Max Headroom: The Original Story
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(Jan 01, 1986)
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In the post-apocalyptic future where television sets are more important than food, TV ratings are the all important currency of the nation. A new technique of preventing viewers from channel surfing proves somewhat detrimental to particularly sedentary couch potatoes. The top studio becomes concerned: dead viewers make for low ratings. Edison Carter, top news reporter, is sent to find out more. After a motorcycle accident, his mind is preserved by wizz-kid Bryce and becomes his wise cracking, computer generated alter-ego: Max Headroom, who manages to boost ratings above those of any live hosts to date. This made for TV movie was later remade (sanitized version) as the first episode of the series.
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If you haven't watched Max Headroom then call 911 because you haven't lived. The other reviews cover the outline & details... all I can add is that this should rank up there with Road Runner / Coyote cartoons as the treasures you put aside for your grandkids to watch when you're babysitting.
What a treat for retro fans and old crumblies like me that just won't let go :o) Oh yes, great 80s style soundtrack too - and, the good guys win - sort of. Well, at least the hyper geek, Bryce, gets his :o)
Not your regular sci-fi but a good romp none-the-less and it's short enough (barely an hour) that makes the story gallop along at a fast enough pace that even if you hate it, you won't get bored.
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Very gritty and with a lot of computer elements reminiscent "Brazil".Read more