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The parallels with our anxieties about state and corporate surveillance, the death of privacy and the fear of minorities (justified or otherwise) came across in a way that managed to feel both unignorable and unforced.
Each episode pulses with Dick's fictional obsessions, such as the blurring of lines between humans and machines, the possibilities created by space travel, and the toxic worlds engineered by cold-hearted corporations.
While Electric Dreams is more diverse in tone and subject than Black Mirror's incessant nihilism, it struggles to maintain Charlie Brooker's timeliness with Dick's dated stories of androids and body snatchers.
Electric Dreams comes off as a sort of modern-day Twilight Zone, with not-so-very-special effects. I did like "The Hood Maker," "Safe and Sound" and "Human Is." But even these have twists too easy to predict.
Every episode of Electric Dreams is absolutely gorgeous, unafraid to go wide and showing great restraint in the accoutrements of science fiction...You probably won't like every episode, but you'll definitely find one you'll never forget.
Electric Dreams has something that predates Charlie Brooker's semi-dystopian tech drama: the work of the iconic genre writer for which it's named...it employs an impressive roster of writers, directors, and actors to put their own spin on Dick's oeuvre.