Posts tagged Channel 4
TV Review: Electric Dreams - Real Life

This Sunday's Electric Dreams episode offers a different approach in creating the atmosphere of the show, and a change for the better at that. "Real Life" featured the longed-for action pace of "The Hood Maker" and a more in-depth look at a question that defined a lot of Dick's fiction: "How can we know what is real?"

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TV Review: Electric Dreams - The Commuter

Episode 3 of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, "The Commuter," may provide the most truthful experience of a Dickian story so far. It doesn't have the action of "The Hood Maker" nor the emotional drive of "Impossible Planet" but it relies instead on constructing an uneasy feeling via its version of a utopian bubble, asking questions reminiscent of The Matrix's themes.

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TV Review: Electric Dreams - The Hood Maker

With Black Mirror migrating to Netflix, Channel 4 turned to the mind of Philip K. Dick to cater for SF aficionados. Electric Dreams is a new anthology series consisting of standalone adaptations of Dick's short stories. The show premiered with the episode "The Hood Maker" and was a visual treat for Blade Runner fans, but where does it stand as a book-to-screen adaptation, and what can it tell us about future episodes?

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