Finally after 23 years, I'm able to watch Max Headroom again! As I drank New Coke I thought Max Headroom was hysterical and I believed that cameramen solved crimes. This show actually inspired me to become a network cameraman but I found out the hard way that it wasn't all that glamourous since I didn't have a computer generated image of myself popping into random televisions helping me out while I shot fluff spots in fashion boutiques. Real adult life is a big let down.
Anyway, the DVD's aren't bad. Some episodes are better than others though. When it feels like Blade Runner, it's good. When it feels like Futurama, it's bad. It blurs the lines between serious and goofy but that's the 80's for ya. It has trouble deciding what it's supposed to be. The darker the episodes, the sweeter the juice, in my opinion.
But the bonus features are dull. There's interviews with the creators but no behind the scenes props, stills, SFX's, merch... nada. What, no one on set had a Polaroid? All talking head interviews (no Headroom). And, no running commentary.
Oddly enough there's a roundtable discussion with a few of the actors but no Matt Frewer!!! (no Headroom) What!? He's too good to be interviewed? Is he embarrassed or something? Man, he probably made gobs of money wearing a latex mask and shilling Coke. I mean, he's no George Clooney and he surely could of talked about the show for an hour. Since it is his face on the box, he owes it to the fans. Without their support this show would have been truly forgotten like "The Chatterbox".
Anyway, I think it's worth owning. It's a conversation piece. I've got plenty of close friends that had no idea it was even a show so it's a kick to put on the DVD player and have them be like, "Whaaaaaaaaaa?" But everything in 80's had a show from Glo Worms to the Puffalumps.
Trivia: Did you know that Max Headroom was the inspiration for Vanilla Ice? Notice their identically styled hair, bone structure and ability to sing.