Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 31, 1987
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Max Headroom

Max Headroom is a look into the future. Society is run-down and dominated by television and large corporations. Edison Carter is a reporter intent on exposing corruption and greed. In the pilot episode, Edison is hunted down by his own employer. He is injured and his mind is digitized into a computer program. The resulting program takes on a life of its own.


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Matt FrewerMatt Frewer
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Canada, Frewer attended the same Peterborough, Ontario area high ...

Character Bio

Max Headroom is a fictional British artificial intelligence, known for his wit and stuttering, distorted, electronically sampled voice
The background story provided for the Max Headroom character presents a dystopic look at a run-down near-future dominated by television and large corporations. Max Headroom was shown to have been created from the memories of Edison Carter. The character's name came from the last thing Carter saw during a vehicular accident that put him into a coma: A bar with a sign warning of low clearance, marked "MAX. HEADROOM: 2.3 M".



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01x04 - Security Systems
Season 1, Episode 04
02x07 - Lessons
Season 2, Episode 07
02x08 - Baby Grobags
Season 2, Episode 08
02x02 - Deities
Season 2, Episode 02
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Max Headroom Quotes

01x05 - War Season 1 / Episode 5: - War

Max Headroom: Hi! This is Max-Max Headroom on Network 23, brought-brought-brought to you by...


Max Headroom: Oh, NO, no no-no-no-no! I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but if they think I'm endorsing car accessories, they've got another dipstick-stick coming. No-No, they've tried this one before and I'm radial tired of it! If they expect me to change gear now and start spark-spark-spark plugging their products, they must be out of their pist-pist-piston heads! Listen, I don't like to blow my own gasket, but I have better things to do than just sit here and wax polish lyrical about car parts! Car parts! I've got letters from fan belts who say, "Max, you're special! You're unique! You're differential!" Yes, yes I know it's what they want, that's because they're air conditioned to it - to it. Oh - to it. Oh, I've fendered it off time and timing belt again. I mean, who's calling the tune-tune-tune up? Who's in cru-cru-cru-cru-cruise control here, anyway? I'll tell ya who! Me! Me! Max Headlamp! And if they don't like it, they can stick-stick-stick shift it in their exhaust pipes and choke-choke it! AND smoke it!
01x02 - Rakers Season 1 / Episode 2: - Rakers

Max Headroom: Hi. I'm doing a survey on this kind of mindless violence and its effect on the mind-mind-mind-mindless. Do you believe all that killing is necessary? Does it s-s-s-scare you?
Raker: Me?
Max Headroom: Yes! Yes! You with that plank on whee-whee-whee-whee-wheels. What is its effect-t-t-t on you?
Raker: You can see me?
Max Headroom: Well. That was a fas-fas-fascinating discussion and I think you've answered my question. Thank you-you-you-you, thank you... for your help.
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