Max Headroom

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1987 on Cinemax

Episode Recap

In this episode, we seen that televangelism is just as common in the future as in the present. The Vu-Age Church is the first religious organization to operate primarily on television. The Vu-Age's promises video resurrection for their believers. They claim to be able to store cortical scans and keep them until cloning is perfected and their personalities can be placed into a new body. This promise gets Murray's attention and he assigns Edison to the story. Uncharacteristically, Edison is not enthusiastic about the prospect of exposing a resurrection scam. We discover that Edison's lack of support for the project is centered on Vu-Age's high priestess, Vanna Smith. Vanna is the old flame of Edison's. Edison disagrees with her claim that video resurrection can happen. Vanna Smith points out that Edison's own alter-ego, Max, is proof to the contrary. She and Edison start to rekindle their old relationship. Murray wonders is there less to the story than he first imagined, or is Edison losing his edge.