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Written by: 20 September 2017 No Comment

I won’t bore Mick with a song this week… as I’ve been pretty much listening to The Sleaford Mods non stop… it is election time and they’re my modern go to for anger, energy and some rough and ready drum programming, so rather than a tweet tweet tweet, BHS rant here’s some telly action.

One of my favourite authors is Phillp K Dick – a man whose many stories have been so badly served by the movie and TV industries… and this week I stumbled upon a new show based on his short stories – Fuck Yeah screams bob!

 Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, an anthology series based on the groundbreaking sci-fi writer’s short stories.

Dick’s work has already been turned into films and TV works, the most successful of which was Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Others include Total RecallMinority ReportA Scanner DarklyThe Adjustment Bureau and the TV show Man in the High Castle.

An American-British co-production, Electric Dreams draws on Dick’s enormous collection of short stories, instilled into 10 stand-alone episodes.

Produced by the likes of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), it boasts a huge slate of stars and renowned character actors including Anna Paquin, Terence Howard, Greg Kinnear, Vera Farmiga, Benedict Wong, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Essie Davis, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae and Steve Buscemi.

Kinda a Black Mirror based on Dick

The first EP was a tad ho-hum… perhaps not the best story in which to kick the series off… but anticipation is high for the rest of the series – get on it!

Speaking of Dick the new Bladerunner is out in a month or so…

 

…and while on sci fi there’s the new Star Trek: Discovery kicking off next week I think – as a non trek guy I’m still quite excited as I’m in on the ground floor – something I can’t say about all the other Trek series of the modern era, as, well, back then I had a life.

And in trek kinda mode Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek spoof Orville aired its second episode this week, while not funny has high production values and is very watchable.

Nobility another Sci Fi I am having trouble with, theres something off with this one.

and of course there is ALWAYS this

GOLDEN AGE

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