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Man in the High Castle

Posted January 16, 2015 by John Birmingham

If you've blagged yourself an Amazon Prime account the pilot ep is now available, and by most reports it looks pretty good.

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tqft is gonna tell you...

Posted January 16, 2015
Expanse trailer is also outhttp://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/15/the-expanse-trailer/

Barnesm mutters...

Posted January 16, 2015

Yeah I have hopes after reading the books. It my equal favourite reading material for 2014 along side Andy Weir's The Martian.

But I am abit afeared given some of SyFy's television series, Riverworld and Wizard of Earthsea both spring to mind though recent efforts have been much better. Battlestar Galaxtica was theirs wasn't it?

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Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted January 16, 2015

Been a while since I read the book, will the challange be to review it without a bunch of commentors screeching "godwin's law"?

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BobGrrl has opinions thus...

Posted January 16, 2015
I have to admit, it didn't wow me as much as I'd hoped, but I would like to see where they'd take it if given more episodes.

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pi has opinions thus...

Posted January 16, 2015
Gotta love Rufus Sewell. Great actor.

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Bunyip has opinions thus...

Posted January 16, 2015
Here's another trailer for The Man in the High Castle, called "The Newsreel"

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Defender90 ducks in to say...

Posted January 17, 2015
Another one that thinks the nazis were in their ceremonial dress uniforms all the time.

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mikehalli mumbles...

Posted January 17, 2015
this is not to do with man in high castle but to do with your column in today's SMH about misspeaking (?). I am sure they won't let this one past the moderator. It is easy to misspeak. Two high flying lawyers meet in a lift at the end of a hard day. One asks the other "How was your day". The other says terrible. I needed to fly out urgently this morning so I asked one of the office girls for 2 pickets to Pittsburgh when I meant to say two tickets to Pittsburgh". The other one responds "I know what you mean. This morning at breakfast, I told my wife I was sick of her, she was an absolute bag and I need to ended this sham of a fucking marriage. I actually meant to say please pass me the maple syrup."

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w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 17, 2015
Mike, that is a good old gag, but I think you stuffed it up a bit. It goes a little more like this.
Two blokes meet in a lift after work. One bloke says to the other, "How was your day?". The other bloke says. "Terrible! There is this cute girl in the office. I meant to ask her to get me a ticket to Pittsburgh, I asked her instead for a picket to Tittsburgh. How embarrassing!"The other one responds "I know what you mean. This morning I meant to ask my wife to pass the maple syrup, instead I asked her why she was ruining my whole fucking life."

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Murphy would have you know...

Posted January 17, 2015
The first fifteen minutes were pretty good. At some point I'll finish the rest.
Respects,
Murph
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TheWah puts forth...

Posted January 17, 2015
I wonder if you could get away with writing a story set 150 years after the nazis won WW2. For 75 years they held sway but were in the end dismantled by inwards grass roots change. Many ethnic groups would have been wiped out and subjugated during that 75 years but are now on the mend, as much as possible. The positive side of this 'what-if' (and here is where people get upset with my idea) the human race has spread out across the solar system due to the breakneck advancements of the 75 nazi occupation. I know the nazis in the real world weren't all that advanced (the americans beat them quite soundly to atomic weapons) but it would be an interesting take on a technologically advanced future society based on a really dark beginning.

Rob has opinions thus...

Posted January 19, 2015
http://turtledove.wikia.com/wiki/In_the_Presence_of_Mine_Enemies_%28novel%29 this sort of covers all those topics. And it is as creepy as all hell.

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Murray is gonna tell you...

Posted January 17, 2015
Okay, here's a guide to the Hitler Wins subgenre. There is a map to this territory, budding writers please don't think it's terra incognita.

http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/hitler_wins




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Murphy puts forth...

Posted January 18, 2015
I do believe the lead Nazi in that scene also played Alexander Hamilton in the HBO miniseries John Adams.
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Murph
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pi puts forth...

Posted January 18, 2015
He did indeed Murph. Rufus Sewell. But more importantly, he played John Murdoch in the absolute classic 'Dark City'

Murphy has opinions thus...

Posted January 18, 2015
Well, everytime I lecture on Hamilton in class, Rufus Sewell is who I hear speaking Hamilton's lines into my head.
Or it could be that I need a battery charger.
Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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DarrenBloomfield ducks in to say...

Posted January 23, 2015
I watched it, and it's wonderfully crafted and produced. That scene about half way through, when the police officer helps change the truck tire. His tatt marks him as an (allied) vet. Says he can't remember now what he was fighting for. Then the ash starts to gently rain down on them. From the hospital. They 'burn the cripples, the terminally ill, they're a drain on the State'. Kindly gives him a spare egg salad sandwich for the trip. ...

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