Bringing your geek loves into your everyday life can be expensive, if your tastes run toward a full-sized Terminator; impractical, if your tastes run toward a full-sized LEGO X-Wing; or impossible, if your tastes run toward a working TARDIS.
Blade Runner 2049 will be released on October 6, 2017, but a few lucky critics have seen it in advance. Good news for us fans who have been waiting for an on-screen sequel since 1982: The buzz is extremely positive.
These reviewers have seen things you…
Birthday gift suggestions for Leon Kowalski: a pet tortoise.
Commercials are a slightly monotonous, very real slice of life. When creating a fantastical universe, that’s kind of the point.
Thirty years ago, actress Joanna Cassidy, who played the replicant Zhora in Blade Runner, was supposed to have had a dancing scene with an artificial snake, but the scene was never shot. Recently, she made up for it by producing her own version of that snake dance, made with director and producer Tamela D’Amico. (Previously they had collaborated on a web series called Sex Ed.)
As fans of the 1982 movie Blade Runner know, Joanna Cassidy played Zhora, one of the Nexus-6 models who thinks that seeing the C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate isn’t nearly as important as extending her life beyond its four-year expiration date. Zhora was retired quickly. Too quickly. It seems that Zhora had one scene that, “due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control,” went unfilmed. So Cassidy, righting that dreadful wrong, has filmed it herself.
Even after 30 years, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner still inspires fans like artist Anders Ramsell from Östersund, Sweden. Ramsell has paid tribute to the science fiction classic by reconstructing part of the film…using 3285 “aquarelle” (transparent watercolor) paintings.
For its many fans, Blade Runner is sacrosanct among science fiction films. When news of a sequel first surfaced, many of us screamed internally, “Do not mess with our holy text!” When Scott’s name was attached, our nerd rage was soothed. But if the latest rumor is true, our former nerd rage energy will be converted to nerd glee: Scott may be teaming up with the original screenwriter of Blade Runner, Hampton Fancher.