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

14 EpisodesProduced by Max Cervantes and Kevin ToftWebsite

A deep dive into the special effects industry with behind-the-scenes stories, how to create effects and how to get started. Hosted by Special EFX Artist Max Cervantes (Filmography includes Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, etc. / Beetlejuice / Masters of the Universe and more) and Kevin Toft, video game… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

12: Greg Jein Tribute / Max’s Master Com Cosplay

August 5th, 2022

59:58

Max shares stories on his Master-Com cosplay outfit. Who is Master-Com you ask? 

He is a droid seen in the classic Marvel Star Wars comics issues 18-23. Master-Com was the personal assistant to Simon Greyshade who was …

11: Jackass Forever - Behind the Scenes Stories

February 21st, 2022

1:06:55

In this 11th episode of the Max EFX Podcast, Max Cervantes and Kevin Toft talk with three very special guests who have all worked on one of the biggest box office successes of 2022 - Jackass Forever. Max and his …

10: Katy Perry

October 11th, 2021

45:52

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 …

09: Boba Fett Bromance

July 27th, 2021

1:16:07

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 …

08: Disney Parks Props That Max Built!

May 10th, 2021

1:05:47

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. …

07: Star Trek IV - Dax and Props

March 15th, 2021

1:32:29

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 …

06: Star Trek TNG

February 12th, 2021

1:04:00

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 …

05: Working with Practical Effects

January 1st, 2021

47:05

 

In this 5th episode, Max takes us to the beginning of his career working in the special effects industry. He starts by teaching a lesson that will apply in the effects and every industry. Then he and co-host Kevin …

04: Saving Star Trek with The Trimbles

December 2nd, 2020

50:54

Max and Kevin talk to the Trimble family. John and Bjo (short for Betty Jo), and their daughter Lora share rare stories about the grassroots campaign to bring Star Trek back to the television airwaves in 1967. Gene …

03: Beetlejuice and Kissy-Face!

October 19th, 2020

1:41:05

In honor of Halloween, Max and Kevin discuss Max’s work on the 1988 Tim Burton film, Beetlejuice. So many in-depth behind the scenes stories about the numerous practical effects that went into the making of this film. …

02: Conventions...past, present, and the future!

September 14th, 2020

1:05:31

Welcome back to the Max EFX Podcast. In this 2nd episode we honor convention season! Kevin and Max look back at their adventures at sci-fi conventions from the 1970's to today. They discuss the con going fandom and …

01: The Beginning!

July 27th, 2020

1:04:35
Welcome to the premiere of The Max EFX Podcast! Here we will journey through the career of Special Effects Artist, Max Cervantes. He shares stories from working on Star Trek TV and films, Beetlejuice, films by Roger …

Trailer: The Max EFX Podcast

July 21st, 2020

2:22

A deep dive into the special effects industry with behind-the-scenes stories, how to create effects and how to get started. Hosted by Special EFX Artist Max Cervantes (Filmography includes Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, …

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