Welcome back, Max Headroom - VIDEO
It's rather comforting, if a little scary, to see that even computerized icons can age a lot.
Britain's Channel 4 has brought back Max Headroom, the 80s TV character that everyone thought was just a computer creation but was actually actor Matt Frewer, for a series of TV commercials. The ads (or are they called adverts or something over there?) will show Max insulting Channel 4 for ignoring his idea of a digital TV world.
I didn't realize (or had forgotten) that Channel 4 actually created the character back in the 80s, and the American show (which I was obsessed with for several months - it costarred Jeffrey Tambor and Amanda Pays) was a remake of a British one. I remember him from those Coca-Cola commercials too, but I didn't know he was created by Channel 4. After the jump, one of those Coke commercials for your enjoyment.