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Live and direct

Screen shot of character, Edison Carter, from TV show, Max Headroom

In the mid-to-late 1980s, I was hooked on a TV show originally from the BBC, transplanted to the US for production. Unlike most “American” remakes, MAX HEADROOM stayed true to its dark cyberpunk look at the future. It only lasted two seasons but its impact stretched far beyond that. “This is Edison Carter coming to you live and direct…” The story was riveting – emotional, funny, quirky – and if[…]

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