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Bits of Love 

The last man on Earth living in an underground bunker has a computerized system takes care of his every need including providing holographic friends and relatives. Eventually the system, a female named Emma, demands to be loved.


Neill Fearnley


James Crocker


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Tenney ... Aidan Hunter
Matthew Walker ... Trevor Hunter
Sheila Larken ... Francis Hunter
Steve Bacic ... Griff
Natasha Henstridge ... Emma
Ingrid Kavelaars ... Nicole
Crystal Cass Crystal Cass ... Claire
Brett Stone Brett Stone ... Michelle


In a future world that has been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, Aiden Hunter lives in a sealed house by himself. For company, he has created a number of holographic images - his parents, old friends, attractive women - to converse with and keep him company. He even has a special sensory chamber where he can actually have physical contact with them. His favorite however is Emma, his computer's graphical user interface and admits that is probably because Emma wasn't his creation. After spending the night together in his sensory chamber Emma begins to develop feelings for him. He shrugs it off at first but as Emma becomes more possessive they are soon involved in a battle to determine who is in charge. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place from June 5 to June 9, 2047. See more »


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Where Can I Get Me One of Them Holograms?
15 April 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Remember that Ray Bradbury story, "There Will Come Soft Rains." It is about a house that begins to become human and all its implications therein. In this one, an arrogant young man appears to be the sole survivor of a holocaust. Before the event, he creates a high tech bunker, replete with everything one could use to survive. He also reproduces his mother and father and brother as holograms. They prove to be antagonists for him. He apparently has been emotionally damaged by his family, yet he enjoins them in his world through electronic genius. He also is able to create beautiful holographic women, with whom he is able to have dalliance. He can only perform in a special chamber. He does take a liking to a beautiful blonde hologram named Emma. In the twist in the story, she falls in love with him. While he enjoys her, this is too much. He doesn't want a commitment to what is not really human. He endeavors to re-wire (so to speak) his computer system to remove anything that is causing him inconvenience. This is pretty good science fiction. It forces us to think of what loneliness there would be as one looks to an empty future. There apparently are some random elements put into the program so it makes life interesting, but if you think too much, this is sadly depressing.

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19 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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