In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself.
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 Edison Carter / ... (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Theora Jones (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Bryce Lynch (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Murray (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Ben Cheviot (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Edwards (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Ashwell / ... (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Blank Reg (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Blank Dominique (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Lauren (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
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20 minutes into the future, the world has become imbued network-television. It's illegal to turn off your TV, and televisions are given to the needy. In this world, Network 23 has a highly-rated news program with a roving reporter named Edison Carter. But Carter uncovers a plot to cover up lethal "blipverts" and is almost killed. In the process his mind is copied into a computer and the computer-generated personality "Max Headroom" is born. Together, Max and Edison, along with Edison's controller (Theora), their boss (Murray), their boss' boss (Ben Cheviot), and Network 23's boy-genius (Bryce) combat crime, placate sponsors, defeat rival networks, and turn in stories. 14 episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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William Gibson, a fan of the show, had written a script for the show, but the series was canceled before it was shot. See more »

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[Bryce and Grossman watch as Max is turned on for the first time]
Max Headroom: Say, would someone mind checking the ratings? I seem to have an audience of two.
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Max Headroom..
31 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It "dawned" on me finally where I had seen the actor named "Frank" (Matt Frewer) from "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) and all these memories of my childhood came back (born in '79). I remember I watched it faithfully and although I was way too young to actually understand the satyric nature of the show, I was mesmerized by the early use of CG on the idiot-box. I can still see that guys head and the way the computer used to "chunk" when he talked. Funny how now, almost two decades later, we're still dealing with chunking in streaming audio and video feeds. Somebody knew which way the world was headed. Just a great show and I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane


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