Philip K. Dick is one of MattyV’s favorite sci-fi authors that has penned many tales which were turned into some pretty interesting movies (“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” = “Bladerunner”, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” = “Total Recall”, “Adjustment Team” = “The Adjustment Bureau”). Now Ridley Scott has taken yet another tale and turned it into a series on Amazon.
“The Man in the High Castle” takes us on a journey to an alternate 1962 America. The difference in this reality is that Germany & Japan had won World War II. America is now divided into 3 sections, the Japanese Pacific States (the West), the Neutral Zone (an area that stretches along the Rocky Mountains), & the Greater Nazi Reich (the Midwest & East).
A series of newsreel films that were created by someone known only as “The Man in the High Castle” are being shared by the resistance. These films show images of America winning the war and prospering. Of course The Nazis and Japanese do not want such propaganda to exist so they are desperately on the hunt to find and destroy both the films and those that wish to make the alternate history found in the newsreels a reality.
Amazon is currently streaming the first two episodes of “The Man in the High Castle” now with promises of releasing the rest of the series on November 20th.
MattyV highly recommends checking out the series and more importantly checking out the source material.