Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.”

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18

In “The Hood Maker” telepaths can read anyone — until someone creates a hood that blocks them from doing so. In “The Commuter” a train station attendant is visited by a woman who wants to go to Macon Heights — a stop that doesn’t exist. In “Real Life” a man dreams he’s a female police officer in the future — or is a woman dreaming that she’s a man who’s lost his wife?

This is an anthology show — each episode is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. This season consists of 10 episodes.

It’s about what’s real and what’s not — virtual reality, androids, impossible people, and impossible places. It’s about temptation — people who succumb and people who resist.

The production values are terrific — each episode creates a distinct world. Many of these futures are scary.

“The Commuter” and “Autofac” are the best episodes, and most of the rest are great. A couple have odd endings.

There are some big-name stars including Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Timothy Spall, and Vera Farmiga.

Developed by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Dinner (director on The Wonder Years).

Dick wrote lots of stories, so they could easily do a 2nd season. He also wrote the stories that became The Adjustment Bureau, Minority Report, and Blade Runner.

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