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Clothes shopping 20 minutes into the future [11 May 2011|11:44pm]

rob_t_firefly
Hello, dead group. Here's a thing you might get the same kick out of as I did.

You may remember the scene in the "Neurostim" episode which features Edison shopping for clothes, and the shop has an electronic mirror which shows customers how they'd look in the outfit. Now a shop in Moscow is doing that very thing in real life with a Kinect hack.

More info at Mashable.

Yet another element of the Max Headroom universe which has since become part of our own, for better or worse.
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Yuletide! [19 Oct 2009|12:30pm]

lydiabell
The 2009 yuletide challenge is about to get under way. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Yuletide is a Secret Santa exchange for fandoms which don't have much fanfic available (FAQ here). I would encourage anyone who might be interested in receiving/writing Max Headroom fic to check it out. Right now, we're in the nomination stages. MH has already been nominated, so you don't need to worry about getting in on that, but you might want to see if any other fandoms you're interested in have been nominated. (Yuletide requires people to sign up to receive and write several different fandoms, to make matching possible, so you can't pick just one.) Signups will start in, I believe, late October.
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wanted: clip from "Blanks" [25 Aug 2009|03:44pm]

lydiabell
I've got a Max Headroom vid in the planning stages, and I'd really like to use the clip from the end of "Blanks" where Reg dances on the roof of the Big Time bus. Unfortunately, the copy I have is from TechTV, and they squished the screen to one side and ran credits on the other. Does anyone have a decent copy of that episode, or even just the last scene?
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Max fic for the holidays? [06 Nov 2008|01:40am]

karihan
[ mood | excited ]

Hello all! I've been a quiet little lurker of late, but I wanted to alert my fellow fans of the Headroom to a couple of possibilities for fan fiction.

First of all, The Yuletide 2008 Obscure Fandom Fanfic Exchange is open for participant signups until 9pm Eastern time on Monday, November 10th. Max did indeed make it onto the list of requested fandoms, so you can request a piece of fan fiction, offer to write some or both! Yuletide is great fun and a wonderful way to both give and get a little fannish present.

Secondly, smallfandomfest has started accepting prompt submissions for their fourth small fandom ficathon, and will continue to do so until the 21st. A few MH prompts have already been submitted, but more would be wonderful! Prompts will be up for claiming on November 23rd. You can also sign up to pimp your favorite small fandom, and I don't believe anyone's written about the folks at Network 23 yet. The deadline for both fics and pimps is January 31st.

Feel free to nudge me if you have any questions about either ficfest!

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Remember when we said there was no future? Well, this is it. [18 Mar 2008|10:34am]

rob_t_firefly
[ mood | contemplative ]

A self-service gas station (petrol station) near my house recently installed TVs above all the pumps, which play a canned feed of news and advertisements for people to watch while fueling their vehicles.

One evening last week I was walking past the place and saw four or five guys finish fueling their car, replace the nozzle and gas caps and everything.. and then lean back against their car and continue to watch the pump's television, as it displayed some unimportant news about some standard Hollywood celebrities and their upcoming films.

There's something very familiar about the image of a bunch of people outdoors on a cold evening gathering around the glow of a TV on a street corner just to watch generic network fluff. I didn't think I lived in the Fringes, but it seems I'm not all that far off.

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DVD? [30 Jun 2007|09:56pm]

highlander86a
[ mood | curious ]

Hi I’m new and a big fan of Max Headroom.
I was wondering if anyone had these DVD’s off these sites
and how they are?

http://www.tvboxset.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=740

and

http://www.warlockvideos.com/Maxheadroom.html

Help and Thanks

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A wee hype for smallfandomfest! [18 May 2007|08:34am]

karihan
[ mood | enthusiastic ]

Just thought I'd give everyone a heads-up ... smallfandomfest is a comm dedicated to encouraging fic and artwork for lower profile fandoms (not the Harry Potters, Buffys, BSGs and Houses of the world ;). They're accepting prompts over on this thread until May 21st. From May 22nd until July 31st, people will claim prompts and submit the resulting artwork and fanfiction. I've just submitted a few Max Headroom ideas, but we could use plenty more. Claiming your own prompts on these things is like kissing your sister. Or brother, in my case. If I had one. But ANYWAY, get over there and submit some prompts! Then come back on the 22nd and grab some plotbunnies and/or artbunnies!

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Costume and prop thoughts... [02 Apr 2006|10:45pm]

redtint
Been working around the idea of doing some game convention costumes with the theme of 'Combat Cameraman'. Basically the rough and tumble reporter like Edison Carter stuff.

So now I'm looking for some info:

What type of camera did Edison Carter carry? If you don't know the brand or model just pointing me at something as close to it as possible would really help. Been looking over Ebay for days but there are just so many damn camera's on there.

These costumes are going to be more cyberpunkish than they were on the show. Going to add in some wires, a keyboard attached to the leg via velcro etc. Anybody got any other ideas what would look good?

Thanks.
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[21 Feb 2006|08:30pm]

sheilamarie
Max Headroom t-shirts!
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Max fanfic! [31 Dec 2005|03:57pm]

lydiabell
[ mood | yay! ]

Hi,

I wanted to let you all know about the story that was written for me in this year's yuletide challenge:

Title: The Beginning of Education
Rating: G
Summary: Edison tells a story. Edifying lessons are found.

It's a story about one of Edison's earliest journalistic assignments, and the author (still unknown until tomorrow! *g*) does a great job getting the characters down, especially Edison and Max. I absolutely believe Edison would act (and react) the way he does here. The little details are also fabulous -- things like body language and background sights and sounds help the reader get immersed in the story, and I think they're really well done.

So if you're looking for Max fanfic, go check it out!

(I can't believe I still haven't gotten off my ass and made a Max icon...)

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Sad news: Charles Rocket committed suicide [17 Oct 2005|04:25pm]

cassandrapoe
He was the actor who played Ned Grossberg, the oh-so-evil head of Network 23 and later 66. He was found October 7th in a field with his throat cut. Police have ruled it a suicide.

More details: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CT_COMEDIAN_SUICIDE_CTOL-?SITE=CTNHR&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Edit: He was also Richard Addison, David's loser brother, on Moonlighting.
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Max Headroom on eBay [17 Sep 2005|11:28am]

cabaretlights
New poster here -- unfortunately I was too young to catch Max Headroom on its first run, but after running into Matt Frewer elsewhere a couple years ago, I was determined to somehow get ahold of this series. After much searching, I came across some good luck, which I figured I'd share with the rest of the class!

Someone on eBay has gotten together the complete series along with a bunch of extras (including both the UK and US versions of the original story), and has made a large number of 4DVD sets. I ordered one awhile ago, and I can vouch for its quality. Not perfect, but it's more than adequate until an official release.

Here is a link to the current auction, but whenever they are sold out the seller starts a new one. Just search for Max Headroom and you should find it!
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new member [18 Jul 2005|09:28pm]

takami826
hey there!

I've been a Max Headroom fan since it first aired following Moonlighting wayyy back in the day. I had them on beta xferred to vhs and watched the crap out of them for years. I finally found a bootleg of the series, including baby grobags, from when tech tv aired it.

In light of that and my silly obsession with this show for years, I grabbed some episode summaries and threw in my 2c on each episode here on my forum. Feel free to check it out or not, I'm not into begging for members to my forums, it's just relevant since it is, afterall, Max.
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People who get British TV.. [08 May 2005|11:19am]

ktsqueak
Did anyone one else notice the copious Max Headroom refs in last night's Dr Who? The TV-is-eeevil theme (obviously), the random punks, Tamsin Greig in a nurse's outfit, the eighties-style grren and black computer graphics, hell even the layout of the floors in the TV station were the same as Network XXIII. (edited)

And of course the giveaway line - "I like to call hime Max."

It's all there!
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[21 Feb 2005|12:45am]

sheilamarie
Apparently, amazon.com tracks how many people want something released to DVD. You register your e-mail address and they'll let you know when it'll be released. Click this for more information.
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*tap tap* Is this thing on? [12 Jan 2005|04:56pm]

lydiabell
Hello out there!

I would like to draw people's attention to two new MH fanfics written by taraljc for samantha2074 in the While We Tell of Yuletide Treasure challenge. They are:

Title: Strays
Rating: PG
Summary: Set during "Lessons." Murray lost both his daughter and her mother, and no one offered to take him home.

Title: Glass Houses
Rating: PG
Summary: Set after "Grossberg's Return". Edison and Theora evaluate where they stand.

They're great, go read them. :)

By the way, for people looking for the episodes, here are the download sites I've seen:
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newbie ;] [16 Sep 2004|12:18pm]

old_scars
[ mood | amused ]

hey everyone, I came across this community and had to join . I never thought in a million years i'd find people who like max headroom. Unfortuntly for me I was born in 88 and did not get to enjoy all those fabulous things that happend in the 80's. I hope it's ok that i am joining even though i'm 16. If I am to young, I understand if you must kick me out.

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Wow [30 Jan 2004|01:49am]

passer_hedera
[ mood | amused ]

I hope you all don't mind if I join you.

I loved Max Headroom's appearances on Square-One as a kid in the 80s, and discovered the series in college. A friend had all the episodes on VHS, and we watched the tapes to death. I am currently without access, which saddens me, though I may risk finding an expensive VCD rip one of these days.

My favorite episode has to be "The Academy" (Bryce was always my favorite character), though I enjoy every one of them. Other people have favorite episodes?

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Hey [06 Jan 2004|01:31pm]

hidden_enigma
I didn't think I would find it, but I did... a community for Max Headroom fans. :) I'm all kinds of happy about this... though... well, therre seems to be nothing happening here.

Is the show on anymore, on any channels? I don't think it is, but someone may be able to point me in the right direction! I had the episodes on VHS... but, well, when you watch a tape too much, it tends to die...

And why is it so hard to find any images online from the show? I definately need to make a better icon than this one. :)
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Wher is Edison? [18 Oct 2003|09:59pm]

lilmikeegee
So why are we, the proud few located just a brief 20 minutes into the future, so lax as we never do anything here?
how sad. Max would be pissed. Well, Max would be asleep and Carter would be pissed.
then again he is almost always pissed. Fiona is such a tease
as is the truth!
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