Electric Dreams (2017– )
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The Father Thing 

The world is under attack from aliens. Charlie must make difficult decisions to protect his mother and the human race, as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.

Director:

Michael Dinner

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Michael Dinner
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... The Father / The Father Thing
Jack Gore ... Charlie Cotrell
Shannon Brown ... Rotko (as Shannon Merrill Brown)
Alana Arenas Alana Arenas ... Detective Fernandez
Terry Kinney ... Mr. Dick
Marc Grapey ... Principal
Jack Lewis Jack Lewis ... Dylan Peretti
Zakk Paradise ... Henry Peretti
Mireille Enos ... The Mother / The Mother Thing
Cole Keriazakos ... Dashiell
Philip Ghantous Philip Ghantous ... Tall Bald Man
Brian Boland ... Mr. Daltry
Ryan Evans Ryan Evans ... The Attendant
Andrew Rothenberg ... Captain Miller
Eric C. Lynch ... Golan (as Eric Lynch)

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The world is under attack from aliens. Charlie must make difficult decisions to protect his mother and the human race, as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.

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Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Trivia

The school teachers last name is on the whiteboard as Mr Dick, then later he's called Philip. A reference to Philip K. Dick whose short stories this series is based off of See more »

Goofs

Although set in the United States the radio on the car tunes starting ending in even decimal point such as 99.2 instead of the 99.1 or 99.3 of US radio stations. See more »


Soundtracks

A Pocketful of Shells
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Frost
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Nicely done tale of paranoia
13 January 2018 | by davidm-14See all my reviews

Playing out like a combination of "Invaders from Mars" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", this story centers on a young boy, who, while camping with his father, observes a meteor shower, and later, something much more sinister.

Convinced that more and more people are not who they appear to be, the tension ratchets up as he investigates what's going on with his father and seemingly everyone else.

Nicely done riff on a classic science fiction story.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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