Max Headroom

It is the day after tomorrow, and television networks rule the planet. The TV sets themselves do not turn off, and the programming is designed to keep citizens in a state of complacency. Society is in a shambles, with poverty rampant. In the shadows of the Networks, untold millions live on the streets with only a TV to their names, and many can only make their living by selling dead bodies on the organ transplant black market. The one ray of hope is Edison Carter, investigative reporter for Network 23. Edison covers the stories that matter, and he is the voice of the people who have no other. Edison, of course, winds up on the wrong side of some very bad men who try their best to have him killed. An attempt to find out what he knows by reading his brain with a computer inadvertently creates a stuttering, manic computer simulation of Edison that calls itself Max.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (1987 - 1988)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Science-Fiction

7.7 (3 votes)

Previous Episode

Baby Grobags

Episode 2x08; May 12, 1988

Edison investigates a "grobag" center, a reproduction facility that gestates human fetuses---and that nurtures genetic manipulation.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x08: Baby GrobagsMay 12, 1988
2x07: LessonsMay 5, 1988
2x06: NeurostimApr 28, 1988
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