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'Black Mirror' season 3 will give you unsettling dreams

Now on Netflix, the new series tells a trove of twisted technological tales.

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Richard Trenholm
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Anthology series "Black Mirror" returns with a new third season, this time produced by Netflix.

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In "Playtest", a young man takes a job testing a new gaming technology.

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"Men Against Fire" sees soldiers battling strange enemies.

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It's a timely but on-the-nose metaphor about the way we treat immigrants.

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"Men Against Fire" explores the ways we perceive those who are different from us.

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"Hated in the Nation" combines police procedural and B-movie schlock with a tech twist.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis appear in "San Junipero".

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"San Junipero" is a loving homage to 1980s movies.

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Obviously, this being "Black Mirror", there's more to this 1980s world than meets the eye.

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"San Junipero" is the most emotional of the new episodes.

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"Game of Thrones" star Jerome Flynn appears with Alex Lawther in "Shut Up and Dance".

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"Shut Up and Dance" is a tale of blackmail with a technological twist.

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Bryce Dallas Howard, star of "Jurassic World", appears in "Nosedive".

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"Nosedive" depicts a pastel paradise where social media has become the new sharing economy.

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"Black Mirror" is on Netflix now.

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