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The Max EFX Podcast: An Insider Look at the Special Effects Industry & Sci-Fi Fandom

Oct 11, 2021

Laundry time with Katy Perry! We’ll do the work as you sit back while Max takes you behind the scenes of the new Katy Perry commercial, Laundrin’ Home.


Max let’s you in on the secrets of the dancing raincoat, and anthropomorphic washer and chair. (spoiler: they needed help from Max and the special effects crew...

Jul 27, 2021

This episode is all about Max’s bromance with Boba Fett. Max is one of the first fans to make a complete Fett costume with all the bells, whistles, and silly string. If you've attended sci-fi conventions in the 80's and special Star Wars events, then chances are you've had a run-in with Max! 


Max shares some of...

May 10, 2021

In honor of the Disneyland Resort reopening after over a year of being shut down, Max and Kevin talk about things Max built for the Disney parks. From Disney MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) to Disneyland, and Disney's California Adventure, Max discusses how he helped create some amazing Disney magic!


Mar 15, 2021

Kevin and Max go through the name choices for Max’s character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Thanks to all the listeners who submitted your very off-kilter and very funny names. The choice will be revealed in this episode. 


Then Max and Kevin talk about Max’s work as an engineering cadet for Star Trek VI:...

Feb 12, 2021

In this episode, we pay tribute to Max’s friend Richard Arnold who was a research consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), and held the title of "Star Trek Archivist." It was Mr. Arnold who encouraged Max to try out for the show as a background extra. And later he moved onto making physical props for...