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'''Max Headroom turned 30 on April 4 of this year''', and that shocking anniversary was the inspiration for what you're seeing here: the early stages of a completely new and long-overdue update to the site on a modern platform.
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'''Max Headroom is celebrating his 30th Anniversary Jubilee''', which began with the anniversary of the origin telefilm last April and will continue through the next two or three years. Whether you're an old fan or someone newly curious about the whole Max phenomenon, welcome.
 
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The overall organization is complete, but there is ''much'' still to come in content and style. Everything  is cross-linked, of course, and detailed  additions to the linking will be an ongoing effort. Feel free to jump in anywhere and follow the connections where they take you. The top-level indexes and entry points are [[#infobanks | above]].
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With nearly all material transferred from the old site, I have begun begin the ongoing process of filling out these pages with additional content from the Project. A vast amount of new material is already here. The goal remains the same it has been for more than ten years: to gather together in one place every relevant detail about Max, his world and his many appearances. More than that, the purpose here is to validate all that data and strip out the endless errors, mistakes, omissions and guesses, so that what remains here is complete, reliable and, I would hope, moderately interesting to all Max fans and scholars.
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This site has existed in one form or another since the beginning of the internet, and there appear to be some precursor file repositories and forums that extend right back to Max's era in the late 1980s. Mindful of that long legacy, I am proud to have this site be the last major stronghold of "things Max" on the web. I have spent much of the last year rebuilding it onto a modern platform and updating the content. While that rebuild and refresh and expansion are largely complete, you'll still run into a few unfinished pages and dead ends - I'm working on them. As Max would say, "S-S-Sorry. Stay tun-tuned!"
  
 
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This new platform has made the task of updating, expanding and correcting the contents ''much'' easier. The work continues and for a while you will run into unfinished and stub pages. Most of these have a banner at the head indicating incomplete status. Eventually, all the pages will be "complete" - but the search for more information, the addition of details and the writings about it all will continue indefinitely.
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The overall organization is complete, but there is ''much'' still to come in content and style. The goal remains the same as always: to gather together in one place every relevant detail about Max, his world and his many appearances. More than that, the purpose here is to validate all that data and strip out the endless errors, mistakes, omissions and guesses, so that what remains here is complete, reliable and, I would hope, moderately interesting to all Max fans and scholars. This year, I hope to add in the missing element - you! - with a return of the discussion forums.
  
In parallel with the content, I will be evolving the style to a more Max-like one, and you might encounter some quirks as a result of that. (As Max would say, "Sorry. S-Sorry.") If you're interested in the details of what's going on here behind the scenes, you can keep an eye on the [[And N-Now the News | updates]] page. Since ''ev-ev-everything'' is an update right now, it holds a summary of the overall work process and immediate plans.
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The new wiki platform makes it easy to browse and wander. Feel free to jump in anywhere and follow the connections where they take you. The top-level indexes and entry points are [[#infobanks | above]].
  
Welcome to the Max Headroom Chronicles... v3.0 and continuing.
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Welcome to the Max Headroom Chronicles... v3.0/2016 and continuing.
  
 
<div class="sig">— I'm your host as both MaxRchives curator and site proprietor, [[C-C-Contact|Blank James]]. Enjoy your visit!</div>
 
<div class="sig">— I'm your host as both MaxRchives curator and site proprietor, [[C-C-Contact|Blank James]]. Enjoy your visit!</div>

Revision as of 12:24, 1 January 2016

THE MAX HEADROOM CHRONICLES

You've found the home of ev-ev-everything Max Headroom.
Even after 30 years... he's still “20 Minutes into the Future!”

Official Max Headroom Time
This site aims to be the complete word on everything related to Max Headroom: '80s icon, TV show host & star, satirist and meme. If it's Max... you'll find it here.
Max Headroom: InfoBank Categories
InfoBanks: Max, Shows & Appearances
Coming Soon: The anchor of the infobanks.
The six seasons of shows head-head-headlined by Max Headroom.
The many appearances of Max on other shows & media.
Most of Max's adventures in the world of advertising.
Coming Soon: Max's attempts to sell a failed product.
InfoBanks: People
Coming Soon: The actors and roles from the ABC series.
The guests and acts that appeared on the talk/video shows.
The many people who brought Max to the screen.
InfoBanks: History & Research
The many sons (and a few hot dah-daughters) of Max Headroom.
A growing gallery of Max merchandise, materials and ephemera.
Max's brief German tour, 1989. (Seriously.)
Articles, reviews and other pre-internet writings about Max.
Critique, analysis and history of Max and his world.
An increasingly-complete timeline of Max events and dates.
ConnexionBank: Site Admin
The site, the project, the archives, the rationale...
(Updated 12/19) Site news, updates and development plans.
I'm proud of this site, but I didn't do it with, well, no arms.
Max loves to talk. So do we. Say hi. (Media inquiries welcome.)

( Psst. Hey, you. Yes, y-you. Max and I need your help. Click here if you're interested. )


Max Headroom is celebrating his 30th Anniversary Jubilee, which began with the anniversary of the origin telefilm last April and will continue through the next two or three years. Whether you're an old fan or someone newly curious about the whole Max phenomenon, welcome.

Cast, Crew or C-Creative?

Were you a part of the Max phenomenon?

A cast member, even a minor one?

Crew on any of the shows?

Creative who developed anything from dialogue to the entire Coke campaign?

I've connected with many of you; if you're not among those, I'd truly love to hear from you. Even a few comments and questions can add important material to the Project archives. I'm happy to give you your additional (or perhaps first!) due recognition, or put the material under "off the record," or any combination.

Drop me a note, right now... and thanks!

This site has existed in one form or another since the beginning of the internet, and there appear to be some precursor file repositories and forums that extend right back to Max's era in the late 1980s. Mindful of that long legacy, I am proud to have this site be the last major stronghold of "things Max" on the web. I have spent much of the last year rebuilding it onto a modern platform and updating the content. While that rebuild and refresh and expansion are largely complete, you'll still run into a few unfinished pages and dead ends - I'm working on them. As Max would say, "S-S-Sorry. Stay tun-tuned!"

The overall organization is complete, but there is much still to come in content and style. The goal remains the same as always: to gather together in one place every relevant detail about Max, his world and his many appearances. More than that, the purpose here is to validate all that data and strip out the endless errors, mistakes, omissions and guesses, so that what remains here is complete, reliable and, I would hope, moderately interesting to all Max fans and scholars. This year, I hope to add in the missing element - you! - with a return of the discussion forums.

The new wiki platform makes it easy to browse and wander. Feel free to jump in anywhere and follow the connections where they take you. The top-level indexes and entry points are above.

Welcome to the Max Headroom Chronicles... v3.0/2016 and continuing.

— I'm your host as both MaxRchives curator and site proprietor, Blank James. Enjoy your visit!