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... Emily Zabriskie
... Alice
... Conrad Morrison
... Avishai Hahn
... Reverend Perine
... Lewis
... Susan
... Garret
Desmond Laurent ... The Watchmen
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... Civil Servant
Teiona Mallett ... Non-Dex
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Society and the world as we know it has collapsed. A massive, automatic factory operates according to the principles of consumerism; humans consume to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all. Written by Channel 4

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Judging from the door handle on the black sedan at the nuclear explosion scene, it is a Tesla Model S. See more »

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A ballistic missile is shown streaking across the sky in the first scene. Ballistic missiles burn their propellant during launch and fall through the atmosphere deploying the warhead/s without the propellant stages attached. See more »

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PKD Electric Dreams Main Title
Written by Harry David Gregson-Williams
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Why Should You Have to Read the Story?
18 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

It's interesting that everyone seems to feel that they need to have a rehash of a story they've already read. Time after time, adaptations of speculative fiction seems to irk people who can't understand that creativity often takes a right turn. This new series based on Philip K. Dick stories gives us another look at the implications of technology. Here we have the world taken over by Amazon.com after a nuclear holocaust. Because the company, actually called Autofac is programmed to keep producing things for consumers, it must protect itself from invasion by said consumers. So we have rebel who feel that eventually Autofac will become the only entity. The only criticism of this episode is that we need more human interaction, to get to know the characters a bit. Also, we should have some clues as to what is being done to counteract the threat. Still, I thought the conclusion was quite good and appropriate.


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