Max Headroom or 80's Twilight Zone?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ric Easton, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    86
    Any chance we will see either of these TV series someday? With all the TV on DVD they have been releasing, I really long to see these again. My VHS tapes dubbed from Beta are not cutting it anymore.

    I just can't seem to get excited about Baretta and Good Times.

    Ric
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    11,380
    Likes Received:
    38
    I certainly would buy these if they were available...
     
  3. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2000
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    2
    Never been much of a Headroom fan but I really think the 80's version of The Twilight Zone has some absolute classic episodes that I would love to own on DVD.

    One in particular is To See The Invisible Man, that one still kind of chokes me up when I catch it on latenight USA.
     
  4. Dan Lindley

    Dan Lindley Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd go for Max Headroom in a second (and I've voted for it at tvshowsondvd.com).

    Good luck to us all!

    Any idea who owns it and is sitting on it?

    Dan
     
  5. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    86
    Kevin,

    "To See the Invisible Man" was also one of my absolute favorites (I used to play it for people all the time!), along with several of the Harlan Ellison episodes.

    As for Max Headroom, the first time I saw Eddison Carter whack someone with his camera, I knew the show was for me! I'm a NewsPhotog in RL and I have often been tempted! I have taken my share of getting pushed around. Being in an investigative unit, folks aren't often happy to see us.

    I really don't hold much hope for these two, but I can keep dresming.

    Ric
     
  6. Anthony_H

    Anthony_H Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2000
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sherman Texas
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    Yet another vote for "To See the Invisible Man"... I feel that certain episodes strike chords..and this one definitely did. I remember describing it to a acquaintance years after airing and their knowing in complete detail. Very moving.. but the thread must digress..
     
  7. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1999
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
    Real Name:
    Tim Glover
    Ah, I remember the Max Headroom show. I would buy it! [​IMG]
     
  8. Ryan B

    Ryan B Agent

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought the "Paladin of the Lost Hour" was an especially poignant Twilight Zone. It was a great series that deserves to be re-released. Maybe Spielburg's Amazing Stories too?
     
  9. Craig Beam

    Craig Beam Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,887
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    Gresham, OR
    Real Name:
    Craig Beam
    I was always partial to "Profile in Silver" myself...[​IMG]
     
  10. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    74
    Profile in Silver was a great episode. I have been making dvd-r copies of the New Twilight Zone from TNT. I am sure they are cut. But, something is better then nothing.
     
  11. ScottFH

    ScottFH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    My vote goes for the William Friedkin-directed "Nighcrawlers" episode, from the story by Robert R. McCammon...

    Talk about intense!!

    It was originally shown without commercial interruption, which was definitely a plus!
     
  12. ScottFH

    ScottFH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry - should be "Nightcrawlers"...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ScottFH

    ScottFH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    also:

    "Dreams for Sale" with Meg Foster;

    "Gramma";

    "The Shadow Man" ("I am the Shadow Man who lives under YOUR bed!");

    and

    "The Toys of Caliban"

    We need to have these available on DVD!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2000
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    2
    Wong's lost and found Emporium is another great episode that was on just last night.

    A Little Peace & Quiet is another episode that definitely stands out in my memory, what also stands out is that for syndication they edited out the scene where Melinda Dillon, after having "froze" the grocery store, touches the jocks butt in an innocently naughty way.

    Chameleon is another one that stands's out for me...."Just Curious".

    HERE'S a link to a nice episode guide site.
     
  15. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    86
     
  16. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    1
    Put me down for MAX HEADROOM, it was a fun show that should have lasted longer than it did.
     
  17. Rex Bachmann

    Rex Bachmann Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2001
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Rex Bachmann
    The best of the The New Twilight Zone

    (CBS (Paramount HV)?)

    (1st season)

    (the elite)

    "Nightcrawlers"
    "Gramma"
    "Opening Day"
    "Need to Know"
    "Button, Button"
    "The Shadow Man"

    (also good)

    "A Little Peace and Quiet"
    "Monsters!"
    "The Elevator"
    "Red Snow"
    "Dead Run"
    "The Beacon"
    "A Small Talent for War"

    (3rd season)

    "Our Sylena is Dying"
    "Something in the Walls"
     
  18. Scott Kriefall

    Scott Kriefall Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 1999
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SLC, Utah
    Real Name:
    Scott
    I'd definitely like to be able to purchase a full-series set -- all 14 [​IMG] episodes -- of Max Headroom.
     
  19. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    86
    Well, I finally have a cause! Or at least a sig, til I get bored with it!

    Seriously, these are two quality shows that need some attention. Being that Max only had 14 episodes, I would think this might be easier. Though I really long to see TZ's Shatterday, Paladin, Profiles, Invisible Man and many others again... uncut.

    BTW, if any of you get Tech-TV, they are showing Max Headroom's first episode (Blipverts) tonight at 10pm eastern.
     
  20. Derek Miner

    Derek Miner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 1999
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    The episodes of Max Headroom that are airing on Tech TV carry Warner Bros. distribution tags at the tail end. I'm curious how the show ended up with them, but at least it's somewhere to start if we want to find out how to get it on DVD.
     

Share This Page