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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 older, greyer Hitler. The Man in the High Castle takes place in 1962, when Hitler would have been 73, so it makes sense to me that he wouldn't look exactly like ...


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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 book, whereas in the series it is a series of motion pictures*. However, if we assume the central premise is the same then In such an interpretation, it does ...


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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:1954_Kaiser_Darrin_dash.jpg From Wikipedia: Along with Darrin's trademark fender line, the Kaiser Darrin had entry doors that, instead of being hinged to ...


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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 Washington DC. On a lesser scale, Hitler was watching the films, and thus learning from the ways he was defeated in alternate universes.


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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 in a car cash with her parents. There are numerous, possibly infinite, alternate worlds.


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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 real-life aircraft. So, it's a Special Effect (CGI) Here's a shot of the effect actually being filmed There is a YouTube video from Zoic Studios who do the ...


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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. “She can never be herself in that [alternate] world. Her identity is tethered to that much darker world of the High Castle.” He suggested Juliana will find a way ...


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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 amputating portions of one's own little finger. In modern times, it is primarily performed by the yakuza, one of the most prominent Japanese criminal organizations....


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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 since Yakuza had decided to stay in SF he cannot leave without their permission.


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"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 seasons 1 & 3 contest by being portrayed as a "lawless" land full of criminals and bounty hunters alike, in which one doesn't have any real protection....


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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, Captain Connolly oddly knows exactly how much sugar to put in Heydrich's coffee - how could he have time to obtain such information if no one knew of Heydrich's ...


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As we discover in season two: This is probably why Joe gets away with a lot of things.


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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 goes like this: Juliana: "You should take me to the Man in the High Castle. Take me to him and I can describe it [the film] frame by frame." ... "Ask him! ...


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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 not Kido's whole intent. The scene leaves us with something unspoken to the audience between the men with only them saying, JOHN SMITH: Tell me something, ...


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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 military or Crown Princess was out of question. Did he lack enough net worth to pay his son's debts? After the evacuation the Japanese currency had no ...


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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 opens and one of Juliana’s visions comes to pass. Men, women, and children from “everywhere” begin to walk through to her reality. Their faces aren’t clearly ...


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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 had Iijima carry out some similarly questionable actions in the recent past.


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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 existence of other universes, we're not shown any evidence that the couriers have any choice where to travel. Juliana and Tagomi are shown always going to the same ...


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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 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released in 1937 AND the first Computer animated film (only 49 seconds long) called Rendering of a Planned Highway existed in ...


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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 evolution' or even just 'spying'. Both planes first flew in 1969. Germany already had the jet engine in the mid-40s (in our timeline ;) as a parallel evolution ...


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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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