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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.

Director:

Michael Dinner

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Michael Dinner
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... The Father / The Father Thing
Jack Gore ... Charlie Cotrell
Shannon Brown ... Rotko
Alana Arenas Alana Arenas ... Detective Fernandez
Terry Kinney ... Mr. Dick
Marc Grapey ... Principal
Jack Lewis Jack Lewis ... Dylan Peretti
Zakk Paradise ... Henry Peretti
Mireille Enos ... The Mother / The Mother Thing
Cole Keriazakos ... Dashiell
Philip Ghantous Philip Ghantous ... Tall Bald Man
Brian Boland ... Mr. Daltry
Ryan Evans Ryan Evans ... The Attendant
Andrew Rothenberg ... Captain Miller
Eric C. Lynch ... 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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Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Although set in the United States the radio on the car tunes starting ending in even decimal point such as 99.2 instead of the 99.1 or 99.3 of US radio stations. See more »


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Look At Yourself
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Written by Timothy Allen Bryson and Robert E Irving
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Crushing two Stranger Things seasons in one single episode
20 January 2018 | by pablo-fabregatSee all my reviews

This one is the real deal, friends, don't confuse this episode as a "mash-up" from other shows, because this one is based in the original short story from Philip K. Dick (hey, his name is in the show's title!) from 1954. If anything, other shows took ideas from these kind of stories.

I think it was a very good episode. And I'm enjoying a lot watching this show and seeing Mr. Dick's stories come to life (because he didn't just write _that blade runner_ book ;) ).


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