Among Aliens universe propbuilders and cosplayers, first-hand references to original props used by James Cameron and his production team give a coveted glimpse into the materials, source components, and all-important paint colors that inform their replicas. Adam gets to examine one of the USCM welding torches used for the film, a rare hand prop that confirms some of his own Aliens prop research. It’s another archeological deep dive into the classic movie prop history!
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!
Here’s one of the most iconic creatures from horror movie history: Rick Baker’s mutant demon from the memorable nightmare sequence in An American Werewolf in London! Adam gets to take a look at this well-preserved latex mask for the helmeted demon, kept by Rick Baker and now apart of the upcoming Prop Store EMLA auction. We get up close to the striking details of the sculpt, which have held up incredibly well over four decades!
Adam comes face to face with one of the original hero helmets from Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, worn by Russell Crowe as Maximus in the movie’s epic Colosseum battle scene. It’s an iconic piece of costuming from one of our favorite films, and Prop Store’s Brandon Alinger walks Adam through its little-known details and lets us get up close to its magnificent visage and paint finish. An unbelievably beautiful piece of film memorabilia!
Adam and Brandon from Prop Store pop open a crate to take a look at one of the original filming miniatures from Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2! This effects model was used to for the film’s finale, and is a striking recreation of the iconic cabin in the woods. From the boarded up windows to unsettling angles of its construction, it has an eerie presence all of its own!
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As over 200 original costumes, props, and pieces of set decoration from Star Trek: Discovery’s first two seasons go up for auction, we visit Prop Store to examine these bespoke pieces to learn how the ornate Klingon costumes from the show were designed and fabricated. Plus, a few props and pieces of set decoration from the world of Star Trek: Discovery! Find these costumes and props up for auction at propstore.com/startrek.
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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