EP. 002 – Does Philip K. Dick dream of Blade Runner?

On this episode we’ll talk with “Blade Runner” screenwriter Hampton Fancher, “Blade Runner 2049” (and “Logan” and “American Gods”)  screenwriter Michael Green, plus Paul M. Sammon, author of “Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.” Hollywood loves Philip K. Dick’s stories. We’ll learn about the making of “Blade Runner,” the adaptation of PKD’s 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” …And why the movie may never have happened without a chance meeting with Ray Bradbury.

8 thoughts on “EP. 002 – Does Philip K. Dick dream of Blade Runner?

  1. Willian John says:

    Once again you guys nailed it.
    Just watched Blade Runner 2049 with my girlfriend and I left the theater speechless. When I saw the name of Philip K Dick in the credits of the movie I was thrilled. The original Blade Runner is my favorite science fiction movie of all time and the new movie is definitely worth of it’s title.
    It is an amazing time to read PKD novels and study his work and you guys are producing an indispensable content.
    Thanks again for the initiative. You guys are awesome!

    • PKD Files says:

      Thanks so very much for listening! We loved 2049 too. We are hard at work on future episodes and excited the project is off and running. By the way, we got our copy of “I Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick” by Emmanuel Carrére in the mail today and are looking forward to diving in. All the best and thanks again for listening!
      I Am Alive And You Are Dead

  2. steph kadwell says:

    Really good listening so far. I’ve seen both bladerunners and am re reading do androids dream of electric sheep. I didn’t know that he died months before the first blade runner came out. Bummer.

    • PKD Files says:

      Thanks for listening! We just finished re-reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” too. We find something new every time. It really was tragic he died before he could see it all. There’s such a legacy and we’re looking forward to making more episodes. And thanks again for listening and taking the time to comment!

  3. Allan Kausch says:

    Hey these podcasts are great! For a future discussion, you might consider talking to Tim Underwood about Paul Wms., and how Underwood Miller (and later, Underwood Books) came to publish Phil’s letters.

    • PKD Files says:

      Thanks so much for listening! And thanks for the great tip — the Selected Letters would make for a great episode. We will definitely look into the letters further. We have a copy of the 1980-1982 Selected Letters volume (other volumes can be quite pricey on eBay!). We hope you will keep sharing episode ideas with us. And thanks again for listening!
      Selected Letters

  4. Allan Kausch says:

    Another idea (which you’ve probably already thought of): If you can, contact K.W.Jeter (in Ecuador) and interview him/get his thoughts about BR 2049 vs his sequels…

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