Total Recall and Philip Dick’s Nature of Reality

Total Recall was based off of the prolific science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s (1928-1982) short story, ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale’ from 1966. It is a story that questions reality and memories and runs into a concept of cycles of time and repeating events. The original Total Recall film featured a storyline that had the protagonist Douglas Quaid interested in visiting the pyramids of Mars and the alien...

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