It's a 1994 adaptation of Gibson's The Gernsback Continuum that I didn't know existed!
Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
Why is the protagonist skeptical of the art deco utopian overlords with whom he has intersected his multiverse? If only it was possible to will them into existence with an analog camera. It takes a lot more than that, and they come in peace.
Right? Enter the shimmering arc!
I had forgotten how much both Midnight Special and Tomorrowland are set in the Gernsbackian dimension.
I'm slightly surprised that you hadn't seen this before. Admittedly, I'm UK-based and saw it when it was first broadcast, but it's fairly well-known (I mean, it even has Toyah in it).
I've been maintaining for two decades that this is the only good Gibson that we've had, and are ever likely to get.
I still contend that the best Gibson adaptation is Strange Days, despite not actually being written by him.
I... I will never view Strange Days in the same way. You are absolutely correct.
It has Toyah in it? How did I miss this? Thanks for the heads up!
The Roman numerals say "1993"
I was gonna say this was probably a copyright-date-versus-date-of-first-broadcast thing, but IMDb and Wikipedia mention only 1993, not 1994.
That's definitely the best copy I've ever seen of it (and far better than I could have hoped to find) - I remember hunting high and low on the p2p sharing services back in the day, and the best I'd found was some old tiny blocky video WMV file. This is really a gorgeous transfer.