By Tony Sokol

 

Max Headroom, the show that starred that Wayfarers wearing cyberpunk, was set in the not-so-distant future. Really not so distant, twenty minutes or so. We here at Entertainment 2morrow can appreciate that, as it’s kind of our bread, butter and jam. In the eighties there were rumors running around that Max Headroom was some kind of brainwashing delivery device and so are we here. ABC pulled Max Headroom before its final two episodes ran and began a f-f-flurry of conspiracy theories.

 

Entertainment 2morrow

By Tony Sokol

Max Headroom, the show that starred that Wayfarers wearing cyberpunk, was set in the not-so-distant future. Really not so distant, twenty minutes or so. We here at Entertainment 2morrow can appreciate that, as it’s kind of our bread, butter and jam. In the eighties there were rumors running around that Max Headroom was some kind of brainwashing delivery device and so are we here. ABC pulled Max Headroom before its final two episodes ran and began a f-f-flurry of conspiracy theories.

Episode two Super Deluxe’s Unknown series, “The Max Headroom TV Hijack Mystery,” takes a longer look into one of them. Episode 1, “Polybius,” told about the urban legendary arcade game that brainwashed teens for about a month in 1981. A supposedly unknown videographer looked at the video intrusion starring Max Headroom and wants to know “Was This The First Troll?”

On November 22, 1987, a…

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