Adam Savage, of “Mythbusters,” “Savage Builds,” and “Tested” fame, paid a visit to North Bergen High School last week to film a segment on their art department in light of the spring’s “Alien” play which was received widespread critical acclaim.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have Adam Savage feature our high school art department on his show,” said North Bergen Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter said in a statement.
“The art department has been receiving a great deal of media coverage since our Alien play production, and he is the main person to thank for this. We hope to continue celebrating our student’s achievements in future projects.”
Art teacher Steven Defendini led Savage’s October 3rd tour of the school’s former projects and productions. Savage viewed the Alien play last April on social media. He posted a rave review online, which single-handedly drove media attention to the school.
This included Ridley Scott, the original film director praising the production and actress Sigourney Weaver, who played Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, visiting the school to view the play in person and meet the cast.
Defendini also accompanied Savage to New York City Comic Con Saturday, October 5. He joined the panel discussion of “Celebrating 40 years of Alien with Adam Savage.”
In August, Savage also posted a video on his Tested YouTube page (embedded above) where he is trying on a spacesuit from the Alien play. The 16-minute clip has generated over 257,000 views to date.