Posts tagged Black Mirror
Our scene begins with a young woman walking through a California town. The Lost Boys is playing at the cinema and a car goes past with Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven Is A Place On Earth on the stereo.
Just in case the point isn’t already made, the woman walks past an electronics store in which Max Headroom is snarling out of every television set. The only way the point could be made any clearer would be if Rick Astley, Alf the alien, Gary Coleman and Tiffany cartwheeled across the screen screeching: “Welcome to 1987, dudes!”
Thus begins San Junipero, the fourth episode from the latest series of Black Mirror, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. It is, as audiences have almost come to take for granted from the show, a genre-defying exploration of death, technology, love and all those other Black Mirror bugbears. But in terms of its setting, it is unusually on-trend.