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S01.E07: Bring Your Dad to Work Day

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Nathan takes Nora’s dad on a do-or-die upload decision tour, but things go awry when Luddites sabotage Lakeview. Nora does some sleuthing on Lucy’s computer in the confusion.

Airdate: May 1, 2020

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Awww, it was sweet to see Nathan bonding with Nora's dad. I totally cracked up when the power went out and he and the horses turned into blocky versions of themselves.

I'm glad that Nora has finally accepted her dad's decision not to upload. That is something that each person should decide for themselves (as opposed to basing their decision on what someone else wants as Nathan did).

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Another good joke to kick off the episode - the woman who thinks her husband hasn't been sending her messages, but it was only because she hadn't agreed to the privacy settings.

I liked how utterly foreign and baffling Lakeview was to Nora's dad, a man who has made the conscious decision to avoid a lot of modern technology.

 I wish they hadn't made Nora's dad a religious man. It devalues the power of his choice, that he thinks he's actually going somewhere better than Lakeview when he dies. If he was just accepting that he's dying and whatever happens happens, it would be far more poignant.

It's interesting that they looked at how Nathan's account is also a shackle for Ingrid - she can't move on with her life while she's responsible for him, but she can't stop being responsible for him, or he ends up being deleted. The obvious answer would be to hand over control of the account to Nathan, but I would assume he can't afford it.

Luddlyfe? Okay. And they forced the server into low res settings? Again, that's a fun gag.

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On 5/17/2020 at 3:15 PM, Danny Franks said:

 I wish they hadn't made Nora's dad a religious man. It devalues the power of his choice, that he thinks he's actually going somewhere better than Lakeview when he dies. If he was just accepting that he's dying and whatever happens happens, it would be far more poignant.

I think the message comes across pretty clearly whether Nora's dad is religious or not. That each person should be able to make their own decision. 

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Third destroyed head episode!

The Uploads turning into block people was an interesting moment. I 

I liked Mr. Antony getting into the concept of the soul. I hadn't thought about the idea that someone's soul might move on, even if their consciousness was in Upload. But that concept seems to be the only reason anyone who believes in an afterlife might choose Upload - if he thought his soul would move on and get to be with his wife, why wouldn't he care if his daughter was still able to talk with him and see him? It seems he was thinking it's not an either/or, he gets what he wants, the three of them together eventually, even if he chose Upload. Granted, there's still issues around not being able to properly grieve and whether his daughter would be wasting her money on a simulation of him, but still. 

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35 minutes ago, bettername2come said:

I liked Mr. Antony getting into the concept of the soul. I hadn't thought about the idea that someone's soul might move on, even if their consciousness was in Upload. But that concept seems to be the only reason anyone who believes in an afterlife might choose Upload - if he thought his soul would move on and get to be with his wife, why wouldn't he care if his daughter was still able to talk with him and see him? It seems he was thinking it's not an either/or, he gets what he wants, the three of them together eventually, even if he chose Upload. Granted, there's still issues around not being able to properly grieve and whether his daughter would be wasting her money on a simulation of him, but still. 

It may be either/or in his mind given the fact that choosing to upload is effectively committing suicide. 

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