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July 14, 2020
Adam shares stories of his friendship and time working with Grant Imahara at ILM and on Mythbusters. Still Untitled will be going on a summer break and returning this fall. Please let us know what segments you've enjoyed listening to in the past and what you'd like to see in future episodes. Thanks for subscribing!
July 8, 2020
The long-awaited release of the Hamilton movie is upon us! We have an in-depth spoilercast discussion about the film, compare it with the live performance, and discuss the details we noticed from watching it at home.
June 30, 2020
On the 25th anniversary of the release of Apollo 13, we talk about the impact of the film, the great late Bill Paxton, and our hopes for Comic-Con at home later this month. Plus, a discussion about the ways parents try to encourage their children to be makers and find the interests and pursuits that'll resonate.
June 24, 2020
We recall the amazing careers of actor Ian Holm and director Joel Schumacher, whose works hold special places in the pop culture pantheon. Adam, Will, and Norm also talk about great character actors whose appearance and performances elevate the films they show up in, and give a few recommendations for classics to rewatch. Plus, a discussion about build materials that Adam has been workging with lately!
June 17, 2020
Adam talks about a recent shop incident getting a metal shaving stuck in his eye, and the close calls he's had in the past concerning eye injuries. We also talk about the institutional knowledge that isn't retained and the cases in history where it's come back to haunt us. Plus, a renewed interest in recording unauthorized commentaries, and anticipation for Adam's participation in Sci-Fi's Great Debate show!
June 10, 2020
We talk about the response to last week's episode and reflect on the events of the past week. Adam talks about participating in a San Francisco protest, feeling the effects of the lockdown three months in, and what he's making in the shop to cope. Plus, we talk about some recent media distractions, including two Mamet films, the Bruce Lee documentary, and movie sound design. Find out about the workbench Andrew Klein is making for Adam here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBtl4Z2Fk7O3gVe1OQ4rQEluKcmb1gxNN
June 3, 2020
As protests are happening around the world in the wake of George Floyd's killing, we try to have an open discussion about systemic racism and how we can be better allies and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.
May 26, 2020
This week, we talk about benchtops for workbenches, Adam's latest shop infrastructure builds, the upcoming SpaceX Dragon crewed launch to the International Space Station, and our love for Galaxy Quest! Plus, more insights from the Mandalorian making-of series and what else we've been watching!
May 19, 2020
The gang discusses their strategies for design and prototyping when embarking on a build, and the growing collection of shop tools Adam is fabricating while in lockdown. We also talk about the latest episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the role technology played in making the Star Wars show. Plus, which of these two movies would you prefer we choose for the next spoilercast: The Raid or Snake Eyes?
May 12, 2020
This week, we talk about the benefits of getting a little bit scenery change with a drive around or out of the city, and the need for empathy as we inch out of total isolation. We also praise the acting of Westworld now that we're caught up with the latest season, and appreciate the hard choices directors and editors have to make in the filmmaking process. Who else is watching The Mandalorian behind-the-scenes series?
May 5, 2020
We have a special guest this week as Adam's mom joins us for a spoilercast discussion of the 1940 classic film His Girl Friday! We talk about the fast-paced dialogue and cinematography of the classic screwball comedy, and how it compares to The Philadelphia Story. Plus, Adam has started wearing a shop apron while building in the cave, and we discuss the surprise in finding new points of view with the objects and workflows we take for granted. Don't forget that Mother's Day is this Sunday!
April 28, 2020
We're giving one more week before returning to Spoilercast movie discussions, but can announce that the first movie we'll be watching is the 1976 gangster film Mikey and Nicky. In previewing the film (spoiler-free), we detour into the deep well of movies streaming on the Criterion Channel. We also talk about great films about San Francisco, what we keep on our bookshelves, and the struggle to stay productive at home.
April 21, 2020
We're giving one more week before returning to Spoilercast movie discussions, but can announce that the first movie we'll be watching is the 1976 gangster film Mikey and Nicky. In previewing the film (spoiler-free), we detour into the deep well of movies streaming on the Criterion Channel. We also talk about great films about San Francisco, what we keep on our bookshelves, and the struggle to stay productive at home.
April 14, 2020
This week, we talk about the need to take care of ourselves and how we each are dealing with the good and not-so-good days during this lockdown. Adam revisits the work of Elmore Leonard adapted for the big screen, Will finds comfort in binge-worthy television, and Norm recommends two offbeat comedies to stream. What should the guys watch for a Spoilercast next week?
April 7, 2020
Adam gives us an update on how his finger is healing, talks about his weekend of making masks at home, and we all find comfort in binging 30 Rock. Plus, the different ways we're coping while bunkering down with family, and how to find time for distractions and still find joy all around us.
March 31, 2020
Longterm haircut and beard trimming strategies are discussed this week as we enter week three of working from home. Adam tells the harrowing tale of a hand injury he sustained late last week that was truly frightening, Norm finishes the West Wing, and we point to some resources for makers 3d printing PPE for health care workers.
March 24, 2020
Week two into our work-from-home reality, we check in to talk about Adam's livestreaming experiments, his build of the Ecto-1 model kit, and why we feel so strongly about staying at home during this time. Video conferencing as a means for connection is also creating new social norms and changing the way we hang out with our family, friends, and co-workers.
March 17, 2020
We're podcasting remotely this week, and for the foreseeable future as the team adheres to social distancing recommendations in the wake of the Covid19 outbreak. Adam, Norm, and Will check in to talk about how they're dealing with the isolation and what they're watching in the meantime. We discuss the film 1917, some more West Wing, and some interesting facts about toilet paper.
March 10, 2020
For this very special anniversary episode, we're joined by producer Joey to talk about the past 10 years of Tested! From our very first days covering technology, to teaming up with Adam, and the adventures we've been on since. It's been a long road, and thanks for coming along with us!
March 4, 2020
Adam is back from an awesome time at C2E2, his first time at that convention. We talk about his Captain America costume, Cixin Liu's book Supernova Era, and tease some upcoming shop builds. Plus, a plea to vote in the election if you haven't yet and have a chance today!
February 25, 2020
Adam and Norm are back from a week in New Zealand, and tease some of the things they saw at filmed at Weta Workshop. We also trade stories from past plumbing misadventures, and talk about Adam's new role as creative director of SiliCon!
February 18, 2020
We're back in Wellington, New Zealand this week at one of our favorite places in the world, Weta Workshop! Richard Taylor and sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen graciously guest on the podcast to catch us up on what they've been working on, share fun stories of past projects, and as always inspire us with their enthusiasm and love for the creative process.
February 11, 2020
After Parasite's big night at the Academy Awards, we talk about all the winners, surprises, and trends we saw from the celebration of this past year of movies (and love for South Korean cinema!). Plus, Norm returns from Walt Disney World, Adam recommends a book on the Wright Brothers, and we tease projects to come!
February 4, 2020
Now that the robot dog is out of the bag, we can talk about Spot, Boston Dynamics' robot that's living in Adam's shop this year. We discuss how Spot operates, how people react to it, and tease some project ideas we have for it. Plus, it's finally time to dive into a discussion about Bong Joon-ho's Parasite! Spoilers toward the end of the episode!
January 29, 2020
Adam and Will return from a weekend away at ORD Camp, an annual gathering of curious folks from different walks of life to share ideas and learn uniquely interesting topics ranging from taxidermy, spacesuit design, and juggling. Let's hear some of their highlights from this unconference!
January 21, 2020
Adam reflects on the life and recent passing of his dog Huxley and we share stories of our pets. It's also the season of San Francisco's Sketchfest, and we catch ourselves coincidentally in the same place of a random West Wing rewatch. Give your pets an extra hug tonight, everyone!
January 14, 2020
Very special guest Mark Rober joins us this week on the podcast, talking about his upcoming new show Revenge of the Nerd and the process of developing big ideas for his YouTube channel. Mark teases a preview of one of his upcoming videos, and geeks out with Adam over engineering solutions to deceptively-complex problems.
January 8, 2020
Happy new year! Back in the cave after a week off, we catch up on what we did to celebrate the holidays and ring in 2020. Adam shares the saga of his stolen Land Cruiser and the adventure in recovering it. Plus, we talk about the plethora of films we enjoyed over the break, including Uncut Gems, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, 1917, and Hustlers!
December 24, 2019
Happy Christmas eve, everyone! On our final episode of Still Untitled for the year, we had to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! Adam and Will had just come back to the cave after watching it, so their impressions are fresh. Suffice to say, we go into full spoilers for this conversation!
December 18, 2019
One week before Christmas! We gather to remember the work of Muppeteer Carroll Spinney and the warmth and kindness he brought to Big Bird. It's also the day after we've seen the Watchmen finale, so we dive into the themes of the series and how we reacted to the final episode. Spoiler-free discussion comes first, and then full spoilers within!
December 10, 2019
When are the best days to visit museums without big crowds? We discuss our strategies to go to attractions during the holidays, talk Dickens Fair, and gush over a recent build. Plus, we also decide on the spot to jump into a mini-Spoilercast for the most recent few episodes of Watchmen. Skip the end if you haven't seen the show yet!
December 3, 2019
The cave is cold so Adam puts on his Deckard coat as we recount our Thanksgiving stories with guest Jen Schachter! We chat about some favorite things to do in San Francisco, recent shows we're enjoying, and two thoroughly enjoyable builds that Adam commenced this past week!
November 26, 2019
We welcome back to the podcast Zach Radding--maker of awesome things and build contributor to Savage Builds! We talk about some of his favorite tools, injection mold tooling, and the kind of prototyping work he does for companies. Plus, Adam recaps some of his adventures on the set of The Expanse, and Norm lists his favorite things from DesignerCon!
November 19, 2019
Back in the cave again, we discuss our thoughts on the new Disney+ show The Mandalorian, doing our best to avoid plot spoilers (aside from what's been seen in the trailers). We also talk about the cinema influences to Star Wars, and give a big recommendation to the documentary series The Imagineering Story.
November 12, 2019
We're recording in the Tested studio this week as Adam's shop is filled with projects we can't show yet! Adam shares his new VR workout and shares a story about Jamie, plus we discuss the first three episodes of Watchmen and the incredible performances on that show.
November 5, 2019
We have a special guest this week: Brady Haran, creator of the YouTube channel Numberphile! We welcome Brady to the cave and talk about the origin of Numberphile--along with Brady's other channels--his video making process, and some of his favorite Numerphile episodes.
October 29, 2019
Surprise! Adam took an unannounced vacation and returns from being away for two weeks traveling to Spain and Italy. We hear about his adventures in those countries and his recommendations. Plus, discussions on the most recent Godzilla movie, HBO's Watchmen show, and a few books that Will and Adam have read lately!
October 22, 2019
We were unable to record a new Still Untitled this week, so here's a new episode of Offworld featuring Adam! Ariel and Adam are joined by spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata to talk about one of their favorite space movies, Apollo 13. We hear how the 1995 docudrama inspired Ryan to make his own spacesuits, and what the portrayal of the on-screen portrayal of the storied mission got right.
October 15, 2019
We're joined by Tested producer Joey Fameli and special guest Eric Cheng this week to discuss filmmaking and storytelling in virtual reality and the making of our Tested VR video series. Adam shares the story of our first experiments making VR video, and what we found so compelling about the process and playing in this new format.
October 9, 2019
We're back from a weekend New York Comic Con and recap our adventures in the big city! From Adam's visit to a new armor exhibit at The Met to a surprise ride through central park, we had an incredible time both in and out of the convention. Plus, some behind the scenes stories about his latest incognito cosplay build!
October 1, 2019
We're just days away from our annual trip to New York Comic Con, and the entire team is on deck prepping for the convention. Adam talks about his wonderful trip to TwitchCon to host the cosplay contest, the bummer of his car's break-in, and a special trip to the San Diego pier. Plus, some varied recommendations in books and games!
September 24, 2019
This week, we discuss some of our favorite baseball movies and why we love the genre as non-sports fans. Plus, a long discussion about interview techniques and memorable interviews, and a few tales of close calls when it comes to making flights. We cap things off with more love for The Boys!
September 17, 2019
A first for Still Untitled: we're recording in the Tested podcast studio this week! Adam kicks things off by sharing a new YouTube obsession: high-level chess game commentaries. Adam also gives a recommendation for the show Couples Therapy. Then, we roll into a Spoilercast for Amazon's new superhero show The Boys!
September 10, 2019
We're joined this week by special guest Matt Denton, animatronics engineer and robot builder who has worked on the droids for the past few Star Wars films. Specifically, Matt was part of the team that built the various BB-8s for Episode VII! We chat with Matt about designing animatronics, the puppeteering of BB-8, and his personal robotics projects.
September 3, 2019
After a particularly intense week, we regroup to talk about the ways in which we chilled and reset ourselves over the long labor day weekend. Norm recaps his trip to Galaxy's Edge, Will read The Fall, and Adam shared his favorite cosplay he saw posted from Dragon*Con. Plus, an appreciation for the puppetry in the new Dark Crystal show.
August 28, 2019
We're back after a week out of the studio to recap Adam's trip to Silicon Con Valley Comic Con, his Star-Lord cosplay, and the awesome makers we met there. Plus, we dive into a mini-Spoilercast of the latest MCU film, Spider-Man: Far From Home!
August 13, 2019
We're joined in the cave this week by special guest Sam Farrell, a friend of Adam's and the Senior Producer on Antiques Roadshow! We have a great chat with Sam learning about how the show is made, the appraisal process, and other questions we couldn't wait to ask about this beloved series.
August 6, 2019
We jump through a wide-range of topics this week, including favorite movie analysis videos, deaging effects, and the details on the North Bergen High School drama class Alien spacesuit. Plus, Will recommends the glass blowing competition show Blown Away and we talk about what kinds of competition shows we like. Next weekend we'll be at Silicon Valley Comic Con!
July 31, 2019
Joining us today are Jeremy and special guest Zach Radding, who were responsible for the custom electronics that made the laser tag dogfighting with World War I-era airplanes possible. We chat with them about the problem-solving and testing required to get their laser and sensor systems working, and Adam talks about what it was like filming that episode of Savage Builds!
July 23, 2019
The team is back in San Francisco after spending a week in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as well as going to San Diego Coimc-Con! Adam recaps his experience participating in the festivities, seeing Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, and assembling Project Egress! Videos from that trip are coming!
July 16, 2019
We record a few days early as Adam and team are in Washington DC this week for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Jen Schachter joins us to talk about the conception and organization of Project Egress, how the pieces are coming together, and some interesting things learned in the planning of this build. We can't wait to see it come together on the 18th!
July 9, 2019
One week away from the Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations, we talk about fireworks, Tom Holland, Stranger Things, and the latest episode of Savage Builds. Adam's excalibur is simply gorgeous. Plus, we lament the closing of the last hobby shop in San Francisco.
July 2, 2019
Adam takes a short break from his vacation to podcast with us and recap the most recent episodes of Savage Builds. He talks about the build and challenges of the Panjandrum episode, and what happened when the show was robbed mid-production. Plus, more details about Project Egress, Adam's project for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing!
June 19, 2019
We talk about the first episode of Savage Builds, Adam's flight training in Gravity's Jet suit, and his trip to this year's NOMCON. Plus, we talk a little about John Wick 3, Jon Faveau's new cooking show, and why Adam should watch The Raid.
June 11, 2019
Adam's mom returns to the podcast as our special guest this week as we talk about our obsession with the show Fleabag--leading into a mini spoilercast discussion. Plus, we're still processing the shutter of Maker Media, and give our appreciation for the team who tirelessly put on Maker Fare for the past ten years.
June 5, 2019
Adam talks about his time at Book Con, performing with the crew at Upright Citizen's Brigade, and other adventures from his recent trip to New York. Plus, Adam talks about his new obsession with playing Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest, and recommends the show Fleabag!
May 29, 2019
Adam watches Endgame again, goes incognito at Phoenix Fan Fusion, and teases the new Neal Stephenson book he's reading as we get together for a tangent-heavy podcast this week. Plus, we talk screenplay rewrites, Battle Angel, and Booksmart!
May 21, 2019
Special episode this week as we bring you Adam's "Sunday Sermon" from Bay Area Maker Faire. This year, Adam talks about the outward facing aspects of making, and how creating opportunities for others is an importact facet of of maker culture.
May 15, 2019
Wired's senior maverick Kevin Kelly joins us again this week to talk about our shared love learning from YouTube videos and recommending cool tools. Adam recaps some of his book tour travels, and we all get excited for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire!
May 7, 2019
We've all seen it, and now it's time to talk about it! Adam, Will, and Norm go full spoilers in our review of Avengers: Endgame, talking about our favorite moments, the big revelations, questions unanswered, and the many scenes that made us cry. It's a full hourlong spoilercast!
May 1, 2019
Adam is excited to finally share details about his new show, Savage Builds, as well his upcoming nationwide book tour! We're joined this week by Stephanie Santoso, who was the White House's first Senior Adviser for Making and is on the board of Nation of Makers. We have a great chat about modern maker spaces, this year's NomCon, and her projects post-Obama administration.
April 23, 2019
We're joined today by special guest screenwriter Michael Green, who wrote Blade Runner 2049 and produces the show American Gods. We talk about his process for writing 2049, collaborating with Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher, and why some questions shouldn't be answered.
April 17, 2019
Adam's out of town filming for a show, so we're joined by Tested's Jeremy Williams to talk about the news out of Star Wars Celebration, including the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and a first look at the Mandalorian! What did you think about the footage?
April 9, 2019
Special guest Melissa Ng (Lumecluster) and modelamaker Kayte Sabicer join us this week to talk about working out of nonstandard spaces, finding satisfaction in arduous workflows, and the difference between having a dedicated workshop and working from home. Plus, shoutout to the North Bergen High School drama club and their Alien play!
April 2, 2019
Weta's Greg Broadmore is in town giving demos for the Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Magic Leap game, and stops by the cave to join Adam and Will for a podcast! Greg talks about how he got started at Weta, the origins of Dr. Grordbort, and creating stories for augmented reality. (Note: apologies for the sound quality this week, our audio recorder failed and we're using backup camera audio. )
March 26, 2019
We're joined this week by Max Temkin, designer and co-creator of the game Cards Against Humanity for a wide-ranging discussion on the Mars conference, optimism in science fiction, and yes, politics. Plus, Adam's thoughts on the idea of build videos and how he approaches them differently when filming a build for web vs. for television.
March 19, 2019
For this special episode, we're joined by Todd Miller, the director and editor of the new Apollo 11 documentary film now playing in theaters. Todd shares insights about how archivists discovered and restored previously unseen footage for the Apollo 11 launch, and the painstaking task of matching that footage with NASA audio. We can't recommend the film enough!
March 12, 2019
We're joined today by special guest Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist who has directed archaeological expeditions around the planet. She's chats with us about the role of technology in modern day archaeology, her GlobalXplorer project, and what it smells like in a thousands-year-old tomb. Plus, we share some spoiler-free Captain Marvel impressions!
March 6, 2019
This week, we discuss the idea of eligibility of digitially distributed films for the Academy Awards, Adam's search for a new camera, and the weird architecture of homes we used to live in. Plus, Norm finally finishes The Americans and we talk about series finales for our favorite shows!
February 28, 2019
Tested producer Joey Fameli is in the office today and joins us to talk about our recent trip to New York, the Academy Awards, McMaster-Carr catalogs, and making pizza! Plus, more love for The Good Place!
February 22, 2019
Kishore guests this week and joins Adam and Will in discussing thermal mugs, microwaving grapes, and the book Ball Lighting by Cixin Liu (author of the Three Body Problem). Plus, getting emotional about math and Apollo footage.
February 14, 2019
Adam talks about recently watching some of his favorite Comfort Movies--films he can put on at any time to relax at home. We also talk about what "bad" movies we'd want to remake because of unfulfilled potential.
February 5, 2019
How often do you get to feel a totally new physical sensation? Will shares stories from his recent trip to Chicago for ORD camp, including discussions on imposter syndrome and welcoming newcomers into group conversations. Plus, we talk about the underappreciated role of editors in TV and film.
January 29, 2019
We gather in the cave early this morning to record before Adam heads to set, and are joined by Jen Schachter, who's working with Adam on his new show. We chat about Jen's move to San Francisco, favorite places to eat, and the city as it appears in film. Plus, Norm recaps a visit to the Cirque du Soleil show Volta and what he learned about that production! Find more of Jen's projects at https://www.jenschachter.com/
January 22, 2019
We're joined by guest Ben Acker, co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour and writer, in town for SF Sketchfest. Ben joins us for a spoilercast discussion on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we hear about Adam's new aerospace helmet, and talk about superhero tropes and Ben's webcomic: Kid Midnight.
January 16, 2019
It's just Adam and Norm this week as we find a window in the schedule to podcast while Adam's in production for his next show. Adam talks about his experience getting his first tattoo and the thought process for its design. Plus, we discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though we'll be saving the full spoilercast for when Will returns!
January 10, 2019
Adam's new drafting table prompts us to talk about his time as a graphic designer, and the job of graphic design before computer software was readily available. What are some of your favorite books or films about graphic design and typography?
January 4, 2019
Happy new year! Adam and the gang return to the cave to talk about their holiday break, the debut of Mythbusters Jr., rock climbing, and the pursuit of excellence in your craft. Plus, the lies we tell our children, and the lies our parents told us. Lots of fun stuff to kick off the year!
December 25, 2018
With Adam on the road for his holiday break, we welcome special guest Ariel Waldman--host of our Offworld show--on the podcast this week to hear about her recent monthlong trip to Antarctica. Will and Norm have so many questions about what life is like living at McMurdo station, and Ariel's stories do not disappoint. Enjoy this bonus end-of-year episode, and have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!
December 18, 2018
With Adam about to take off for vacation, we gather once more in the cave to podcast about the past year. Joining us is Kayte Sabicer, who with Adam has just completed a months-long modelmaking project that they can finally reveal. We can't wait for you to see it in video!
December 13, 2018
As Adam talks about a few of his favorite things from this year, we appreciate local businesses like tailors and cobblers that offer services we'd much prefer to patronize in person than online. We also talk about the prevalence of location tracking on our devices, and give a few new media recommendations.
December 4, 2018
Jeremy joins us this week as we remember master magician Ricky Jay. Adam tells us the story of when Ricky Jay guested in Mythbusters and how they worked together for that episode. Plus, Jeremy talks about experimenting with NFC in projects, and Norm gives a documentary recommendation.
November 29, 2018
Adam, Will, and Norm are all back this week to hear about Adam's visit to NASA JPL for the InSight landing, our Thanksgiving celebrations, and a spoiler-filled discussion about episode of The Americans featuring a suitcase.
November 20, 2018
Adam and Will are joiend by Kayte Sabicer this week to talk about their plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Adam's preproduction for his next show, and making things out of tree stumps. Plus, a few new competition show recommendations.
November 13, 2018
We welcome back Jen Schachter to the cave as she's visiting this week to work with Adam on a to-be-announced project. Jen and Adam talk about how they get into the zone when they fabricate and collaborate with others, and how collaboration changes when builders go from the physical to the digital.
November 9, 2018
Adam welcomes Mark Dubeau of Tippett Studios and Melissa Ng, aka Lumecluster, to the cave to talk about Melissa's beautiful and intricate 3D printed armor that she designs and fabricates. Find more of Melissa's work at http://lumecluster.com/
October 31, 2018
Very special guest Joe DeRisi joins Adam and Will this week for a stimulating conversation on his work in molecular biology. And it ends up being possibly our scariest episode yet. Happy Halloween, everyone!
October 24, 2018
This week, Adam gives a little insight into the planning process of making a show and reflects on a frustrating hitch in a recent One Day Build video shoot. We talk about why being self critical is a good thing, and the feeling of imposter syndrome. Will tells us about an awesome Star Wars-inspired concert he attended, and we talk a little about Halloween plans. It's that time of the year already!
October 17, 2018
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!
October 9, 2018
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.
October 3, 2018
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!
September 26, 2018
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/)
September 18, 2018
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!
September 12, 2018
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!)
September 6, 2018
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.
August 28, 2018
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!
August 21, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
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.
August 7, 2018
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.
July 31, 2018
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.
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