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Impossible Planet 

Two jaded space tourism employees (Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong) take up an elderly woman's (Geraldine Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth - a planet which has lost all life due to a ... See full summary »

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David Farr

Writers:

David Farr (written for television by), Philip K. Dick (based on the short story 'The Impossible Planet' by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Irma
Benedict Wong ... Andrews
Jack Reynor ... Norton
Bekka Bowling ... Synth Female Attendant
Justin Butcher ... Linus Primo
Georgina Campbell ... Barbara
Annes Elwy Annes Elwy ... Young Irma
Malik Ibheis ... RB29
Christopher Staines ... RB29 (voice)
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Two jaded space tourism employees (Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong) take up an elderly woman's (Geraldine Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth - a planet which has lost all life due to a catastrophic "solar fire". She's easily confused but very rich, so what's the harm in indulging her fantasies? As the journey unfolds, their scam begins to eat away at them and they ultimately find themselves dealt a bittersweet surprise. Written by Channel 4

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA

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The Philip K. Dick story this was based on ("The Impossible Planet") was first published in Imagination in October 1953 and later collected in We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 2 See more »

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Symphony n.8 in Eb Major
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Written by Gustav Mahler
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Impossible Planet
8 October 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The Impossible Planet is let down by an implausible ending. I just think the conceptual ending failed and left the viewer confused as it tried to eschew the obvious twist ending that the visitors actually arrive on Earth which would had been more faithful to the book.

Brian Norton and Ed Andrews are space tour guides who when offered an enormous bundles of real cash decide to take a deaf, very elderly old lady Irma Louise Gordon and her robot to a trip to Earth. The problem is the planet no longer exists and they decide to configure a trip to an Earth like planet and pass it off. After all the money she is offering is 5 years salary.

Andrews is the cynical one and happy to lead the old lady on for the money. Norton is more reluctant and makes a connection to Gordon. The robot knows that they cannot take her to the actual planet but seems to be going along with their plan.

The story was rather straightforward, the productions values reminded me of the Eccleston/Tennant era of Doctor Who, especially with the use of purple lighting. Geraldine Chaplin was very good as the old lady longing to visit Earth once more but the ending was unsatisfying.


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12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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