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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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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Matt Frewer ...  Edison Carter / ... 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Amanda Pays ...  Theora Jones 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Chris Young ...  Bryce Lynch 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Murray 14 episodes, 1987-1988
George Coe ...  Ben Cheviot 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Lee Wilkof ...  Edwards 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Hank Garrett ...  Ashwell / ... 12 episodes, 1987-1988
William Morgan Sheppard ...  Blank Reg 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Concetta Tomei ...  Blank Dominique 7 episodes, 1987-1988
Sharon Barr ...  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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

Release Date:

31 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Max Headroom..
31 October 2005 | by AbsolutredskinSee 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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