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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - Season 5

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Glanza, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Glanza

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    If the rumours are true this isn't just a show it's interactive with your choices similar to the old school adventure books.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
  2. Blackvault

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    Just finished watching it, brilliant :)
     
  3. unKle

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    Same here, very good I thought.

    Nice touch at the end of the credits, especially if you have a ZX Spectrum handy..
     
  4. krooton

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    Just signed to my free month of Netflix to give this a go :D
     
  5. SixTwoSix

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    Is this the case?
     
  6. Blackvault

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    Yes, the rumors are true. You get to make choices throughout the story.
     
  7. ChroniC

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    Yeah I tried to watch it on my phone and it wouldn't let me as incompatible.
    I'll try it later on the TV.

    Not sure I like the idea though as having options means I could then have to rewatch I to see what the alternatives were.
     
  8. SixTwoSix

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    That's awesome, I used to love the fighting fantasy books by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone when I was a kid :)

    Island of the Lizard King for life :D
     
  9. krooton

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    Why is that a bad thing?

    More content is more content, and you don't have to if you don't want to. Plus you can jump to the decision points, you don't have to watch right from the start again.
     
  10. SixTwoSix

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    So without anyone posting spoilers, how many choices are you asked to make during the show?

    As i've just read the following and over a trillion permutations seems insane.

     
  11. Smokey Deza

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    I made around a dozen and that was over 90 minutes. You can finish it in 40 minutes so I guess it depends on what you choose.
     
  12. SixTwoSix

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    Cheers, I think i'll watch through this tonight.

    Still haven't watched all the other episodes but been watching sporadically over the years, get that Black Mirror hangover where you need a few weeks break after some episodes.
     
  13. VincentHanna

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    A trillion? Pull the other one.
     
  14. unKle

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    I managed to stretch it out to 2.5 hours and I went through all the possible answers... I think.
     
  15. Duke

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    Think I was watching for about an hour or so and jumped back on a couple of them. I'll watch it again and take another path soon. Had to laugh at the 'trillion' permutations quote.
     
  16. Stumble Bum

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    Brilliant. I love Black Mirror and that was a great new concept to enjoy. 5 Stars out of 5.
     
  17. UnworthyBean

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    Started watching about an hour and a half ago and loving it so far.

    Turns out you can choose the 'wrong' option where the story just ends. Had a few endings that way.

    Is there an ultimate ending to it?

    Breaking the 4th wall and fighting the Dr. Was a little unexpected
     
  18. krooton

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    Absolutely fascinating, I think I did everything that could be done, really clever nods within itself.

    I did everything, from going back in time and change the bunny situation, to learning about PACs, and killed pretty much everyone I had the option to at some point.
    Breaking the 4th wall to the point of controlling the lady who actually programmed the Netflix show was ace.
    I reckon I did it all as the final credits didn't give me any more flashback options.

    Great stuff!
     
  19. mcast

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    Loving it, reminds me of those books I bought in the 80s
     
  20. iamtheoneneo

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    It's good not great but the technology here from Netflix is very impressive.

    I wish it had a bit more of a meaningful plot. I got alot of the 'endings' and none of them were particular satisfying.

    There were some great moments that I thought they were going to roll with but don't such as near the beginning with colin and his game, and the drug trip. The early half definitely implied he can time travel only for them to completely switch towards the end. Which means they only put it in because of the interactivity element and them trying to get round the restart issue.

    Also Will Poulter is an amazing actor.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018