Black Mirror (2011– )
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Men Against Fire 

Future soldiers Stripe and Raiman must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants.


Jakob Verbruggen


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Malachi Kirby ... Stripe
Madeline Brewer ... Raiman
Ariane Labed ... Catarina
Sarah Snook ... Medina
Michael Kelly ... Arquette
Kola Bokinni ... Lennard
Francis Magee ... Parn Heidekker
Aruhan Galieva Aruhan Galieva ... Village Mother
Simon Connolly ... Doctor
Dean Ashton Dean Ashton ... Guard Bradley
Kavé Niku ... Villager (as Kave Niku)
Thomas Thoroe ... Villager #2
Loreece Harrison ... Dream Girl
Toby Oliver Toby Oliver ... Boy Roach
Michael Birch Michael Birch ... Roach


Future soldiers Stripe and Raiman must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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The song that Raiman (Madeline Brewer) sings is "Anyone who knows what love is (will understand)", by Irma Thomas. This is the same song that Abi performs in the Season 1 Black Mirror episode Black Mirror: Fifteen Million Merits (2011) and in Season 2's Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014) by Beth. See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Echoes "The Twilight Zone"
16 December 2016 | by coreyallenSee all my reviews

It was bound to happen at some point, and it's probably not the only present or future instance that Black Mirror, arguably the 21st Century Twilight Zone would feature themes that parallel its predecessor.

This chapter recalls "Eye of the Beholder" in that the viewer is forced to consider truth and virtue based upon how one views another by sight, class, and ethnicity. Once again, we're left to consider the age-old trope that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Just as powerful today, if not more than, the original episode airings in the early 1960's are these themes, as they themselves echo the sense and sensibilities blowing in the wind with regards to haves and have nots.

This could also be summed up by a particularly profound lyric in Pink Floyd's "Us and Them:" "With, without. And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?"

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English | Danish

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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