Coming soon to TV-The Man in the High Castle!

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    AE35Unit

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    Fried Egg

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    Interesting; thanks for the the heads up!
     
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    PhilipKDickFanatic

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    Seconded, hopefully its as visually interesting as Blade Runner was. I also wouldn't mind a Ridley Scott Now Wait For Last Year or UBIK
     
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    AE35Unit

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    Or even Flow My Tears- the finest PKD I've read!
     
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    gully_foyle

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    Yeah, well I'm still waiting to see Radio Free Albemuth, but it seems to have disappeared. Just as it would have if the conspiracy underlying the book was true. OMG!!:eek:
     
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    Diggler

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    Wow! Hopefully Scott won't take too much creative license, like he did with Bladerunner (though it was still a fine film).
     
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    This is great news. TV definately has more scope to flesh out a story than movies.
     
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    Is he going to keep it set in the 1960's (but with Rocket Ships and Nazi Governments)?

    Is he going to keep all that religious Ying/Yang stuff?
     
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    I'd prefer a movie to be honest as with these TV shows I tend to miss one or more episodes. Its why I don't watch V stargate Universe or Chuck etc. Already missed the second episode of new Fringe, which is annoying!
     
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    Hober Mallow

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    The book had rocket ships and Nazi governments. The I Ching is essential to the storyline, especially at the end of the book.
     
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    Hi Hober, that was my point (which no one else has picked up.)

    TV and Hollywood don't like setting Sci-Fi in the past. When they remake (War of the Worlds, I Legend, Day of the Triffids) the set it in the present day.

    I don't think this book will work set in the present day. The Communist Block and Iron Curtain did not last more than 50 years, so why would an equivalent Nazi Totalitarian Regime and a division through America? All the Second World War Nazis would have died of old age. Those 'Flash Gordon' Rocket Ships might well have been built in the '50's if the V rocket programme had been continued, but by today, far superior spacecraft such as the Virgin Galactic would have already replaced them. Draining the Mediterranean Sea is an excellent idea. And as you say, the I Ching is essential to the storyline.

    I welcome them adapting this book to the screen, but I fear that they will ruin it entirely.
     
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    Hober Mallow

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    Hmm. You're right. Although, "Inglorious Bastards" could be considered alternate history sci-fi. In the movie, the war ends early as the result of a successful allied plot to ambush and assassinate Hitler during the screening of a Nazi propaganda movie.

    Also, "The Watchmen" is sort of an alternate history that takes place in an alternate 1985.
     
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    Okay, so I don't need to see that movie anymore.
     
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    JoanDrake

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    This never happened, or did it? (Please say it did, I just got a video service)


    I think conspiracy theories are silly, though entertaining, but I firmly believe that every one Dick ever wrote is true, if only because they COULD be describing the everyday world in Dickian terms
     
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    does someone here know about Two Dooms,by C .M. Kornbluth?
     
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    Looking forward to this. Hopefully it won't veer too far from the storyline. Producing it for the BBC gives me more hope that it will be done right.
     
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