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Impossible Planet 

Two jaded space tourism employees (Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong) take up an elderly woman's (Geraldine Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth - a planet which has lost all life due to a ... See full summary »

Director:

David Farr

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), David Farr
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Irma
Benedict Wong ... Andrews
Jack Reynor ... Norton
Bekka Bowling ... Synth Female Attendant
Justin Butcher ... Linus Primo
Georgina Campbell ... Barbara
Annes Elwy ... Young Irma
Malik Ibheis ... RB29
Christopher Staines ... RB29 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholle Hembra Nicholle Hembra ... Synth human robot
Ofentse Malatse ... Dex
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Storyline

Two jaded space tourism employees (Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong) take up an elderly woman's (Geraldine Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth - a planet which has lost all life due to a catastrophic "solar fire". She's easily confused but very rich, so what's the harm in indulging her fantasies? As the journey unfolds, their scam begins to eat away at them and they ultimately find themselves dealt a bittersweet surprise. Written by Channel 4

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Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Impossible Planet See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

During the scene while Andrews is putting the ship into autopilot he's singing a song under his breath: "You've got to pick a pocket or two, boys; you've got to pick a pocket or twooo...." This is a tune from the musical Oliver. It was also sampled on "Friends" when Joey is auditioning for A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical. See more »

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Symphony n.8 in Eb Major
(uncredited)
Written by Gustav Mahler
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Half a Story
20 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A couple charlatans run tours for bored people as they look at things like novas and space events. They are partly fact and partly fiction. We know immediately that if reality isn't good enough, they can tweak the thing. A very elderly woman comes on board and is willing to hand over a huge amount of money to get them to take her to earth. One of the men, a truly disgusting guy, decides to bilk her by taking her to a different planet and pretending it is earth. What happens to the young guy who is in charge is and his relationship with this 300 year old woman is the real issue here. The problem is that the first half is gripping and the conclusion is a disappointment.


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