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Max Headroom = Matt Frewer

If you were around and old enough to be aware of what was on TV in the mid-to-late 80s you’ll no doubt remember this guy.

Max Headroom was the “virtual host” of The Max Headroom Show and its various spinoffs. He was also the spokesperson and mascot for “New Coke”, making the phrase “C-c-catch the wave!” famous through their TV commercials.

As well as TV, Max has appeared in a number of films, most notably Back to the Future Part II (1989) in the Cafe 80s scene and more recently in the Adam Sandler sci-fi movie Pixels (2015).

Why am I doing a post about a weird 80s TV character? I’m glad you asked. Because I only became aware a little while ago that Max was played by the actor Matt Frewer who you’d probably recognise from movies like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Watchmen (2009), not to mention countless other movies and TV shows over the years.

Personally I was always a bit freaked out by Max Headroom. I was way too young to get what it was all about at the time and I just remember finding him a bit creepy. 😵

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