Friday, October 01, 2010

Max Headroom

Watching "Max Headroom" on dvd. The character was a phenomenon yet the series was a minor quirky project that only lasted 14 episodes. It's as strange as it was in 1987. The fun of it now is seeing how much it got right vs. how much it got wrong. I'm sorry, tube tvs in the future?

Researching the character I came across what is now known as the Max Headroom Incident. Seems some kid broke into the feed of Chicago television in 1987 as the character. Pretty clever but once he gets on the air, he has no material and resorts to loud and annoying. Ah, Chicago.

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