Cyberpunks and '80s-aholics, take note: This is your last chance to catch Max Headroom on Bravo. ABC's trippy 1987 sci-fi show will end its summer run with ''Baby Grobags'' (Aug. 12 and 14), the series finale about test-tube babies, which ABC never aired.
For the benefit of the Max-impaired: The series is set in a grim video-age dystopia where TV networks have become so all-powerful that it's illegal for viewers to turn off their sets. Matt Frewer (Doctor, Doctor) plays both Edison Carter, intrepid investigative reporter for the top-rated Network 23, and Max, Carter's computer-generated, stuttering alter ego.
Despite an intense media blitz, ABC unplugged Max Headroom after only 14 episodes. But over the years a cult following has grown Max even has his own web site on the Internet and today the show's proto-cyber atmospherics couldn't seem fresher. ''The show spawned a look, with its white light through the smoke and bleak Orwellian future,'' says Frewer. ''We laid the groundwork for things to come.'' Perhaps now the world will catch up with Max.