Great Job, Internet!: MythBusters’ Adam Savage finally holds the real Blade Runner pistol

There are certain advantages to being Adam Savage, the genial MythBusters co-host and model builder. For one thing, Savage is allowed access to some incredibly valuable and rare props from movie history. In a recent episode of the Tested webseries, Savage visits the home of a private collector named Dan Lanigan, who owns some “astonishing” movie memorabilia, including Indiana Jones’ iconic hat and whip and the bicycle from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. But for Savage, there is one prop that towers over all the rest in terms of significance: Harrison Ford’s pistol from the Ridley Scott dystopian sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

It is safe to say that, for Savage, this blaster is not merely a cool piece of futuristic weaponry; rather, it is an object of fascination akin to the Ark Of The Covenant, the Holy Grail, the Maltese Falcon, and the ruby slippers all rolled into one. The …

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