Max Headroom used to be THE thing among teens and early 20 year olds in the 1980s.
No-one, at first, really knew for sure if Max was some kind of amazing new computer graphics technique, so cutting edge that the jitteriness and jumping were the teething troubles you’d expect of such space-age technology.
It soon came to light, however, that inside the rubber mask and prosthetics was a Canadian actor named Matt Frewer. But that didn’t stop the Max Headroom phenomena growing beyond its creator’s wildest dreams.
Who the guy in this homage to Max Headroom is, however, is another thing entirely. The identity of this loon has remained a mystery ever since November 22nd, 1987, when he somehow managed to hijack the Channel 11 WTTW CBS TV signal and share the horrors which lurk inside his imagination with the whole of Chicago.