Black Mirror (2011– )
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An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

Director:

Dan Trachtenberg

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Wyatt Russell ... Cooper Redfield
Hannah John-Kamen ... Sonja
Wunmi Mosaku ... Katie
Ken Yamamura ... Shou Saito
Elizabeth Moynihan ... Cooper's Mum
Jamie Paul ... Rick Peters
Jessica Neil Jessica Neil ... Scared Girl on Plane (as Jessica Nell)
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An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The "game" is inspired by games like Resident Evil (1996) and Silent Hill (1999). See more »

Goofs

While Sonja is preparing breakfast for Cooper in her flat's kitchen the kitchen clock is shown, which is not working. The second-hand does not move either time the clock is shown. See more »

Quotes

Katie: We're going to commence with deactivation.
Cooper: Oh, that's great news.
Katie: We need you to follow instructions and make it to the access point.
Cooper: The access point? Great. Where the fuck's the access point?... Oh, fuck! More stairs? Come on!
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Connections

References Resident Evil (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Liked The Roses
Written by John L. Christopher
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Blew my mind.
28 April 2018 | by winner-98765See all my reviews

This show is so good... You would be hard pressed to find anything similar in quality, execution, content, acting and production value anywhere else. This episode just soars from starting to finish, always captivating, thrilling and suspenseful. And in the end it is not just some cheap sensational reveal that you'd find in every other show. The climax stays true to the logical and realistic rules that you'd expect such a universe to follow. It's so simple, yet so effective. My mind is blown.

Many people have suffered tremendously at the hands of pharmaceutical companies and their phase tests to map the drug. We should expect something similar with all the other emerging techs whether it be A.I., VR, Genetic Design, Biotechnology or nanotechnology. It's in people's nature to be careless. And the consequences of carelessness with such powerful technologies are going to be tremendous.

This show has chosen to be the voice of reason and caution amidst such exaggerated excitement because it has identified with the lack of such awareness and critical thinking. We'd soon be in dire need of such pragmatism.


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