The latest Electric Dreams episode tackles consumerism, environmental apocalypse and classic sci-fi questions. Spoilers ahead…
This review contains spoilers.
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Even without the coup of casting Janelle Monáe—an artist whose sci-fi concept albums pay richer tribute to Pkd’s work than some of this series has managed to—in the role of an android, Autofac would still be one of the better Electric Dreams episodes. It’s a fast-moving action tale that pivots on a couple of good twists. Writer Travis Beacham’s changes to the Pkd story either bring it up-to-date, or add new layers.