History Fridge / BladeRunner

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.
18th Dec '15 4:57:59 AM bweb
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* When J.F. Sebastian is introduced to Roy Batty and finds out that Roy and Pris are Nexus 6 models, Sebastian proudly says, "There's some of me in you!" Just in time for a cuckoo clock to go off...

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* When J.F. Sebastian is introduced to Roy Batty and finds out that Roy and Pris are Nexus 6 models, Sebastian proudly says, "There's some of me in you!" Just in time for a cuckoo clock to go off...off...

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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?
8th Aug '14 2:13:34 PM Dannykat
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* * For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.

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* * For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.
21st Jun '14 9:34:25 PM Dingbot
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* * For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.

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* * For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.advantage.
* When J.F. Sebastian is introduced to Roy Batty and finds out that Roy and Pris are Nexus 6 models, Sebastian proudly says, "There's some of me in you!" Just in time for a cuckoo clock to go off...
14th Dec '13 6:09:56 AM JimCambias
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** Or possibly Tyrell is aware of his own selfishness and lack of empathy and suspects he'd fail the test even if he isn't a replicant.
5th Oct '13 8:02:50 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* When asked about his mother in the first scene, Leon replies "I'll tell you about my mother!" before pulling out a pistol and shooting the interrogator. He's a son of a gun.
29th Sep '13 6:31:32 PM MannadiSanNicola
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* In his first scene, Tyrell declines to take the VK test -- partly to see if Rachel will pass it, but also because in earlier versions of the script he is a replicant himself.

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* In his first scene, Tyrell declines to take the VK test -- partly to see if Rachel will pass it, but also because in earlier versions of the script he is a replicant himself.himself.
* * For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.
7th Jun '13 3:32:33 PM EldoradoCola
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* Perfect evidence for the "Deckard is a replicant" theory: in his job as blade runner, he refers to the death of replicants as "retirement." What does Deckard want to do with his career? He wants to retire.
21st Apr '13 1:57:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In his first scene, Tyrell declines to take the VK test -- partly to see if Rachel will pass it, but also because in earlier versions of the script he is a replicant himself.
* I was always aware of the themes of Christianity that this film draws from ([[spoiler: Roy Batty driving a nail into his hand as a form of self-crusifiction being the most obvious]], but I've only just noticed the themes of Greek mythology that this film makes use of as well. Tyrell is Zeus, living in his own personal Mount Olympus (the Tyrell building). He is father to all the other gods (the replecants) and rules over them all and the mortal world from on high. If this is true, then the other replicants must also be Greek deities. Rachael is almost certainly Athena, especially given how heavily associated she is with owls. She also plays piano (Athena was a goddess of the arts, amongst other things). Roy must be Typhon, the god of volcanoes and war (known as Vulcan to the Romans). He's the violent, brilliant soldier that rose up to challenge Zeus himself.

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* In his first scene, Tyrell declines to take the VK test -- partly to see if Rachel will pass it, but also because in earlier versions of the script he is a replicant himself.
* I was always aware of the themes of Christianity that this film draws from ([[spoiler: Roy Batty driving a nail into his hand as a form of self-crusifiction being the most obvious]], but I've only just noticed the themes of Greek mythology that this film makes use of as well. Tyrell is Zeus, living in his own personal Mount Olympus (the Tyrell building). He is father to all the other gods (the replecants) and rules over them all and the mortal world from on high. If this is true, then the other replicants must also be Greek deities. Rachael is almost certainly Athena, especially given how heavily associated she is with owls. She also plays piano (Athena was a goddess of the arts, amongst other things). Roy must be Typhon, the god of volcanoes and war (known as Vulcan to the Romans). He's the violent, brilliant soldier that rose up to challenge Zeus
himself.
21st Apr '13 1:53:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.
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