Max Headroom in 1989

Matt Frewer as Edison Carter with his alter ego, Max Headroom

A quick snippet from a full length essay written in 1989 on the short-lived television series, Max Headroom:

“The utterly nihilistic world view of both the people in power and the ‘man-in-the-street’ in the U.S. post-capitalist society — a society of rampant Reaganites, supply-side economics, and wheezing rapist-ministers from the PTL Club — has produced one of the most cynical national moods of the past hundred years. And this society finds its reflection in Max Headroom.”

— (via CCCCatching the Wave by Erik MacDonald)