Adam Savage's One Day Builds series for Tested has taken him everywhere from making faux Apollo-era spacesuit parts to a ping pong machine gun, but this time he went a little more medieval. In this week's instalment, Savage decided to remake the legendary sword from 1981 fantasy film King Arthur using some of the same techniques deployed by prop technicians for films like the Lord of the Rings series.
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At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, John Hodgman hosted Syfy's Great Debate where Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, Adam Savage, John Barrowman and io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders debated a variety of classic nerd conundrums. And, somehow, Savage's answer to the eternal Star Wars or Star Trek question brought down the whole room.
Video: World-class Star Wars nerd Adam Savage is a particularly big fan of Chewbacca. But he's also an electronics expert in addition to being an incredibly talented creator and props master, so really, it makes sense that he'd combine a Wookie suit with an animatronic Threepio for the ultimate Empire Strikes Back cosplay.
Video: Adam Savage and the Tested crew recently had the opportunity to visit the sets of Alien: Covenant, and in their latest video they not only get some hands-on time with many of the weapons used in the upcoming prequel, they also learned the secrets of how alien-infected actors are able to vomit so much blood.
Video: In the pantheon of cool movie sets, a Ridley Scott Alien set is right near the top. Here is the man who directed one of the most iconic genre films ever, returning to that world in modern times, and it's a place on Earth that exists. Sure, most people don't get to experience it, but here's the next best thing.
A visually-rich film like Ghost in the Shell that's filled with futuristic sets and cyborg characters could have easily relied on green screens and digital effects to bring its entire world to life. But as Adam Savage discovered at a recent visit to Weta Workshop, the film version of the iconic manga still turned to animatronics to realise some of its most iconic characters.
Video: Despite being made of plastic, Nerf's dart blasters look incredibly realistic and detailed -- as long as you can ignore their garishly bright colours. Adam Savage apparently could not, however, so he spent an entire day giving the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 a fantastic facelift to make it look like a prop from of a sci-fi blockbuster.
No one at Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop does anything in halves. Ever. Even former Mythbuster Adam Savage was near-speechless after a recent visit to the studio to meet sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen and the enormous project he's undertaken: building a room-sized, fully sculpted replica of the Labyrinth board game we saw last year.
Former Mythbusters' star Adam Savage is a self-described "superfan" of The Expanse, Syfy's critically acclaimed sci-fi spectacle. As the show gets ready for season 2, Savage himself hosted a 20-minute expansive look into the space opera, which is available to watch for free online. If you haven't watched any of the show, this will definitely help you catch up.
Video: Before he started busting myths, Adam Savage worked in the special effects industry building props and models for films. His love of iconic film artefacts is reflected in some of the recent builds he's shared online, but it's also fun to just watch him geek out over Peter Jackson's amazing film prop collection.
Video: The Fifth Element is one of those movies you can't help but watch all the way through whenever it's on TV. There are just too many wonderful moments to miss, but clearly Adam Savage's favourite was the reveal of the Zorg ZF-1 blaster. Why else would he spend over 10 years building a replica of his own?
Admit it: you've looked longingly at Captain Kirk's bulky but oddly attractive leather chair and thought "yes, I need that in my life." It's ok. We all have. Even Adam Savage. Especially Adam Savage.
If this hour-long video teaches us anything, it's that Adam Savage could easily be the world's greatest cosplayer if he wanted to be. On a new Tested video as part of "Adam Savage's One Day Builds", the sci-fi obsessed Savage tackles another ambitious project -- Barbarella's Space Rifle.
Last week we saw the impressive Hellboy mecha-glove built by Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage. That was great, wasn't it? Trust Savage though to outdo himself just days later with this perfect re-creation of the space suit worn by John Hurt in Ridley Scott's Alien. Oh, he spent a decade getting it just right.
Remember Rasputin's mecha-glove from Hellboy? All the delightful details, the knobs, lights, and doodads, were just fantastic. Adam Savage fell in love with it, and he just built a fully functioning replica to show off at Comic-Con, detailing exactly how he built it in a video for Tested.