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  1. Will You Be Enchanted By Disenchantment?

    Great episode but I feel like there was a missed opportunity during game time when the answer was Inhumans and no-one said "heard of 'em" or more accurately "never heard of 'em"
  2. Doubling Our Fun With Counterpart

    When @David T. Cole said Counterpart had money behind it, that it was "shot on location" my first thought was "they shoot here and in the parallel universe?" :D
  3. This was my first impression on the title because the main character cries a lot but still keeps killing in a ruthless and cold manner.
  4. Season 4 Discussion Thread

    More to the point, why do so many people think it's called Kill The DJ?
  5. S04.E03: Crocodile

    I don't mean any disrespect here, but it's possible you missed something? It happens to me all the time with Black Mirror since it can be a deep show, and in the case of Crocodile, the episode felt like it had ended sooner than it did (I very nearly skipped to the next episode thinking it was over before the last two scenes and I wonder if that's what you did because that's where the guinea pig info was). Here's what happened: The lead detective at the scene of the crime says to an officer "I don't have any idea who we're looking for, but it's a good thing you're not asking me." She nods at the guinea pig. "Now let's get out of here and let the recall team do their work." They show cops powering up the memory device right next to the guinea pig's cage and they take it out of the cage. Then there's a cut to the police showing up at the recital where Mia is and someone pointing out to the police where Mia is sitting. If the show didn't want to lead us to the assumption that the GP's memories led them to Mia then why put this as the ending of the episode?
  6. Det. Rosa Diaz: [Piercing Stare]

    I had missed b99 when the season started so I've been watching the first half of season five. My fave past time these days is after I watch an episode I look for a Stephanie Beatriz interview on yuotube because I love the difference in her Diaz voice and her real voice :D
  7. S04.E05: Metalhead

    This is what I thought too.
  8. S04.E03: Crocodile

    While I like the idea of an alternate solution to "detective guinea pig" I think that interpretation @17wheatthins would mean the narrative cheated us. It's cheap to lead with one overt idea if your intent as a writer was the opposite.
  9. S04.E04: Hang the DJ

    The song was written about a specific instance where Wright played a pop tune by Wham! right after reporting on the Chernobyl disaster with the refrain being about the hypocrisy of modern media. Not that Morrissey isn't an ass in his own right but that was the origin of the song.
  10. S04.E02: Arkangel

    Yeah quite a few people are having an issue with this as do I. For the sake of maybe 30 seconds of added exposition perpetuated a myth about EC that has some pretty bad social consequences.
  11. S04.E01: USS Callister

    "Packer, we ready to fly?" "Uh-huh" (nothing happens) "You're supposed to say something like engage or increase thrust..." "Just fucking go!" (engines rev)
  12. S04.E02: Arkangel

    Not quite as convoluted as Black Mirror
  13. S04.E03: Crocodile

    The guinea pig doesn't need to provide anything admissible in court - it just needs to provide a face that they can search using facial recognition. Then they go to question the person it saw.
  14. S04.E03: Crocodile

    The device is used by an investigator for an insurance company, a company probably more likely to buy a cheaper device that works but is bulkier and doesn't look like a sexy new toy. At least that was my take on it.
  15. S04.E04: Hang the DJ

    I think the point was that no matter the externals (pierced vs preppy vs whatever else) they still picked one another. As for the time frame, if it's anything like the tech in White Christmas they can speed up the time frame. Frank's year with Debbie Downer could take place in the same time frame as Amy's one night stands. Three weeks for one Cookie could be five minutes for the other. I'd have to watch again to see if there were any indications but the tech might use something similar to Facebook's "Nearby" feature - maybe all 1000 simulations happened in a few seconds after Frank and Amy's phones both registered them as being in the same place. App finds others nearby, runs 1000 simulations and pops up a pick of the person you're looking for if it finds a match near you.