Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lost But Not Forgotten: Max Headroom (1985-1988)

Max Headroom:
The Original Story (1985)

For such an enormous pop culture icon, Matt Frewer's character Max Headroom has started to drift off into oblivion, remembered only in reference as a Ronald Regan likeness video guy that fends off Ayatollah Khomeini as he is offering Marty McFly 'the hostage special' in Back to the Future 2. I think Max is ripe for a comeback. With the popular resurgence of high contrast colors and symmetrical outlines, I'm really surprised France hasn't adopted Max as their new pop-culture poster child. more to the point though...
For those of you that didn't know, there was a very interesting, albeit short lived, television series based around the character which was one of the first full on cyberpunk television dramas on a major network. Unfortunately, audiences felt that Max Headroom was best suited for introducing music videos in Britain, which is where he got his start, and eventually ended.
My good pal The Negative Cutter just so happens to have the very rare and very out of print made for TV movie that sets the story for the television series, and you can grab your copy over at Enjoy!

"Max Headroom: The Original Story" (1985) (Rocky Morgan + Annabel Jankel)

1985 / 60mins. / English Language/ Color / USA

Picture Quality: A (Source: VHS)
Get it now, super cheap!

1 comment:

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Very interesting, I always wondered what happend to old Max.