A detective for a police agency is teamed with a naive new officer, who is secretly an android, and often conflicts with the Assessor's Office and the security forces of "the Consortium", a small number of extremely powerful companies.
Brant is kidnapped on his way to a Mars safe house, and the assessor's office is prepared to pay the $40 million ransom in fear of loosing him to Rekall. Meanwhile, Hume's personal problems continue ...
In a dystopian mega-city on Earth in 2070, David Hume's a smart dedicated human and his partner, Ian Farve's an android of mysterious origins. The two detectives of Citizens Protection Bureau (CPB) who investigate crimes related to a few powerful companies who control the world.
Fantastic visual representation of Philip K. Dick.
Sadly, most people have never read any of Philip K. Dick's novels and short stories and only connect him with the movie Blade Runner. This is unfortunate because PKD's stories were more entertaining, layered and intellectually versatile than what is offered in Blade Runner. Total Recall 2070 is less of an amalgamation of Blade Runner and Total Recall, and more a mix of their literary sources: 'We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale' [short story] and 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' [novel], both by PKD. Both of these have very real, flawed characters with a quirky, inventive mood that always entertain.
The story of Total Recall 2070 was nearly that of '...Sheep.' For the benefit of the movie going masses' recognition, the names of things from the movie version of Total Recall were used. The story was about the philosophy behind automated sentiency, mechanized religion and the need for humanity to regain its sense of purpose above the machine, while also living beside it. This is something the series was only beginning to touch before it was canceled.
The lack of knowledge about the show's true roots has led to a complete misunderstanding of it. It is a near perfect representation of PKD's wonderfully strange and murky imagination. People call Total Recall 2070 a rip-off of the movies when in reality the movies were a pale shadows of their sources. Total Recall 2070 is the most genuine incarnation of Philip K. Dick's worlds to date.
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