Enjoy this sneak preview of our barren Earth, overrun by chittering Boston Dynamics robo-dogs

Every few months, the geniuses at Boston Dynamics debut another one of their terrifying robotic creations that stirs up everyone’s apocalyptic anxieties. The most unsettling of these inventions is easily the SpotMini, a creepily agile robo-dog that quite literally looks like something out of a Black Mirror episode.…

Netflix will take us through the warped looking-glass again with a 5th season of Black Mirror 

The fourth season of Black Mirror encouraged many lovelorn souls to entrust their romantic lives to an app, so there’s no telling what aspect of daily living will be taken over by the new season Netflix has just ordered. Maybe a playlist will decide which job is right for you based on which songs you choose to repeat?

Celebrate (or destroy) your love with a real-world version of a Black Mirror dating app

Suggesting that some of us aren’t paying sufficiently close attention to the messages—“Technology can be dangerous,” “Don’t give up personal autonomy in the interest of convenience,” “Never turn your back on Jesse Plemons”—that Netflix’s Black Mirror is constantly shouting in our faces, Netflix is offering the show’s…

How Black Mirror's best new episode repudiates the awful fanboys of the internet

Black Mirror’s fourth season was a mixed bag of the brash, prescient ideas we’ve come to expect from the series and the inevitable regurgitation that tends to afflict stories treading such unexplored ground. What many can agree on, however, is that the season’s first episode, “USS Callister,” was its strongest, most…

The future will not stop until you're dead on a lean Black Mirror

Ah, the pleasures of a 40 minute chase scene. Shot in black and white and following the adventures of a woman (Maxine Peak) trying to escape a vicious robot “dog,” there’s not a lot of frills on display in “Metalhead.” Dialogue is limited, essentially non-existent after the first 10 minutes, and world-building is done…

Black Mirror beams into a familiar nightmare as season 4 begins

“USS Callister” isn’t really about Star Trek. Oh sure, it has the trappings. There’s a ship crewed with people in colorful outfits, a paternalistic white guy captain, a fair amount of sci-fi jargon. The episode’s ultimate villain (aforementioned white male captain) gives a speech at one point outlining the ideals of …

At least one Black Mirror episode is already coming true in China

One of the big appeals of Netflix’s techno-horror anthology Black Mirror is that it always feels borderline plausible; Charlie Brooker and his team are experts at teasing out the implications of modern technology and finding the right ways to twist them into outright horror. The series can’t always stay all the way…

Black Mirror’s Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt on the horrors of parenting

A highlight episode from the upcoming season of Black Mirror is one directed by Jodie Foster: “Arkangel,” starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a mother whose daughter goes missing for a brief, panic-stricken moment in a time, and after recovering her, enlists in an experimental procedure to keep her daughter safe. While the…

Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt on what drew them to Black Mirror

The new season of Black Mirror is near, and we’ve just received our first taste of the dystopian vision Charlie Brooker and company have in store for viewers. One welcome addition to the anthology series is an episode directed by Jodie Foster: “Arkangel,” starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a mother who goes to desperate…