One of my favorite sci-fi shows that didn’t last very long was Max Headroom, I’m still waiting for a DVD box set, and I was quite irate when the show was canceled for being “too cerebral” according to the network. It was just further evidence to me that most Americans have oatmeal for brains.
Anyway, I’ve been longing to see Max in action again ever since and now I can. So long as I don’t mind it being in the form of a commercial for a British TV channel:
Channel 4 is to bring back 1980s creation Max Headroom to front a series of TV ads to raise awareness of the digital switchover.
The campaign, which breaks this Saturday, features Matt Frewer, the actor who played the original Max Headroom.
Ads will feature Headroom criticising Channel 4, which created the stuttering digital host in the 1980s, for ignoring his vision of a digital future.
Alas, Max hasn’t aged well:
In fact, he’s become quite the crotchety old man. Still seeing the commercial—which you can view yourself here—brings back a longing to see him resurrected either in a movie or a new TV series. Russel T. Davies is stepping down from Doctor Who on which he did a pretty good job of reviving, let’s make Max Headroom his next project!
Well a guy can dream, can’t he?