Wednesday, May 2, 2007
PKD Special Available As Streaming Video
The British television series 'Arena' produced an hour-long documentary about PKD in 1994 titled 'A Day in the Afterlife of Philip K Dick.' A quite good copy of the show is available as a real audio download from philipkdick.com's media room. I just finished watching it and I must say I'm impressed. I finally got to put a face to many of the major players in Dick's life including: wives Kleo, Anne, and Tessa; literary agent, Russell Galen; therapist Barry Spatz; and friends Jim Blaylock and Tim Powers. One of my favorite moments in the movie is Terry Gilliam mis-remembering Deckard's goat in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as an ostrich. This is a far better documentary than The Gospel According to Philip K Dick...
Update: An anonymous reader points out that the documentary is also available as a torrent download.