A lot of the science fiction that’s appeared on TV over the years isn’t exactly what sci-fi fans would call “hardcore,” from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. Altered Carbon doesn’t have that problem.
Netflix’s latest original show throws so many far out sci-fi concepts at you in its first 30 minutes, let alone across the whole 10-episode season, that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s going on from one scene to the next. But for those who stick with it, Altered Carbon is an engrossing show with fascinating ideas that it sees through all the way to the end.
The core premise isn’t too hard to grasp: Thanks to an invention called the “cortical stack,” humans are effectively immortal. Your personality and memories–everything that makes you “you”–exists in your stack, which nests embedded in your spine. If your body (or “sleeve,” as the show says) dies, you can be “re-sleeved,” as long as your stack remains intact. Continue…
really looking forward to this one… first the godzilla anime, and now this… man, everytime i think about cancelling netflix, they come out with something i want to watch or checkout — damn them.
sat down and watched Bladerunner: 2049 the other night and i have to say… wow… was even better sitting down and watching it at home without some of the distractions that can come with seeing it in the theater.