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Vargs
Mar 27, 2010



Just binged through this series, reading through the thread as I went along. I'm not sure I feel about Black Mirror. Some episodes are absolutely brilliant, but they were relatively sparse among the ones that were mediocre-to-bad. The most recent season fell pretty flat, other than USS Callister which wasn't so good as a Black Mirror episode but was great as a Galaxy Quest remake. 15MM was easily my favorite overall. And this right here from early 2015 was my favorite post:

Look Sir Droids posted:

Waldo Moment: I didn't care for it. I don't really buy the conclusions. I'm cynical about political systems, but this ep crossed over to ridiculous territory for me.

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Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Politics is just getting weird. Donald Trump recently lost in a Texas poll between him and fire ants.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


Just watched Otherlife the otherday on Netflix. Not bad, felt like a Black Mirror episode turned into a feature film.

I think I heard about it from this thread, so thanks! I love anything to do with time dilation (like in White Christmas).

I mentioned it before but I'd love for Stephen King's 'The Jaunt' to be adapted into an extended episode of this show but it's missing that societal commentary from its story.

John F Bennett
Jan 30, 2013


'The Jaunt' messed me up after reading it, for a good five minutes at least.

Also, thanks for mentioning 'Otherlife'. I had never heard of it before now so I put it in my list.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


John F Bennett posted:

'The Jaunt' messed me up after reading it, for a good five minutes at least.

It's the only King story to have actually terrified me. I mean, just the thought of that woman who was pushed through when the gate's destination was set to 'nil'. Holy gently caress.

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002


Rupert Buttermilk posted:

It's the only King story to have actually terrified me. I mean, just the thought of that woman who was pushed through when the gate's destination was set to 'nil'. Holy gently caress.


On the flip side of that, would it be possible to key in multiple exit gates and have your atoms/body parts randomly jumbled through the hundreds of gates available?

Vanderdeath
Oct 1, 2005

God was a dream of good government.



I'm sorry to necro this thread but apparently the robodogs that were used as the basis for Metalhead are gonna be for sale next year, so that's cool.

What if dogs but too much?

Astrofig
Oct 26, 2009


Countdown 'till the army starts mounting machine guns on these and releasing them into warzones?

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

by R. Guyovich


Astrofig posted:

Countdown 'till the army starts mounting machine guns on these and releasing them into warzones?

So half life 2 is happening but real?

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


Finally got around to finishing season 4. I intentionally delayed finishing it because I wanted to make the six episodes last, and they are good to watch between binge watching other things. I saw a lot of complaints about how this season was below the rest, and honestly I didn't feel that way at all. I enjoyed every episode, though I felt Arkangel and Crocodile were the weakest of the bunch. I think Black Mirror works better if you watch sparingly and start each episode with a "cleansed palate."

That said, I hope they hold themselves back from doing another "AI copy of human consciousness" story.

Zulily Zoetrope
Jun 1, 2011



Muldoon

I dunno if bad is the right word, but it certainly felt a lot less original than the previous series. Metalhead and USS Callister were the only episodes that felt experimental, and Black Museum and Hang the DJ were basically rehashes of previous episodes.

Evernoob
Jun 21, 2012


I don't mind every (6-episode) season have at least one cookie-inspired episode.

As long as their application is different, I really dig em.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

Vanderdeath posted:

What if dogs but too much?

Season 4:
What if VR but too much
What if parental supervision but too much
What if memories but too much
What if dating apps but too much
What if robotic security but too much
What if Black Mirror but too much

mcbexx
Jul 4, 2004

British dentistry is
not on trial here!



If you enjoyed Black Mirror, you should watch the movie "Upgrade", recently released on DVD/BR.

Evernoob
Jun 21, 2012


Does one ever truly "enjoy" Black Mirror?

Grem
Mar 29, 2004

FUCK FEMINISM I BELIEVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS...FOR ALL!


Has a new season been announced? I'm ready for a new round of folks to get bitchmad about humans antagonizing a few lines of code.

ESDK
Oct 10, 2007



Sort of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFbVl0Dawn4

McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005




Grem posted:

Has a new season been announced? I'm ready for a new round of folks to get bitchmad about humans antagonizing a few lines of code.

A potent self own from the defective code

Telebite
Aug 23, 2018



https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-45717606

quote:

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is going interactive as Netflix hopes to find new ways to grow audiences.

According to reports, Brooker is working on a choose-your-own adventure episode for its fifth series.

The sci-fi show is the obvious choice for such a move, given its previous focus on the impact of technology on society.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Wait is the entire season just one choose your own adventure?

double nine
Aug 8, 2013



how .. how is that even going to work? Is it a modern rendition of an FMV game written by Booker?










I did not know that I wanted this but I do.

double nine fucked around with this message at Oct 8, 2018 around 12:15

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything


Fun Shoe

Netflix has a few kid programs that use the tech.

Basically it's like those old interactive fmv games where the story pauses to give you decisions every so often.

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014


mcbexx posted:

If you enjoyed Black Mirror, you should watch the movie "Upgrade", recently released on DVD/BR.



good watch but they really should've used the cool locked camera a lot more.

Tsietisin
Jul 2, 2004

Time passes quickly on the weekend.

I wonder if they would use it so that we the viewer became the subject of the episode.

A character on the show sobbing asking why you made the choice leading up to this moment. How could you be so heartless. You wanting me to suffer for your own entertainment. Etc.

double nine
Aug 8, 2013



I mean that's basically The Sims but with better graphics so I don't see why not

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011





double nine posted:

how .. how is that even going to work?


Press enter to make everyone die horribly.

double nine
Aug 8, 2013



Alhazred posted:

Press enter to make everyone die horribly.

that's every Black Mirror episode.

El Jeffe
Dec 24, 2009

Not to worry, everything's fine.


Mokinokaro posted:

Netflix has a few kid programs that use the tech.

Do you know the name of one? I wanna see how it works and if it works on chromecast.

edit: Nevermind, I found them.

edit edit: They do not appear to work on chromecast.

El Jeffe fucked around with this message at Oct 8, 2018 around 19:14

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011





double nine posted:

that's every Black Mirror episode.

I mean, that's kinda....the joke.

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double nine
Aug 8, 2013



I've been running around tired all day, ignore my total lack of conversational awareness

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