Electric Dreams is a sci-fi anthology based on the mind-bending works of Philip K Dick
Ok, this has been released since 2017…wtf?!. I had no idea that it even existed which was great. I was able to enjoy the series without having to wait for weekly episodes.
It’s got everything that a Black Mirror fan could want and evident that Charlie Broker was influenced hugely by the works of Philip K Dick. We have a great run-time of nearly an hour per-episode with huge production quality. It is packed to the gills of great actors including Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard, Jack Reynor…the list goes on.
Of course, some episodes are better than others. The strong episodes are mind-blowing. The weaker episodes are still way more than watchable, so it is a win-win. This was a great anthology with nearly 10-hours of some of the best science-fiction ever adapted for the screen
Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams is based on shorts stories released between 1953-1955.
Amazon Prime and Channel 4 teamed up for the series after the success of Netflix‘s Black Mirror. I am a little confused about why we never got a second series. Phillip K Dick published over 40 novels and 121 short stories. It is not as if they didn’t have the content. Maybe it didn’t do as well as Prime and Channel 4 expected?.
For a start, maybe I am wrong but…shit marketing. I would consider myself fairly well-educated when it comes to upcoming releases in sci-fi and horror. Not only that but in 2017 I was still working in movie stores, it was my job to know what was out. Maybe I was just shit at my job, who knows?. It is baffling to me that something with such high production value, packed with great acting talent managed to slip under the radar. I can’t help but think that this series would have been every bit as successful as Broker’s Black Mirror if marketed correctly. Such a shame.
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Other Philip K Dick screen adaptations include Blade Runner, an adaptation of his novel Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep, A Scanner Darkly (Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jnr, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson), Total Recall (Arnold Swarzenegger), Minority Report (Tom Cruise), Screamers (Peter Weller) and TV series The Man In The High Castle.
Anyways, if you haven’t checked it out then I would defo recommend Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams as your next series to binge. Go get yourself 10-hours of science-fiction escapism. As always, thanks for reading.
Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker