All of the Film and Television Adaptations of Philip K. Dick

By Dan O’Brien  / @vedafy1 /   Published October 20, 2020


Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982

With more than 40 novels and 121 short stories in a career of only 30 years, the writings of Philip K. Dick have become a permanent part of our pop culture. Oppressive paranoia, urban isolationism, fantastic futuristic worlds, alternate universes, and mental illness are just a few of the themes presented by this prolific, complicated, and troubled novelist often celebrated as one of the world’s greatest writers of science fiction.

The work of Philip K. Dick has become an enduring part of our cultural history, with 1982’s Blade Runner acting as the perfect conduit for unleashing his themes of dystopic world-building, immersive technology, and de-humanizing desolation to an unsuspecting mainstream public of the early 1980s. While the movie’s release was unfortunately timed with the release of the film that would completely dominate theaters that year (Steven Spielberg’s E.T., The Extraterrestrial), Blade Runner, and many of the writer’s adaptations that would follow it remain with us today.

Presenting:  Every film and television series adapted from his writings.

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He passed away just months prior to the release of the adaptation of his 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep“.  Eventually, Blade Runner would be just the start of a continuous slate of the legendary writer’s works made for film and television.

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"Profoundly underrated, the film is a faithful adaptation of Dick’s book. Usually, his source material is the launchpad for a film that doesn’t resemble the text. But Linklater considers Dick’s characters with all their humanity and flaws intact. "


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Philip K. Dick’s work explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His writing also reflected his interest in metaphysics and theology, and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences



Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business—deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in “half-life,” a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter’s face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all.

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