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Black Mirror Season 4
« on: 29 December, 2017, 03:25:54 pm »
USS Callister - first episode of new season out on Netflix.

That was great episode, it is bit like Galaxy Quest but very creepy!

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #1 on: 29 December, 2017, 05:12:03 pm »
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'Creepy'? It's been out 8 hours and 'spoiled' already!  ;)

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #2 on: 30 December, 2017, 08:03:38 pm »
Episode 2 Arkangel has a very similar concept to a recent Dredd story about parental controls.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #3 on: 30 December, 2017, 10:07:48 pm »
Episode 1: good
Episode 2: very good
Episode 3: VERY good I've got 12 guinea pigs. Piggies RULE!!!!

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #4 on: 01 January, 2018, 02:33:46 pm »
Continuing the 2000AD theme I would say that the punchline for episode 3 Crocodile was very Future Shocks.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #5 on: 01 January, 2018, 09:00:52 pm »

 I wonder if Charlie Brooker is a fan of Dredd. I mean "Black museum" was literally taken right out of Mega city one.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #6 on: 01 January, 2018, 09:14:10 pm »
USS CALLSITER

Brillaint. Great riff on Kirk's 'Thataway'
Made me laugh out loud.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #7 on: 02 January, 2018, 11:22:25 am »
Much as I like Black Mirror, I always get the impression that the tale could be told in half the time.

Callister was ok just a bit drawn out and, once the "twist of who the real baddie was, didn't seem to have anywhere to go other than the actual resolution. Did I miss something?
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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #8 on: 02 January, 2018, 11:30:43 am »
Much as I like Black Mirror, I always get the impression that the tale could be told in half the time.

Callister was ok just a bit drawn out and, once the "twist of who the real baddie was, didn't seem to have anywhere to go other than the actual resolution. Did I miss something?

Yeah, absolutely agree. I did start checking my watch during that first episode. There was no need for it to be longer than the standard hour. Sort of preffered it on Channel 4 for that very reason.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #9 on: 02 January, 2018, 01:54:18 pm »
Much as I like Black Mirror, I always get the impression that the tale could be told in half the time.

Callister was ok just a bit drawn out and, once the "twist of who the real baddie was, didn't seem to have anywhere to go other than the actual resolution. Did I miss something?
Agree 100%. This episode seems to be getting a lot of love but the longer running time was unnecessary & having it at the standard 50mins would have made for a much better episode.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #10 on: 02 January, 2018, 04:45:05 pm »
Agree to a degree. The middle part did drag a touch but overall I found this episode to be a delight.

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #11 on: 03 January, 2018, 07:58:26 am »
Episode 3 is just about one of the darkest things I've ever seen left me feeling so downprobably because I became a dad last year I just couldn't handle the the infanticide 
Great series but like I said number three just a little bit too dark for me

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #12 on: 03 January, 2018, 02:22:57 pm »
Yawn. That was the worst series of Black Mirror so far!

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #13 on: 03 January, 2018, 02:32:01 pm »
There was rather an over reliance on Ai as the basis of stories, maybe it was supposed to be a recurring theme, and I agree USS Callister was overlong and laboured the point somewhat.
Metalhead and Arkangel were both excellent though!

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Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« Reply #14 on: 03 January, 2018, 03:32:38 pm »
I rather enjoyed it, but a lot of it felt a little familiar and unsurprising to me, which is a first for a series of Black Mirror. My favourite episode was Hang The DJ! I usually prefer the darker episodes but that one grabbed me most despite its recurring theme.


 I wonder if Charlie Brooker is a fan of Dredd. I mean "Black museum" was literally taken right out of Mega city one.

2000ad got it from Scotland Yard I think

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Museum

edit: oh and memories through DNA??
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