Black-Market Brain Surgery Goes So Wrong (and Yet So Right) in Scifi Short Exchangers

Imagine if everyone came pre-programmed with one special talent. It would be amazingly awesome—unless, like the frustrated protagonist of scifi short Exchangers, your talent is totally useless. Next stop: the black market, where skill swaps can change lives, sometimes in very strange ways.

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The script here is very funny, but really, the best part about Diarmuid O’Brien and Conor O’Toole’s Exchangers is how it embraces its lo-fi limitations with knowing glee. Never before has a pile of old MiniDiscs been so cleverly reappropriated.

(Warning: contains a teeny bit of NSFW language.)

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DISCUSSION

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DeapGreanDream

“Do you have anything employable?”

That’s funny.

Never before has a pile of old MiniDiscs been so cleverly reappropriated.

Also, the plastic robot hand with kung-fu grip.