I'm not kidding with that "beautiful" up there. These aren't even photos, they're scans of slides, and you just would not think they were taken over 30 years ago, during the making of one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. They look like they were shot yesterday, on a very expensive modern camera.
Imagining the future is a huge challenge — few people saw smartphones and DNA-based medicine coming. But if you want proof that "futuristic" science fiction is always about the present, just look at the obsolete devices people think will still be around. Here are 12 future visions that include tech we've already…
Lego police spinner from Blade Runner by Ralph S with opening doors:
Bits of anime recut and combined with voice acting from the Blade Runner movie to create Blade Runner as anime.
Yes, you read that right. This costs $900, not $90. But whatever. If it means I can walk around muttering "enhance" and shooting at robots, I'll pay it.
Swedish artist Anders Ramsell created 12,597 watercolor paintings to craft a 35 minute long "paraphrasing" of Ridley Scott's 1982 cult-classic science fiction film Blade Runner. It's like watching the movie in a dream.
Blade Runner's already pretty damn noir, from the colour palette to the pacing. So a trailer pitching the movie as an actual 1940's black and white drama just makes sense, ok?
Artist and toy wizard Scott Petterson makes custom action figures. Big ones, with real clothes, and faces that look just like some of your favourite TV and movie stars, from stuff like Bladerunner, The Walking Dead and Dirty Harry. Oh, and Johnny Cash.
Every once in a while, a movie comes along that changes everything. A film that rewrites the rules and influences a generation of film-makers. But all too often, the people who imitate these ground-breaking movies miss the point. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies from which everybody copied the wrong…
Maybe it's just the soft spot I'll always have for Westwood's underrated Blade Runner adventure game, but I immediately loved this new video from the 8-bit cinema purveyors at CineFix.
Blade Runner director Ridley Scott will be overseeing 12 new sci-fi shorts for YouTube mega-channel Machinima.
Joanna Cassidy had a small role in Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner. She was the mostly-naked robot lady with the snake. Well, according to Cassidy, the role was meant to be a little bigger, with the original script calling for a scene in which she did an exotic "reptile dance."
Eric has compared the dangerous smog in Beijing to Silent Hill. Fair based on the pics available yesterday, sure, but new images show things look far worse, especially when the sun starts to go down.
There might be reasons why Westerners do this with chopsticks: maybe they are worried about splinters or maybe it's something else. Maybe…
Swedish reader Anders Ramsell has uploaded this clip that recreates the opening sequence of classic sci-fi flick Blade Runner as an animation. That uses over 3000 paintings.
While we've known for a while that Ridley Scott was working on a new Blade Runner movie, the project got a lot more exciting today with word that he'll be joined on the project by Hampton Fancher - who wrote the 1982 original - and that this will be a sequel.
Phew. All this video game stuff, especially Battlefield 3 stuff, is wearing me out. Time to take a few minutes to chill, relax, watch a soothing movie where footage of modern-day Tokyo is played to the accompaniment of the Blade Runner soundtrack.
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result," wrote Winston Churchill, in The Story of the Malakand Field Force in 1898.