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Questions tagged [blade-runner-series]

For use when referring to any part of the Blade Runner franchise. Should be used in conjunction with either [blade-runner] or [blade-runner-2049] tags.

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Did Philip Dick watch Blade Runner before his death?

Was Philip K. Dick able to watch a complete version of "Blade Runner" before his death or just unedited material? The "Blade Runner" release date according to Wikipedia and IMDB was 25 June, 1982. ...
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How “hard” is the science behind the genetics mentioned in Blade Runner?

How accurately does the science in Blade Runner reflect the current understanding of genetics?
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What is the role of the Soviet Union in Blade Runner 2049?

In the new movie, Blade Runner 2049, there are several advertisements in Russian, including one that mentions the CCCP (the USSR). Do we know what the current government of LA is? It it under Soviet ...
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Are the owls in Futurama a backwards reference to Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Owls in Futurama are so numerous and plentiful that they are considered a pest. Conversely, the electric owl in Blade Runner represents something beautiful that no longer exists. And in a larger sense,...
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Significance of the origami Deckard found in Blade Runner

What was the significance of the origami figure Deckard found at the end of Blade Runner? What could it have symbolized?
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Why did they name the movie “Blade Runner”?

I just finished reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and I found it interesting that Deckard was always described as a bounty hunter never as a blade runner or anything similar. What exactly ...
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Why does Roy Batty save Deckard from falling?

At the end of Blade Runner, why does Roy Batty catch Deckard as he is about to fall? I have always assumed that it was perhaps the realization of his own imminent demise that caused his actions. I ...
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Is “Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human” and its sequels in continuity with “Blade Runner 2049”?

I was surprised to find that Blade Runner 2049 was not the first sequel to Blade Runner. That distinction goes to three novels by K. W. Jeter: Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human (1995) Blade Runner 3: ...
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Why do replicants have a short lifespan?

In Blade Runner the replicants have a limited lifespan, which is of course a key part of the film. When Deckard and Bryant are talking, Bryant states the short lifespan was deliberately built in to ...
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Is Joi an (unwilling) accomplice of either Wallace or the rebellion?

There are moments in Blade Runner 2049 where Joi (K's holographic girlfriend) seems to act in ways that help the rebellion: But Joi is also a Wallace product and there are moments when one would ...
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Why does that character have to die?

In Blade Runner 2049: I can see only three possibilities, none of which is satisfying: It's just needless exposition, to let the audience know that he's evil. This is the likeliest explanation that ...
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Was Deckard a Replicant or not?

Does Blade Runner 2049 clarify about Deckard's status as a Replicant? The only mention of this that I remember was Wallace's statements implying but which was immediately followed by If Deckard were ...
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Are the off-world colonies really a “golden land of opportunity”?

In Blade Runner, there seems to be quite a marketing campaign for emigration to the off-world colonies, e.g., "A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies, a chance to begin again in a ...
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Why would Niander Wallace or Eldon Tyrell want Replicants to do this?

This is from the movie, Blade Runner 2049. Why would Niander Wallace want replicants to reproduce? As a businessman, his goal is to make money by selling replicants. If replicants can reproduce, then ...
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Why are there honeybees in Blade Runner 2049?

Why are there honeybees in Blade Runner 2049? Joe / Officer-K sets out to find Rick Deckard in what's left of Las Vegas. The city was abandoned after a radioactive bomb attack. When he walks through ...
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Is K's bonus actually Joi's emanator?

When K passes his baseline test at the beginning of Blade Rrunner 2049, the interrogator says, "You can pick up your bonus." In the next scene, he brings home an emanator for Joi. Someone on the ...
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How could Ana Stelline survive childhood?

Spoiler Alert! If you haven't yet seen the movie, Blade Runner 2049, you might want to skip this question. Officer K (also known as Joe) ... She was not placed ... How could she survive even a few ...
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What's the main purpose of the baseline test in Blade Runner?

In Blade Runner 2049, officer K (a Replicant) is made to take a 'baseline test. What's the point in repeating what the machine says in his baseline test?
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Did J.F. Sebastian work from home?

I know he stated that he "does genetic design work for the Tyrell Corporation", but he also has quite the hobbyist operation going on in his home laboratory. I wonder if he physically travels to the ...
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Was this character born or made?

Spoiler Alert! This question is about a recent movie, Blade Runner 2049. I can remove the spoiler tags and change the title after the movie has been out a while and the question would no longer be a ...