TMTYR Episode #53: No, I Mentioned the End Credits (Next)

Continuing the Summer of PKD, the Pavement Pounders discuss the short story “The Golden Man,” loosely adapted into the 2007 Nicolas Cage vehicle Next. Somewhere, somebody enjoys this film. Just not us. Will the story fare better?

Bonus points for anyone who counts how many times Colin says “nucular.”

Pounder Rankings!:
Colin:

  • Story
  • Movie

James:

  • End Credits
  • Story
  • Movie

Seth:

  • Story
  • Movie

Notes:
Why Seth was not “begging the question”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvm6goJQbFI

PDF version of the story:
https://www.jerkersearcher.com/sffaudio_pdfs/TheGoldenManByPhilipK.Dick.pdf

Review of the story:
https://philipkdickreview.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/the-golden-man/

Wikipedia article for the movie (interesting history of the screenplay):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_(2007_film)

Somebody likes the movie!:
http://screencrush.com/nicolas-cage-gifs-next/

But not everyone:
http://www.avclub.com/review/next-3492

PKD in adaptation:
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/17114/looking-back-at-the-9-movie-adaptations-of-philip-k-dick

Seth’s New Podcast, “Hugos There”:
https://hugospodcast.com

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