We discuss a movie from last year that flopped so badly that Elliott refuses to believe it exists: Max Steel. Meanwhile Dan sings a Carmen Sandiego duet, Stuart gives his fish-based SNL audition, and Elliott texts a lot.
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Wikipedia synopsis for Max Steel
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Dan doesn’t like Fernet Branca?! I don’t think we can ever be friends now. Although there is a local-ish drink here I’d like to recommend to him, if he could get his hands on it!
I’m pretty up on all of the running jokes in the Flop-a-verse, but as I’ve been going through the back catalog, I still don’t know where the “Uh-oh!” line comes from. Someone please enlighten me!
this movie does not exist. Elliott is right.
Theodore Sturgeon wrote Amok Time. 🙂
Anyone know the book (about the big four adult mags) that Elliot references in this episdoe? I wan’t to know for purely intellectual reasons
This movie seems to be based on the second, rebooted CG cartoon of the Max Steel franchise.
I really liked the far superior original from 2000 as a child. It was action-packed and full of crazy SF gadgets and setpieces. Not to mention smart, being written by Greg Weisman of Gargoyles fame. What other kid’s show from that time, or since, referenced Camus’ The Stranger in its opening ep?
Devils is streaming on SHUDDER.
The always-excellent Mary Roach in her book “Gulp” about the digestive system goes into detail about how much nutrition remains in excrement, and which animals take advantage of this. (It really depends on the animal: rabbits really seem to need to re-digest, apes mostly just have to do seeds twice.)
I’m surprised that a letter’s reference to a ‘crocidolite’ mispronunciation as being ‘the crocodile version of dolomite’ could pass without considering the value of redoing the ‘Dolomite’ movies with a crocodile in the lead. The seduction and kung fu scenes might seem more realistic….