Posts Tagged ‘Brave New World’

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I honestly could not remember anything about the book’s plot, and I wasn’t sure how closely the TV series came to it. The book was unmemorable, except for the background about conditioning different castes using scientific engineering. I had to read it over at Wikipedia to determine that they did diverge quite a bit. I’m sure I like the show better.

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The good news is orgies and ultra-violence.  It’s a Brit production, so adults were in the room. The drama is solid, a love triangle, revolution, systemic oppression, future technology. All in all, my kind of show.

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Now, nothing is perfect, and I’m exceptionally jaded, but this one is worth a watch. We need revolution in the air these days, and conveying it through a completely alien society is even better than contemporary disenchantment. There’s a safe distance, while viewers decide which side they’re on.

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, Syfy

…set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations,” until one of the “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.