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Syfy to Develop a 4-Hour Miniseries Adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle
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Posted on 02/11/2013 2:36:20 PM PST by Perdogg

Syfy has finalized a deal to adapt Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man In The High Castle into a 4-hour miniseries event with Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Hunted) attached to write and serve as Executive Producer. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions will produce the project with Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. Spotnitz will write the first two hours and supervise the writing of the second two hours.

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1 posted on 02/11/2013 2:36:26 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: pjd; Spiff; ClearCase_guy; irishjuggler; Duke Nukum; Mycroft Holmes; KevinDavis; discostu; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/11/2013 2:40:26 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!


3 posted on 02/11/2013 2:43:13 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Perdogg; KevinDavis

Could be really bad, but since they seem to be giving it some extra attention it should be better than most of the made-for-syfy crap.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 2:45:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Could be really bad, but since they seem to be giving it some extra attention it should be better than most of the made-for-syfy crap.

Yeah, some of that SyFy stuff is cringe-inducing.
5 posted on 02/11/2013 2:49:05 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Titan Magroyne
Syfi have ruined many classics imho including Philip José Farmer's Riverworld. Maybe they'll get one right. Ping & Book Marked
6 posted on 02/11/2013 2:52:43 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: GeronL
Better than Sharktopus, Dinocroc, Frankenfish, or Mansquito?

No way!

7 posted on 02/11/2013 2:53:46 PM PST by x
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To: Perdogg

Could be cool. Unless they botch it.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

Interesting. I was just thinking about the novel yesterday. I haven’t read it in maybe 30 years.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 2:57:56 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: x
probably even better than Boa vs Python
10 posted on 02/11/2013 3:05:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg
Oh joy.

Another opportunity for Hollyweird to slip in sly innuendos equating consrvativism to Nazis.

11 posted on 02/11/2013 3:10:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg
I felt a strange Deja Vu as if something had been reprogrammed on January 20, 2009.

Did Philip K. Dick disclose the real Matrix in 1977?

12 posted on 02/11/2013 3:11:23 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
Holy smokes!

Hw has Schizophrenia.

Sad, but at least he turned it to a creative purpose.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 3:31:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin; Sawdring

Nah, for REAL schizophrenia, read Richard Sharpe Shaver’s “A Warning to Future Mankind”.

Shaver was in all likelihood, seriously schizophrenic, but he could write brilliantly. One of the great ones.

The Shaver Mysteries......good stuff!


14 posted on 02/11/2013 3:38:13 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Drumbo

“Syfi have ruined many classics imho including Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld. Maybe they’ll get one right.”

You’re right, it sucked major wind but to do it right would have cost a lot.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 3:42:05 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

I thought it broke major wind. Pew!

PJF must have rolled in his grave.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 3:47:02 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Noumenon
I'd like to see some one like HBO pick up David Wingrove's Chung Kuo. He's re-releasing it in an expanded 20(!) volume series. It's a big, complex story that today is all too believable. Check it out.

Read the original 7 volume series years ago and loved it, but it was clear that Wingrove was having difficulties with his publisher, especially in the last two volumes. Now he's re-starting it with two prequels, Son of Heaven, and Daylight on Iron Mountain. Just ordered them both.

17 posted on 02/11/2013 3:52:43 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I couldn’t find the book on Amazon and could only find folks talking about it in Amazing Stories. Do you have a like to a PDF or something?


18 posted on 02/11/2013 3:55:10 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Perdogg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_the_South


19 posted on 02/11/2013 4:03:25 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Perdogg

they botched the spelling.

The bastardized galactica with “whatever will shock most” brainless writing and ended it with the dumbest finali in history and NOW

thie a big fan fare they announce

another low budget poopfest.

remember alice in wonderland? that was a joke.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 4:07:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg

Love the book. Truly pioneering work in the “alternate history” genre.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 4:14:31 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: Sawdring

That was interesting. It seems the Wachowski “siblings” wrote the Matrix based upon Dick’s views.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 5:07:13 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Perdogg

Well if it is like most of the movies they have shown in the last ten years it will be crap with crappy special effects.

When the Si-fi channel first started I hoped they would show dozens of the old good and bad si-fi-horror movies from the last 90 years. Instead we got lots of new movies all with one basic plot and CGIs about as good as the Scooby Do movie.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 5:29:52 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The special effects should be kept to a minimum. I wonder how they are going to handle the sex in novel.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 6:38:35 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

thanks for the ping


25 posted on 02/12/2013 1:04:09 AM PST by Cronos
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To: dljordan; Noumenon; Titan Magroyne
You’re right, it sucked major wind but to do it right would have cost a lot.
I'm not so sure budget was the cause. They did an adequate job with the grail stones, the riverboat, the zeppelin and big ticket special effects like the dark tower. (I've seen enough low budget sci fi movies to excuse anything for a good story). It was the missing story elements and charterers that turned me off. If you don't have the cojones to tell the story Farmer wrote, why bother? Leaving Yeshewa out of the mix was a cop out imho to avoid angering viewers perhaps, but that was a major element of Farmer's extended series. And where was Herman Göring and cowboy actor Tom Mix? I didn't necessarily love Farmer's plots on a personal level (the Jesus stuff was disturbing), but, the Riverworld novels were still a major literary accomplishment and SyFy whittled away at so much of the story and charterers that it didn't even rise to the level of "Cliff's Notes". Although Man In The High Castle was relatively short compared to "Riverworld" it was not politically correct. I doubt a single charterer will utter the word "Jap".
26 posted on 02/12/2013 6:07:03 AM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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