SciFi Channel introduces America to mentalist Derren Brown, the British sensation described as "part James Bond, part Yoda". Brown already has had numerous top rated shows in the UK and he now brings his jaw-dropping gift across the pond for US audiences to astound and amaze. Though he doesn't claim to be a mind reader, Brown can predict and control human behavior with a mix of psychology, suggestion and showmanship. In 6 episodes, Brown will amaze and prove his gift that some may say is impossible.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Mind Control with Derren Brown - Hypnosis in popular culture - Netflix
For over a century, hypnosis has been a popular theme in fiction and music; it features in movies almost from their inception and more recently has been depicted in television and online media. As Harvard hypnotherapist Deirdre Barrett points out in 'Hypnosis in Popular Media', the vast majority of these depictions are negative stereotypes of either control for criminal profit and murder or as a method of seduction. Others depict hypnosis as all-powerful or even a path to supernatural powers. This article lists stories in which hypnosis is featured as an important element. Passing mentions are omitted from this list.
Mind Control with Derren Brown - Online media - Netflix
The fictional crime-fighter, The Red Panda, featured on Decoder Ring Theatre, uses a highly fictionalized form of hypnotic power.