Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future is a novelisation of the original Channel 4 drama.
Back Cover Blurb
20 Minutes into the Future: Television is the only growth industry as the networks grapple with one another in an unrelenting ratings battle. Network 23 is top station: cynical, manipulative, creators of the mind-blowing Blipverts. Edison Carter, crack reporter, takes on the Network: his aim is to reveal the awful side-effects of the Channel's advertising. Follow Edison through his nightmare journey to the truth and into his future as the world's first computer-generated TV host, MAX HEADROOM.
"I came close to spontaneous combustion in my own tubeside seat, but with joy. Here was a stunning satire bred out of telly culture. The computer graphics were superb, the writing taut and witty, the acting and action riveting."
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"Superlative sci-fi adventure."
"It's a dazzling vision...probably the best made for TV drama you'll see all year. All your fantasies in one: Mad Max, Blade Runner, Network and Escape From New York! I mean this is a biggie."
"The freshest and most original drama for ages."
United States | Paperback | Vintage Books | 1986 | 0394747798
1 × 95 Minutes | Channel 4 | Colour
04/04/85 Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future Steve Roberts, from an original idea by George Stone, Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel
- Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future is a large format picture book of the kind more commonly seen for films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark — the text is accompanied by a large number of colour photographs.
- Two years after Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future was transmitted on Channel 4 the programme returned to the small screen in the United States under the shortened title Max Headroom. Shown on the ABC network, two seasons comprising a total of fourteen episodes were eventually produced, with Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays and William Morgan Sheppard returning as Max, Theora Jones and Blank Reg respectively. The opening episode, Blipverts, was effectively a remake of the original UK production.