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black mirror, a sci-fi anthology show that started on the BBC but continues on Netflix, has been a consistent hit for the streaming platform. Lately, creator Charlie Brooker has gotten more ambitious with his ideas. For example, when I watched the Season 4 premiere – “USS Callister”, an eerily funny send-off of the first star trek series – I thought if they just added another 20 minutes of content it would have been better than most genre fare I see in theaters.
Looks like Brooker is thinking along those lines, as Netflix is dropping a good black mirror movie tomorrow. It’s called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and it’s about a 1980s programmer who adapts a sprawling sci-fi novel into a video game. He encounters some problems. Watch the trailer.
“USS Callister” was also about the real world colliding with the fake world inside a video game, so that’s fertile ground. And the movie is set in the 80s, which brings to mind another of Netflix’s monster hits: stranger things. It also reminds me a bit Loan player one, with the author of the original story looming in the background. There are a lot of influences here. let’s see what black mirror done with them.
It’s young British actor Fionn Whitehead as Stefan, the programmer at the center of the story.
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