam and Prop Store’s Brandon Alinger attempt to decipher! Who else loves this pre-MCU Marvel movie?