Please don't expect to see the original UK pilot episode "Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future" in this set as this is the made for US TV series. This is a reboot/remake following the adventures of Edison Carter rather than the UK pop video series, "The Max Headroom Show" that followed the UK Pilot.
So now that's out of the way, here goes.
Here we have all 14 episodes from the series, all episodes are in production order as originally aired creating continuity errors, instead of listing them in the intended running order which is only one of two niggles I have with the set. The other niggle is that it would have been nice to have had optional CGI effects shots of Network 23 and the city that even back in 1987 wasn't convincing, which could have also included the Network 66 building in episode one instead of appearing out of nowhere in episode seven.
The series works on many levels, it is straight forward sci-fi show, but then again it questions the medium of TV using news as entertainment, trial by jury TV shows, Orwellian Big Brother style surveillance, TV evangelist, advertising, TV politics to education and the list goes on. The series maybe 26 years old but the subject matter is bang upto date. Like I previously said with optional CGI effects the show would feel like it was one being produced today.
There are also some great extras included, sadly no contribution from Matt Frewer who was apparently unavailable to take part due to work commitments.
This is one of the all time cult classic TV shows that is up there with Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner