Electric Dreams (2017– )
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A small-town girl (Annalise Basso), already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big city with her mother (Maura Tierney). For the first time she is exposed to urban society's emphasis ... See full summary »

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Alan Taylor

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Kalen Egan (written for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Annalise Basso ... Foster Lee
Maura Tierney ... Irene Lee
Connor Paolo ... Ethan
Alice Lee ... Milena
Algee Smith ... Kaveh
Martin Donovan ... Odin
Emily Rudd ... Kim
Mari Marroquin Mari Marroquin ... Teacher
Emma Neira ... Older Girl
Jordan Vintryst ... Security Guard (as Jordan Miczek)
Randall McDonald ... Security Guard #2
Mike Geraghty ... Border Patrol Agent
Terence Sims Terence Sims ... Border Authority
Sam Straley ... Bully 1
Matthew Chappelle ... Bully 2
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A small-town girl (Annalise Basso), already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big city with her mother (Maura Tierney). For the first time she is exposed to urban society's emphasis on security and terrorist prevention. Her school days are soon consumed by fear and paranoia, but she finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places. Written by Channel 4

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Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Trivia

The name of the school Foster attends is "Runciter High". Runciter is the name of a pivotal character in the Phillip K Dick novel "Ubik". See more »

Goofs

While driving, Irene Lee takes the Dex from Foster and throws it out of the car window, and it is shown lying on the road as they drive away. Later, when they are home, Irene returns the Dex to Foster. See more »

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PKD Electric Dreams Main Title
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Written by Harry David Gregson-Williams
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21 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The episode is a fusion of many current issues. Terrorism, racism, increasing government surveillance.

Foster Lee and her activist mother have moved east to an advanced technological society from their bubble in the west, which is more low tech. However Foster and others at school who do not have have a Dex (A handheld tracking and tech device) are treated as second class people, even viewed as terrorists. Those with a Dex look like people from the town where The Stepford Wives reside which deep down is a rather nasty, consumerist society, where you do not get something for nothing.

A fellow student helps Foster get a Dex illegally. The device has a tutorial voice who initially helps her but then inflames her paranoia.

This is a well constructed pacy episode that maybe simplifies its story a bit too much. The viewer immediately is suspicious of the voice from the device and its motives as you figure that the government is inventing scare stories to control the population.


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