SharleneMusic Updated Jan. 7, 2018 “….Brooker is no stranger to controversy, having arranged numerous media spoofs, stunts and scandals, including targeting video game animal abuse and a satirical statement calling for the assassination of George W. Bush.  The Guardian is known to have MI6 influence, so one wonders if Brooker had special information, especially concerning some of the more astounding ‘predictions,’ as we will see…..” Black Mirror Seasons 1-4: Hidden Meanings & Esoteric Messages You Missed! Read this article by Jay Dyer Here’s Jay’s Facebook.

Best New Year’s Eve Parties and Gigs in the UK? Look here! Also, Den of Geek posted this, excerpts: Robert Daley (Jesse Plemons) is a shitty man. He’s also the kind of character archetype who could have been a protagonist in the not-so-distant past. He’s an undeniable genius with suspect social skills just walking through life as though he’s waiting for someone to step up and say “hey, I’ve noticed you seem to have trouble talking to people. Let me take you under my wing and help you with that.”

USS Callister Black Mirror boldly goes where it’s never gone before
USS Callister Black Mirror boldly goes where it’s never gone before

In an era before nerd culture was mainstream culture, he could have been endearing. If Charlie Brooker wrote “USS Callister” in 1991, Robert Daley could have been a Revenge of the Nerds-style folk hero: creating a universe where there wasn’t one before just so that he could finally be in control of his life.

But this isn’t 1991. It’s the future. A future more distant than we could have possibly ever imagined. The nerds have won. Comic book movies make approximately a trillion dollars a second, and even the Luddites carry around computers in their pockets that could have somehow ended the Cold War. Most importantly, however, everyone is very, very “online.” The idea that some Tron-like techno fantasy universe can solve all of your problems is laughable. We’re already in it, baby. Worse still, creating a techno-fantasy universe and trapping your co-worker’s digital impressions within it as prisoners seems more terrifying and plausible than ever….read the entire article at Den of Geek.

Here’s what Hollywood Reporter had to say on August 25th… Black Mirror taps into the collective unease of the modern world, with each standalone episode delivering a sharp, suspenseful tale of the myriad of ways technology has transformed all aspects of human life — in every home, on every desk, in every palm; on a plasma screen, monitor or Smartphone. Netflix had previously greenlit 12 episodes of the anthology, splitting the order into two seasons of six episodes each.

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones May 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Netflix/AP Images
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones May 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Netflix/AP Images

The third season of the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series explored techno-paranoia themes surrounding social media, gaming, microchip implants, surveillance and a robotic bee apocalypse. The season also delivered its first happy ending with the Emmy-nominated LGBTQ story of “San Junipero,” which earned the anthology two nods. The cycle featured a star roster of Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael Kelly, Wyatt Russell, Kelly Macdonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. Read more. Also, check out this article.

Are you a filmmaker, musician, artist, screenwriter? Interested in sci-fi? Futuristic themes? Encroaching technologies? The End of the World? ….Activism, in general? If so, you may want to check out the upcoming activist-themed film festivals, find them at FilmFreeway: Colorado International Activism Film Festival (CIAFF), Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival (CICHFF)Colorado International Flat Earth Film Festival (CIFEFF),  learn more, Infinite Perimeter Films.

….also, from NME, Co-showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones discuss the fourth season of the dystopian sci-fi series, including a run-down of the episodes hitting Netflix on December 29….

from Edinburg International Television Festival….Black Mirror is an award winning anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world….the hugely publicised move to Netflix last year, catapulted Brooker, Jones and their dystopian tales from the dark side into the global market….

Exploring contemporary themes of techno paranoia and the horrors of the smartphone era, delegates will hear from creator and writer Charlie Brooker, and executive producer Annabel Jones as they delve into the Black Mirror archives and discuss the origination and continued inspiration behind their satirical, often uncomfortably prophetic televisual phenomenon.

From Collider Videos….Perri Nemiroff sits down with the Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the creative minds behind the hit show Black Mirror.

Charlie and Annabel hint at what fans can expect in the upcoming 4th season and also look back at some of their favorite moments from the previous seasons…..

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