Adam Savage takes a Weta tour of Ghost in the Shell's robot geishas

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Feb 28, 2017

Adam Savage is one lucky guy in the geek world and his latest awesome outing was to the Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand to get a grand tour of the SFX factory's fascinating audio-animatronic geisha masks developed for the live-action Ghost in the Shell.

Intricately crafted by a talented team of over 120 people and sculpted from the likeness of Asian actress Rila Fukushima, these clockwork-styled, artisan face coverings are an amazing amalgamation of art, history and technology.

Savage's online nerd science lab, Tested, visited Weta and was offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at the geisha robots by CEO Sir Richard Taylor, who described these practical creations as "a technological mix between hand-crafted, beautiful, skill-based work … maybe the Asian eye-maker from Blade Runner is a great example of that."

Pack your pudding cup for this fantastic field trip to Weta Workshop and an intimate look behind the SFX wizards' glossy, gear-driven geishas. Ghost in the Shell opens on March 31.

(via io9)

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