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Old 06-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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who else watched this? pretty ground breaking for it's time, i think.
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I watched the original British TV pilot to explain/setup the BBC-Cinemax talk show...Yes, "talk show".
(Which a certain Cartoon Network talk show fringe-spoof plagiarized within an inch of its life...)

Which pilot the US network version took at dopey face-value, and became the notoriously short-lived scif-fi series YOU remember.

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who else watched this? pretty ground breaking for it's time, i think.
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I dressed up as Max headroom for halloween when i was young.
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I remember a then-unknown 80's-standup Drew Carey doing a frightening Max imitation simply by putting on a pair of sunglasses and grinning.
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supposedly he was in a terrible car accident. all they could salvage was the head, and managed to keep it alive in that box. the space in the box was the maximum amount of head room he could have. hence the name, Max Headroom. that was the rumor in the 80's any way.
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Speaking of,

I've been trying to find this on DVD, anyone know where I can find it?

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supposedly he was in a terrible car accident. all they could salvage was the head, and managed to keep it alive in that box. the space in the box was the maximum amount of head room he could have. hence the name, Max Headroom. that was the rumor in the 80's any way.
You obviously didn't see the mini-series/movie then.

It was a motorcycle accident, and Matt Frewer {the guy who played Max} his character's consciousness was downloaded into a computer, but the character survived.

At least that's what I remember of it.

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yeh, that sounds more like it. i think i was about 8 at the time.
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He did commercials (I think it was Pepsi) well before his show.
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You obviously didn't see the mini-series/movie then.

It was a motorcycle accident, and Matt Frewer {the guy who played Max} his character's consciousness was downloaded into a computer, but the character survived.
In the talk-show pilot, as well as the goofy American version, the evil network wants to replace nosy reporter "Edison Carter" <Frewer's human character, not seen past the pilot in the UK version> with a virtual simulation--except that the bugs, of course, haven't been worked out yet...And after the "accident" in the parking garage, the last thing he sees is an exit sign saying "Max. Headroom <clearance> - 12'6"

When his scrambled personified brainscan first surfaces on the network and repeats the last words it saw, people naturally assume that was his name..."And he's even got a 12.6 rating already!"
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