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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Chewbacca and C-3PO!

Adam Savage is a world-class Star Wars nerd and a particularly big fan of Chewbacca. Here is another clip from Tested with Adam proving his building prowess and this time around, Adam improves his Star Wars props by revamping his Chewie costume to carry an animatronic C-3PO, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back.  

The Creature and Special Effects of Alien: Covenant!

Tested and Adam Savage visits the massively built sets of Alien: Covenant. He chats with visual effects supervisor Neil Corbould about the resurgence of practical effects to complement CGI effects in blockbuster filmmaking. Adam also gets up close with some familiar Alien universe props in the creature fabrication workshop.  

Alien Covenant’s Armor, Weapons, and Blood Effects!

Tested is on the set of the upcoming Alien: Covenant. Adam Savage learns about the array of prop guns and knives used in filming by production armorist John Bowring! Adam then stops by the breakaway effects department to see how the various alien, human, and synthetic blood and fluids are made and used to great …

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Tested: Adam Savage Visits the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition!

After making its way around the world, the incredible exhibition of Stanley Kubrick’s work has arrived in San Francisco. Adam Savage tours the exhibit to show you some of his favorite items. From rare camera equipment to pre-production artwork and film props, these objects connect us to one of cinema’s greatest minds.

Tested: “Let’s Go to Mars” Panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con

At Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam hosts a panel discussing what it would take for a manned mission to Mars. Joining him are author Andy Weir and planetary scientist Chris McKay, who is actively involved in planning for NASA’s future Mars missions.  

Tested: Replicating ‘The Martian’ Spacesuit, Part 1: Building Reference

Adam Savage has been granted unprecedented access to one of his favorite movie costumes: the spacesuit from The Martian. Over the course of this year, Adam aims to replicate the spacesuit, keeping as close to the original as possible. The first step is to study and document the prop, creating reference through photos, sketches, patterning, …

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Tested: Adam Savage, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Andy Weir Talk ‘The Martian’

Recently, Tested hosted a screening of ‘The Martian’, the new film based on the acclaimed book by Andy Weir. After the screening, Andy and astronaut Chris Hadfield joined Adam Savage on stage to discuss the movie, space technology, and NASA’s real mission to Mars.  

Tested: The Talking Room | Adam Savage Interviews ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir

Adam Savage welcomes author Andy Weir to The Talking Room! Andy wrote ‘The Martian’, the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars–it’s a book we can’t recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!  

Tested: How Holograms are Made

While in New York, Norm stops by Holographic Studios, one the last remaining independent holography galleries and photography studios still operating. Its founder, Jason Sapan, has spent almost 40 years practicing the art of holographic imagery. We figure he’s the best person to explain to us what exactly is a hologram, and how they’re painstakingly …

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