I was invite to participate in an episode of Systm, a show on the Revision3 TV Network. The main hosts for the show are Patrick Norton and David Calkins of RoboGames and The Robotics Society fame (and fellow part time R2 Builder.)
My friend Ian was also there as Vader, and between him and Artoo they cause quite a stir, with a bunch of employees stopping by to check everything out.
Someone rushed in with their own Vader mask all excited
If you’ve seen Patrick on Systm or his work on the old ScreenSavers/TechTV show, you’ll know he’s a hacker and loves to take things part – Artoo was no exception.
I also tried to take some plain shots in front of the green and black backgrounds. You wouldn’t think from looking at this shot that Artoo has gotten really beat up and weathered – but the right lights were very forgiving.
We did have some problems with the dome reflecting/picking up too much green, but they had a fix for that
At one point Patrick tried to stare down Vader and failed
Before we left Patrick gave Artoo one last hug to say sorry for trying to take him part
The episode hasn’t posted yet, but watch for it on the Revision3 website tomorrow or subscribe via iTunes.