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Why weren't Hitler's actual facial features used in The Man in the High Castle?

For the benefit of those like me who haven't watched the series, here's a picture of Hitler in The Man in the High Castle, as played by Wolf Muser: To me, this is still recognisably Hitler, just an ...
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Explanations for The Man in the High Castle?

Some knowledge of the book may give a greater understanding. Clearly the plots do not directly follow each other, and the most obvious difference is that in the book, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is a ...
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Identify this convertible car from Man in the High Castle

This looks like the Kaiser Darrin, circa 1954. There is a nice piece on MyCarQuest regarding this car and the concept of sliding door design. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Darrin#/media/File:...
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Man In the High Castle - Pivotal Historical Differences to the "Alternate" Universe?

I don't recall which episodes specifically, but the two major events we are told: Franklin D. Roosevelt was assassinated (presumably by Giuseppe Zangara). The Nazis dropped an atomic bomb on ...
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How could Juliana have travelled to our world?

The obvious answer is that the world in Season 2 (A) is different to the world in Season 4 (B), and neither may be ours. Juliana-A is, as you say, alive and married to Tagomi Jr, while Juliana-B died ...
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How could Juliana have travelled to our world?

Showrunner David Scarpa elaborated it more where she landed more: “She’s basically traveled to a place where the United States has won world War II,” co-showrunner David Scarpa told the audience. “...
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When Joe Blake travels to Berlin, do those jets really exist?

There were only two commercial SST, the Concorde and the Tupolev Tu-144. This is neither of those, the tails and cockpit windows are different, and the Nazi aircraft has fewer exit doors than the ...
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Why does Juliana seek asylum with Nazis?

"It is, however, not clear to me, why she does not for instance escape to the Neutral Zone, which appears to be much safer choice?" The Neutral Zone's safety is questionable at best, as ...
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How did Smith deduce that Heydrich was the one who ordered his ambush?

When Rudolph Wegener was arrested by Obergruppenführer Smith, Heydrich personally traveled to America to have Wegener transferred to his custody. In the scene of his arrival at Smith's office, ...
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Why are the Kasouras initially interested in spending time with Childan but then abruptly lose all interest?

Childan seemed very interesting to them because of his knowledge of American history, and they invited him over to be able to gain a new perspective as somebody who was not Japanese and also extremely ...
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Why did Wegener write down all of his wife's parents and other relatives' names for Heydrich?

Wegener basically realizes that Heydrich is right and that his life is already over because he has committed treason. He thinks that because Heydrich needs Hitler's trust in Wegener in order to ...
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How did JB get away with the shooting in the first episode?

As we discover in season two: This is probably why Joe gets away with a lot of things.
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Why did Chief Inspector Kido deliberately do this?

Quoting from Wikipedia Yubitsume ("finger shortening") is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology and remorse to another, by means of ...
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Why didn't Chief Inspector Kido return to Japan?

Takeshi Kido traded his life for his son to Yakuza. Since Yakuza had his son, he offered his allegiance to them in return for his son's life. As he is now under Yakuza he must obey their orders. And ...
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Why did Kido want the extradiction order?

Kido is a pretty smart calculating person and I think part of his intent was to see how much of an asset Julianna Crane is to the Reicht. But as John Smith quickly deduces when they meet, that was ...
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Why did Kido accede to working for the Yakuza in SF?

After the Emperor of Japan ordered strategic withdrawal of all military and civilians to empty JPS (Japanese Pacific State) they didn't have anymore of authority in that region. Hence taking help from ...
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Was Gary Connell using an "advance technology" pistol?

We actually see Gary to shoot at Juliana twice: the first occasion is before they bring her to the Man in the High Castle, the second is after they take her from him, as you mention. The first one ...
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Why does Kido not wish to pursue Frank as a more likely suspect for shooting the crown Prince?

Why is he more intent on convicting Ed than in pursuing and then later simply entertaining Frank's guilt? The issue really is not a matter of entertaining Frank's guilt or even anything to do with ...
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How could Germans be using an animated presentation to depict their attack plan?

As Paulie_D had mentioned in the comments, It's hard to really tell, if they are computer generated animated images, but animation existed prior to World War II with iconic films such as Walt Disney's ...
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When Joe Blake travels to Berlin, do those jets really exist?

No, it's not a real plane, it's CGI. The design looks like a hybrid of the rather famous Concorde & the less famous & rather more crash-prone Tupolev TU-144 Perhaps a case of 'parallel ...
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Confused with the ending of The Man In High Castle

In the November 19, 2019, issue of ew.com, they interview the 4th season showrunner, David Scarpa, and he said: As she returns to the mines, which the Resistance occupied in the chaos, the portal ...
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How do the travelers/couriers know what universe to take the films to?

After watching the whole series it seems each courier would come and go to the same 2 universes: one where the Nazis won and the other where they lost. Although Abendsen and the Nazis knew of the ...
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How did Chief Inspector Kido suspect that Captain Iijima killed Trade Minister Tagomi?

I don't have the script to hand, but General Yamori recommends Captain Iijima as "a man we can trust" when ordering the surveillance of the Admiral. This tips Kido off that the General has probably ...
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Identify this convertible car from Man in the High Castle

It's a 1954 Kaiser Darrin. The pocket doors are unique. It was also the first all fiberglass car, body built by Glastron. That particular car is housed at the LeMay Family Collection in Tacoma WA.

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