Stranger Things: From the Real World to the Upside Down

This article is taken from the journal Les Indispensables de Sciences et Avenir n°209 dated April/June 2022.

Since its launch in 2016 strange thingsThe series, which tells the adventures of a group of teenagers facing paranormal events in the 1980s, is one of the most-watched series on Netflix.

a terrible version of reality

“This series stages the clash of three universes”, notes researcher Natacha Vass-Dyers. The first real one, from the small town of Hawkins; Then the monstrous and dangerous version of it: the parallel dimension of the “upside down world” – one of the children, Will, disappears there in the first episode, and his rescue constitutes the common thread of the first season.

mighty powers of eleven

“Finally, there is the psychic universe, the interstellar space that allows passage from one universe to another.” This manifests in the powers of a strange young girl nicknamed Eleven, who, by the sheer force of her concentration, can swirl the protagonist through the streets of Hawkins into a haze of “upside down world”.,

Volume 1 of the fourth season of Stranger Things is available on Netflix starting May 27, 2022.

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