In the year 2070, police detective David Hume and his partner Ian Farve attempt to track down a group of murderous androids with ties to a corrupt corporation, named Recall, which are based... See full summary »
In the year 2070, police detective David Hume and his partner Ian Farve attempt to track down a group of murderous androids with ties to a corrupt corporation, named Recall, which are based on the planet Mars in this pilot for the sci-fi TV series. Written by
Michael Rawlins is only 5'2", so when he was making a command decision or talking authoritatively, select camera angles had to be used to hide the fact that he was shorter than the people he was in charge of. See more »
Ehrenthal's voice is actually one-half a second ahead of his lips when he is dressing down Hume for arresting Richard Collector. See more »
The instinct to avenge a partner's death is something you don't see anymore.
Yeah, I can see how that would get lost when you live your life under a surveillance camera.
You're not suggesting the attempts to make this a safer and more perfect world have actually resulted in a loss of individual freedom, are you?
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Of course, one would have to be familiar with science fiction writer Philip K. Dick to appreciate this series premier, which has absolutely nothing to do with an Arnold Schwarzenneger movie. "Total Recall: 2070" was Showtime's noble experiment in sci-fi noir. If one has actually read Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and "We Can Build It For You Wholesale" then one has a basis for appreciating what this series was attempting to do. If not, probably not.
Those reviewers savvy enough to make the connection have written excellent reviews and I second their comments. There is a hard-bitten existentialism at the heart of this series which deals with issues of artificial life/intelligence, a corporate/government dominance reminiscent of "1984", and strained human relations in an environment where being human is by no means what it used to be.
Why the 22 episodes of this series have not been released is beyond me.
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