The Head

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MTV - Music Television (ended 1996)

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The Head

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"The Head" began as an ongoing serial which originally ran under the title "MTV's Oddities." The Head is the story of Jim, a trade-school student, who awakens one morning to find that his cranium has enlarged to mammoth proportions. A week later, out bursts Roy, an little blue alien with an odd sense of humor, who's taken up residence in Jim's head. Turns out Roy needed a place to stay to adapt to the Earth's environment while on a mission to save the world from a power-hungry alien named Gork. Aiding Jim and Roy are his girlfriend, Madelyn, his doctor, Dr. Richard Axel, and a group of "human anomalies." The group consists of Ray, a landscaper who has a lawnmower blade lodged in his skull; Mona, a normal looking woman with a tail; Ivan, who has a mouth in his chest; Raquel, who has a nose like a rat; Earl, who has a fishbowl in his mouth; Chin, a long-limbed former-freak show performer; and the annoyingly normal head of the group, Shane Blackman. After the initial 13 episodes had aired, "MTV's Oddities" began airing another serial, entitled The Maxx. When "The Maxx" had finished airing, "The Head" returned with a new batch of episodes, but the focus often shifted from Jim and Roy to the other "human anomalies" they'd befriended -- and the new episodes lacked the serial structure that had made the initial run so successful. Shortly after the second season finished airing, "The Head" (along with "MTV's Oddities") vanished from the airwaves. The first 13 episodes were released on video under the title "The Head Saves the Earth." Snippets from the original airings were left off of the video version (a similar edit was made to The Maxx video) to keep the running time under two hours. The second batch of episodes were never released on video. In 1996, Pocket Books released a graphic novel entitled "The Head: A Legend is Born," which was based on an episode that was never filmed. The cover shows a picture of Jim and folds out with a pop-up of what's in his head -- namely Roy. The story included the return of Dr. Elliot, who was last seen being probed on a UFO in "The Invasion."moreless
John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

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Mike Judge

Mike Judge

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

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Eric Fogel

Eric Fogel

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Bill Chesley

Bill Chesley

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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

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  • The Head: Saves the Earth is one of the best cartoons I've ever seen.

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    The Head: Saves the Earth is possibly the best MTV show ever, if it's not it's definately in the top 5. Along with 'The Maxx', The Head was a creation of MTV's Oddites, but whilst the Maxx was transfered from a comic book of the same name The Head was something new so fans really didn't know what to expect.



    It was about a guy, Jim who leads an ordinary life when one day an alien, Roy goes into his head, he gets it checked out by a doctor but he can't explain anything. On his way home three tramps call him a freak when Jim gets enraged and Roy pops out of his head and beats them all up then goes back into his head. Roy explains to Jim that he must find.. something to stop Gork ( That's how it's pronounced anyway ) from destroying the Earth. That's all I'll say of the story because I don't wanto to ruin anything, but it really is great. I guess you'd have to be a geek to enjoy it though. MTV's Oddities only presented The Maxx and The Head and are both two of my favourites TV shows of all time. Unlike The Maxx though, the Head is much easier to follow, to watch The Maxx you'd need more than a few brain-cells and you need patience. The Head is easier to follow because it doesn't drag along as much, that's why I prefer it, more for the time it's given. Though, I'm not taking anything away from The Maxx because it is excellent.



    The Head: Saves the Earth episodes from series 1 were about 7 minutes each, as a continuing story. Then in series 2 they changed it, it was a 20 minute show, wrapped up into one story an episode which is why I think it failed that time around. After the second series it vanished from television, never to be seen again. You can still buy the VHS from series one on eBay or Amazon and such sites and there are also bootleg copies of it on DVD which are easy to get a hold of. If you see it for download, screw copyright laws and go for it, because it is truly great.moreless

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