Max Headroom Specials

Specials

Max Headroom Specials

First Air Date: April 04, 1985

First Aired on    :   1985
Episodes    :   12 episodes



Episodes

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0x12 Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future - Extended Cinemax Version (April 04, 1985)


In the post-apocalyptic future where television sets are more important than food, TV ratings are the all important currency of the nation. A new technique of preventing viewers from channel surfing proves somewhat detrimental to particularly sedentary couch potatoes. The top studio becomes concerned: dead viewers make for low ratings. Edison Carter, top news reporter, is sent to find out more. After a motorcycle accident, his mind is preserved by wizz-kid Bryce and becomes his wise cracking, computer generated alter-ego: Max Headroom, who manages to boost ratings above those of any live hosts to date.


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0x11 Car Parts Commercial (January 01, 0001)



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0x10 Coke Commercial (January 01, 0001)



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0x09 Paranoimia Music Video by the Art of Noise (January 01, 0001)



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0x08 Karl-Lorimar Sweepstakes (January 01, 0001)



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0x07 Producing Dystopia (January 01, 0001)


Brian Frankish recalls the trials and rewards of creating a world set 20 minutes into the future.


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0x06 The Writers Remember (January 01, 0001)


Steve Roberts and Michael Cassutt explain the process of writing for Max Headroom.


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0x05 The Science Behind the Fiction (January 01, 0001)


Cocreator George Stone discusses real technology's place in the history of Max Headroom.


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0x04 The Big-Time Blanks (January 01, 0001)


Cast members Morgan Sheppard and Concetta Tomei reflect on Max Headroom and their lasting friendship over 20 years later.


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0x03 Looking Back at the Future: A Cast Round Table (January 01, 0001)



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0x02 Live on Network 23: The Story of Max Headroom (January 01, 0001)


The biography of Max Headroom, including interviews with creators George Stone, Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, executive producer Peter Wagg, producer Brian Frankish and writers Steve Roberts and Michael Cassutt.


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0x01 Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future (April 04, 1985)


In the post-apocalyptic future where television sets are more important than food, TV ratings are the all important currency of the nation. A new technique of preventing viewers from channel surfing proves somewhat detrimental to particularly sedentary couch potatoes. The top studio becomes concerned: dead viewers make for low ratings. Edison Carter, top news reporter, is sent to find out more. After a motorcycle accident, his mind is preserved by wizz-kid Bryce and becomes his wise cracking, computer generated alter-ego: Max Headroom, who manages to boost ratings above those of any live hosts to date. This made for TV movie was later remade (sanitized version) as the first episode of the series.




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