One Cool Robot: Maximilian in The Black Hole

Approximate size: 3/4 human scale
Film: The Black Hole (1979)

Despite being part of a movie that wasn’t sure if it wanted to be serious science fiction or a Disney flick, Maximilian creeped me out a little bit when as a kid I sat in the theater watching it for the first time. One scene in particular, when Max uses a whirling blade on the character played by Anthony Perkins, made me realize this wasn’t our usual Disney production. I also swear his outline was the basis for the Recognizers in TRON. One cool robot!

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