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 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Anyone watching this?

The Man in the High Castle is an American alternate history television series produced by Amazon Studios. The series is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The story is an alternate history of the world in which the Axis powers won World War II. The United States has been divided into 3 parts: The Japanese puppet state of The Pacific States of America, which comprises the former United States West of the Rocky Mountains; a Nazi puppet state that comprises the eastern half of the former United States; and a neutral zone that acts as a buffer between the two areas, called The Rocky Mountain States.
The pilot debuted on January 15, 2015 and as a pilot was Amazon's "most-watched since the original series development program began." On February 18, 2015, it was announced that it has been picked up for a season.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-High-Castle/dp/B00RSI5EHQ

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't get Amazon programming. This seems the wave of the future for streaming platforms like Amazon and Netflix.

Something we have to remember is Germany was falling (or had fallen?) before the US even dropped the bombs in Japan. I can't think of any practical way two or three countries could rule the world. They would be spread to thin. You can't possibly control the entire planet. While it was a devastating war I don't see how Germany and it's allies could have ever "won" world domination.

Still in the land of fiction interesting concept!

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I don't get Amazon programming. This seems the wave of the future for streaming platforms like Amazon and Netflix.

Something we have to remember is Germany was falling (or had fallen?) before the US even dropped the bombs in Japan. I can't think of any practical way two or three countries could rule the world. They would be spread to thin. You can't possibly control the entire planet. While it was a devastating war I don't see how Germany and it's allies could have ever "won" world domination.

Still in the land of fiction interesting concept!


Not trying to make a comment on this, I just think it's an interesting idea. Not read the Phillip K. Dick book it was based on. In a way, it reminds me of Dark Skies, minus the aliens of course.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I

I can't think of any practical way two or three countries could rule the world.

Still in the land of fiction interesting concept!


If the Germans had the A-bomb do you think they would have had any reservations about using it everywhere and anywhere?
"the City on the Edge of Forever " tv script used the same theorem.
Dick's book is not a litereal "alternate history" like FATHERLAND.
More of a mind -twister. Of course!!!!!!


check it out!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I

I can't think of any practical way two or three countries could rule the world.

Still in the land of fiction interesting concept!


If the Germans had the A-bomb do you think they would have had any reservations about using it everywhere and anywhere?
"the City on the Edge of Forever " tv script used the same theorem.
Dick's book is not a litereal "alternate history" like FATHERLAND.
More of a mind -twister. Of course!!!!!!


check it out!
bruce


Nuking the entire US would not have been feasible. You want to be able to use the land, and people, or it's all for not. (Not to mention nuclear fallout could just as easily drift over German occupied territories.) So you can perhaps get a country to surrender by dropping a bomb or two like the U.S. did, but you still have to have the corporation of the ppl once they surrender. Then it's about man power. Where ever you don't have manpower you lose control again.

Edit: I'm not dissing the series. Sounds cool. I'm just babbling on a bit OT.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2015 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I

I can't think of any practical way two or three countries could rule the world.

Still in the land of fiction interesting concept!


If the Germans had the A-bomb do you think they would have had any reservations about using it everywhere and anywhere?
"the City on the Edge of Forever " tv script used the same theorem.
Dick's book is not a litereal "alternate history" like FATHERLAND.
More of a mind -twister. Of course!!!!!!


check it out!
bruce


Nuking the entire US would not have been feasible. You want to be able to use the land, and people, or it's all for not. (Not to mention nuclear fallout could just as easily drift over German occupied territories.) So you can perhaps get a country to surrender by dropping a bomb or two like the U.S. did, but you still have to have the corporation of the ppl once they surrender. Then it's about man power. Where ever you don't have manpower you lose control again.

Edit: I'm not dissing the series. Sounds cool. I'm just babbling on a bit OT.


If you listen closely the series is set in 1962 just 17 years after Hiroshima.
Yet, the population of veterans dont seem to remeber that the ALLIES WON THE WAR?!
Like i said, its PKD, not history
smile
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2017 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

anyone seen season 2??????

better than s.1
smile
brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2017 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

just read the book, and many of your questions/objections will answered by the twist ending, which is somewhat disappointing (metaphor come to life). Dick's real-life explanation is if the Enemy makes us behave like them to survive, then we have become them and they have won (which I dont agree with). He also thought we were actually living in Ancient Roman times but wearing "rose colored" (modern) glasses, so you cant take him too seriously.
On the plus side, the novel setting inspired his amazing stand-alone short story called "Faith of Our Fathers." The twist in that is more profound and creepy than anything here (or in The Matrix).

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Finally!!!

New Music Wednesdays
The Man In The High Castle: Season 3
Music by Dominic Lewis
Dominic Lewis returns as the series’ composer, delivering 13 vital cues from the third season of the highly acclaimed, Emmy nominated TV series based on the 1962 novel by celebrated author Philip K. Dick. Releasing digitally on February 8th.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The first two seasons were great. Can't wait for the third. Can't recall the music in it at the moment.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I respect all interpretations of the novel but here is my take...

I will illustrate my point by recapping a recent news event.

George H.W>.Bush died recently.
He was feted as a great statesman, a war hero, a patriot, a selfless public servant.
In REALITY, this man has committed innumerable unspeakable crimes; from assassinations , to wars, coup d'etats. Millions have died from his actions, directly or indirectly.
Yet, none of this was mentioned in the media. Not one fucking word!

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE - the one who creates our reality. If we close our eyes and let him>
brm


p.s.for more info read Russ Baker;s book on the family



 
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