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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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Why does Bandersnatch have dead ends?

I saw Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and got a dead end by choosing the option where the protagonist destroys his computer when his "finished" code turns up buggy. But instead of continuing the ...
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Default choices in “Bandersnatch”

The information that can be found regarding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch default choices path (i.e. when the viewer is watching the film without any interaction) seems to be contradictory. On the one ...
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How many options actually exist?

The interactive Netflix film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has many points where the user has to choose the path the story will take. Some of these choices make little difference to the overall path but ...
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Is there a canon story or ending to Bandersnatch?

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has a branching story and multiple endings before the credits roll. Is there a canon, final ending or certain set series of events in the story?
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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, whatever I pick I end up with Stefan being in jail with one or multiple murders and his game failed, either due to his crimes or due to its being incomplete. But what ...
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How did Lacie's rating fall to a Zero?

In the Black Mirror Episode "Nosedive (S3,E1)", towards the end, Lacie's rating falls below 1 and goes to a '0', thereby sending her to a jail of sorts. In the app that they use to rate each other, ...
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Identifying inspiration among Black Mirror episode and Sword Art Online

I just watched 'Black Mirror' episode 4 of season 3 (11 episode of whole) titled 'San Junipero' Lots of concepts were similar to the last quarter of 'Sword Art Online' anime 'Mother Rosario' Using ...
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Why are Black Mirror episodes in varying widescreen aspect ratios?

While watching Black Mirror season 3, I noticed letterbox bars on several episodes. When I checked IMDB for the technical specs, I found that: seasons 1 & 2 were all 16:9 (equivalent to 1.78:1, ...
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Are the other people at the simulation real persons consciousness simulation or artificial intelligence simulated consciousness?

Black Mirror. Season 4, Episode 4: Hang the DJ At the end of the episode, there is scene in a pub where the episode reveal is that they are the real version of Amy and Frank, using the dating app. ...
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In the USS Callister episode of Black Mirror, why did the main character do this?

In Season 4, Episode 1 of Black Mirror, "USS Callister" we see the main character taking people's DNA to make AI copies of them in his virtual reality game. It is later revealed that he made these ...
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What is the timeline of Black mirror?

I recently asked a Black Mirror question: Is Black Museum trying to address that there is a chronological order in Black Mirror? Which got the answer with the sourced quote: "It does actually now ...
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Why did this still happen in the ending of USS Callister?

This post is about S04E01 of Black Mirror, titled USS Callister. Half way through the episode, it was established that the Christmas update patch was the wormhole that Cole saw when she was looking ...
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Is Black Museum trying to suggest there is a chronological order in Black Mirror?

In Black Mirror S04E06 Black Museum, we got mention of so many previous episodes that it seems like it is clearly suggesting that it exists in the same universe. It mentions cookies from White ...
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What exactly happened with Kenny in Shut Up and Dance

In the end of the episode the mother of Kenny calls him and apparently has seen a video of him masturbating to child porn. She must have seen it to believe it. Considering that the camera is attached ...
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Black Mirror - clever writing or me being cynical

In the Black Mirror episode titled "Black Museum" (Season 4, Episode 6), when the character Nish is introduced to Rolo, he says Nice accent, you from Australia? To which she replies; Nah, I'm ...
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Explanation of the math in Black Mirror episode: Hang the DJ?

In Black Mirror S04 E04 named Hang the DJ, How did the real-life app particularly choose two specific persons to run 1000 simulations for them? Does the app run 1000 simulations for every two ...
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How did Arkangel still work after Sara became a teenager?

After watching the new Black Mirror, I've been wondering: if Arkangel was banned in Europe, and was soon to be banned in the US while Sara was still a child, how did it continue to work when she ...
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What happened to Walton?

Towards the end of the first episode on season four of Black Mirror, The USS Callister is damaged and Walton sacrifices himself by trying to fix the engine from inside. When the engine starts running ...
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Why is the episode “Metalhead” of Black Mirror in black & white?

Metalhead is the fifth episode of the fourth series of anthology series Black Mirror. Why is it in black and white?
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Why is the expiry date revealed in 'Hang the DJ' even though only one side “pressed the button”?

Black Mirror Season 4 - Episode: Hang the DJ It is established at the beginning that the expiry date is revealed when both parties "press the button" on their devices. Later on, when Frank is alone, ...
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Why are the episodes “Crocodile” and “Hang the DJ” named that way?

In Black Mirror season 4 there are 2 episodes named Crocodile and Hang the DJ. These are the only two episodes that don't have an obvious explanation for their name. Why are they named this way?
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Can't they access cookie's memories directly or it was done for getting confession in White Christmas?

In Black Mirror Christmas special episode 'White Christmas', why they have to go on this extent to make Joe's cookie accept his crimes? They were able to make his cookie, doesn't that allow them to ...
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What does the ending of The National Anthem mean?

In "The National Anthem" what do they try to depict at the end of the episode? We see that the prime minister is praised by the people, Princess Sussanah is also safe and living happily. Prime ...
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Significance of repeated use of Irma Thomas's song 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is'?

In Black Mirror, Irma Thomas's song 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is' got featured a lot: In Fifteen Million Merits: Abi sings "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is" for the judges. In White Christmas, song ...
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Why is the episode called The National Anthem?

The National Anthem is the first episode of the anthology show Black Mirror, where the Prime Minister is forced to have intercourse with a pig in ransom for Princess Susannah's return. But what does ...
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In San Junipero, is there any significance as to why the bar is named Tucker's?

In the British anthology series Black Mirror, the season 3 episode, San Junipero, features a nostalgic 80's-inspired reality with a lot of references to many things characteristically and/or pop-...
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Did Kenny from “Shut up And Dance” in Black Mirror really do what they say he did?

I was under the impression that he was not a pedophile, and the filming of his masturbation is done with "regular" pornography. Since the puppeteer was a troll, he enjoys destroying this normal kid's ...
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What is the significance of the penguin in Fifteen Million Merits?

In Fifteen Million Merits, Abi made a penguin out of food packaging and gave it to Bingham "Bing" Madsen. After accepting the job in avatar shipping portal, Bing gets a house with a real natural view ...
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Why is the episode called “Shut up and Dance”?

The third episode of season 3 of Black Mirror is called "Shut up and Dance". Can anyone please explain why?
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What is happening in the Black Mirror episode “White Bear” (S02E02)?

What is happening in the Black Mirror episode "White Bear" (S02E02)? To me it appeared as if some kind of reality show was going on, wherein a lady was forced to play the part of a murderer. Is my ...