First Week on Set – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 6/8/18

While Norm is out on a production shoot, Adam and Will are joined by Tested contributor and fabricator Kayte Sabicer to talk about modelmaking, train trips, Captain America’s costume, and rewatching Raiders of the Lost Ark. Plus, Adam talks about what it’s like to be…

What’s Changed in Astronaut Culture? Offworld episode 7: The Right Stuff

This week on Offworld, Ariel is joined by Adam Savage and retired astronaut Jim Newman to talk about the 1983 movie The Right Stuff! The three discuss the film’s portrayal of early NASA missions and astronaut culture, and hear some stories about Jim Newman’s flights…

Alien Life in Our Solar System? Offworld episode 5: Europa Report (2013)

We’re joined by spacecraft engineer Bobak Ferdowsi and marine scientist Vicky Vásquez to talk about the 2013 film Europa Report! There’s a lot to like about the film, including how it portrays the challenges of a crewed mission to Jupiter’s moon. Is Europa our best…

Offworld, Episode 2: Space Camp (1986) – YouTube

On this episode of Offworld, Ariel is joined by Tested’s own Simone Giertz and guest Trace Dominguez to discuss and dissect the 1986 film Space Camp! Trace relates the film to his own experience attending the real space camp, and we ponder NASA’s influence on…

Week at Weta Workshop! – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/23/18 – YouTube

During our visit to Weta Workshop, we’re joined by the company’s CEO and Creative Director, Richard Taylor, to talk about how Weta has grown and evolved over the years, the ambitious projects they’ve taken on, and what continues to inspires him. To subscribe to Still…

Just for the Taste of It – This is Only a Test 432 – 1/18/18 – YouTube

Norm is still away at WETA workshop in New Zealand, so Kishore and Jeremy are joined by TekThing co-host Shannon Morse to discuss the Great CES blackout of 2018 (12:40), her hands-on impressions of the new Vive Pro (22:15), the potential Studio Ghibli themepark (1:09:40),…

No Transitions Necessary – This is Only a Test 431 – 1/11/18 – YouTube

Norm is away in New Zealand, so Kishore and Jeremy are joined by game development legend Mike Mika of Other Ocean Interactive. We chat about the Vive Pro and other VR announcements from CES (3:00), the pre-blackout most interesting hardware at CES so far (39:00),…

White Elephants – This is Only a Test 429 – 12/21/17 – YouTube

In 2017’s penultimate episode, we’re joined by Tested set designer Danica to talk about the spirit of White Elephant gift exchanges, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Apple’s admission of throttling phone speeds. Plus, we speculate as to the future of cinema, and react to…