Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

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"Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" is a 10-episode science-fiction anthology series that journeys into unique worlds beyond the reach of the imagination. Based on short stories written by Dick, each stand-alone episode is inspired by a different story, adapted by a team of leading British and American writers. The all-star cast changes with each episode and includes Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Timothy Spall and Anna Paquin.
"Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" is a 10-episode science-fiction anthology series that journeys into unique worlds beyond the reach of the imagination. Based on short stories written by Dick, each stand-alone episode is inspired by a different story, adapted by a team of leading British and American writers. The all-star cast changes with each episode and includes Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Timothy Spall and Anna Paquin.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. The Commuter

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:58 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:58 min. A man hangs dead from a billboard, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one man dares to question the situation he becomes an instant target.

  • 2. Father Thing

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 47:30 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 47:30 min. The world is under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Charlie, our young hero must make the most difficult decisions imaginable as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters. As much a gut-wrenching view of a child losing faith in his father, as it is an energizing battle to save humanity from alien invaders.

  • 3. Impossible Planet

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:58 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:58 min. Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Free Fire, Jungle Book) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, The Martian, Top Boy), lead the cast of “Impossible Planet”, based on the short story by the same name, as two disillusioned, disenchanted and indifferent space tourism employees who take up an elderly woman’s (Geraldine Chaplin, A Monster Calls, Doctor Zhivago) request for a trip back to Earth… the existence of which is a long-debunked myth. She appears easily confused, plus she’s rich – so, for the right payment, what’s the harm in indulging her fantasies? As the journey unfolds, however, their scam begins to eat away at them and they ultimately find themselves dealt a bittersweet surprise. Based on the Philip K. Dick story by the same name, the episode is written and directed by David Farr (The Night Manager, Hanna, McMafia).

  • 4. Real Life

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:00 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 49:00 min. A future policewoman shares headspace with a brilliant game designer as each pursue 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 device that connects them can also destroy them.

  • 5. Crazy Diamond

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 50:07 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 50:07 min. As average a man as ever there was, when approached by a gorgeous synthetic woman with an illegal plan that could change his life completely, a smitten Ed decides to help. That’s when his world really begins to crumble.

  • 6. Kill All Others

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 47:59 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 47:59 min. A humble employee at the local city transit center is alarmed to discover that some daily commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn’t exist. When he investigates for himself, he comes face to face with an alternate reality that forces him to confront his own struggles around his relationship with his wife and his very troubled son.

  • 7. The Hood Maker

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 54:08 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 54:08 min. In a world without advanced technology mutant telepaths have become humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication, but their powers have unintended implications. When the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate.

  • 8. Safe and Sound

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 48:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 48:38 min. A small-town girl, already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big futuristic city with her mother. Exposed for the first time to urban society’s emphasis on security and terrorist prevention, it isn’t long before her school days are consumed by fear and paranoia. She soon finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places.

  • 9. Human Is

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 48:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 48:36 min. A woman suffering in a loveless marriage suddenly finds that the psyche of her emotionally abusive husband has been replaced by something alien... yet surprisingly kind. This cuts to the heart of Philip K. Dick’s core concern-- what truly defines us as human?

  • 10. Autofac

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 50:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2018 Runtime: 50:11 min. Despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed, a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism - humans consume products to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all.