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Ricky Gervais collaborator Karl Pilkington predicted two Black Mirror stories — but that isn’t as weird as it sounds

Karl Pilkington, star of An Idiot Abroad and collaborator on The Ricky Gervais Show, is also almost eerily in tune with the TV series Black Mirror. A YouTube video maker dug up Ricky Gervais Show clips where Pilkington closely outlines much of Black Mirror’s season 4 finale, “Black Museum” — years before the episode aired. It’s an uncanny coincidence, but also a good reminder that stories are more than just clever ideas.

“Black Museum” is a three-part mini-anthology, and Pilkington nails the central premise of two arcs. The animated clips above aired on HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show in 2011 and 2012, but the audio was recorded even earlier. (Obviously, there are light Black Mirror spoilers ahead.)

In one conversation, Pilkington imagines…

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Adi Robertson
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16845840/karl-pilkington-black-mirror-ricky-gervais-show-predictions

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