The Last Enemy

BBC (Mini-Series 2008)



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The Last Enemy

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This fast-paced thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Ezard, a man bent on uncovering the truth about his brother's death. He soon finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy and a torrid love affair.

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AIRED ON 3/16/2008

Season 1 : Episode 5

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  • receive a mark

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    It is possible that a VeriChip could be implanted in the forehead or right hand as a part of the mark of the beast. This would probably only occur in the more industrialized countries.

    Currently the VeriChip is not the mark of the beast. But at some point in the future it could be part of the physical mark that is put on a person's forehead or right handmoreless
  • quite a scary but believable vision of presence andt future

    this mini-series really sents shivers down my spine! the society it shows is a pure „1984" kind nightmare of intruding into the lives of its citizens, alledgedly in the name of safety but in reality for the omptimization of profit by exploiting fear, paranoia and prejudice. the most scary thing about it all is, that it's quite believable that we're actually heading there and that what right now might seem like a slightly paranoid vision of the future has already started to some extent with great-britain in the inglorious role as one of the leading countries when it comes to the surveillance of public space, a lot of other countries – including the one i live in, switzerland – following more and more. what sometimes might appear like some kind of blessing (to be honest, i feel a little bit safer when walking a dark subway when there actually are cameras that would alert somebody if i were mugged) might turn into leaving us completely transparent – not only to the government but to big companies as well, making them able to „read" every wish from our eyes – from the day we are born to the day we die, making every one of our moves traceable, leaving us as objects and numbers, forcing everybody into conformity in the end.

    the acting is brilliant, especially by benedict cumberbatch as steven ezard. his transformation from a slightly psychotic, unpolitical theoretist to a courageous, involuntary hero might come pretty fast but still stays believable because he seems to have had this in him already, suppressed by an overpowering brother, he wanted to be really different from.moreless

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