Electric Dreams (2017– )
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Real Life 

In a near future, a policewoman who still blames herself for a past tragedy accepts her loving wife's suggestion to take a vacation in a virtual simulation, but she soon realizes that this might be the real life and hers is a simulation.

Director:

Jeffrey Reiner

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (written for television by), Philip K. Dick (based on the short story by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Terrence Howard ... George
Anna Paquin ... Sarah
Rachelle Lefevre ... Katie
Lara Pulver ... Paula
Guy Burnet ... Colin
Jacob Vargas ... Mario
Sam Witwer ... Chris
Christian Isely ... Harris
Anton Bassey ... Bakshi
Anu Bhatt ... Malia
J. Salome Martinez ... Martin (as J. Salome Martinez Jr.)
Karin Anglin ... Cora
Dominic Capone III ... Victor
Jason Singer ... Doctor
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Storyline

Sarah (Anna Paquin) is a policewoman living in the future who shares headspace with George (Terrence Howard) a brilliant game designer, each pursuing violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences. In a race against time, sharing a bond that no one else can see, they learn the very thing that connects them can also destroy them. Written by Channel 4

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Trivia

Heavily adapted from PKD's "Exhibit Piece" (1954). "Very little remains of this story in the show, but the heart, and perhaps more importantly the brains behind the episode originate in this tale." Ronald D Moore (quoted in theguardian 15.09.2017) See more »

Goofs

In the close up, Terence Howard is standing by the window, arms crossed, holding his drink. In the long shot, he is holding his drink and his arm is by his side. See more »

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All Right Now
Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers
Performed by Free
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A twist on a trope
6 January 2019 | by swatterSee all my reviews

San Juniper may have touched on the basic tropes employed in this episode, but let's face it, it was hardly the first to deal with reality swapping. We only need to wind the clock back to Total Recall or even some episodes of Star Trek--it's not a new concept. What makes this story work is the theme, that is, why the character makes the choice at the end. Their reasoning draws from something that is primal in the human condition. Not felt by everyone to be sure, but enough to drive belief systems, and when unhinged, to lead some people to make poor life decisions. If you've ever felt what it's talking about, you'll get it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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