Written and directed by creator and showrunner Sam Esmail, the Mr. Robot VR experience takes viewers on a flashback journey with lead character Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) as he remembers an early encounter with his dealer-turned-love-interest Shayla (Frankie Shaw). On Thursday July 22nd, fans, including a large crowd at Comic Con, got a chance to watch the experience when it was briefly made available for viewing through the Within app. The Mr. Robot virtual reality experience captures the atmosphere and sensibilities of the show and brings it into an entirely new medium — and then pushes into territory that television would never allow.