Episode #226 – Max Steel

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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“Set the instruments to maximum steel.” “But sir, no one has gone past 90% steel before…” “Max steel! I command it!”

Wikipedia synopsis for Max Steel

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Neon Demon
The Devils
The Lobster

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March 18th, 2017



  1. Wildride says:


  2. Wildride says:

    “*Saximaphone* *Saximaphone*!”

  3. Tshiif says:

    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!

  4. Joe Cool says:

    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!

  5. Thursday says:

    Maximarch, clearly.

  6. connor says:

    this movie does not exist. Elliott is right.

  7. greg says:

    Theodore Sturgeon wrote Amok Time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Chris Ripley says:

    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

  9. Barkeron says:

    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?

  10. Chris says:

    Devils is streaming on SHUDDER.


  11. Gerald Fnord says:

    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.)

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