View Full Version : The Black Hole's Maximilian
06-26-2006, 11:28 PM
some of you might remember a mostly silly Disney movie called The Black Hole (http://imdb.com/title/tt0078869/), which was kind of a shameless cash-in on Star Wars mania. It's fairly rubbish, but there's a very strange and completely inappropriate for a PG movie end sequence, that features the rust red robot Maximilian prominently.
He's always been a great looking robot if you ask me, so I didn't so much redesign him as I did reinterpret the design based more on my memory or impression of the design, rather than the actual design (http://assall.de/movie-prop/scifi/sf_41.jpg), which looks a bit stubby these days.
Anyhow, been a while since I've posted work in my own topic and so I decided that I might as well with this one, since it's neither a sketch nor a concept tag. Enjoy!
06-27-2006, 04:02 AM
Cool stuff..that movie game me nightmares as a kid...I thought the designs in the movie were pretty unique. First movie I can remember that didn't have humanoid bots...I think that was what made maximillion so intimidating- that he had no identifialbe human features
06-27-2006, 04:27 AM
i remember this guy, nice re-design.
what about this little fella
06-27-2006, 07:51 AM
oh dude....that's awesome gauss. hell yeah shepeiro....and there was another "older" robot like that that had a texas accent. ahahahaha.
06-27-2006, 09:19 AM
I thought that movie was damn cool as a kid. That's a damn cool reimagined version! I do think you giving him the spindly, long and slender limbs does take away from the intimidation factor a bit.
06-27-2006, 02:30 PM
Whoah! Thats awesome!
My older brother got to go see that before it was released with the director & cast. My Grandfather worked on the animatronics for Disney (both in features, and at the theme parks). Heck, he may have done the animatronics for Max!
06-27-2006, 05:12 PM
Max is one of the coolest robots on film! Score.
06-28-2006, 06:05 AM
/me runs up and pushes Max over and laughs
while it looks cool in 2d, unless he can crab walk i have to question the practical functionality of such long spindly, though well drawn, legs.
i'd like to see you take a second shot at him and let the gauss juices flow out all over your tablet. /images/graemlins/wink.gif
06-28-2006, 06:09 AM
i think he hovers/floats
long time no see though
06-28-2006, 06:16 AM
ah.. that makes some sense...
ihave probably seen the movie at one point or another in my youth but damn if i remember a lick of it.
06-28-2006, 06:56 AM
Cool, I vagely remember seeing that movie as a kid. I wasn't too impressed by it and can't really remember what it was about. But I never forgot that robot using it's rotating claws to kill someone, who tried to protect himself by holding a book in front of him. I even remembered that the robot's name was Maximilian. I don't think I had the appropriate age to watch that movie. http://boards.polycount.net/images/icons/poly107.gif /images/graemlins/tongue.gif I'm not even sure if I could read the subtitles. http://boards.polycount.net/images/icons/poly107.gif Anyway, I like your interpretation Gauss.
06-28-2006, 07:06 AM
maximillion the robot was the best thing about the movie.
not a patch on HAL even if he wasnt a robot
06-28-2006, 11:21 AM
wasn't maximillian a master sharpshooter? And when he was at target practice he would spin his pistol like a western gunslinger....
that little bot, victor or whatever was cool too.. actually both of the characters were created as Quake2 player models and probably downloadable on this site still.
06-28-2006, 12:00 PM
thats awesome, one robot design that i always felt was very underated is Robocop 2 just looking at it makes me drool.
06-28-2006, 12:14 PM
Yeah, that movie had a bizzare ending. I thought it was cool. I bet it predated the pg-13, which I thought was made directly in response to Temple of Doom. Maybe my geek history is off.
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