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The Man in the High Castle: Hitler Has Only Got One Ball  Season 4, Ep 0

The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Nov 17, 2019 - 7 comments

The Man in the High Castle: That's Oberst-Gruppenführer Smith To You  Show Only   Season 3, Ep 0

Based on the discussions here of the first and second seasons, let's just dispense with the notion the third season of the series has anything to do with the book, shall we? Season two ended with some surprises and some things that were sort of inevitable with the arc of the story … [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 20, 2018 - 7 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Kill All Others (K.A.O.)  Season 1, Ep 7

During a televised interview with The Candidate (Vera Farmiga), she makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. No one seems to pay much heed, except a plant worker, Philbert Noyce (Mel Rodriguez), whose responses draw attention to him. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 22, 2018 - 10 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Safe and Sound  Season 1, Ep 9

A small-town girl (Annalise Basso), already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big city with her mother (Maura Tierney). For the first time she is exposed to urban society's emphasis on security and terrorist prevention. Her school days are soon consumed by fear and paranoia, but she finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places. [Channel 4 summary] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 22, 2018 - 6 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Father Thing  Season 1, Ep 10

Eleven-year-old Charlie has a close relationship with his father, sharing a love of baseball. One night, while camping out, they see glowing orbs slowly falling from the sky, which the radio news reports are meteoroids. After a day at home, things get strange. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 19, 2018 - 13 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Autofac  Season 1, Ep 8

Society and the world as we know it has collapsed. A small band of humans must now contend with a massive, automatic factory that continuously produces products while using up what little resources are left. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jan 11, 2018 - 7 comments

The Man in the High Castle: I do believe my father wants what’s best, but this can’t be the way.  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 0

We continue to move far from the plot of the book, keeping only the Ally loss, a trifurcated America, and some surnames, but the exploration of alternate timelines, racial complexities, and genetic impurity grows increasingly complex in a delightfully Dicksonian fashion. The current timeline crucially depends on a fundamental misreading of a documentary film (fake news?), which seems to karmically doom almost any critical reading of the series thus far (all reading is misreading), or even any comparison to Dick's book.
posted by Stanczyk on Dec 29, 2016 - 34 comments

Book: Solar Lottery

In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever—it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards.
posted by hobgadling on Apr 18, 2016 - 2 comments

Book: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
posted by hobgadling on Mar 28, 2016 - 12 comments

PKD Book Club Restart

I had proposed this before (http://fanfare.metafilter.com/5438/PKD-Book-Club), but now that I can actually post book posts, I'll get this started again. [more inside]
posted by hobgadling on Mar 7, 2016 - 9 comments

PKD Book Club

Anyone interested in doing a readthrough of Philip K Dick books? [more inside]
posted by hobgadling on Dec 16, 2015 - 7 comments

Anyone for "The Man in the High Castle?"

Is anyone else planning to watch this? Would it be worth asking for it to be added to Fanfare? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Nov 21, 2015 - 19 comments

The Man in the High Castle: The New World  Season 1, Ep 1

Amazon Pilot (2015): An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, this one-hour show drops the viewer into an alternate world where Germany and Japan have won WWII and partitioned the U.S. A man named Joe joins the resistance in Nazi-controlled New York and sets off in a truck for the neutral zone, a DMZ in the Rockies between the two sides, which seem to be in a state of fragile detente. In Japanese-held San Francisco, a woman chances onto a reel of film that sends her also toward Canon City, Colorado.
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Jan 17, 2015 - 32 comments

The Man in the High Castle?

It's just a pilot on Amazon at the moment, but an ambitious adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel seems like our kind of thing, yeah?
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 17, 2015 - 9 comments

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