Following the death of an old colleague who was found literally drained of life, Edison races to expose the deadly process of recording and broadcasting dreams. But is the audience's own demand for ...
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
Set "20 minutes into the future" - Max Headroom is a short-run, 1987, TV series that posed the possibility (as far-fetched as it sounded) of actually translating people into computer data.
Yes. Today - 30 years later - That potentiality does convert into old news. But, back then - It really sparked the interest of many-a-viewer who religiously tuned into this program like total fiends.
With its episodes rarely ever being shot in natural light - Max Headroom's vision of the future was, indeed, a decidedly cold and callous one where cynicism and corruption prevailed on every street corner.
Injecting elements of both punk and new wave into its 1-hour episodes - This surprisingly short-lived series certainly had its fair share of good points, as well as its not-so-good points, too.
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