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Old 11-01-2019, 10:57 AM
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So it is now officially Blade Runner time...


November 2019...

Sign me up for one of those Off World Colonies please.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:31 AM
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This is the title card at the beginning of the movie (after the intro blurb) about the Tyrrell Corporation and the incident with some genetically engineered humanoids from the off-world colonies.

So, it would be a good time to sit back and watch your copy, for perspective. The HAL 9000 was brought online decades ago, and that thing that happened at Jupiter (or was it Saturn) was almost two decades ago.

My how time flies.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:30 AM
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A. There's already a thread.

B. No replies to that one.

C. Let me tell you about my mother.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:50 AM
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Get me a new game for my Atari, and some TDK tapes for my cassette recorder.

Quite an experience to live in the future, isn't it?
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:51 AM
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Now it has a reply.

What's a tortoise?
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:26 PM
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Sign me up for a Replicant. Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, or Joanna Cassidy, I'm not picky.

And an owl.
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Merged threads.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:02 PM
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The Great Debate: was it Quimby's or eschereal's thread that was the replicant thread? (Or both?)

Merging instead of retirement. What has become of the standards of our Blade Modders? I need the old Dex back.

Now I gotta get back to replacing the cooling unit some kids stole off of my flying car.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:08 PM
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We have achieved parity with the world of the original BladeRunner in at least one respect.


When the film came out, the magazine Cinefantastique devoted a special issue to the film and its immense effort in world-building. There are a lot of details you'd never notice on a casual viewing -- they're so hidden in the background. A lot of films do this, of course, but Bladerunner was trying to create an entire future city and society. One of the details was the magazine racks. Of course, most newsstands are now a mere distant memory, but you can still find racks of magazines at the remaining big booksellers like Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million, and college bookstores (many of which are run by B&N these days)

The magazines were a.) very esoteric; and b.) very expensive. I seem to recall a cover price of $12. Back then a typical magazine cost about $1.50. Cinefantastique, as a special-interest magazine, sold for $3.95, which was kinda steep. Smithsonian runs $8 now. Playboy is now $25 an issue. Heck, Mad magazine is now $6 an issue. "Cheap," indeed. (in 1982 it was a buck)
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Something I just realized today: If Die Hard is a Christmas movie, then Blade Runner is a Halloween movie.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:48 PM
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It might look right now like the world hasn’t turned out like it was depicted in Blade Runner but we still have the rest of the month and I feel there’s still a good chance.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:17 PM
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It might look right now like the world hasn’t turned out like it was depicted in Blade Runner but we still have the rest of the month and I feel there’s still a good chance.
*claps*

If I'd been drinking whiskey from a nice square glass when I read this, it would have spurted out my nose.
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Sign me up for a Replicant. Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, or Joanna Cassidy, I'm not picky.

And an owl.
Yeah, like you could afford an owl.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:54 PM
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What‽ What idiots pay that?
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Yeah, like you could afford an owl.
Not a real one, obviously.
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People who reeeallly want to read the articles.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:15 AM
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Not a real one, obviously.
You think he'd be posting in a place like this if he could afford a real owl?
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Pan Am hasn't been resurrected (unlike Atari which keeps getting briefly re-resurrected). But I still walk over to the pay videophone when I need to make a call in a bar.
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Sometime in the next month or so, I have to rebuild a shower stall. I'm thinking vaguely about incorporating some kind of hot-air drying system like Cassidy used in the film for her hair.
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Los Angeles November 2019 has crosswalk signs that say "on't walk don't walk don't wal"; downtown Phoenix November 2019 has crosswalks that go "chirp chirp chirp".

I'm still not sure how the sight impaired can tell which crosswalk is giving the audio signal, for either system.
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Pan Am hasn't been resurrected (unlike Atari which keeps getting briefly re-resurrected). But I still walk over to the pay videophone when I need to make a call in a bar.
Just be glad that Ridley hasn't tried to "upgrade" the movies tech. Although just putting the word "Skype" into the video phone and a cutaway shot of Deckhands phone showing "No Service" in the Bradbury building might be enough to bridge the gap.

It's interesting how today's technology became incorporated into BR2049 without being jarringly different from the first movie. The new film had K receiving texts on a cell phone and using a recon drone while keeping the same feel as the first flick.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:32 AM
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The Great Debate: was it Quimby's or eschereal's thread that was the replicant thread? (Or both?)

Merging instead of retirement. What has become of the standards of our Blade Modders? I need the old Dex back.

Now I gotta get back to replacing the cooling unit some kids stole off of my flying car.
My thread is a Replicant only in the Director's Cut
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Yeah, like you could afford an owl.
Also, remember from the novel, it's basically only we degenerates, undesirables, and miscellaneous weirdos who have chosen to stay on Earth, surrounded by radioactive fallout, rather than kick back on an off-world colony surrounded by robot slaves.
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People who reeeallly want to read the articles.
People might consider forking over some bucks if they kept up with the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac, Gabriel García Márquez, Vladimir Nabokov, et al.
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After a while, dead-tree Playboy magazines stack up and then the stacks fall over, joining the encroaching tide of worldwide kipple. So, we fall back to the website in order to stem the tide, but ultimately we end up with the much more insidious kipplization of our devices.
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