In which Kendyl presents our first ever author spotlight, covering the works of Philip K. Dick.
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Hosts Kendyl, Dorin, Ryan and Chase get together to discuss Philip K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale and its two movie adaptations: Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 Total Recall and the current Len Wiseman remake.
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Two admissions: one, I am a big fan of Philip K. Dick and two, I have never seen the 1990 Arnold Schwartzenegger version of Total Recall.
I know, I know. How can I call myself a fan? Honestly, P.K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale (1966) was enough for me. I didn’t feel like I needed to see some pumped up action film to appreciate the simple genius of the story. Please, feel free to correct this assumption in the comments.
And now I find myself in a bit of a dilemma as there is a remake coming out. Starring Colin Farrell. And if I see it, it’s going to look like I went for the eye candy. To correct this, Adaptation will be doing an episode where we talk about the story and both films. But while we wait for the film to be released, here’s the new trailer to tide you over: