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July 31, 2008

Can you see?

srikanth @ 8:27 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1217536020 ) Play

How are these three crime-mystery authors

connected to one particular work of this sci-fi author?

Cracked by Dibyo , Chandrakant Nair , Rey de Vaqueiros , sidsen , Goyal , varuns88 , Ashwin , Priya , Debasish , akhi , udupendra , madhur , varmaOne , Rohan , Tathagata Chatterjee , Atul Mathew , insufferablejake , BiGFooT and rubhatta.


The film Minority Report is based on a Philip K Dick short story of the same name.

In the book, the precogs are named Mike DOnna and Jerry. But the movie renamed them Agatha, Arthur and Dashiell, a tribute to Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiel Hammett (respectively).

21 Responses to “Can you see?”

  1. Dibyo

    Agatha (Christie), Arthur (Conan Doyle) and Dashiell (Hammett) are the names of the pre-cogs in Philip K Dick’s Minority Report.

  2. Chandrakant Nair

    The crime fiction authors shown r Agatha Christie , Arthur Conan Doyle n Dashiell Hammett..

    The “Precogs” in Philip K Dick’s Minority Report were named Agatha , Arthur n Dashiell ..

  3. Rey de Vaqueiros

    The names of the precogs (Agatha, Arthur and Dashiell)in the movie Minority Report, which is based on a Philip K Dick short story of the same name.

  4. sidsen


  5. Goyal

    1. Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett

    2. Philip K Dick

    Agatha, Arthur, Dashiell are precogs in Minority Report – based on Philip’s work.

    Very nice question :)

  6. varuns88

    1.Agatha Christie
    2.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    3.Dashiell Hammett
    4.Philip K.Dick,author of Minority Report.

    connect-> The names of the 3 pre-cogs in the movie adaptation were inspired by famous crime writers: Arthur Conan Doyle,Agatha Christie & Dashiell Hammett.

  7. Ashwin

    Spielberg\’s source material for minority report is a 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick (his fiction inspired Blade Runner and Total Recall) cannily adapted by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen and set in the year 2054. Cruise\’s John Anderton watched his life come apart six years ago when his son was kidnapped – divorce and drugs ensued — just as his Pre-Crime unit took off. Using the skills of a trio of psychics named after three great mystery writers — Arthur (Conan Doyle), Dash (Hammett) and Agatha (Christie) — these pre-cogs lie in a pool in a secure space called the Temple and see murders-to-be that computers turn into images and Anderton orchestrates into police action

  8. Priya

    The 3 pre-cogs in Philip K Dick’s The Minority Report were named after Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett and Arthur Conan Doyle.

  9. Philip K Dick’s Minority Report – Precogs are named after them

  10. akhi

    Christie , Doyle, Hammett and Philip .K.Dick

    “The Minority Report”

    the precogs in the movie were named Agatha,Arthur and Dashiell

    Nice question! :)

  11. udupendra

    Names of the precogs in Minority Report.

  12. madhur

    In the short sci-fi story Minority report by author Philip K. Dick, the precogs were given names Agatha, Arthur and Dashiell after crime writers Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett and Arthur Conan Doyle

  13. varmaOne

    minority report names

  14. Rohan

    in the film version of minority report by philip K Dick(visual 4), the precogs are named Agatha(Christie, visual 1), Arthur(Conan Doyle, visual 2) and Dashiell(hammet, visual 3)

  15. Tathagata Chatterjee

    The three visuals : Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett.
    The sci-fi author : Philip K Dick.
    The connect : In the short story by PKD called “Minority report”, the three precogs were named after these three authors viz. AC,ACD,DH.
    PS : When I indulged myself by asking this question in a quiz some years back, I saw the same being featured here :-)

    Tathagata Chatterjee

  16. Atul Mathew

    Arthur Conan DOyle,Agatha Christie,Dashiell Hammit

    Philip K Dick

    The 3 Precogs in Dick’s Minority Report are named after the aformentioned writers.

  17. Agatha Christie
    Conan Doyle
    Dashiell Hammett &
    Phillip K Dick

    Connect is Minority Report, based on the short story of the same name by Dick, had its three precogs named after each one of the crime-mystery authors.

  18. BiGFooT

    “The names of the Precogs in Minority Report” funda :

    The PreCogs were all named after famous mystery writers. Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie.
    Bottom pic is of Philip.K.Dick

  19. Apurva

    I see Philip Dick and Agatha Christie

  20. rubhatta

    Minority Report is the connection.

    It is a short story by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick

    The three \’Precognitives\’ featured in the movie all have names inspired by the crime-mystery authors: Agatha Christie,Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett

  21. rajeshvj

    1. Agatha Christie
    2. Arthur Conan Doyle
    3. ?

    Couldn’t ID the rest :(

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