Mar. 31, 1987
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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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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Edison Carter

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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

Edison Carter (Matt Frewer) was a hard-hitting reporter for Network 23, who sometimes uncovered things that his superiors in the network would have preferred to keep private. Eventually, one of these instances required him to flee his workspace, upon which he was injured in a motorcycle accident in a parkade. Bryce Lynch downloaded a copy of his mind into a computer, giving birth to the character Max Headroom, as the last words seen by Edison Carter before impact were "Max Headroom", specifying vehicle clearance height in the parkade.

The series depicted very little of the past described by Edison, though he did meet a female priest that he once dated when his reporting put him at odds with the Vu Age Church that she now headed.

Edison cares about his co-workers, especially Theora Jones and Bryce Lynch.

According to a personal statistics file displayed on a computer screen in the series, Edison is 6'2" tall and weighs 180 pounds.

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02x04 - Dream Thieves
Season 2, Episode 04
02x05 - Whackets
Season 2, Episode 05
02x07 - Lessons
Season 2, Episode 07
02x08 - Baby Grobags
Season 2, Episode 08
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