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Lifehacker.com has provided a "road map" of sort which, if I read it correctly, does have some "non-bad" options but that's a subjective issue.


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Encouraged by a comment, I thought I'd try to turn my comment into an answer. The answer to the question is: Black Mirror doesn't make happy endings. I'd argue that is one of their calling cards, and one of the strong points of the series. The shows are heavy in terms of topics, and the overall theme of the show (technology isn't necessarily making things ...


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Not all those ends are as dead as they look Some of those dead ends lead to new content which helps establish the feeling something strange is going on, that time isn't strictly linear in this story, and that something else is somehow in control. For example, when Stefan first arrives at Tuckersoft, Colin's code encounters a bug (what was it again? A ...


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"So, how much footage is there? How many possible paths exist? Will we ever find them all?" "I don’t know how many endings there actually are — I think I’ve forgotten,” Brooker, the creator and writer of the Emmy-winning series, tells The Hollywood Reporter. When his producing partner, Annabel Jones, suggests to THR there are five “definitive”...


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Another reason it may be done this way to motif the video game concept. In some games, you don't always just die, as much as you may have some "players" left and can return to previous checkpoint. (ie: the difference between losing something vs losing everything/the whole game) Checkpoints are locations in a video game where a player character respawns ...


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The makers decline to offer specifics: If you ask producer Russell McLean, there are 10 to 12 endings because some are less definitive. And director David Slade says there are even “golden eggs” that are so difficult to reach, they may never be unlocked. “There are scenes that some people just will never see and we had to make sure that we were OK ...


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I've not seen the secret ending myself, but according to refinery29: The secret path involves Stefan interacting with Jerome F. Davies (Jeff Minter, a real video game designer), the author of Bandersnatch. According to popsugar: The Davies cameo is actually very short and jarring. Stefan awakes at his computer, a bit confused and out of sorts. He ...


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The show is based on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series of books, and in fact the publisher of said books has sued Netflix over this series. The point is, in the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, your character could die, thus making for a shorter story. In the TV show, it must run a specific length, thus the dead end forces you to choose an alternate ...


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No, the whole point is you can pick your ending based on your choices. And every ending is equally valid and there are 5 major endings. From Hollywood Reporter Officially, Netflix says there are five “main” endings. But there is a caveat: There are variants on all of them. “It’s a little bit crude to think of it in terms of specific endings, because they ...


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Although I don't believe these are all the possible endings, as I have come across other people who claim to get even more mash-ups than this and because sometimes it makes you go back and then gives you new options, the following video does discuss many scenarios, citing that there really aren't any happy endings. However, ...


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£5 would absolutely have been enough money in 1984 to buy a pack of 20 cigarettes. The Office for National Statistics has recorded the average price of 20 cigarettes, going back to 1987, when a pack only cost £1.43. Here's the link The scene was most likely trying to show how Mohan treated and viewed his "lesser" employees, by getting the intern to do ...


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There is a super secret ending which contains a guide on how to download a playable copy of Nohzdyve for the ZX Spectrum. In order to get this ending, take the following path: Sugar puffs, Thompson twins, Accept, Accept, Go back, Refuse, Yes, No, The Bermuda Triangle, Shout at Dad, Visit Dr. Haynes, Pull Earlobe, Take them, Follow Colin, Yes, Stefan, Go ...


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Dead ends highlight one of the philosophical themes of the story One of themes of the story in Bandersnatch is that the actions in the game are not as free as you think and are sometime predetermined. In one of the paths the game develop explains that he fixed some of the bugs blocking completion of the game by simplifying the choices and giving the ...


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Bandersnatch is working in the archetype of the addictive meme, similar to “The Parrot” (feel free to google the image, it is safe, hard Sapir-whorf doesn’t exist). These stories are stories where a compelling text or meta-text compels the focus character and threatens to compel the reader. They often involve recursive infection and infection “unto the ...


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The happiest ending is when Stefan reaches the maximum score for Bandersnatch. I mean, that was what he always wanted, not just the maximum score, but to put the same idea of the Bandersnatch book in his game. Only after he killed his father he can work with calm, bring the game on time... etc. And the principal idea of the movie is revelated to us again ...


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