The light that burns twice as brightly burns half as long...
Probably a variety of other colonizing policorps, ala Voice of the Whirlwind.
What or who were the colonies supposed to be in combat with? Serious question.
Soldier (1998) was allegedly set in the same universe (script also by David Webb Peoples) and posited that the answer was that combat replicants were mostly used to police and suppress uprisings by the colonists themselves, which certainly feels plausible.
Interesting, thanks. I thought, incorrectly, that "Soldier" (never seen it) was another PKD short adaptation, but I was apparently thinking of "Screamers" (also never seen it.)
There is a regular club night in Chicago named Nexus 6, and in a wonderful bit of synchronicity, it's tonight! They are having a little birthday celebration for Roy.
Just got the 30th anniversary bluray this week. Now I have to try to remember if I'm supposed to watch the director's cut or the final cut.
I highly recommend getting "Dangerous Days", a documentary released in 2007 about the making of Blade Runner. The title is actually the first working title of the movie, before it was changed.
While some of it is a bunch of boring finance guys all jazzed their money made a sleeper hit, most of it is the actors and special effects crew describing their tribulations on the movie.
I personally liked the extra screen tests of alternate actresses for Pris and Rachael, and other bits that they had to cut out of both the theatrical release and the directors cut.