The man in the high castle.

The man in the high castle.

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Smollet

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4,894 posts

138 months

Sunday 25th October 2015
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Just started watching this on Amazon. First two episodes already available with the rest to follow in a few weeks time. It's basically about an alternate world where the Allies lost WW2 and the USA is divided up between Nazi Germany and Japan with a neutral zone dividing the two. First impressions are it's going to be very good.

JustinP1

13,325 posts

178 months

Sunday 25th October 2015
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This is actually from a Philip K. Dick book.

The book's great, interesting story - different to his AI type stories that have previously been made into films.

r-kid

836 posts

135 months

Sunday 25th October 2015
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Thanks for the reminder, I watched the pilot a while back & have been looking forward to the series.

JamieBeeston

9,171 posts

213 months

Sunday 25th October 2015
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Enjoyed it.

Looking forward to the rest of the season being released.

JonRB

62,113 posts

220 months

Sunday 1st November 2015
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I watched the first two episodes today and really enjoyed it.

It's a really good concept (which was also used to good effect in the Video Game "Wolfenstein: The New Order") and I'm a fan of PKD's books although oddly I have not read this one. Plus I also like alternate history and retro-futurism. So this is right up my street.

ajprice

16,703 posts

144 months

Sunday 1st November 2015
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Watched the first two this weekend, thought it was good. I hadn't heard of it as a Philip K Dick book, the whole German/Japanese occupation is interesting. When do new episodes go online?

cardigankid

7,671 posts

160 months

Sunday 1st November 2015
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The PKD book is brilliant.

g3org3y

14,218 posts

139 months

Monday 2nd November 2015
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Didn't know this had been made into a series. Will check it out, thanks.

JustinP1 said:
This is actually from a Philip K. Dick book.

The book's great, interesting story - different to his AI type stories that have previously been made into films.
Unfortunately I leant my copy to a mate before I had a chance to read it.

Never got it back (and he's moved to Malta now!!). madrolleyes

JonRB

62,113 posts

220 months

Monday 2nd November 2015
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ajprice said:
Watched the first two this weekend, thought it was good. I hadn't heard of it as a Philip K Dick book, the whole German/Japanese occupation is interesting. When do new episodes go online?
All of the remaining episodes are scheduled to be made available on 20th November, all at once.

MissChief

5,208 posts

116 months

Thursday 5th November 2015
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Is the first episode exactly as the pilot that was released?

james_tigerwoods

15,145 posts

145 months

Tuesday 24th November 2015
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Just seen this showcased on BBC News - it does look good. Rufus Sewell looks good in it...

FUBAR

17,059 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th November 2015
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I watched the first 2 a couple of weeks ago, just loved it. Have watched the next 7 episodes over the past 2 days and am absolutely gutted I've just got the season finale left.

Jonesy23

3,921 posts

84 months

Tuesday 24th November 2015
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The Amazon Prime advert does make a good job of showing it off.

Smollet

Original Poster:

4,894 posts

138 months

Tuesday 24th November 2015
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I watched the remaining 8 episodes this weekend and I wasn't disappointed although the ending is a bit of a revelation.

FUBAR

17,059 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th November 2015
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Smollet said:
I watched the remaining 8 episodes this weekend and I wasn't disappointed although the ending is a bit of a revelation.
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JB!

5,254 posts

128 months

Wednesday 25th November 2015
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got as far as Episode 8!

BoRED S2upid

15,291 posts

188 months

Wednesday 25th November 2015
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JustinP1 said:
This is actually from a Philip K. Dick book.

The book's great, interesting story - different to his AI type stories that have previously been made into films.
I've just bought the book sounds like a good read.

AshVX220

4,198 posts

138 months

Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Do you think this will ever come onto normal or cable/Sky TV? Or will be released on DVD? I love the sound of it, but don't have Prime.

SidJames

1,399 posts

181 months

Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Watched the whole 10 episodes today, as it was top of the picks.

Very deeply disturbing if you're in the wrong/right frame of mind, mostly shot in half light/sepia 'ish which adds to its appeal.

First 3 episodes are gripping, but I felt the middle 3-4 were really over egging the pudding. Not bad, just taking an hour to take the whole story line another small increment further.

Last episode was very good.

The krauts even nicked concorde!

It had elements of 1984, Tenko, Colditz, dads Army, The matrix...

Overall 8.5/10.0

JB!

5,254 posts

128 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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SidJames said:
Watched the whole 10 episodes today, as it was top of the picks.

Very deeply disturbing if you're in the wrong/right frame of mind, mostly shot in half light/sepia 'ish which adds to its appeal.

First 3 episodes are gripping, but I felt the middle 3-4 were really over egging the pudding. Not bad, just taking an hour to take the whole story line another small increment further.

Last episode was very good.

The krauts even nicked concorde!

It had elements of 1984, Tenko, Colditz, dads Army, The matrix...

Overall 8.5/10.0
Yeah I found 3/4/5 slow, but they did add to the other storylines quite nicely, just starting the final episode.