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After about a thousand viewings of "Blade Runner," combined with material like this, this, and this, I'm still struggling to make sense of some of the things I think I see in Deckard's apartment. Specifically:

  1. What are the countertop appliances in the kitchen? I'm pretty sure I see a coffee maker; is the cylindrical thing a rice cooker? a hot water dispenser?
  2. Are the bath and toilet separated? That's not standard American practice.
  3. I think I see a deep, Japanese-style tub in the bathroom (e.g., in the video above). Is that right?
  4. Several of the speculative floor plans I found (see above) have the tub angled at 45 deg. to the wall. Can that possibly be?

(There's also the question of how an ex-cop with no apparent income can afford that apartment, but I'm guessing that we just need to suspend disbelief there and enjoy the movie.)

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    He's not an ex-cop, he's a futuristic robot who was on loan to the police from the Tyrell Corporation. Presumably his lifestyle is funded by the corporation who provided him to the police service. Sorry. Spoilers. – Valorum Apr 9 '16 at 21:23
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    Help me out. I know he's a replicant (origami unicorn, etc.), but how do you know he's on loan from Tyrell? Or is that an inference from the ban on replicants? – crmdgn Apr 9 '16 at 21:26
  • What's wrong with having the tub at an angle? Presumably the dead spaces alongside are used for plumbing and storage. – Valorum Apr 9 '16 at 21:26
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    @Richard Have you ever seen that in real life? (Or, more specifically, have you ever seen it in the home of someone who isn't ostentatiously wasting space?) – crmdgn Apr 9 '16 at 21:27
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    I assumed he was on loan because his police colleague knows that he's a replicant and yet hasn't plugged him full of lead. – Valorum Apr 9 '16 at 21:34

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