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Max Headroom 

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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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2   1  
1988   1987  
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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Max Headroom: Ah - love - the walks over soft grass, the smiles over candlelight, the fights over just about everything else...
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Alternate Versions

The first episode is a remake of the British film Max Headroom (1985) (TV). See more »

Connections

Featured in Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus and the Airlock
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Performed by Matt Frewer and Michael Bramon
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What's the holdup? the most obscure is being released.
28 February 2005 | by vance_mccarthySee all my reviews

Max Headroom was, for me, the best exciting TV series when it was first and the only time shown in New Zealand, back in 1988. It still holds up well when I view my recorded tapes off the TV every other year. The stories never let up and it would have been interesting to see what else the writers could come up with. As with other earlier shows, I like to see actors go on and handle other projects. The characters Theora and Edison seem to play some of their own personal being, as with a lot of the other players on the show. But I find now, that is what it takes to make an exiting show. Look at the X-Files. It might have taken what it took to bring back shows like 'Star Trek', it would take the same feeling and genre to show the next generation what my generation felt.

Yours, X-Files Fan.


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Language:

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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1.33 : 1
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