Hey, I know what everybody’s gonna be yelling about next in geekdom.

The Blade Runner sequel.

…Apparently the problem there is that you can see what might be the sun in the second picture; also, there are open spaces. Don’t get me wrong, here. I can see the dude’s specific point.  But I can also see, on the horizon, a thousand blossoming arguments over every single facet of a Blade Runner sequel. Most of the science fiction community has an opinion on that flick, and it feels like every single faction has their own version of the film to back up their opinion.

Oh, well, at least it’s going to be something new to argue over.

7 thoughts on “Hey, I know what everybody’s gonna be yelling about next in geekdom.”

  1. Arguments can be fun, if the gratuitous personal insults and death threats can be avoided.

  2. At the cost of all of my geek cred (however much that may be) I have never seen “Blade Runner”. Too many people told me all about it before I ever had a chance to see it. Maybe I could see it now that I have forgotten a everything except “Most awesome sci-fi movie ever, lemme tell you all about it so actually seeing it will be anti climactic….”

    1. go now. right away. get it. watch it. just NOT the director’s cut.

      WAIT!! have you read the story it is based on????
      Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

      Philip K. Dick

      it augments the movie which is a separate work of art IMHO

      1. Also avoid the 2007 revised version of the director’s cut.
        Stick with the 1982 theatrical or international releases. The voice overs are integral and necessary to the movie. Removing them was a move of tone-deaf vanity rivaled only by George Lucas.
        Watch it before you read the story it’s loosely based on. (If you choose to. It’s really not all that great unless you want a definitive answer as to whether or not the main character was a replicate himself.) The movie has subtlety and ambiguity, the book does not.

  3. I kinda feel like the biggest problem with a Blade Runner sequel is it’s about 30 years too late. Also, what is the plot gonna be? An aging Deckard comes out of retirement to go after more replicants?


    This whole thing feels like it’s gonna be Rick Deckard and the Replicant with the Crystal Skull. I suppose the good news is, since my expectations are in the basement, it won’t be too hard for them to be exceeded…

    1. Well, it can’t be “Deckard returns for one last mission”. Despite the ambiguity of the movie, we know from the source material that he was a replicant. He was, at most, a handful of years away from death.
      I’m expecting a similar bloody mess to the current attempt at reviving Ghostbusters. Hopefully, without the stupid SJW baggage. Trying to walk the line between being a reboot and a sequel is simply not feasible. It has to be one or the other, and you have to solidly commit to your choice.
      But doing that requires courage and artistic vision. Somebody with those is unlikely to want to direct a remake in the first place.

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