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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2016, 07:25:58 PM »
The series has been renewed for a 2nd season with all of the production team in place:
http://tvline.com/2015/12/18/man-in-the-high-castle-renewed-season-2/


Sweet!


Honestly, I think the major networks need to start upping their game.  Some of the biggest hits are coming from Amazon and Netflix.


Isn't Hulu doing some original programming too now?


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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2016, 08:48:38 PM »
That is sweet.

I like the concept and think they've done a really good job executing, thus far, but I do hope they work on making the resistance characters at least as interesting as the axis guys, because they're really stealing the show in this first season.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2016, 08:23:47 AM »
My wife and I just finished season 1. I was not expecting the ending/reality that was revealed in the last two episodes. Overall it was a great show and I'm interested to see the direction that season 2 goes, but I tend to dislike multiple dimension/time warp stuff.

That being said overall I feel like it was a fantastic show. Great characters and some really good twists that I did not see coming and am interested to see how they play out.


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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2016, 11:29:35 AM »
Season two will be available on Amazon Prime this Friday (12/16/2016).

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2016, 11:55:39 AM »
SWEET!!

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2016, 12:05:19 PM »
Yep! looking forward to it.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2016, 12:32:44 PM »
I still need to finish up season 1 first.  I got distracted.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2017, 11:46:33 PM »
Just finished season 2 and I hope they get the chance to continue the story.

The paranormal stuff, which I was skeptical of at the end of the first season, isn't as off-putting this time around, although I can't say I've got my head fully wrapped around it, yet.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 05:19:43 PM »
wow.. that was good..


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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 11:05:09 PM »
Well... maybe I'll have to give it a go...


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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2017, 12:27:42 AM »
Particularly, Philip K. Dick was himself in writing The Man in the High Castle, featuring a "novel within a novel" motif where multiple characters are reading a novel about an alternate ending to WWII that is different than their ending to WWII, but is still not our ending to WWII...which features heavily in the mind of the readers of The Man in the High Castle (who are also readers of a novel about an alternate ending to WWII).  I now need an aspirin just from trying to summarize that.

I read Chem's synopsis of the novel last year and thought, "How the hell is that supposed to work?"  But with this second season it actually is starting to make sense, even though I still can't shake the Lost-esque feel of the alternate-whatever-switcheroos, I'm seeing how maybe an alt history world may be an interesting vehicle for this kind of weirdness.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2017, 10:10:36 AM »
Well... maybe I'll have to give it a go...


You should.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2017, 07:45:23 PM »
Does anyone else have trouble hearing this show? I have to turn the volume way up when watching it. They whisper a lot and its hard to hear, then there is an explosion and its way too loud.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2017, 03:20:44 AM »
Just finished season 2 and I hope they get the chance to continue the story.

The paranormal stuff, which I was skeptical of at the end of the first season, isn't as off-putting this time around, although I can't say I've got my head fully wrapped around it, yet.

do not forget that this is a show based on a Science Fiction novel, One coming from one of the masters, also a LSD user.
So in this case the story could be a LOT more convoluted.

now...I have a question on something.
Isn't -acording to the storyline- the  neutral zone too mild or timid? I mean it should harbor all sort of resistance movements and the 2 powers would have to be strong on their spying in there.
Instead the storyline shows it to be a forgotten land.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 09:27:05 AM »
The show  has been renewed forat least another season. On the negative side it sounds like Creator/Show Runner Frank Spotnitz (of X-Files fame) has left the show after some creative differences.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/frank-spotnitz-leaves-the-man-in-the-high-castle.html


now...I have a question on something.
Isn't -acording to the storyline- the  neutral zone too mild or timid? I mean it should harbor all sort of resistance movements and the 2 powers would have to be strong on their spying in there.
Instead the storyline shows it to be a forgotten land.
So far they've only shown one small mountain town. Who knows what it's like in the rest of the neutral zone?

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2017, 10:11:44 AM »
Does anyone else have trouble hearing this show? I have to turn the volume way up when watching it. They whisper a lot and its hard to hear, then there is an explosion and its way too loud.

Too funny. We started watching the second season a week or so ago. Could not hear any dialogue. Like you say, explosions, etc., way too loud.

Turned on subtitles to watch an American TV series in English.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2017, 05:42:21 PM »
Still haven't read the book or watched any of the series, but this just popped up today:
http://swling.com/blog/2017/03/resistance-radio-the-man-in-the-high-castle-promotion/
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As a promotion, Amazon recently created a virtual radio called “Resistance Radio” where the listener can pretend to be a part of this dystopia and tune in pirate broadcasts from the resistance movement.

It’s a fun virtual radio and the creators took some care in making it feel authentic. It’s reminiscent of a 1960s era Grundig or Telefunken.

Direct link: https://resistanceradio.com

Yeah, yeah, it's a promotion for the soundtrack CD.  OK, I'll get one, the music is pretty good.  Might even start watching the series.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2017, 06:20:20 PM »
Yeah, yeah, it's a promotion for the soundtrack CD.  OK, I'll get one, the music is pretty good.  Might even start watching the series.


Can you copy the CW at 1750 MHz?

My phone app is decoding mostly gibberish, with the occasional combination of the (usually mangled) words "hidden messages resistance frequencies" every couple minutes.


There's also several number stations in german and japanese.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2017, 06:36:38 PM »
Can you copy the CW at 1750 MHz?
Not me brother, my CW skills are woefully lacking.  Couldn't find anything on the net where someone had copied and posted either.  I'd give it a week.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2017, 08:38:01 AM »
Still haven't read the book or watched any of the series, but this just popped up today:
http://swling.com/blog/2017/03/resistance-radio-the-man-in-the-high-castle-promotion/
From the article:
Direct link: https://resistanceradio.com

Yeah, yeah, it's a promotion for the soundtrack CD.  OK, I'll get one, the music is pretty good.  Might even start watching the series.


Interesting I listened a bit.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2017, 12:55:20 PM »
Still haven't read the book or watched any of the series...

I don't know about the book (I've heard good things) but the series is definitely worth the time investment.

I felt season 2 was even better than season 1, but you really need to start at the beginning or you'll be completely lost.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2017, 05:48:14 PM »
I don't know about the book (I've heard good things) but the series is definitely worth the time investment.

I felt season 2 was even better than season 1, but you really need to start at the beginning or you'll be completely lost.

Dangit, I'm going to have to finally sign up for Amazon Prime now.  Just missing out on too much.  Thanks for the recommend, Rita.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2017, 06:48:09 PM »
Dangit, I'm going to have to finally sign up for Amazon Prime now.  Just missing out on too much.  Thanks for the recommend, Rita.

If you're signing up for it anyway, then also make sure you watch Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton.  REALLY good.

Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu all have some pretty great original programming.  They put the networks to shame.

I can't wait for The Handmaid's Tale to come out on Hulu next month.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
Can you copy the CW at 1750 MHz?

On re-reading your post:

CW at 1750 MHz?   I can't even do 5 WPM!

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2017, 09:11:21 PM »
On re-reading your post:

CW at 1750 MHz?   I can't even do 5 WPM!

Me neither.  But my app seems to be decoding more clearly tonight, it's a repeated message:  "resistance hiding messages in the frequencies"
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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2017, 05:54:04 AM »
Me neither.  But my app seems to be decoding more clearly tonight, it's a repeated message:  "resistance hiding messages in the frequencies"
Interesting, and thanks for posting this.  Overall, it's a really cool promotion for a CD and a series.

I swear, there are times it seems like "Baofeng" is Cantonese for "hot mess."

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Re: The Man in the High Castle - Amazon Original Series
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2017, 10:30:12 AM »
We have yet to watch season 3... i'm not ready to invest myself in another season. I know if we start my wife will binge it, while I'm happy to watch one or two episodes a week.