In Pictures: 2012’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

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Max Headroom Commandeers Airwaves

On Nov. 22, 1987, during a broadcast of a Dr. Who episode on WTTW channel 11 in Chicago, someone dressed as Max Headroom hijacked the station’s signal and spoke gibberish for a couple minutes. There had been a similar incident on a different channel earlier in the evening. Unlike the previous year’s episode involving “Captain Midnight” and HBO, the Headroom character managed to escape identification and prosecution.

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