I call bulls*#t on the blade runner

Posted: August 18, 2011 by writingsprint in Fun Stuff, postaday2011, postaweek2011, Science fiction
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I was watching the theatrical version of Blade Runner on late night TV a few nights ago and I had a revelation. Half awake, as I listened to Deckard say that he was an ex-blade runner, because he’d had a bellyful of killing, I frowned. A Blade Runner’s job is to kill replicants. That’s like being a cook who got a bellyful of making food. Did he not realize what he was getting into? Did he get bored? No job satisfaction? Did the job description say “crossing guard” and it morphed into something else? Don’t get me wrong; I know how that can happen. You do one thing well, word gets around, and before you know it you’re chasing down synthetic humans in the streets of Los Angeles.

Don’t mind me. These are the kinds of things I think about.

Blade Runner

"I SAID to look both ways when you cross the street!"

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