Louisa Mellor Oct 8, 2017
Crazy’s the right word for it. Electric Dreams delivers its most unusual, packed episode yet…
This review contains spoilers.
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1.4 Crazy Diamond
Forty-four novels, one hundred and twenty-one short stories, six published volumes of correspondence… nobody could ever say Philip K. Dick
lacked for ideas. The same goes for this week’s Electric Dreams, which is, to use a technical term, chocka. There’s environmental collapse, a dystopian level of state control, widespread infertility, implanted consciousnesses, maritime-themed sci-fi architecture, Julia Davis
, a gang of piratic teddy boys, Syd Barrett
, and a race of chimeric pig-people.
And that’s before the plot even kicks in. Crazy Diamond has packed its hour of screen-time to the rafters.