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Metalhead 

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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

Director:

David Slade

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), Charlie Brooker
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Episode cast overview:
Maxine Peake ... Bella
Jake Davies Jake Davies ... Clarke
Clint Dyer ... Anthony
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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metalhead See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

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80 HERTZ Studios See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.20 : 1
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This entire episode is presented in black and white. See more »

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Referenced in The Ben Shapiro Show: Making Wakanda Great Again (2018) See more »

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De Natura Sonoris No. 2
(uncredited)
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
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A new, 21st century version of that "Trilogy of Terror" sequence with Karen Black.
12 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Back in 1975, the made for American TV movie "Trilogy of Terror" debuted. Two of the stories were very forgettable but the third became a classic. Karen Black plays a lady who buys a scary looking little doll. Little does she know that it's possessed and will stop at nothing to kill her! And so, for about 30 minutes, Ms. Black is tormented and tormented by this hellish doll. So why do I mention this movie? Well, because in so many ways "Metalhead" is an updated and 21st century version of this 70s story.

The entire context for this tale is missing. You simply see three people breaking into what looks like an abandoned warehouse. However, they aren't alone...a robotic dog-like sentry is waiting for them. And, when it discovers the intruders it goes into murder mode and seems as if it will never stop. Two are quickly killed...but the third, the woman, is able to escape. But is there any real escape from this dogged robot?

This episode will keep your attention and is worth watching. However, I should point out that it's a bit more depressing than usual...and the ending, when it all makes sense, it's REALLY depressing. So my advice is watch...unless you're going through a rough patch...then just watch it later or plan on heading to Disney World or having a party when it's over in order to bring your spirits back to normal!

By the way, unlike other episodes I've seen, this one is in black & white. I think this was done to help hide the CGI and make it all look more realistic.

Finally, my daughter told me that this episode and its menacing robot was inspired by a robot featured in the YouTube video entitled "Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?". And, the similarity is interesting.


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