Blipverts - A deadly subliminal form of TV advertisement developed by
16-year-old computer genius Bryce Lynch (Chris Young) Head of Research and
Development for the futuristic TV Network 23/XXIII on the sci-fi series MAX
A Blipvert (a combination of "blip" and "advertisement")
compressed a 30-second commercial into three-seconds. Designed to keep
viewers from switching channels during commercials, the futuristic Network
23 used Blipverts to maintain its standing in a world gone mad over
television where a TV set had no off switch and the name of the game was
Unfortunately, there was a side-effect to this new form of
advertisement. The Blipverts short-circuited the nervous system of inactive
people, causing an explosion from the built up electrical charges in their
Network President, Mr. Grosberg (Charles Rocket) fearing
the lose of their major client, the Zik Zak Corporation (who used the three
second commercials), decided to continue with the Blipverts. As one
cold-hearted executive remarked "The only people inactive are the pensioned,
the sick and the unemployed. I mean, who really cares?"
investigative reporter, Edison Carter (Matt Frewer) "answering the questions
other people are afraid to ask" penetrated the secret 13th floor of Network
23 with the help of his beautiful and talented controller, Theora Jones
(Amanda Pays), to discover what a Blipvert was and to reveal its
side-effects to his viewers.
See also - COMPUTER
BEINGS - "Max Headroom"
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