The Return of Max Headroom



Der stotternde Cyberspace-Pionier Max Headroom wird wieder über die Mattscheibe flimmern – und zwar als Werbefigur für Channel 4, die mit der (sichtlich gealterten) Figur, gespielt von Original-Schauspieler Matt Frewer, ihr Zeugs promoten wollen:

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.
The three week campaign, using the strapline “Get set for Digital”, also promotes Channel 4’s portfolio including E4, Film4, More4 and Channel 4+1. (Guardian)

Mir wäre zwar eine neue Serie lieber gewesen, grade in digitalen Zeiten wie diesen wäre das doch echt mal eine Herausforderung: Max Headroom im Google-Zeitalter. Fuck, yeah! Aber nee, eine Werbefigur draus machen. Naja, man nimmt, was man kriegt.

Fanboy hat noch ein paar Videos von damals™.

Batz sagt: Und hier ist das Video von heute:

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  1. BN

    Seit wann altert eine zeitlose, virtuelle Figur??? Ist Angela Merkel plötzlich hübsch geworden?

    Ich fänd ne Neu-Auflage der Serie auch geil… mir würde sogar ne Wiederholung der alten Serie reichen, könnte man da nicht mal ne Initiative starten??? Kann doch nicht immernoch aufm Index stehen, oder?

    Btw. Max Headroom hatte zu den Hochzeiten doch für Pepsi oder Cola Werbung gemacht, oder? Man bemerke, dass ich von ihm als Person spreche! Gott, wie hab ich ihn damals cool gefunden… Mann, bin ich alt… ;-)

  2. Ach!Mist

    Flash unter Gutsy im Max-Headroom-Style…

    Ob ich das lustig finden soll oder nicht, weiß ich nicht so recht:Wenn ich Flashvideos [Also Youtube  & Co.] anschaue [unter Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon], dann hängt das Video manchmal an einer Stelle, und es klingt so ähnlich wie bei den Schallplatten…

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