History Series / MaxHeadroom

3rd May '17 7:00:59 PM PaulA
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* HollywoodHacking: Complete with RapidFireTyping and a ShoutOut to WilliamGibson with the term "ICE" (Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics).

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* HollywoodHacking: Complete with RapidFireTyping and a ShoutOut to WilliamGibson Creator/WilliamGibson with the term "ICE" (Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics).
13th Feb '17 2:55:14 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: The original footage for the series didn't survive, making it impossible to remaster the TV series for DVD. Hence the [=DVDs=] were made from video tape transfers.
5th Feb '17 7:29:07 PM Agent_B
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[[caption-width-right:350:The cast of the series.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350:And the cast of the series.]]
10th Jan '17 7:33:59 PM maxwellsilver
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Back in the 1980s, it looked like computers were going to be able to do just about anything. It also looked like [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japanese businessmen were going to economically conquer the world]]. And it looked like corporate greed was going to grow and grow until the average citizen was a virtual slave to the mega-corporations who would happily destroy the environment, culture, history, and basic human liberty all in the name of profit. [[HarsherInHindsight Come to think of it, not much has changed and those things look more likely to happen now than back in the 1980s]] (only with [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld China]] instead of Japan).

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Back in the 1980s, it looked like computers were going to be able to do just about anything. It also looked like [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japanese businessmen were going to economically conquer the world]]. And it looked like corporate greed was going to grow and grow until the average citizen was a virtual slave to the mega-corporations who would happily destroy the environment, culture, history, and basic human liberty all in the name of profit. [[HarsherInHindsight Come to think of it, not much has changed and those things look more likely to happen now than back in the 1980s]] 1980s (only with [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld China]] instead of Japan).
27th Dec '16 11:38:31 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* InstantAIJustAddWater: Insufficient resources are mentioned in the episode "Deities" to be the reason that the Vu-Age Church's BrainUploading process only created an "idiot version" of the deceased that could only respond to people in a pre-programmed manner; whereas the system resources of Network 23's mainframe made Max Headroom, a complete artificial intelligence, possible.
* IntrepidReporter: Edison Carter (and theoretically, Max himself)

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* InstantAIJustAddWater: Insufficient resources are mentioned in the episode "Deities" to be the reason that the Vu-Age Church's BrainUploading process only created an "idiot version" of the deceased that could only respond to people in a pre-programmed manner; manner, whereas the system resources of Network 23's mainframe made Max Headroom, a complete artificial intelligence, possible.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: For whatever reason, the often-featured executive of the Japanese Zik-Zak corporation is Ped Xing, a Chinese man -- presumably [[PunnyName so they could work in the joke]].[[note]]Compounding this is that Xing himself was never played by a Chinese actor, but a Filipino one (Arsenio Trinidad) in the first season and a Japanese actor (Sab Shimono) in the second.[[/note]]
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IntrepidReporter: Edison Carter (and theoretically, Max himself)himself).
16th Sep '16 11:36:23 AM TMOverbeck
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!!''Max Headroom'' provides examples of:

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!!''Max Headroom'' provides examples ex-ex-examples of:



* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Terrorists Who Don't Do Anything]]: Deconstructed in the episode "War" where the organization White Brigade has struck a deal with a news reporter: they blow up abandoned buildings, and tell the reporter beforehand. The terrorists get publicity for their cause, and the reporter can break the news about the "terrorist strikes" before the competition without anyone actually dying. Everyone wins. Subverted in the end, as the White Brigade decides to start targeting populated places after all.

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* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Terrorists Who Don't Do Anything]]: Deconstructed in the episode "War" where the organization White Brigade has struck a deal with a news reporter: they blow up abandoned buildings, and tell the reporter beforehand. The terrorists get publicity for their cause, and the reporter can break the news about the "terrorist strikes" before the competition without anyone actually dying. Everyone wins. Subverted in the end, as the White Brigade decides to start targeting populated places after all.



* {{Soul Fragment}}: Edison's relation to Max.

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* {{Soul Fragment}}: SoulFragment: Edison's relation to Max.
25th Jun '16 7:02:11 PM JamesAustin
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!!''Series/MaxHeadroom'' is the TropeNamer for:

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!!''Series/MaxHeadroom'' !!''Max Headroom'' is the TropeNamer for:



!!''Series/MaxHeadroom'' provides examples of:

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!!''Series/MaxHeadroom'' !!''Max Headroom'' provides examples of:
9th Mar '16 10:13:23 AM Hossmeister
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The pilot wasn't picked up, but the rights to the Max Headroom character were sold to the makers of a music-video program on British television, on which Max appeared later in 1985. The Max Headroom show was the first to play with the music-video format, with Max frequently talking over lousy videos and making jokes, or cutting the video off partway through, a technique later picked up by BeavisAndButthead and other satirical video shows. The character was later picked up by Coca-Cola, for a series of TV spots for New Coke and appeared on T-shirts and mer-'''''*BZZZZZZZZZZT*'''''

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The pilot wasn't picked up, but the rights to the Max Headroom character were sold to the makers of a music-video program on British television, on which Max appeared later in 1985. The Max Headroom show was the first to play with the music-video format, with Max frequently talking over lousy videos and making jokes, or cutting the video off partway through, a technique later picked up by BeavisAndButthead WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead and other satirical video shows. The character was later picked up by Coca-Cola, for a series of TV spots for New Coke and appeared on T-shirts and mer-'''''*BZZZZZZZZZZT*'''''
21st Feb '16 5:40:50 PM redtroper517
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''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs That does it! He's a freakin nerd *giggles* ...yeah im better than Chuck Swirsky, frikin liberallllllllll--l-l--ll-l-l]]''

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''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs That does it! He's a freakin nerd *giggles* ...yeah im nerd! *giggles* Yeah, I think I'm better than Chuck Swirsky, frikin liberallllllllll--l-l--ll-l-l]]''
Swirsky! Frickin' liberallllllllll--l-l--ll-l-l...]]''
13th Feb '16 2:49:55 PM BatmanKalEl
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--> "The thing that even now gave them [the members of the board] a feeling of
discomfort was that the face staring back at them was that of a boy of sixteen."

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--> ---> "The thing that even now gave them [the members of the board] a feeling of
of discomfort was that the face staring back at them was that of a boy of sixteen."
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