History Fridge / BladeRunner

17th Oct '17 10:33:51 AM AFP
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* The whole Deckard and Rachel ship. Yes, it's creepy. Yes, it's emotionally stilted. But factor in that she's a Replicant with little to no lived experience, likely programmed for obedience. And then there's...well, he's either a skinjob himself or a ''deeply'' messed up human - either way, not really capable of a functioning relationship. Then the sequel implies that the whole "romance" was ''completely'' arranged by Tyrell from the get-go.

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* The whole Deckard and Rachel ship. Yes, it's creepy. Yes, it's emotionally stilted. But factor in that she's a Replicant with little to no lived experience, likely programmed for obedience. And then there's...well, he's either a skinjob himself or a ''deeply'' messed up human - either way, not really capable of a functioning relationship. Then the sequel implies that the whole "romance" was may have been ''completely'' arranged by Tyrell from the get-go.
* Deckard is somewhat notoriously a DefectiveDetective and mostly ''survives'', let alone succeeds in his mission, through luck and the actions of others[[spoiler: a trait which follows him right to the end of the sequel]]. Similarly, Holden gets shot by a Replicant multiple times before he has a chance to drop his cigarette. These Blade Runners seem to be rather outmatched in any confrontation with the Replicants, so just what makes them so special? It's not that they're good at ''fighting'' Replicants, just that they're specialized in ''finding'' Replicants. Once you've got one cornered, presumably any LAPD beat cop with a pistol (or preferably a group of them) can take a Replicant down, it's just that they're usually HiddenInPlainSight and require special techniques to track down.
13th Oct '17 11:32:46 AM Allronix
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* The whole Deckard and Rachel ship. Yes, it's creepy. Yes, it's emotionally stilted. But factor in that she's a Replicant with little to no lived experience, likely programmed for obedience. And then there's...well, he's either a skinjob himself or a ''deeply'' messed up human - either way, not really capable of a functioning relationship. Then the sequel implies that the whole "romance" was ''completely'' arranged by Tyrell from the get-go.
13th Oct '17 8:30:44 AM Sharlee
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** Gaff's addressing Deckard with the CitySpeak term for "Horse Dick" (see BilingualBonus) could rate as {{Foreshadowing}}. [[spoiler: What's a unicorn? A horse with a phallic symbol on its forehead.]]

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** Gaff's addressing Deckard with the CitySpeak [=CitySpeak=] term for "Horse Dick" (see BilingualBonus) could rate as {{Foreshadowing}}. [[spoiler: What's a unicorn? A horse with a phallic symbol on its forehead.]]
13th Oct '17 8:30:26 AM Sharlee
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** Gaff's addressing Deckard with the CitySpeak term for "Horse Dick" (see BilingualBonus) could rate as {{Foreshadowing}}. [[spoiler: What's a unicorn? A horse with a phallic symbol on its forehead.]]
13th Sep '17 7:23:04 AM AFP
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* Whether intentionally or not, Rachael was given a very MeaningfulName, coming from the Hebrew word for "ewe", or a female sheep. Like so many other replicants, she has as little control over her fate as a livestock animal would.
3rd Sep '17 7:06:32 AM MissDaria
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*** Which fits with the versions of the film with the 'happy ending'.
26th Jul '17 5:30:51 AM AFP
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** As an AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Zhora has seen much more of fighting and killing than Pris has, and [[ShellShockedVeteran wants nothing more to do with it.]]
* Zhora working as an exotic dancer makes pretty good sense if you consider that as a combat model, she might be designed with physical strength and agility in mind. There are no shortage of people who would mind seeing a very physically fit and coordinated woman perform nude. Combine this with a strip club being an easier place to get employment than anywhere she could directly employ her designed skillset as originally intended.



** Perhaps Deckard is not the first person to fall in love with a replicant. Perhaps they wanted to try to extend their loved ones lifespans by any means...now imagine them watching their loved one dying because they tampered with the built in genetic time bomb...

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** Perhaps Deckard is not the first person to fall in love with a replicant. Perhaps they wanted to try to extend their loved ones lifespans by any means...now imagine them watching their loved one dying because they tampered with the built in genetic time bomb...bomb...
* Pris is impressively strong and agile, overall on par with Zhora going by their given stats. It makes sense for a combat model to be very strong and rugged, but when you begin to consider why a sex worker would need to easily handle extreme abuse (such as partial immersion in boiling water), and you begin to realize the sort of things a Replicant sex worker might be expected to endure and still have a four year lifespan. Never mind the consideration of soldiers, laborers, and sex workers who never get past the age of four.
25th Dec '16 5:44:21 PM MetropolisGal2
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** At least one of the methods Roy suggests is dismissed by Tyrell as not working on ''mature'' Replicants. His company probably could build them to last longer if he wanted to. In which case he was not actually trying to extend the lifespan, but to make sure the limitation cannot be broken by anything they could think of.

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** At least one of the methods Roy suggests is dismissed by Tyrell as not working on ''mature'' Replicants. His company probably could build them to last longer if he wanted to. In which case he was not actually trying to extend the lifespan, but to make sure the limitation cannot be broken by anything they could think of.of.
** Perhaps Deckard is not the first person to fall in love with a replicant. Perhaps they wanted to try to extend their loved ones lifespans by any means...now imagine them watching their loved one dying because they tampered with the built in genetic time bomb...
11th Jun '16 6:21:04 PM timotaka
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** Extra horror: he could program them to ''want'' to volunteer.

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** Extra horror: he could program them to ''want'' to volunteer.volunteer.
** At least one of the methods Roy suggests is dismissed by Tyrell as not working on ''mature'' Replicants. His company probably could build them to last longer if he wanted to. In which case he was not actually trying to extend the lifespan, but to make sure the limitation cannot be broken by anything they could think of.
4th Mar '16 8:18:04 PM JoeShadows
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* When Tyrell and Roy are discussing the methods to try and extend Roy's life, Tyrell cites reason after reason why the proposals wouldn't work. And the way he says them, it's obvious he's talking about things he witnessed. So, just how many Replicants did Tyrell burn through trying to figure out ways to extend their lives beyond the mandated "expiration date" before he concluded that it wasn't possible? And were they aware of and voluntarily facing the risks?

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* When Tyrell and Roy are discussing the methods to try and extend Roy's life, Tyrell cites reason after reason why the proposals wouldn't work. And the way he says them, it's obvious he's talking about things he witnessed. So, just how many Replicants did Tyrell burn through trying to figure out ways to extend their lives beyond the mandated "expiration date" before he concluded that it wasn't possible? And were they aware of and voluntarily facing the risks?risks?
** Extra horror: he could program them to ''want'' to volunteer.
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