(Black Mirror, 2019)
Spoiler alert: you may want to watch the Black Mirror Season 5 episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” before reading this.
News announcer Todd: Six months ago, millions were stunned to learn that Grammy-winning pop sensation Ashley O had suffered a catastrophic allergic reaction while dining at home. She slipped into a coma, where she remains to this day….But incredibly, Ashley’s music career didn’t end there, thanks to a remarkable technological leap.
Dr. Munk: We discovered that although we couldn’t communicate with Ashley we could read her brain waves using a temporal interceptor.
Todd: Once plugged in, what they heard stopped them in their tracks.
Manager Aunt Catherine: Music. She was still composing music in her head, in her dreams.
Todd: By linking Ashley’s mind to a computer, technical director Jackson Habanera began the miraculous process of extracting new material.
Jackson: That’s a G#. That’s an A. Another a G#.
Catherine: It was beautiful. It was beautiful. And I just knew there had to be someway to get this out to her fans. That what she would have wanted.