Charlie Brooker

Instagram’s latest feature is actually turning out to be quite stressful

Every day, there seems to be a news story about social media or technology that makes us think the future is starting to look very <i>Black Mirror-y.</i><p>I mean, yeah, obviously I’m being massively, massively dramatic, but some of the stuff that happens on Charlie Brooker’s show could happen soon (or …

Instagram

Friday briefing: 2017 was the hottest non-El Niño year on record

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, climate data for 2017 indicates a trending increase for global average temperatures, an Australian drone has helped …

El Niño

Best Black Mirror episodes

Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi series <i>Black Mirror</i> is this generation’s The Twilight Zone, but with a modern, technology-driven twist. Dark, ominous stories …

TV

Why Black Mirror Star, Georgina Campbell Is The TV Actress of 2018

Georgina Campbell is certainly an actress of our time. Beyond her indescribable talents Georgina is actually just the kind of girl you immediately …

TV

Thursday briefing: Future iOS update will let users disable throttling

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Tim Cook has said iPhone users will in future be able to disable automatic performance throttling, the USA's most …

Electric Dreams: 'Autofac' Explores the Dark Side of Robotics

Philip K. Dick’s 1955 short story “Autofac” envisioned a post-apocalyptic world where the surviving humans are supplied their goods by a robotic …

Science Fiction

Can Speculative Short Fiction Really Work on TV?

We can really only handle our fictional dystopias in short-form; the world in 2018 is enough of a long-form dystopia for most of us. And the logic of …

TV

This Crazy Easter Egg Theory Might Confirm 'Black Mirror' Takes Place in One Universe

Netflix closed out 2017 with <i>Black Mirror</i>'s solid fourth season. While Charlie Brooker's contained one true standout ("U.S.S. Callister") and a number …

Pop Culture

TV review: Black Mirror Season 4 (2017)

I recently watched all six episodes of season four of the series <i>Black Mirror</i> that was released in December. I reviewed the three earlier seasons …

TV

What Black Mirror Gets Right That Electric Dreams Doesn't

Is there anything more terrifying than technology itself? From killer robots to living forever, the world of sci-fi horror is packed with shows like</i> …

TV

Can't Get Enough 'Black Mirror'? Watch These Dystopian Sci-Fi Shorts

These nine shorts will tide you over until the fifth season of <i>Black Mirror</i> drops.<p><i>Black Mirror</i> is not only a window into a dystopian future but also …

Filmmaking

Charlie Brooker Reveals The Surprising Inspiration Behind 'Black Mirror’s ‘Hang The DJ’

<b>WARNING: Spoilers, obviously.</b><p>For a show about dystopian hellscapes ravaged by omnipresent technology, <i>Black Mirror</i>’s earning itself a surprising reputation for tender romances.<p>Much like with last year’s critically acclaimed ‘San Junipero’, the best episode of the current season is arguably ‘Hang the …

Netflix

Katy Perry Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors in New Interview

It's no one's business but their own as to whether they've had plastic surgery or not, but that doesn't stop tabloids from speculating on which celebrities have gotten work done. Katy Perry knows this more than anyone, having been the target of plastic surgery rumors for years. On Tuesday, the …

Katy Perry

What to Watch After You’ve Finished "The End of the F***ing World"

<i>Do yourself a favor: watch the new Netflix show, then check out these movies and TV series.</i><p>Netflix’s <b>The End of the F***ing World</b> (helpfully shortened …

Filmmaking

Wednesday briefing: Britain could import meat with banned additives in US trade deal

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, the Soil Association has warned that a US trade deal could see food with dangerous additives sold in the UK, …

Public Health England

Firsts: Remembering the first sci-fi anthology series, and nope, it’s not The Twilight Zone

Science-fiction (and horror) anthology series have seen a huge resurgence in the past few years, thanks mostly to Charlie Brooker’s fantastic <i>Black</i> …

Entertainment

'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back

Some TV genres are perennials. They've been around since the early days of television, and probably are never going away — weekly drama series featuring doctors or cops, for example.<p>Other TV genres are like locusts. They get buried, lying dormant, until they suddenly resurface. On prime time TV, …

TV

15 Black Mirror Easter Eggs And References Fans Totally Missed

Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi anthology series <i>Black Mirror</i> is a distorted look at our own society, but also robot bees hungry for honey, murder and …

TV

Black Mirror: Every Episode Ranked from Worst to Best

<i>Liam Hoofe looks back at all 19 episodes of Black Mirror and ranks them from worst to best…</i><p>It’s been a few weeks since <b>Black Mirror</b>, Charlie Brooker’s …

TV

Sitcoms seem stuck in the 70s. Is there still a place for them in today’s world?

The sitcom’s gig might be over, with audiences’ lust for comedy being served by competitive baking shows and reality TV<p>It’s always the stupidest questions that stick in your head. Does Vin Diesel mean “Wine made out of petrol” in French? Do Shetland ponies feel inadequate compared to regular …

TV

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Which episode should Netflix submit for Emmys — ‘USS Callister,’ ‘Crocodile,’ ‘Black Museum’ … ? [POLL]

Last year Netflix submitted the “San Junipero” episode of “Black Mirror” for Emmy consideration in the category of Best TV Movie, a gamble that paid …

Entertainment

The End Of The F***ing World cast: Where you might recognise the stars from

The End Of The F***ing World has had a second wave of appreciation after releasing on Netflix, and you might have spotted a few familiar faces.<p>Based …

TV

PODCASTS WILL BE THE SAVIOUR OF RADIO. BUT DON’T CALL THEM PODCASTS.

I still do my own show - The Electrik Playground - every week on Kiss Fresh, and we syndicate an international version out to over 60 stations around …

The Office

Six new Black Mirror featurettes offer behind-the-scenes perspective of Season 4

The newest season of <i>Black Mirror</i> has been available for just a couple of weeks now, but already it's been dissected, absorbed, mulled over, and …

Netflix

Maxine Peak admits she wrote herself into Mike Leigh's new film… by sending him a postcard

The actress was determined to land a part in

19th Century

Oops! Rotten Tomatoes Just Killed Off the Very Much Alive John Carpenter

“John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today!” review aggregator tweets in honor of his birthday<p>In a tweet honoring John Carpenter’s 70th …

Entertainment

Black Mirror Featurette

Season four of the dystopian story machine <i>Black Mirror</i> are on Netflix, with a twist for the series — a narrative thread that runs through all six …

Netflix

Watch these Black Mirror season 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes

You can check out these Black Mirror featurettes that show behind the scenes of every episode of fourth season. It’s really interesting to see how …

TV

Tuesday briefing: China tackles 136,000 tonne oil spill at sea

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, oil spilt from a wrecked Iranian tanker threatens marine life in the East China Sea, Twitter confirms that its …

Project Veritas

The Kardashians just went full Black Mirror

Scary family gets even scarier.<p>Half the fun of watching <i>Black Mirror</i> is imagining how far off we are from the dystopian plots becoming a reality. But …

Kris Jenner