Is there anything Adam Savage can't build?
His new Discovery TV show attempts to answer the riddle.
Yes, someone in a position of authority actually gave permission to Adam, of MythBusters fame, to build whatever he wants. So naturally, the first thing he chose was a real-life Iron Man suit (3D printed in titanium, no less).
Adam ALSO decided to try to make a functional ZF-1, the infamous weapon from Fifth Element, as well as a sword from a meteorite.
And his decked-out Mad Max car may just come in handy during the apocalypse.
He had a little help from his friends, too, including Peter Jackson, Gary Oldman, Simone Giertz, MythBusters co-host Tory Belleci, and Richard Browning (of Take on Gravity ).
Failure is always an option.
You'll have to watch to see what flies, and what... doesn't.
Here's a sneak peek of #SavageBuilds, in which @donttrythis tries on pieces of the #IronMan armor at @coschoolofmines. Watch Friday, June 14, at 10p E/P on @Discovery, following @BattleBots! pic.twitter.com/YZU9cXIoR8
— Tested (@testedcom) June 12, 2019
Watch the first episode of Adam's new series 'Savage Builds' on Friday, June 14, at 10p E/P on Discovery, following BattleBots.
Boing Boing pal Bonnie Burton wrote a preview of what's to come with the show for CNET some months ago, here's a snip:
The eight-episode series ... features Savage making epic creations like a 3D-printed titanium suit of armor that's inspired by the Iron Man films and actually flies.
Each Savage Builds episode will focus on one project as Savage collaborates with experts, colleagues and friends who include filmmaker Peter Jackson, former MythBusters cast member Tory Belleci and others (...)
One episode has Savage attempting to create a working version of one of history's most notorious engineering failures -- the British military's World War II rocket-propelled explosive weapon called The Great Panjandrum.
NASA engineer Adam Steltzner will be on hand to help with the design.
For the titanium Iron Man suit episode, Savage asks Gravity Jet Suit maker Richard Browning to help out.
— Colorado School of Mines (@coschoolofmines) June 10, 2019
#SavageBuilds is the best thing I’ve yet made and produced and it’s about absurd engineering (the type I’m most experienced with). We made real IRON MAN ARMOR. We played laser tag with WW1 AIRPLANES. We had fun. Hopefully you will too. Coming in June to @ScienceChannel. [2/2] pic.twitter.com/gdQEPu7395
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) April 24, 2019
[Photos in this post courtesy Adam Savage/Tested/Discovery Networks.]