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Old 08-26-04, 03:17 PM
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Scientists Name Blade Runner Top SciFi Flick

A British newspaper survey of top scientists has chosen "Blade Runner" as the world's best sci-fi film:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Stor...290916,00.html

Couldn't possibly agree more.
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Hmm... they don't say whether they mean the theatrical or the director's cut version.
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clearly they mean the theatrical release cause they don't buy that he's a replicant either.
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Very good list
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
clearly they mean the theatrical release cause they don't buy that he's a replicant either.
Good point.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
clearly they mean the theatrical release cause they don't buy that he's a replicant either.
Where does it say they feel that way? Deckard clearly is a replicant. There is more evidence to support this claim than there is to refute it.

Deckard = replicant.
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It doesn't say that anywhere. You can read the sarcasm in that comment because of the

I'm one of the few who enjoyed the theatrical edition better then the directors cut. That is my own personal perference and I was puttng that personal perference into my comment about it. I'm not in the camp that believes a director 20 years later making up his mind that er... yeah, he's a replicant, it doesn't fly all that well with me. Though that is my own taste. Besides that Ford took the role on the grounds that deckard not be a replicant. We can get into a argument about this but I simply pointed that out (regardless of what they said or didn't say) that being educated men, then would like the theatrical edition better.. as all smart men do.

Though since the director came out with it no real proof is needed to prove that his vision *now* is that deckard is a replicant. But since films are all about perception and how you take it in. Especially a film like balde runner. You can take a lot of it in different ways but most of all I enjoyed the film more when I didn't know he was a replicant.

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Yeah... I agree with Jack... Like one of the scientists in the article says, Blade Runner was so much ahead of its time, and it has that ageless quality... you can imitate it, but not equal it... hence my irritation with some people who say Minority Report or A.I. are just as good...
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Nice list, though I'd put Solaris at #2 with Empire Strikes Back at #1.
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Suprised Larry Niven isn't on the Author list.

His vision of Ringworld is rich with science, story and characters.
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Glad to see crazy old Dick made it. Though I wonder if his works are more delusional afterthoughts than science fiction.
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Hey Jacko.....Deckard is a replicant. Give it up already, man.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
It doesn't say that anywhere. You can read the sarcasm in that comment because of the

I'm one of the few who enjoyed the theatrical edition better then the directors cut. That is my own personal perference and I was puttng that personal perference into my comment about it. I'm not in the camp that believes a director 20 years later making up his mind that er... yeah, he's a replicant, it doesn't fly all that well with me. Though that is my own taste. Besides that Ford took the role on the grounds that deckard not be a replicant. We can get into a argument about this but I simply pointed that out (regardless of what they said or didn't say) that being educated men, then would like the theatrical edition better.. as all smart men do.

Though since the director came out with it no real proof is needed to prove that his vision *now* is that deckard is a replicant. But since films are all about perception and how you take it in. Especially a film like balde runner. You can take a lot of it in different ways but most of all I enjoyed the film more when I didn't know he was a replicant.
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For a second, I thought they meant the Solaris remake on that list.

Scientists know their science fiction.
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Empire and Star Wars belong on a fantasy list, not necessarily a sci-fi list.
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Originally posted by tofu
For a second, I thought they meant the Solaris remake on that list.
Nope, that was Top Sci-Fi flick of 2002.

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