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Philip K. Dick 

Philip K. Dick lived a life straight from the pages of his mind-bending sci-fi stories. His writing inspired Blade Runner and influenced the development of robotics and law enforcement. The... See full summary »

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Declan Whitebloom
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Episode credited cast:
Jonathan Adamson Jonathan Adamson ... Narrator (voice)
William C. Albert William C. Albert ... FBI Agent Matson
Mike Binder ... Leo Crow (archive footage)
David Brin David Brin ... Himself - Futurist
Michael Raif Brizzolara ... Philip K. Dick (as Michael Raif)
Joanna Cassidy ... Zhora (archive footage)
Tom Cruise ... John Anderton (archive footage)
Lucy Eaton Lucy Eaton ... Philip's Twin Sister
Andre Fenton Andre Fenton ... Himself - Neuroscientist, New York University
Harrison Ford ... Rick Deckard (archive footage)
Matt Fraction ... Himself - Screenwriter
Arye Gross ... Howard Marks (archive footage)
Daryl Hannah ... Pris (archive footage)
David Hanson David Hanson ... Himself - Android Designer
Rutger Hauer ... Roy Batty (archive footage)
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Philip K. Dick lived a life straight from the pages of his mind-bending sci-fi stories. His writing inspired Blade Runner and influenced the development of robotics and law enforcement. The troubled sci-fi legend questioned the definition of reality. Written by Anonymous

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TV-PG
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USA

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English

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23 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Perception of truth
15 November 2013 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This documentary consists of expert interviews(directors, biographers, physicists, etc.), narration, footage of things that are here now that played a key role in the books of the subject, film clips and reenactments.

It goes into the tremendously prophetic(heck, some of his predictions came true in his own lifetime) sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick(R.I.P.). Whether his visions were drug-induced, due to schizophrenia, or something else entirely remains unclear. This covers in great detail the themes of his work and their consequences on our daily lives.

What does it mean to be human, androids and the implications of them(such as "the uncanny valley"), implanted memories, what is reality(with the sub-titles of machines taking over our lives and what actually exists, how one distinguishes between the virtual and the real as well as addiction to things that aren't actually there), technology going into the mind, paranoia about surveillance and other government power, precognition, predetermination vs. free will and alternate time-lines/parallel universes.

There is disturbing content throughout this. I wholeheartedly recommend this to any fan of the amazing author. 8/10


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