“Titan Maximum” is the newest entry into the fall lineup on Adult Swim. From the creators of “Robot Chicken,” Tom Root and Matthew Senreich have used what was great with “Robot Chicken” and ran with it to the next level, this time with a continuous story line.
Drawing on the childhood traditions of “Power Rangers” and the recent melodrama that is the ‘dark’ retellings of happier shows, they have brought together classic mecha with broken-down failures trying to prove themselves.
Executive producers Seth Green, Tom Root and Matthew Senreich will pool together past voice talents and use them in the new series. Green will voice the show’s villain, along with voice talents from Breckin Meyer, Rachael Leigh Cook, Dan Milano, and Eden Espinosa.
At the top of the writing heap will be lead writer, Tom Root, accompanied by the epic comic book chops of Geoff Johns (“Superman: Secret Origin” #1-6, “The Flash: Rebirth” #1-5 ) of DC Comics and veteran “Robot Chicken” writer Zeb Wells (“Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways” #1-4, “Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man” #13-16) of Marvel Comics.
The story takes place one hundred years in the future. Saturn’s moon Titan is defended by Titan Force Five, an elite squadron of young, brash pilots whose spaceships combine to form the giant robot Titan Maximum. As the series opens, the team has been disbanded due to budget cuts, but must hastily reassemble when a former team member turns rogue and tries to conquer the solar system with an assault of giant monsters. Now, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of a team of dysfunctional misfits commanding a rust-bucket robot.
Score one Adult Swim: you’ve got me interested.