Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: promo

Episode 1 of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is ‘The Hood Maker.’

“The Hood Maker” is set in a world without advanced technology and where mutant telepaths have become humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications and when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate. Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella) plays Agent Ross, Holliday Grainger (The Finest Hours, Cinderella) plays Honor and Anneika Rose (Line of Fire, Silent Witness) plays Mary. The Hood Maker is written by Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Kinky Boots).

Monday 18 Sept on Stan.


  1. I just can’t get excited about anthology TV series. If you really enjoy one episode, tough luck, the next will be completely different. They are like short, low budget movies.

      • Maybe so, but you can’t grow to love the characters, as I like doing. I bet you don’t love any character or relationship in TZ or BM like I love Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo from Rome.

          • What decade are you living in? At the moment all decent and many not decent movies get sequels 😉

            Movies are 50 to 333% longer (comparing a 42m episode to a 2h20m movie) and have an even greater advantage in budget, making them far more re-watchable. The average viewer will spend a lot more time with the characters of a movie than they will with the characters of a tv episode they objectively like as much.

          • I will ignore the cheap shot but a reminder that respectful comment is required around here. To your point I don’t think generalisations help. Yes blockbusters and Box Office hits trigger sequels. But just a random look at this year’s Oscars might suggest not “all decent” films get sequels: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight. More broadly I am comfortable a 90 minute film and a 42 minute episode can be enjoyable and well spent. Twilight Zone still the pinnacle of anthology sci fi.

          • I was aiming for a joke about there currently being too many sequels. I missed badly if you took it as a cheap shot. I obviously apologise.

            I have spent 4 hours in the last year watching Notting Hill. I am sure there are millions of others who have as well. I doubt the best episode of anthology TV can say the same. I don’t consider anthology TV and movies to be comparable.

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