The video is a trailer of an upcoming science fiction drama titled Dimension 404. The Hulu logo can be seen from the lower right corner of the video, so it’s pretty evident that this drama will be streamed through the Hulu website, which is great if you ask me. I can choose to view it anytime and anywhere as long as I have a good connection and a Hulu subscription.
Watch the Dimension 404 Trailer Here:
The video gives off a cinematic vibe from the start, and it would definitely make anyone viewing feel that the trailer is worth watching in the end. As a science fiction drama enthusiast myself, I must say that I was instantly taken by the sci-fi effect used in the first few seconds. Also, the title Dimension 404 sounds interesting in itself, so just the little details certainly catches attention.
As I understood the introduction, it uses the concept of the 404 error, or as what computer users usually see, “File not found”. Hearing the statement, “your connection to reality has suddenly quit; now reconnecting” was very effective in exciting me further. It sounds like this science fiction drama is implying that I will be taken to an alternative universe of some sort, or a world inside a computer.
My questions are immediately answered as the voiceover narrates that there is a “lost dimension” in the dark depths of the cyberspace. There it is. Now I have a faint idea of why this science fiction drama is given its title. The video then shows a series of frames that remind me of some video games and other computer programs, so I guess it is okay to say that the main idea of the show is basically a virtual reality coming alive. Or maybe, it’s the person going into the virtual world. Either way, it sounds really thrilling.
There was one thing I was asking over and over again: how did they come up with the casting? It’s amazing. For an online science fiction drama production, the cast is somewhat bigger than what you would expect. Lea Michelle, for starters, has regular TV shows and is best remembered as one of the main casts of Glee. Robert Buckley also has a series to be shown on the small screen this April. It is an impressive cast. It’s making me wonder how much they had to shell out for the actors.
Speaking of production cost, I am also awed by the cinematography of this science fiction drama. Dimension 404 looks like a legit movie quality. It’s almost like a movie, but better because I will be getting hour-long six episodes, and that’s definitely worth my money. As a science fiction drama follower, I am convinced that Dimension 404 will satisfy my inner geek.
I checked the website and some other pages for information about this science fiction drama, and I must say that what I found has piqued my curiosity more. It’s a Lionsgate Television and RocketJump production. It’s a single-camera setup, which means that it will be easier to understand the flow of this science fiction drama (for me, at least). It says that each episode of the science fiction drama tells a different and weird sci-fi tale, which ranges from horror comedy to action adventure, and that there is a twist ending that is also a beginning. If that doesn’t confuse you, then I’d have to ask you how you made sense of that.
It is safe to say that Dimension 404 will be a science fiction drama that shows the scary side of technology that we often ignore. It’s not the virtual reality per se that should be feared, but rather the uncertainty that the internet brings. We have come so far from the basic connectivity functions we had over two decades ago. The internet is now a complex web, and I have a feeling that this science fiction drama will tackle or make parallels of that issue.
Dimension 404 is a science fiction drama that I would definitely recommend, even if I haven’t seen it yet. The interesting plot coupled with the outstanding cinematography and cast should be enough reason to watch this science fiction drama. It says to not click back and not reload, so might as well just go ahead in watch it on April 14.