Author: Jazmine Joyner

Electric Dreams Episode By Episode: “Autofac”

After the relative success of their first Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle, Amazon purchased the US rights to a Channel 4 anthology series based on his short stories. The series only share one executive producer, but it’s the one that can guarantee the approval of the Philip K. Dick estate—Isa Dick Hackett, his daughter.  Each one of the ten episodes is a stand alone story based on, at least in part, a different Philip K. Dick short story, and each episode has a different writing and directing team. And each episode will be reviewed by...

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Electric Dreams Episode By Episode: “Real Life”

After the relative success of their first Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle, Amazon purchased the US rights to a Channel 4 anthology series based on his short stories. The series only share one executive producer, but it’s the one that can guarantee the approval of the Philip K. Dick estate—Isa Dick Hackett, his daughter.  Each one of the ten episodes is a stand alone story based on, at least in part, a different Philip K. Dick short story, and each episode has a different writing and directing team. And each episode will be reviewed by...

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Black Mirror Episode By Episode: “Black Museum”

Black Mirror 4.6: “Black Museum” Colm McCarthy (director), Charlie Brooker (writer) Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Daniel Lapaine (cast) THIS WILL HAVE SPOILERS! SO BE WARNED! “Black Museum” is the perfect ending to this season of Black Mirror. It focuses on Nish, who is on a surprise road trip to see her father. She stops to charge her car and stumbles upon the Black Museum: a place where dangerous, technology-involved crimes are now on display for the public. Rolo Hoyt, the founder and collector of all this disturbing stuff, gives Nish a tour of the grounds. Each story he tells is...

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Black Mirror Episode By Episode: “Metalhead”

Black Mirror 4.5: “Metalhead” David Slade (director), Charlie Brooker (writer) Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, Clint Dyer (cast) THIS WILL HAVE SPOILERS! SO BE WARNED! We have now reached episode five of this Black Mirror season four marathon. “Metalhead” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. We follow a group of three scavengers on a mission to find something to help their dying friend Jack’s pain. They are being hunted by what they call Dogs: quadruped robots that, with a terminator-like focus, hunt and kill humans. I think we are meant to believe that these Dogs are the reason the world has...

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Black Mirror Episode By Episode: “Hang The DJ”

Black Mirror 4.4: “Hang the DJ” Tim Van Patten (director), Charlie Brooker (writer) Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, Gina Bramhill (cast) THIS WILL HAVE SPOILERS! SO BE WARNED! I loved this episode. I am a complete sap for a good love story and Black Mirror is so good at telling them. Frank and Amy live in a world where a sophisticated AI system finds and pairs people with their perfect match. On their first night in the system, they are paired together and hit it off immediately. The system then separates them and pairs them with other participants in order to find...

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