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A British anthology TV series created in 2011, often focusing on the unsettling possibilities of the future with the consequences of new technologies. Aired on Channel 4 then on Netflix.

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Where did the idea of "surrogates for astronauts" appear for the first time?

I have watched the latest season 6 of Netflix's Black Mirror and I have a question about its third episode, Beyond the Sea. This episode is about two astronauts, David and Cliff, who are on a six-year ...
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What does "dupe plants" mean?

Mohan speaks to Stefan: Mohan: Colin's still off exploring other dimensions. He can't bail me out so I need the code. First thing Monday you said. The ads are out, I've booked the dupe plants. There'...
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What does "potential realities splitting in two" mean?

In his notes, Davies repeatedly sketched a glyph which to him represented multiple fates, potential realities splitting in two. It was the start of his complete mental collapse. Davies became ...
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Why is the clip of "Stefan pouring tea on his keyboard" played so many times?

In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), Stefan poured tea on his keyboard because the game he designed failed to execute. In the next scene, a video of "Stefan pouring tea on his keyboard" ...
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What "Wrong path" is Colin referring to?

In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), Stefan shows his 3D Maze game to Mohan's team. Meanwhile Satpal brought chocolates to Mohan: Satpal: Here you go. Mohan: Happy Birthday to me. (Colin says to ...
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Who exactly is controlling Stefan?

Is it PAC (Program and Control) or Netflix user? I rewatched Black Mirror Bandersnatch: (2018) movie, but confused due to multiple realities.
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In the Black Mirror episode "The National Anthem" why does Secretary Alex Cairns seem keen on making the PM agree to the the kidnapper's demand?

In the Black Mirror episode "The National Anthem" (S1E1), initially the PM refuses to meet the kidnappers demand. The kidnappers cut off Princess Suzanna's finger and he does not change his mind. ...
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Is self-erasing memories legal?

In S01 Ep 3 "The Entire History of You" of the black-mirror series (where they store all their memories on a chip behind the ear), we can see : At security in an airport for example, a guard can ...
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In Black Mirror's "White Christmas" episode, why does the song on the radio play in real-time?

In Black Mirror Season 2 Episode 4 "White Christmas," The cookie of Potter who is in the wooden house perceives the time as 1000 years a day. However, the song on the radio (which is in the house) ...
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Identifying a story similar to Black Mirror "Christmas Special" episode

I'm trying to identify a short story on which the Black Mirror episode "White Christmas" might have been based. Or at least is very similar. In the story, the protagonist was regularly visiting a ...
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Why is Black Mirror named what it is?

What is the origin of the name Black Mirror?
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What are all the references in "Black Museum" to other episodes?

In the Black Museum, there are a number of artifacts straight from other episodes of Black Mirror. On top of that, there's visual or audio references. Some obvious ones are: Arkangel tablet Tub ...
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What happened to Gillian from marketing in "USS Callister?"

In the first episode of Season Four of Black Mirror, "USS Callister," a CTO creates virtual "copies" of his coworkers inside his own private virtual world. Inside this virtual world, the characters ...
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How did the crew of the USS Callister keep their memories?

In season 4, episode 1 of Black Mirror (titled USS Callister), Jesse Plemons uses DNA from his coworkers and creates virtual "copies" of his coworkers inside his own private virtual world. I can ...
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How do you remove yourself from San Junipero?

When Yorkie is convincing Kelly to choose San Junipero after passing, this is the conversation they have: Kelly : Who can even make sense of forever? Yorkie : However long you want then. I ...
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Can the permanent residents of Black Mirror's San Junipero 'travel' as freely as visitors?

In a major plot development during the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror's third season, we discover that the visitors can 'travel' to different time periods each time they visit, because we see ...
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Why don't the cookies recognise immediately what / where they are?

In the White Christmas episode: However, What is the reason for this, since I would expect that Is this a plot hole or was there an in-universe explanation I missed?
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What is the timeline of Black Mirror?

What is the timeline of Black Mirror episodes? Most episodes have Easter eggs that somehow tie them together, and we see the various technologies in various states of development throughout the series....
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How did they trick Potter thinking he's been working here?

In White Christmas, it is revealed that But how can he do that?
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Has Waldo become some kind of Big Brother?

In the Black Mirror (S02E03) episode called The Waldo Moment, we see a cartoon character having more importance than it should. At the end, So we can imagine it has become some Big Brother, not in ...
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How long has Victoria's ordeal been going on?

In "White Bear", S2E02 of Black Mirror, we meet Victoria, who awakes without a memory of her previous life, being pursued by some sort of bounty hunters who seem out to kill her, while most other ...
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Was Princess Susannah in on it?

In "The National Anthem", the first episode of Black Mirror, Princess Susannah, dubbed "the Facebook Princess", is kidnapped, only to be released if the Prime Minister fulfils a rather bizarre and ...
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What's the significance of the "One Week Later" font faces?

In Black Mirror season 3's San Junipero, the cuts between scenes feature the text ONE WEEK LATER In a variety of fonts. I'm guessing they relate to the upcoming eras, somehow, but I don't know ...
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Was it ever revealed what pedaling the bicycles in the second episode was doing?

I'm going to assume they were probably some sort of turbine...electricity...something, but I'd prefer to know for sure.
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