Listen: Adam Savage interviews John Knoll

Sep 4, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT

The SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast, hosted by Adam Savage (editor-in-chief,, and former co-host of Mythbusters), is a nostalgic celebration of all things science fiction. In this podcast series Adam sits down with creators, thought leaders, and celebrity fans to discuss the moments, people, and milestones that have changed the genre universe forever. From revealing personal anecdotes to deep philosophical discussions.

John Knoll, chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic, is a visual effects legend. In this episode, John sits down with Adam and reveals how he cold-called his way into Lucasfilm, and how he had to be talked into pitching an idea he had, which ultimately became Rogue One.

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