Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Total Recall 20th Anniversary
20 years ago today, June 1st, Total Recall had its theatrical premier. I don't have anything clever or insightful to say, I just think this was a seminal event in geek history so it was worth mentioning. Everybody, go and rent Total Recall and relive this awesome movie. It's not available anywhere online for free, but you can watch the entire run of the TV series Total Recall 2070 on Hulu. I can't vouch for this series, since I've never actually watched it, but maybe it's really good? Maybe I'll check it out and report back to you. Or, better yet, somebody else check it out and report back to me.
Or go here and read the entire text of Philip K. Dick's original short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale." This one I can vouch for, and it's... ok. It's Philip K. Dick, which means it's brimming with brilliant ideas and flat, ponderous prose. I used to be a huge fan of his work when I was in highschool, but I grew tired of it. But this one is worth reading, even if it isn't as fun as the movie.