Tag: Philip K Dick

BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)

Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 dystopian scifi film drama directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford as the titular character. The film was loosely based on Philip K Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Despite the initial commercial and critical failure of Blade Runner (when it was first released in 1982), the film has attained cult status in the years since and has been retroactively hailed as one of the best science-fiction films of all time. 

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 5ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 5

Electric Dreams - Episode 5

Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 5 is the fifth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Chances are if you are expecting Electric Dreams to be on the level of Black Mirror, then you will be upset and disappointed.

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 4ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 4

Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 4 is the fourth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 2ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 2

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 2 is the second instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer.The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.

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THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCHTHE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

2015 is the 50th anniversary of many critical events – as we are often reminded. However, as a fan of mind-bending science fiction, I would also like to point out that 1965 was the year Philip K Dick’s novel, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was published. Along with other Dick classics like Ubik & Time Out of Joint, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch questions the very nature of reality itself with the story revolving around the use & experience of simulated reality by its key characters.

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GEEK OUT! THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE IS HIGH CONCEPT SCIFI TV AT ITS BESTGEEK OUT! THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE IS HIGH CONCEPT SCIFI TV AT ITS BEST

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Directed by David Semel.
Starring Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank.

Now, this was unexpected. A TV adaptation of Philip K Dick’s classic scifi novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle has been produced (by Ridley Scott!) with its pilot just been released (FREE) and is definitely worth watching!

For those unfamiliar with the novel, in The Man in the High Castle, Dick imagines an alternative reality where the Axis powers won WWII and split the USA between them viz. Japanese Pacific States (West Coast) and Greater Nazi Reich (East Coast). The plot revolves around the daily life of the inhabitants of this reality in 1962.

Overall, the pilot is rather slow paced but it builds the world imagined by Dick brilliantly. One is kept guessing throughout this episode but it lays down sufficient groundwork to keep interest high. Especially with the twist at the very end, I can’t wait to watch the rest of this ambitious series.