Help “20 Minutes Into The Future” Build A Family:
Bringing Fans an authentic, vintage, NEW episode of “Max Headroom” as an audio drama!
Support us at patreon.com/austinrich to make this happen!
There are Three Levels of membership for fans, with membership as low as $1 a month. ($12 a year!) There are perks available at every membership level! This is your way to get new, authentic Max Headroom in a form that is actually possible! Here’s all the secret details… and more!
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If you are a fan of Max Headroom, then there is a story that you are familiar with, even before Heather and Austin got the creators to talk about in on their podcast, 20 Minutes Into The Future. In this story, our favorite TV Show was canceled way too soon, while the creators were in the middle of filming the next episode, penned by Michael Cassutt and titled “Families.” Everyone was, as you imagine, disappointed.
This script continued the story of Network 23, its star reporter Edison Carter, his Controller Theora Jones, their tech-savvy friend Bryce Lynch, and the computer generated AI known as Max Headroom, created by Bryce, of Edison’s mind, which has since taken on it’s own personality. All of this was set “20 Minutes Into The Future,” in a Science Fiction world that was fantasy in 1987, and has, unfortunately, become horribly true NOW.
For over 20 years it was impossible to find Max Headroom available in anything other than a bootleg form. In 2010, a DVD was finally released, but even that has faded from memory in the streaming era. Reboots have proved almost impossible, in spite of the resources hoping to make it happen. It seems that, if there is ever going to be more NEW “Max Headroom” in the world, it will be up to the fans to make it.
When Heather & Austin launched 20 Minutes Into The Future, they had a very modest goal: talk about Max Headroom, and maybe have some fun while they do it. Now, through a series of circumstances, not only has the show evolved into a lot more, it has also become your number one source for New Max Headroom in the world. Working with Michael Cassutt, who has given us his script for “Families,” and the full blessing to produce it as we see fit, we will be making a fully-cast audio drama version of this lost episode, and the quality of the production is entirely dependent on the number of people who sign up to support this very unique project.
To Sign Up, and get your name thanked in the credits, head over to patreon.com/austinrich, and choose one of the three “MaxHead” levels available to you, starting at just $1 a month! (That’s only $12 a year.) Every supporter at every level gets wonderful perks for making this possible, and as we amass more supporters, we can add more sophisticated support tiers, and do more with this production. We could hire profession voice actors, pay for quality music and FX, and possibly reunite cast members to recreate their characters in this production! And: supporters get more cool perks, too!
This is a rare opportunity that is unique in the world of fiction. While many series that were loved many years ago make many efforts at comebacks, very rarely are there original scripts like this, that were written when the show was on the air, by the creators of the show, but were never produced for a variety of reasons. This would have been the next episode of the show that fans COULD have seen in another universe, where we decided to live 20 Minutes Into The Future a little longer than we did in this one. The chance to bring this story to you is very exciting, and we want to make this possible with your help.
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MAXHEAD LEVELS OF SUPPORT
Here are the different MaxHead Levels of support, and what you get for supporting us at each level!
MaxHead Level 1: General Support Credit. ($1 / month)
You will not only get credit in the production for helping us make this possible, but, like all supporters of “20 Minutes Into the Future,” you get a fan membership badge, letting others know that you support our podcast.
MaxHead Level 2: Custom Pin Set ($5 / month)
Supporters at this level receive a “Custom Pin Set,” featuring images from our show! New Pin Sets will be released periodically, featuring different characters or scenes. But you can only get them if you support us at level 2!
MaxHead Level 3: Max Headroom ‘Zine ($10 / month)
Austin wrote a ‘zine, dissecting the Max Headroom episode “Lessons,” and is now only available to people show support our program at Level 3 or higher.
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Perks are very cool, but the way we get this production to really take off is to get a lot more supporters. The more people that support this cause, and want to see the show grow into something cool, the more ways we can turn our “Families” production into something that is a lot more fun for everyone involved.
We want to do some ambitious things with the “Families” script, but we may have to do something much less “huge,” depending on how many supporters we get. So this is where word of mouth comes into play: after you support our efforts to bring you “Families,” tell a friend! The more people we get supporting us, the more we can do with this show, and ultimately, deliver the best version of this broadcast that we can.
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We can do this. Not only is it possible, but the longer we wait, the less likely it is we can get the older cast members who are still with us. The time is now! By making new Max Headroom from an old script like this, we can finally able to add this missing chapter of the story back into the running order, where it was meant to be in the first place.
LET’S MAKE MORE MAX HEADROOM! Support our cause today!