PKD flashback: ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ (1968)

One of the fun things about re-reading golden age sci-fi novels is seeing how their predictions compare to reality now that we're coming upon the dates in which those books are set. Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (1968) is of interest now because of the recent theatrical release of the "Blade Runner" sequel and because its fictional date of 2021 isn't far away.

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First episode impressions: ‘Minority Report’

Watching the pilot episode of "Minority Report" (9 p.m. Eastern Mondays on Fox) really makes me want to do a rewatch of "Almost Human," "Century City" and "Dollhouse." Set in 2065, this series that continues from the 2002 Steven Spielberg film – which was itself adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story – looks gorgeous, like those other future-set shows.

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A romance story from the mind of PKD: ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Philip K. Dick is widely remembered for his unparalleled sci-fi imagination, and the latest adaptation of one of his short stories, "The Adjustment Bureau," is rife with that. Less widely acknowledged -- but certainly known by the late author's fans -- is that PKD was a decent character writer, too.

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Is ‘Dollhouse’ channeling Philip K. Dick?

For anyone who wanted to look closely, the "Dollhouse"-Philip K. Dick comparison has been obvious since the first episode, but it has really struck me during this more serialized second season.

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