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Dec-06-2013 11:26 AM
"Hell, I think there is more blade runner eggs/nods/references/tribute/etc in video games than movies".-tetris911
@tetris911; Very true. Speaking of games and the Fallout series in particular, in 'Fallout 3' the quest 'The Replicated Man' story revolves around an android that is very much like a Replicant. I think that was a cool nod to 'Blade Runner'.
Fallout 3- 'The Replicated Man'- Ending
Funny enough I found another 'Blade Runner' reference just now, in this video I watched today. At the end the girl does her makeup and clothes like Pris does when she hides from Deckard at Sebastian's apartment.
CAMERAS "Defeatist" Official Video
Dec-06-2013 12:23 AM
@tetris911; I dunno about that because 'BioShock' and 'BioShock Infinite' were great but the second installment, 'BioShock 2', was pretty 'meh'. I mean it was good but it just wasn't anything special, didn't have that same feel to it. Ken Levine led the creation of 'BioShock' and 'BioShock Infinite', but had no involvement in 'BioShock 2' so that prob has something to do with it. Same with 'Fallout 3' and 'Deus Ex-Human Revolution', they were great games despite being third in a series.
I thought 'The Witcher 2' was better than the first in every possible way and I trust the devs will make an ever better game with the third installment.
Dec-05-2013 8:03 PM
@Sawa; I looked at the link you posted and it is excellent I will admit. The one thing that makes me think the universes are not linked is the Weyland industries timeline (which was taken down I see.... So now I can't link it. ) Anyways they posted facts about each universe and they just don't match, like in the 'Alien' universe pollution has been reversed and the planet 'cured' if you will, while in the 'Blade Runner' one people are leaving the planet because of the pollution. Things like that. I could be mistaken though.
Dec-05-2013 7:26 PM
@Engineer Tech Brett; Welcome to the Blade Runner site!
Dec-05-2013 6:36 PM
Let's not forget about this from 'Aliens'. Says Dallas worked for Tyrell corp. I still think these are all just nods and winks and inside jokes.
Dec-05-2013 6:26 PM
@tetris911; Haha np! I am glad you liked my post! It looks freaken' awesome doesn't it!? OMG I am so excited for this game to get made, CD Projekt RED is a great company. I loved the 'The Witcher' series so far (have played all the 'The Witcher' games). I am very excited for 'The Witcher 3' to come out. Geralt is a total badass.
Dec-05-2013 5:45 PM
That's the same one that was leaked early in October then taken down. Nice mix of the track "Monk with a bell" from the movie 'Baraka' and the chorus from the movie "2001 A Space Odyssey".
Dec-05-2013 1:57 PM
That's gorgeous! Ridley's movies always look so visually rich and beautiful. It's eye candy. Thanks for sharing!
Dec-05-2013 1:52 PM
Thanks so much Gareth! What a cool interview. :D
Dec-05-2013 12:38 PM
Also, Svanya you need to do more than just tell yer cool friends on facebook about this pimp blade runner art book-tetris911
@tetris911; I didn't post this link on my Facebook. I posted this thread on our site's official 'Blade Runner Sequel' Facebook that has over 19 000 followers. So far your story has been by seen over 2000 viewers. Scified networks are very professional when it comes to linking and promoting news and articles.
Here see: BladeRunnerSequel Facebook page
Dec-05-2013 12:35 PM
@tetris911; No need to be sorry! You did nothing wrong.
Dec-05-2013 12:14 PM
As far as I am aware no they are not. It's like Lone said, Ridley is fond of reusing footage. I did some research and the Prometheus Blu-Ray extras tying the two universes together was not real. This topic explored that question:Has the Prometheus universe been fused with Blade Runner's?
Here is a quote from Charles de Lauzirika, the man who created the supposed communique written by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), which made some pretty obvious allusions to Blade Runner's Eldon Tyrell.
He apparently got the idea from fans online trying to connect the dots between the two acclaimed sci-fi universes, and thought he would have a little fun to see if anyone would catch on. Of course, everyone did:
"That was me having fun and being cutesy. I wrote all that stuff. I actually said this at the press conference they had in London, which is that if it's in the film, it's canon. I would argue that the viral pieces that are included in the Peter Weyland Files are canon just because they originated with Ridley and Damon Lindelof. I would say those, to some degree, are canon. But anything else - especially these which are kind of like little cute, embedded text graphics on the menus - I wouldn't take those too seriously. It's just meant to be an in-universe framework for those viral pieces."
"As a Blade Runner fan, and because there's been so much talk before this even occurred with people on the Internet speculating that maybe Alien and Blade Runner and Prometheus could all exist in the same universe, it was just more of a wink at that. Absolutely nothing to be taken seriously. I mean, I sent it to Ridley and he had no comment. [Laughs] So, it's just icing on top of icing. It's not the cake. It's a fun, little side thing that's very superficial. And, by the way, it in no way officially establishes that it's Blade Runner because, if a lawyer were to comb through that, there's no reference to Tyrell or anything in Blade Runner. It's just a very lightly intentioned joke."
Dec-05-2013 12:07 PM
That looks super interesting, I will def check it out! There is another Cyberpunk game in development that was likened to 'Blade Runner' as well. It is in production by CD Projekt RED, the same people who made the game 'The Witcher'. It's based on Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk World RPG.
The trailer is linked in the threads I posted below, and OMFG it looks mind blowing, very 'Deus-Ex' meets 'Blade Runner'.
Here, take a look:
Cyberpunk 2077 borrows from 'Blade Runner'
Cyberpunk 2077 story won't be anything like 'Blade Runner'.
Dec-04-2013 1:50 AM
Wow, you really are an artist Montesco! Thank you for posting these amazing images!
Dec-02-2013 7:14 PM
Hehe it's awesome isn't it! Thanks for posting!
Member djrees56 had posted it on the site here back in July, but hey posting again is great because more people get to see it. In case you ever want to check if something has been posted before, or if you think you might have missed something just use the 'search' button. There is tons of stuff in site archives that you might be interested in!
Dec-02-2013 4:09 PM
@Johnny Han; I would love to help you, but I really am not certain what the problem might be. The only thing I can think of is perhaps you are using an outdated driver for your Graphics Card. You can find the latest available updates from the manufacturers website so please download the latest available version for your card.
Dec-01-2013 11:50 AM
Vickers is not an android, David was built to look like her though as was explained in Damon Lindelof's letter to Josh Horowitz. Also, in "The furious Gods-Making of Prometheus" documentary Ridley says he wanted the Android to be out in the open and not a surprise like in 'Alien'. So yes David is the only android in the movie.
Here is a link to the full documentary for those that want to watch, it's great: 'The Furious Gods: Making of Prometheus' full documentary
As for how Vickers was able to push David, he doesn't weight that much. If you look in the old Weyland files from the website they released to accompany the movie you will see facts about the David models, he only weighs something like 120 lbs.
Dec-01-2013 11:40 AM
Skimmed through it pretty fast, seems they are simply dissecting it through a scientist's eyes. Honestly, I know plenty of people who feel the same way about the movie and who pick it apart just as badly if not worse. Like I always say, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Case in point, I really liked "Man of Steel" but many Superman fans were outraged by the movie. Go figure.
Nov-28-2013 7:55 PM
No, it's bad enough they merged the Alien and Predator universes.
Nov-28-2013 4:59 PM
Last time tragedy struck and he lost a brother (yes, he has lost 2 brothers) his reaction was to throw himself into his work, the result of which was one of his best movies 'Blade Runner'. So no, I don't believe these rumors that he is quitting or whatever and I would not worry about it.
Nov-26-2013 11:00 PM
That is interesting. Thanks for the update pizzaandmonsters!
Nov-26-2013 5:37 PM
OMG I remember The New American Orchestra!!! I had the tape of that version of the soundtrack way back when. I was SOOO thrilled when the proper Vangelis version came out in 1992. Overjoyed.
Nov-25-2013 9:35 PM
What game are you talking about exactly? It would help if you gave some details in the title.
Also, I fixed your screenshot for you.
Nov-24-2013 8:13 PM
So far a great response through the Facebook. As for the quick response, it's actually been slow here the past couple days LOL!
Nov-24-2013 4:11 PM
Q: Is this movie independent of the alien universe?
A: The movies are set in the same universe. Prometheus isn’t a prequel to Alien, the two movies actually have very little to do with each other.
Ridley Scott was quoted as saying;
“The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.”
The 'goo' is the seed to all this life. When we first see what we know now as xenomorphs in Prometheus, they can’t be recognized as such: all they are is black goo stuck in a bunch of vases. But this is simply because they are at their very earliest stages of evolution, as they begin life as single-celled organisms and slowly begin to grow.
On the subject of Giger's monster/The Xenomorph:
"Why would you go back to the alien creatures? Honestly? 2 claws, double mouth thing, and a tail with a blade on the end......oooooooo scary".-tesseract620
Because it is a work of art, plain and simple. It is the most unique monster ever created in my humble opinion.
Nov-24-2013 3:25 AM
Welcome to the site tetris911! Glad to have you here. So many wonderful members here already, you will fit right in!
I think your enthusiasm is awesome! The artworks IS spectacular.
Nov-22-2013 1:35 PM
LOL That screenshot, omg his face!! Gosh Cameron still has a great body, but her face seemed odd in the clips I watched.
Nov-19-2013 5:40 PM
I never thought I would have an opportunity to link this video again, but I do. Strange times.
Sex with a Car | My Strange Addiction
I agree, those old photos were no doubt an inspiration to Ridley as well, esp the Tiger print dress, but the tattoos he def got from the Cat lady in the link I posted "Pure Nature Specials : Animal Imitators".
Nov-19-2013 2:34 PM
@DinoSteve; Not sure, I'll have Chris look at it. Can you see the images as well or is it just the link?
Nov-18-2013 4:14 PM
@Sawa; She really does love that car, litterally.
From what I understand the movie is set up as a metaphor or allegory, I forget which. Anyways here, so gorgeous:
The Counselor Character Backstory -- Michael Fassbender & Natalie Dormer
Nov-10-2013 5:26 PM
So happy to have you back Montesco, you always post interesting things.
Nov-09-2013 5:47 PM
I'm glad they added "Thelma & Louise" in there, it's rarely mentioned for some reason.
Nov-09-2013 1:37 PM
That's awesome Montesco! Thanks for sharing!
Nov-09-2013 12:22 PM
Yeah he struck me as very selfish, especially regarding the safety of his grandchildren.
Nov-09-2013 11:53 AM
Haha NP! I wanted to post it for you guys because I know a lot haven't had the opportunity to see it. It's an amazing documentary.
Nov-09-2013 11:43 AM
As I have stated in the past, I much prefer the changes David Lindelof made to Jon Spaihts script.
Nov-08-2013 10:18 PM
Well for instance each character is only known by a specific title, like Fassbender's character is "Counselor". It has tons of symbolism in it. I read a great article explaining it all but I can't find it atm, I will link it if I find it again.