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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 »

Director:

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 ... 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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You've Got To Pick a Pocket or Two
(uncredited)
Written by Lionel Bart
Performed by PKD Electric Dreams Cast
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Half a Story
20 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A couple charlatans run tours for bored people as they look at things like novas and space events. They are partly fact and partly fiction. We know immediately that if reality isn't good enough, they can tweak the thing. A very elderly woman comes on board and is willing to hand over a huge amount of money to get them to take her to earth. One of the men, a truly disgusting guy, decides to bilk her by taking her to a different planet and pretending it is earth. What happens to the young guy who is in charge is and his relationship with this 300 year old woman is the real issue here. The problem is that the first half is gripping and the conclusion is a disappointment.


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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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