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Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams

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TheSecondOfHerName Sun 17-Sep-17 21:13:30

Anyone else watching this?

Oddlookingeyes Sun 17-Sep-17 21:18:58


BobbinThreadbare123 Sun 17-Sep-17 21:20:54

Yes. Love PKD

NameChanger22 Sun 17-Sep-17 21:21:43

I am. I've been really looking forward to it.

theaveragewife Sun 17-Sep-17 21:24:41

Ahh excellent, another tv show using gratuitous sexual violence against women as entertainment angry

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sun 17-Sep-17 21:25:22

Can someone explain??

theaveragewife Sun 17-Sep-17 21:27:00

explain which bit?

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sun 17-Sep-17 21:27:51

Why are the hoods being sent to people?

Oddlookingeyes Sun 17-Sep-17 21:35:06

To stir trouble most likely. The telepaths will want them for quiet, the normals to prevent listening in.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sun 17-Sep-17 21:37:34

Thank you. Why are the people living in the sort of dormitory? (Sorry for questions but DH started blathering at me and I lost concentration!)

Oddlookingeyes Sun 17-Sep-17 21:39:42

I got impression it is like a mental brothel somehow

mamapants Sun 17-Sep-17 21:40:47

What channel please?!?

Oddlookingeyes Sun 17-Sep-17 21:41:12

Channel 4

mamapants Sun 17-Sep-17 21:51:10


mamapants Sun 17-Sep-17 21:52:52

Looking forward to watching on catch up, had no idea this was coming out.

viques Sun 17-Sep-17 22:04:34

Sorting and odd looking I think the teeps are forced to live there because the normals don't want them wandering around amongst them.
Btw Has anyone worked out what teep stands for yet?

I take it pollution has reached horrific levels - either that or my eyesight has deteriorated in the last hour.

Holliday has cleaned up the market on Sunday evening dramas hasn't she!

Travelledtheworld Sun 17-Sep-17 22:05:45

Loving this, it's tense isn't it ?

TheSecondOfHerName Sun 17-Sep-17 22:19:00

I think telepaths were called Teeps in Babylon 5 too.

The setting had a bit of a 1940s aesthetic.

TheSecondOfHerName Sun 17-Sep-17 22:19:35

I liked the ambiguity of the ending.

youngestisapsycho Sun 17-Sep-17 22:30:32

Is it a different story each week?

raisedbyguineapigs Sun 17-Sep-17 22:34:19

I liked it. Although I wasnt sure why the Teeps were against the hoodmaker. Surely that would make their lives easier? I didnt get the impression that they saw their telepathic ability as something they wanted. It's one short story a week, I think.

SoPassRemarkable Sun 17-Sep-17 22:51:52

I suppose while they can read people they have a value. If they can't read people their value is less and the may be in danger if they have no point. Though you'd think they could still be used for interrogating arrested people.

NotJustThreeSmallWords Sun 17-Sep-17 23:40:20

I really enjoyed it. Would have liked a proper ending though. Am old fashioned like that.

theaveragewife Mon 18-Sep-17 07:18:43

I was so annoyed and disappointed that it only lasts one week, which definitely means I enjoyed it. Will watch next week.

Still hated the sex/rape kind of scene though, although it showed how they were oppressed I wish it could have happened without degrading the women.

CourtneyLoveIsMySpiritAnimal Mon 18-Sep-17 08:35:48

Enjoyed it, although it came across as a mash up of Minority Report and Bladerunner but I guess that's hard to avoid given the source material. I agree that a 'proper' ending would've been good.

I'd love to see then make Palmer Eldritch or Ubik (neither of which are short stories though so not suitable for this anthology, I guess). The PKD stuff that's made it to the screen tends to be a bit hit and miss though.

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