Hunker down, people, hunker down. This is just the sort of mystery we love.
A24 (Ex Machina, Moonlight, Room, Free Fire) nonchalantly dropped a cool science fiction trailer over on YouTube today, and though it’s now Untitled, earlier it was labeled “TOR TSR WITNESS” which means almost nothing to me. Of note is that TSR was the game company that published Dungeons & Dragons, and Tor is a science fiction/fantasy book publishing company; TOR is also a software that allows for anonymous internet browsing. Make of those tidbits what you will (probably nothing).
First, check out the trailer, then we’ll talk.
Some of the scenes appear to be taking place in a medical environment, and together with the interspersed clues:
and these screencaps:
plus, a little help from Google translate:
I think we can surmise that humans are being implanted with some sort of technology that a) allows for an experience “Beyond” our concept of virtual reality or b) allows that creepy robot/alien thing to control the humans’ experience in some way. What creepy alien/robot thing, you ask? Oh, this one, with the xenomorphic head and the evil eye:
Oddly, the scene taking place with a girl either dressing or undressing seems to be happening apart from the boy sitting in front of the snowy screen. It looks like he thinks they can’t see him.
If you saw the most recent group of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, this may remind you of the episode called “Playtest”.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If you have other ideas, do please add them in the comments.
Whatever this is …