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PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS
January 12, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Amazon Prime Video, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new anthology series is along the lines of Black Mirror, but because all stories are inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, the original author should get credit for getting there first. Dick, after all, is the writer whose stories led to the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall, and the recent Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. This new series is part Twilight Zone, part Outer Limits – and, like Black Mirror, is best when it stresses both character and technology. Two of the episodes that do this most effectively are “Human Is,” starring Bryan Cranston (pictured) as a man who may have been overtaken by an alien consciousness, and “Safe and Sound,” which updates a Dick story about bomb shelters and makes it about paranoia, smartphone technology, political divisions and the media. For a full review, see Eric Gould’s Cold Light Reader.
 
 
 
 
 
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