Black Mirror board game

The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come in contact with over the course of each day. It’s the show’s most obvious condemnation of contemporary society’s obsession with social media, and now a Black Mirror board game will episode’s premise into a playable game.
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black mirror season 5

Black Mirror season 5 is going back to the 1980s! The last time the dark sci-fi anthology series dipped into that decade, it presented us with its very best episodes: “San Junipero.” Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?

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black mirror season 5

Black Mirror, the misery-inducing sci-fi anthology series that teaches us all about the dangers of technology, just got the go-ahead for yet another season on Netflix. Black Mirror season 5 will bring all-new depressing-yet-entertaining tales of technological terror.

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black mirror featurettes

Now that Black Mirror fans have had two weeks to process the fourth season of the punishingly bleak sci-fi series, Netflix has released a series of featurettes that allow viewers to take a deep dive into the making of each of the six episodes.

Wrapping up all six behind-the-scenes clips is a seventh featurette in which Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker finally answers the question of whether the individual stories in the anthology series take place in one universe.

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Black Mirror cameos

Black Mirror season 4 dropped onto Netflix just before the end of 2017, which means you’re likely all caught-up on it by now, right? If so, come along with me on a journey through a list of Black Mirror cameos you may have missed!

Also: the director of the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister” says he’s more than ready to launch an entire spin-off series based around that one particular Star Trek-inspired segment.

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Black Mirror season 4 review

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s dark, twisted, technology-driven Twilight Zone riff, is about return to Netflix for yet another season of woe and punishment. There’s a cold cosmic justice at work in Black Mirror; a sense that any transgression, no matter how mundane, will be met with the bleakest of punishments. It can often make for an unpleasant experience. Yet Black Mirror explored exciting new possibilities last season, with the acclaimed San Junipero – an episode that revealed that hopefulness was also a possibility in the Black Mirror universe. Best of all, it was an episode that wasn’t obsessed with conveying a twisted moral – it simply used the Black Mirror premise to tell a story about two characters and the results were stunning.

Black Mirror season 4, sadly, does not have an episode that resonates as much as San Junipero did last season. The show once again continues down a dark, unrelenting path – which is to be expected, since that was the built-in methodology long before San Junipero came along. But how does Black Mirror season 4 stack up as a whole? The good news is that the latest season of Black Mirror goes off into new, unexpected directions and has fun playing around with style and form. The six episodes that occupy the latest season all vary in plot, tone, and message, which is a welcome change compared to previous seasons, which had a tendency to blur together.

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black mirror season 4 release date

It’s a brilliant — if slightly annoying — advertising campaign. Drop an individual trailer for each of the six episodes for your bleak, science-fiction anthology series, and watch us squirm as we lavish the brief clips with attention and theories. But you held out, didn’t you Netflix? You wouldn’t tell us the Black Mirror season 4 release date until well after we’d breathlessly covered each trailer.

And here we are, with a final trailer for Black Mirror and the coveted release date. And appropriately, it’s released on a “Black Friday.”

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Black Mirror season 4 trailer

Black Mirror, the Twilight Zone-like anthology series that turns technology into more of a nightmare than a dream, is about to return to Netflix with a whole new series of anxiety-inducing episodes. Netflix has been slowly rolling out individual trailers for each episode, and the latest, for the segment Black Museum, has just arrived. Watch the latest Black Mirror season 4 trailer below.

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Black Mirror season 4 trailers

In addition to being one of the most gorgeously shot shows on television, Charlie Brooker‘s science fiction anthology series Black Mirror is also one of the most disturbing: its episodes are often punishingly bleak, bringing its audience to the brink of despair while offering searing commentary on our relationship with (and dependence on) technology. But while it’s not exactly “feel-good” TV, it’s also a really good show that manages to attract some of the world’s most talented filmmakers and actors to work on it.

So while part of me sort of dreads the idea of watching more, I know it’ll be worth it. It always is. And it won’t be long before new episodes will be upon us. Two new Black Mirror season 4 trailers have arrived, and you can watch them below.
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Black Mirror Season 4 NYCC Panel

“We are in competition with the news,” Charlie Brooker, writer/creator/executive producer of the Netflix series Black Mirror, addressed the uncomfortable truth about the drama’s darkest themes Saturday night at New York Comic Con in front of a standing room-only audience.

I always thought it was funny when folks would remark on how far the dystopia would go on the show. To which I would always respond, “This is not unlike the world we live in.” So, I was happy to hear that Brooker agreed that some of the show’s most disturbing plot lines come from reality itself.

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