Monday, January 19, 2015

"The Man In The High Castle," A TV Series?

     Maybe.  If enough people like it.  Amazon has a pilot for a series based on the Philip K. Dick alternate-history classic, set in a 1962 where the victorious Axis powers have divided the U. S. between a Japanese-ruled West Coast and the Greater German Reich on the East Coast and South, leaving a "neutral territory" between the two.  And somewhere in that area, a guy in a fortified home is busy turning out anti-fascist tales of a world where it turned out differently.  They're banned, of course....

     The Amazon version has the "Man" in the title's "High Castle" making films.  Dick's original has him writing books.  It's an understandable change.

     I liked the pilot.  Tam liked it.  If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free!  Then use the "Send us Feedback" link at the lower right here to tell them if you liked it.  Amazon has a lot of pilots out and only the ones with the most positive feedback will be made into series.  If you'd like The Man In The High Castle to be a series, step up!

7 comments:

Chas Clifton said...

I always thought that that book started well and then fizzled out. You can tell me why I am wrong. ;)

Roberta X said...

No, I can't. Philip K. Dick tended to take his own tack and this book ends telling us all worlds -- or at least all the ones he's shown us -- are illusory.

I'm told he used the I Ching to decide major plot points.

Fred said...

The only thing that bugged me is that the "bad guys" are still running around with K98s 20+ years after the war.
Thankfully I can get past that. Everything else about it is pretty dang good.

Tam said...

Fred,

I was about to blurt something about that, and then I just decided to shut up and eat my awesome. ;)

NotClauswitz said...

Dang that's a good cup of tea.

The Jack said...

I really dug the in the set and costumes. Lots of neat little details. It was like watching something from that evil-alt Universe James Lileks

It really lends a tight believability to such a pulp-ridiculous setting and allows the emotional impact to be felt.

Cookie said...

Enjoyed the premise and thought the props and backgrounds made it a little more interesting if not believable. Will watch more as it becomes available.