Sci Fi Watcher 232: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The guys return for a special Sunday edition of the podcast as they look at the latest Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch.  They talk about which devices they watch it on and the outcomes they received and if they would like to see this type of story done again.

Black Mirror: Black Mirror

Episode: 2018 Interactive Movie

Air Date: December 28, 2018
Cast: Fionn Whitehead as Stefan Butler
Will Poulter as Colin Ritman
Asim Chaudhry as Mohan Thakur
Craig Parkinson as Peter Butler
Alice Lowe as Dr. Haynes
Tallulah Haddon as Kitty
Laura Evelyn as Pearl Ritman
Catriona Knox as Leslie
Jonathan Aris as Crispin
Paul Bradley as Robin
Alan Asaad as Satpal
Suzanne Burden as Judith Mulligan
Jeff Minter as Jerome F. Davies
Writer: Charlie Brooker
Director: David Slade
Synopsis: Young programmer Stefan Butler begins to create an adventure video game called Bandersnatch, based on a “choose your own adventure” book of the same name. He pitches the game to Mohan Thakur, who works for video game company Tuckersoft, while Stefan works on the game at home on his own. Stefan begins to feel like he is being controlled and descends into madness in the same way that the book author Jerome F. Davies did. The viewer chooses his actions, which can lead him variously to discuss his mother’s death with his therapist, take hallucinogens with game creator Colin Ritman, kill his father Peter, kill Thakur and experience vivid dreams.


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