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Nine of the ten stories adapted for season 1 were written by Philip K. Dick in a 14-month period from November of 1952 to the end of 1953. (The exception, "Autofac," is from October 1954.) Among the other 30 stories written and published by Dick in these 14 months are the sources for the films The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Impostor (2001), and Next (2007), and short versions of three novels, Vulcan's Hammer, Dr. Futurity, and The Cosmic Puppets. See more »
I've read several critics' reviews comparing this show to Black Mirror as if it fails in comparison. I don't think that's accurate. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is visually, thematically and, most importantly, narratively interesting. What is real or normal? What makes a human? Meanwhile, there are at least 2 episodes from S4 of Black Mirror that don't measure up to what I've seen so far in Electric Dreams, and apparently I've been watching the dud episodes, per critics' reviews.
Does everything need to have some heightened level of abstraction to be interesting? I don't think so; straightforward storytelling with very good actors set in a world that's different than my own that makes me think is good enough for me.
Worth your time.
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