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Laura 'ad astra' Ackerman writes...

I while back I asked about the Ntek company emblem in Max Steel, a thumbs-up. I noticed it had four digits, namely 3 fingers and a thumb and asked if it was a Gargoyles reference or in-joke. You nit picked on my grammar and asked if I was saying a thumb had four digits. Here is take two- that hand with four digits instead of the human average of 5- were you having fun there, or was that somebody else's doing.

Greg responds...

The logo was designed by Mattel before I got involved, so whatever it is, it's not a gargoyle in-joke.

Sorry about the nit-pick.

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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MXONE writes...

Hiya, I was just surfin' around, and I found this. I had a couple questions.
1. Why'd ya have to make Mairot the DREAD spy?! I liked him!
2. Psycho is Josh's dad, isn't he?

Greg responds...

1. I liked him too. And in my continuity, he wasn't a Dread spy. He was going undercover. But I don't know what the new regime plans to do. If anything.

2. No. Not in my version of the show.

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Coyote the Bando writes...

Oh, and just for good measure, one Max Steel question based on something I noticed in your reply to the question about the production company ...

Was it a conscious decision to have all the episode titles in the first season begin with "S?" Or was that a pure fluke?

Greg responds...

Concscious. (that would have been one heck of a fluke.)

Response recorded on July 30, 2000

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Quickswitch writes...

Max Steel questions:

Hi mr. Weisman. By now, I learned that WB did not invite you to continue on Max Steel for the second season. How do feel about WB's decision? Do you know who will take over the show? Will you become a consultant for Max Steel, just like you were in Gargoyles: TGC?

I'm concerned about the show's future. It's all seem deja vu. The last time someone took over one of your show, it got pretty ugly...

Greg responds...

1. Originally, I was pissed off. Not so much that I wouldn't be doing the second season [because participating in the first season was so unpleasant], but because I wasn't being given the option of deciding for myself. Now, I'm just glad to be free of it. I don't miss it at all.

2. The new story editors are Tom Puggsley and Greg Klein. I know Tom. He's a good guy.

3. No. I have no involvement in the series now. In fact, this time no one even called to ask me what I had planned for the second season. They're on their own.

Response recorded on July 29, 2000

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Laura 'ad astra' writes...

Funny little thing I noticed: The thumbs up on the suits on Max Steel have four digits (three fingers and a thumb). Is that a coincidence or an in-joke?

Greg responds...

Thumbs have four digits?

Response recorded on July 27, 2000

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Whm writes...

Where can I get the "Max Steel" episodes and the descriptions of the episode?

Greg responds...

Well you can watch them Saturday mornings on the WB. You can also take a look at the Max Steel Archive on this site. And you can run a search on the internet.

As far as I know, the episodes are not available on home video.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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N-Tek Covert-Op writes...

Max Steel question:

Is it John Dread or John Dredd?

Greg responds...

Dread.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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LEE ROBINSON writes...

WHY IS MAX DAD BLACK AND WHY IS MAX WHITE AND WHERE IS MAX MOM

Greg responds...

Max's real name is Josh McGrath. His biological parents were Big Jim and Molly McGrath. Molly died in a boating accident when Josh was two. Big Jim died (at least in my mind) on a mission when Josh was four. Josh was then adopted by Big Jim's best friend, Jefferson Smith, who is African-American.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Mordavian Wraith writes...

Hi mr. Weisman

Yet another Max Steel question:

I saw the episode with the Chang and the decryp software ploy and I think it's one of best yet (don't know which title this episode is)!

I didn't understand where Max got the mask to breathe underwater, because Chang's goons would have found it on him earlier on the yatch.

Greg responds...

The episode was called "Seraphim". The mask was waiting for him under the water. There was a blinking beacon there to guide him to it.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Emilie writes...

Dear Greg:
My question is actually regarding the t.v. series "Max Steel" and not "Gargoyles." (I have a few questions and someone referred me to this site.) My aunt is translating the cartoon series from English to French, but does not currently have any internet service. She does, however, need background information. She would like to know if the characters "Rachel Leeds," "Jeff," and "Roberto Martinez" were created just for the T.V. series or if they existed previously like Max Steel and Pyscho. If you could also give me the meaning to "Max probes," and any other additional information about the characters, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help.
-Emilie
PS- I will check this website for a response, or you can email me at Puppyluv82@aol.com

Greg responds...

Emilie,

Sorry you and your aunt had to wait so long for a response.

Rachel, Jeff and 'Berto were all created for the show. Largely, so were Max and Psycho, though the toys existed.

Max Probes refers to the microscopic Nanotechnology robots that have altered Josh McGrath's body and given him his Max Steel powers.

As for additional info, I'm not sure what you need. If she's translating the scripts, the info should all be there. But feel free to ask me any other specific questions you have.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000


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