This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)
|Directed by||Chris McKay|
|Ending theme||"Rising Punch" (performed by Gina Hiraizumi)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
|Original release||September 27 – |
November 22, 2009
Titan Maximum is an American adult stop motion-animated television series created by Tom Root and Matthew Senreich for Cartoon Network's late night programing block Adult Swim. It originally aired from September 27 to November 22, 2009. A teaser premiered during the " Robot Chicken on Wheels" tour and at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International. It is a parody of the "Super Robot" anime style produced using stop motion animation.
Drafted from the solar system's best and brightest young people, Titan Force Five once defended the capital of Saturn's moon Titan using the heavily armed Mecha Titan Maximum. However, the team was disbanded due to budget cuts after a series of escalating incidents caused by Titan Force Five. Two years later, after the team members have long separated and gone to ground in civilian jobs (one of them, Spud, has even died in an accident), their former teammate Gibbs returns as a villain who wants to conquer the Solar System with an army of monsters. Now the three remaining Titan Force Five members have to reform the team to stop him. Along for the ride are Palmer's younger brother Willie (a nerdy mechanical genius) and Leon (their silent monkey janitor), who take on the former roles of Gibbs and Spud, respectively.
In the future setting of Titan Maximum, most of the solar system has been colonized and its planets and moons terraformed to support life.
Each episode is eleven minutes long, with the exception of the 30-minute pilot.
|No.||Title||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Tom Root||September 27, 2009|
|After the Titan Maximum team is disbanded due to lack of funds, one of the members goes rogue and attacks the capital city on Saturn's moon of Titan with a robotic lava monster. Titan Force Five, restaffed by Leon the monkey janitor and Palmer's little brother Willie, fights the monster, successfully defeating it at the cost of their robot.|
|2||"Busted"||Tom Root||October 4, 2009|
|Titan Force rallies a gigantic mob to demand that Titan Maximum be repaired after being denied by Admiral Bitchface and President Keith Caylo. After a failed attempt to take out Gibbs with his own team, Admiral Bitchface embezzles almost all the funds allocated to Titan Maximum and allows them to rebuild on a meager $10 million.|
|3||"Tip of the Iceberg"||Tom Root and Zeb Wells||October 11, 2009|
|Titan Maximum battles a vicious ice monster on the planet Neptune. Gibbs uses the distraction to steal a one-of-a-kind insulated coil from the local steam factory.|
|4||"Went to Party; Got Crabs"||Zeb Wells||October 18, 2009|
|Gibbs uses a giant robotic crab monster to hold the leaders of both Titan and Mars hostage at the annual Peace Feast on Io, bartering their lives for the codes to a Martian weapon of mass destruction. Titan Maximum battles the crab, but the prime minister gives up the codes before they can stop it.|
|5||"To Eris, Human!"||Tom Root||October 25, 2009|
|Jodi has an encounter with Gibbs while taking a break from her teammates, and the rest of the team discovers an alien spaceship on Eris while investigating a signal associated with Gibbs' robotic monsters.|
|6||"Dirty Lansbury"||Tom Root and Zeb Wells||November 1, 2009|
| After her encounter with Gibbs, Jodi suggests that he might be hiding on Mercury, the retirement home planet. As a result, Titan Force Five has to spend time with their grandparents (except Sasha, whose grandparents are supposedly dead) to be admitted.|
Guest Star: Abraham Benrubi as Drill Instructor
|7||"Megamum Overdrive"||Zeb Wells||November 8, 2009|
|When Gibbs releases a tape of him and Jodi having sex, Titan Force Five is disbanded and Jodi is arrested for treason. Meanwhile, Troy Hammerschmiddtt shows up in Titan Maximum's replacement: Titan Megamum. However, he is secretly in league with Gibbs.|
|8||"Mercury Falling"||Tom Root||November 15, 2009|
|Gibbs takes Titan Megamum, intending to use the robot in his plan to destroy Mercury's solar shield and roast every living thing on the planet as a warning to anyone who might cross him. Titan Force Five goes AWOL to stop him.|
|9||"One Billion Dead Grandparents"||Tom Root and Zeb Wells||November 22, 2009|
Titan Force Five fights with Gibbs and Claire in order to determine the fate of Mercury.Note: This cliffhanger episode was originally supposed to serve as the season finale with the conclusion revealed in episode one of season two, unfortunately Adult Swim cancelled the series shortly after this episode aired and so the fate of Titan Force Five remains up in the air.
In Canada, Titan Maximum previously aired on G4's Adult Digital Distraction block,and currently airs on the Canadian version of Adult Swim.
|DVD name||Release date||No. of|
|Titan Maximum Season 1||August 10, 2010||9||Audio commentaries, Behind the scenes, Deleted animatics, Anatomy of a sequence, Crew mugshots, Table read, Trailers, Design showcase, and Pop-up trivia|
The Martian Manhunter is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in the story "The Manhunter from Mars" in Detective Comics #225. Martian Manhunter is one of the seven original members of the Justice League of America and one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe.
The Brak Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Jim Fortier, Andy Merrill, and Pete Smith for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. The Brak Show serves as a spin-off of the animated television series, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, for which the show's creators originally wrote, and featured recurring characters from Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Cartoon Planet. Both programs used stock footage from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Space Ghost, for which The Brak Show serves as a prequel. The protagonist is Brak, voiced by Merrill, who developed a quirky persona for the character.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American adult animated comedy late-night talk show created by Mike Lazzo for Cartoon Network and hosted by a re-imagined version of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. It is the first TV show to be produced by Williams Street, the company to start up Adult Swim in the early 2000s. In contrast to the original 1960s series, Space Ghost, which aired as a standard Hanna-Barbera Saturday-morning superhero cartoon, Space Ghost Coast to Coast is a reboot and sequel of the series intended for teens and adults, reinterpreted as a surreal spoof talk show and animated using the original series' artwork. Early seasons are more of a parody of late-night talk shows, while later seasons rely more on surrealism and non-sequitur humor.
Raven is a superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26, and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez. A cambion daughter of a demon father (Trigon) and human mother (Arella), Raven is granted several powers from her supernatural heritage. A powerful empath, she is able to sense emotions and control her "soul-self," which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven's eyes and ears away from her physical body. More recently, she has been depicted as being adept with various types of magic and sorcery. She is a prominent member of the superhero team Teen Titans. The character also goes by the alias Rachel Roth as a false civilian name.
Starfire (Koriand'r) is a superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. She debuted in a preview story inserted within DC Comics Presents #26 and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. The name "Starfire" first appeared as an unrelated spacecraft in the story "The Answer Man of Space," in Mystery in Space #73 written by Gardner Fox.
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, or simply Birdman or The Galaxy Trio, is an American animated television series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions that debuted on NBC on September 9, 1967, and ran on Saturday mornings until September 6, 1969. The program consists of two segments: Birdman, depicting the adventures of a winged superhero powered by the sun, and The Galaxy Trio, centered around the adventures of a patrol of interstellar superheroes. Each segment was a complete independent story, and the characters of each segment did not interact with those of the other, except for a bumper that has all four heroes defeating a prehistoric monster.
Bartholomew Henry "Bart" Allen II is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. A speedster, he first appeared under the alias Impulse and later became the second Kid Flash and the fourth Flash. Created by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo, Bart first made a cameo in The Flash #91 in 1994 before his full debut in issue #92. He has since been featured as the lead character in Impulse (1995–2002) and The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006–2007). Bart also appears in the series Young Justice and Teen Titans as a member of both superhero teams. In addition to the Teen Titans and Young Justice, Bart was a core character in 10 issues of Justice League of America under the mantle of the Flash.
Z.O.E. Dolores, I is a Japanese anime television series set in the Zone of the Enders universe. The television series was produced by Sunrise, aired from 7 April – 29 September 2001, spanning a total of 26 episodes.
Pantha is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
The Atom is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by editor and co-plotter Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox and penciler Gil Kane. The Atom was one of the first superheroes of the Silver Age of Comic Books and debuted in Showcase #34.
The Grand Tour is a series of novels written by American science fiction author Ben Bova.
The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) is a research center for planetary science located in Tucson, Arizona. It is also a graduate school, constituting the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona. LPL is one of the world's largest programs dedicated exclusively to planetary science in a university setting. The Lunar and Planetary Lab collection is held at the University of Arizona Special Collections Library.
Miss Martian is a superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. An extraterrestrial, she is a White Martian who usually appears in stories as a member of the Teen Titans. Created by writer Geoff Johns and artist Tony Daniel, she first appeared in Teen Titans #37 (2006).
Caitlin "Kate" Todd is a fictional character featured in the CBS television drama NCIS portrayed by Sasha Alexander, appearing in 49 episodes of the series. Alexander made her series debut in the pilot "Yankee White", before departing the regular cast in the season two finale "Twilight". Alexander was credited as a guest star for her appearances in the season 3 episodes "Kill Ari " and "Kill Ari ," and appeared uncredited as a voice actor during season 8's "A Man Walks Into a Bar". Subsequently, Alexander has appeared in photographs, flashbacks, archive footage, and CGI footage. Her most recent appearance was through archive footage in "Two Steps Back".
Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews and Paul Rudish for Cartoon Network. The series focuses on a trio consisting of the alien princess Ilana, the strict but rebellious alien soldier Lance, and the robot Octus, who arrive on Earth and combine themselves to create the titular Sym-Bionic Titan.
Beast Boy is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He has also gone under the alias Changeling. Created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Bob Brown, he is a shapeshifter who possesses the ability to metamorph into any animal he chooses. The character first appeared in Doom Patrol #99 and is usually depicted as a member of the Doom Patrol and the Teen Titans.
"Till Death Do Us Part" is the 24th and final episode of the ninth season of the American police procedural drama NCIS, and the 210th episode overall. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on May 15, 2012. The episode is written by Gary Glasberg and directed by Tony Wharmby, and was seen by 19.05 million viewers.