Max Headroom (1987–1988)

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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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1988   1987  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
Hank Garrett ...
 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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31 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future  »

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Exactly when the story is meant to be set is an open question. However in _Max Headroom (1985) (TV), it is stated that Bryce is 18 years old and his records indicate that he was born on October 7, 1988, meaning the story takes place in 2005/2006. See more »

Quotes

Max Headroom: Have you any idea how successful censorship is on TV? Don't know the answer? Hmm. Successful, isn't it?
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Jesus and the Airlock
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Performed by Matt Frewer and Michael Bramon
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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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