The Best Episodes of Max Headroom


#1 - Academy 8.75

Season 2 - Episode 1

Network 23 becomes the victim of signal zipping - illegal interruption of their satellite feed. When Bryce tracks the zipping to Big Time Television, Reg is arrested and sent for trial by gameshow on ""You the Jury"". Meanwhile Edison and Theora trace the real zippers to the Academy of Computer Sciences, and Bryce's old schoolfriends.

Directors: Victor Lobl

#2 - Whackets 8.67

Season 2 - Episode 5

A video narcotic is causing people to leave their TVs tuned to Big Time Television twenty-four hours a day.

Directors: Victor Lobl, Dennis Rolfe
Dream Thieves

#3 - Dream Thieves 8.50

Season 2 - Episode 4

Some shady entrepreneurs are stealing people's dreams and selling them to the highest bidders. Edison goes undercover to expose their lethal business.

Directors: Todd Holland, Charles Grant Craig
The Blanks

#4 - The Blanks 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 6

As the ""blanks"" -- undesirables with no computer records -- are rounded up and arrested, the networks face permanent cancellation by hackers who threaten to crash the city's entire computer system if their companions aren't released.

Directors: Tommy Lee Wallace

#5 - War 8.25

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the middle of a global ratings sweep programmer packager Frank Braddock tries to sell Network 23 a package covering the activities of a terrorist group, the White Brigade. Edison and Murray become suspicious when Breakthru TV, who have bought the package, start broadcasting terrorist bombings as soon as they occur.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright

#6 - Blipverts 8.04

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the near future, when TVs can't be shut off and ratings are all that matter, investigative reporter Edison Carter and his computer-generated alter ego Max Headroom battle to keep the "blank" generation informed. In the opener, Carter stumbles across his own network's cover-up of a sometimes deadly new form of TV advertising called "blipverts".

Directors: Farhad Mann
Security Systems

#7 - Security Systems 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 4

Carter is accused of credit fraud and becomes a fugitive after delving into the hostile takeover of Security Systems, the world's most powerful corporation.

Directors: Tommy Lee Wallace
Body Banks

#8 - Body Banks 7.78

Season 1 - Episode 3

Breughel and Mahler are stealing live bodies from the Fringes and selling them to Nightingales Body Bank. The wealthy Plantaganet wants pituitarys from the bodies for an operation which could save his aging mother. While Carter races to save a Fringer girl's life, Cheviot is more concerned that Max is offending Network 23's biggest sponsor, ZikZak, who have decided to buy him.

Directors: Francis Delia

#9 - Rakers 7.36

Season 1 - Episode 2

Theora goes AWOL when she learns her estranged brother is involved in the brutal and dangerous ""sport"" of raking, which the promoters are trying to have legalized and televised.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright, James Crocker

#10 - Deities 7.25

Season 2 - Episode 2

The Vu-Age Church is running a phony resurrection service, claiming to be able to store cortical scans of its members and keep them on-line for the day when cloning is perfected and their personalities can be placed in new bodies. Edison is reluctant to pursue the story because Vu- Age's leading televangelist, Vanna Smith, is an old flame.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright