Episode 101: Blade Runner (1982)

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The guys venture two years into the future for this week's podcast on Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi mind-bender, Blade Runner. The Harrison Ford-helmed film asks some big questions about what it means to really be a human in a world with synthesized humanity, a question that is just as poignant and perplexing now as it was when Philip K. Dick wrote the source material in 1968. The Bit Players consider that question, among many others of equal weight, such as how M. Night Shyamalan would twist this thing up, what the porno version of the film would be called, and how many times Daniel Day-Lewis would have sex with a robot to prepare for the role should he have answered the call for Rick Deckard.

Featuring "End Titles" by Vangelis

03:55 Number Crunching 17:00 Blade Runner Introduction 18:00 Ridley Scott's World-Building 23:33 How is Rick Deckard a Good Blade Runner? 26:00 Harrison Ford's Performance 32:20 Are Replicants All That Different from Humans? 40:04 Rick Deckard vs. Roy Batty 41:26 "Tears in Rain" Monologue 45:46 Is Deckard a Replicant? Probably Not. 50:54 Clark's Corner: Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Recast, Lestat-Approved, Sleepover Seal of Approval, How Would M. Night Shyamalan Provide a Twist? 1:00:09 Ratings

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