MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Threshold (2006)
Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O\'Shannon
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This science fiction TV series featured a sarcastic dwarf mathematician character. According to Mathematics Goes to the Movies, mathematical highlights included a 4-dimensional alien object intersecting our world in the first episode, references to "isomorphic group therapy [sic]", "monotonic null sequences" and "quadratic reciprocity" in the second, and a strange statistical study in the 11th.

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Works Similar to Threshold
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  2. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
  3. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  4. Killing Time by Frank Tallis
  5. The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
  6. Phase IV by Mayo Simon (writer) / Saul Bass (director)
  7. The Perfect Spiral by Jason Hornsby
  8. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  9. Mersenne's Mistake by Jason Earls
  10. Vampire World (Trilogy) by Brian Lumley
Ratings for Threshold:
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Mathematical Content:
1.5/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (2 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Aliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions,
Topic
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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