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The Father Thing 

The world is under attack from aliens. Charlie must make difficult decisions to protect his mother and the human race, as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.

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... The Father / The Father Thing
... Charlie Cotrell
... Rotko
Alana Arenas ... Detective Fernandez
... Mr. Dick
... Principal
Jack Lewis ... Dylan Peretti
... Henry Peretti
... The Mother / The Mother Thing
... Dashiell
Philip Ghantous ... Tall Bald Man
... Mr. Daltry
Ryan Evans ... The Attendant
... Captain Miller
... Golan (as Eric Lynch)
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The world is under attack from aliens. Charlie must make difficult decisions to protect his mother and the human race, as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.

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The school teachers last name is on the whiteboard as Mr Dick, then later he's called Philip. A reference to Philip K. Dick who's short stories this series is based off of See more »


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PKD Electric Dreams Main Title
Written by Harry David Gregson-Williams
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27 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The father thing is a reoccurring theme, not only in PK dick, but also in most peoples changing cognitive viewpoint as they grow out of childhood.

There reaches a point in our lives when we see our parents as others do. Just people trying to get on in a complicated world, with all the failings of human frailty. And yeah, its a scary time, and suddenly parents do seem like aliens, but that is to do with ourselves, not our parents. It is us that are changing not them.

The father thing is therefore not about aliens taking over people. That is a theme of other films such as body snatchers, which in itself is a metaphor for the worlds' tangled cold war relations at the time when it was written.

As a tv program the father is thing ok - really nothing special - as a representation of the actual story that it claims it is based on - it - to use common American teenage parlance - sucks.


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