Machine Dreams (I)
Episode 1 of 22 within Season One. Item 1 of 24 overall.
Production number 001.
Art Monterastelli - Writer
Mario Azzopardi - Director
90 votes

When Hume's longtime CPB partner is killed during what, in 2070, is a rare investigation of murder, and a 12-year-old boy disappears, the mystery is linked to the use of illegal experimental technology made by Rekall - specialists in temporal vacations and artificial intelligence.

Meanwhile, Hume works begrudgingly with his new prim partner Ian Farve, determined to recover the boy safely and seek justice for his fallen comrade.

original airdate--January 05,1999

network--CBC network / Showtime

music: theme song "Total Recall 2070" by Jack Lenz


The Consortium:

By the year 2070, Earth and Mars (as well as space stations) are ruled by a unified government known as the Interplanetary Council (IPC). However, much of the real power is held by the Consortium, composed of at least six multi-global companies that financed the colonization of Mars.

The known six companies are:

  1. Rekall, the information technology powerhouse of the 21st century. Rekall also provides the Operating Systems for the Androids manufactured by Uber Braun.
  2. Minacon, the energy supply company, provides both the oil on Earth and the deuterium on Mars.
  3. Tashimo-Pacific, the transport company, created "Johnny Cab."
  4. Uber Braun, the rocket and robotics corporation, build the service androids.
  5. Variable Dynamics, the medical and bio-tech company, is interested in creating synthetic humans.
  6. Tillman Heath advertising boards are around the city in the series. Tillman Heath is the agriculture and chemicals giant but its real purpose was not unveiled in the 1st series. Its slogan is "Bringing the world's food supply to you."


Goof: Ehrenthal's voice is actually one-half a second ahead of his lips when he is dressing down Hume for arresting Richard Collector.

Trivia: The android who serves coffee in the CPB office is named Robby. This is a tribute to Robby the Robot.


"In a dark, overcrowded future, where government is controlled by big business, Detective David Hume of the Citizens Protection Bureau, and his android partner, wage a seemingly hopeless crusade against crime."

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