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Old 01-23-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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It's set in an alternate reality where the Axis have won the war and now in 1962 the Europe and almost half NA is ruled by Nazis and the other half by the Japanese empire(there is a strip in the middle called the neutral zone). I assume half of Asia is probably ruled by the Japanese as well. It's based on a novel and has a really intriguing plot but I won't go into details.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/

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Old 01-23-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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the book is probably my favorite work by my favorite author (PKD).

interesting that they're doing a series this time around. (usually they turn his stories in to movies)

hopefully they don't screw it up too bad.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:56 PM   #3
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the book is probably my favorite work by my favorite author (PKD).

interesting that they're doing a series this time around. (usually they turn his stories in to movies)

hopefully they don't screw it up too bad.
The pilot was pretty good, you should check it out.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:05 AM   #4
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The pilot was pretty good, you should check it out.
how faithful is it?

you better have read the book, otherwise you know what to do.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:07 AM   #5
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how faithful is it?

you better have read the book, otherwise you know what to do.
Nah, haven't read it, it has an interesting premise though.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:14 AM   #6
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Nah, haven't read it, it has an interesting premise though.
it has maaaany, which is what makes it such a great book.

supposedly dick used the i-ching to determine the plot, just like...... well, hopefully you'll see.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:15 AM   #7
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The link says it is a movie...I'd prefer a show
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i read the book when i was in the university, was donated to the university library by the local U.S. embassy, decent read recommended
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I had read that it was running through Amazon's pilot system. The idea is they let a bunch of people put together pilots, then they let people vote on them to decide what to put into production. It didn't work with Transparent, as apparently that tested horribly, and then they put it into production anyway. And they've gone around the system again this year by guaranteeing a series to Woody Allen (duh!). But this I believe was considered the best of what they threw out there during this go round, and is probably going to go into full production. Weather that means a series, or a mini series, single season, even just five episodes or whatever I don't know.

I haven't seen it or read the book for what it's worth, just read about it a couple days ago.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:12 AM   #10
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it has maaaany, which is what makes it such a great book.

supposedly dick used the i-ching to determine the plot, just like...... well, hopefully you'll see.
yeah, the i-ching plays a role already. I thought it was set in 62 or something? Havent read it, but now I want to. Pilot was pretty solid.
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BTW I rewatched it and realized it was set in 62.
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yeah, the i-ching plays a role already. I thought it was set in 62 or something? Havent read it, but now I want to. Pilot was pretty solid.
i'd be interested to know what you think about the book.

the fleeting concept of "wu" (harmony) across precious objects is one of the utterly fascinating themes, IMO.
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Second episode wasn't nearly as good, still could be classified as good build up., the last scene with the fight was cringe-worthy though
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i'd be interested to know what you think about the book.

the fleeting concept of "wu" (harmony) across precious objects is one of the utterly fascinating themes, IMO.
That concept, although maybe in slightly different shades, is one of the major leitmotivs of Philip K Dick's work. It's, for instance, one of the things that makes "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" such a beautiful novel.
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:58 PM   #15
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whoa my god... ten episodes just got released a few days ago.


already it's turned in to a controversy in NYC, where amazon decided to put the alternate flags and stuff on display around the city:
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/39-man-in-t...532251702.html





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