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Max Headroom

IMDB Logo7.4/10
Comedy Science-Fiction 1987 - 19882 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Not Available

Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by Chrysalis Visual Programming and Lakeside Productions for Lorimar-Telepictures that aired in the United States on ABC from March 1987 to May 1988. The series was based on the Channel 4 British TV pilot produced by Chrysalis, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. The series is often mistaken as an American-produced show due to the setting and its use of an almost entirely US cast along with being broadcast in the USA on the ABC network. Cinemax aired the UK pilot followed by a six-week run of highlights from The Max Headroom Show, a music video show where Headroom appears between music videos. ABC took an interest in the pilot and asked Chrysalis/Lakeside to produce the series for US audiences.The show went into production in late 1986 and ran for six episodes in the first season with eight being produced in season two.Max Headroom featuring Matt Frewer and Chris Young is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's a comedy and drama show with 14 episodes over 2 seasons. Max Headroom is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,767 votes).

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Season 1

Season 01, Episode 01 Blipverts

S01 E01

Mar 31, 1987
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Blipverts Mar 31, 1987 In the near future, when TVs can't be shut off and ratings are all that matter, investigative reporter Edison Carter and his computer-generated alter ego Max Headroom battle to keep the "blank" generation informed. In the opener, Carter stumbles across his own network's cover-up of a sometimes deadly new form of TV advertising called "blipverts".

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Season 01, Episode 02 Rakers Vengeance

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Apr 7, 1987
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Rakers Vengeance Apr 7, 1987 Theora goes AWOL when she learns her estranged brother is involved in the brutal and dangerous ""sport"" of raking, which the promoters are trying to have legalized and televised.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Body Banks

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Apr 14, 1987
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Body Banks Apr 14, 1987 Breughel and Mahler are stealing live bodies from the Fringes and selling them to Nightingales Body Bank. The wealthy Plantaganet wants pituitarys from the bodies for an operation which could save his aging mother. While Carter races to save a Fringer girl's life, Cheviot is more concerned that Max is offending Network 23's biggest sponsor, ZikZak, who have decided to buy him.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Security Systems

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Apr 21, 1987
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Security Systems Apr 21, 1987 Carter is accused of credit fraud and becomes a fugitive after delving into the hostile takeover of Security Systems, the world's most powerful corporation.

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Season 01, Episode 05 War

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Apr 28, 1987
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War Apr 28, 1987 In the middle of a global ratings sweep programmer packager Frank Braddock tries to sell Network 23 a package covering the activities of a terrorist group, the White Brigade. Edison and Murray become suspicious when Breakthru TV, who have bought the package, start broadcasting terrorist bombings as soon as they occur.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Blanks

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May 5, 1987
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The Blanks May 5, 1987 As the ""blanks"" -- undesirables with no computer records -- are rounded up and arrested, the networks face permanent cancellation by hackers who threaten to crash the city's entire computer system if their companions aren't released.

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Season 2

Season 02, Episode 01 Academy

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Sep 18, 1987
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Academy Sep 18, 1987 Network 23 becomes the victim of signal zipping - illegal interruption of their satellite feed. When Bryce tracks the zipping to Big Time Television, Reg is arrested and sent for trial by gameshow on ""You the Jury"". Meanwhile Edison and Theora trace the real zippers to the Academy of Computer Sciences, and Bryce's old schoolfriends.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Deities

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Sep 25, 1987
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Deities Sep 25, 1987 The Vu-Age Church is running a phony resurrection service, claiming to be able to store cortical scans of its members and keep them on-line for the day when cloning is perfected and their personalities can be placed in new bodies. Edison is reluctant to pursue the story because Vu- Age's leading televangelist, Vanna Smith, is an old flame.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Grossberg's Return

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Oct 2, 1987
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Grossberg's Return Oct 2, 1987 Rival Network 66 attempts to defeat Network 23 in a ratings-based election by introducing a ""watch while you sleep"" device into its programming to cause people to leave their TV sets on all night.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Dream Thieves

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Oct 9, 1987
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Dream Thieves Oct 9, 1987 Some shady entrepreneurs are stealing people's dreams and selling them to the highest bidders. Edison goes undercover to expose their lethal business.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Whackets

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Oct 16, 1987
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Whackets Oct 16, 1987 A video narcotic is causing people to leave their TVs tuned to Big Time Television twenty-four hours a day.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Neurostim

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Apr 28, 1988
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Neurostim Apr 28, 1988 Zik-Zak introduces Neurostim, a device to directly stimulate the brain and bypass the need to use television for advertising.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Lessons

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May 5, 1988
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Lessons May 5, 1988 Network 23 censors go a step too far when they try to shut own a secret school in the fringes, because it's using pirated Network 23 instructional programming.

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