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July 05, 2011

The Last Enemy (2008)

My Benedict Cumberbatch kick lead me to the BBC's near future thriller, The Last Enemy, brought to us here courtesy of PBS and the generosity of viewers like you. It is stupid in all the ways you would expect it to be - security checks to enter No. 10 Downing Street, problem; Big Brother checking to see if you have separated your recycling, not a problem - but it's good fun nonetheless.

My favourite bit is Matthew Goode's introduction to episode four. What would happen if you lost your identity card? Couldn't access your bank accounts? Couldn't enter your place of work? What would happen to your identity then? It's meant to be a rhetorical question minus the fact neither Goode nor his worthy audience have any clue what the answer might be. But there is an answer and it should be obvious. You would be free.

Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, Episode IV, Episode V.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 5, 2011 08:44 AM