Sunday, April 15, 2018

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 7

Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.




In the news ...



  • ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Second Life on DVD and Blu-Ray With Over $21 Million in 2018 Sales Box office hits "It" and "Wonder" are also doing huge business on home video this year. Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” was an unfortunate flop for Warner Bros. during its theatrical release last year. Despite earning critical acclaim (IndieWire gave the film an A- review), the long-awaited sequel just couldn’t catch on in theaters. “2049” tapped out with just $92 million in the U.S. and $259 million worldwide, well below the estimated $300 million the studio spent on production and marketing. But it turns out the sequel is still making money. Read more HERE.








  • Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, fanfiction, and some m
    iscellaneous!


    Articles:


    Art:

    ‘Blade Runner’ by Christopher Cox


    Music:





    Videos:





    Podcasts:











    Episode 6: Blade Runner 2049









    Fanfiction:


    Remembered Rachael

    by: Stephensmat













    Miscellaneous:



  • Pierrad - Typorama - Blade Runner. Animation about Blade Runner and Roy Batty's monologue
  • QUIZ: Which Frank Lloyd Wright Building Are You?
  • Blade Runner - Tyrell Building Paper Model - by Paper Aviation
  • Westwood Studios Blade Runner PC game
    • The following vids are of a series of special episodes that were created by the "Let's Play Blade Runner" team. The aim is basically to see as much as possible of the material in the game, and what is impossible to see with a single playthrough. The basic idea here, by the creators, was that each playthrough of the game was (potentially) different from the previous ones, thus increasing the replayability value. The missing content was recreated using the BladeRunner engine (WIP) in ScummVM. Enjoy!















    If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

    And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. 

    Be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.



    "Have a better one!"

    ~Kipple 

    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 6

    Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.




    In the news ...


    • Where Blade Runner began: 50 years of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ~Ananyo Bhattacharya toasts Philip K. Dick’s prescient science-fiction classic.~ When science-fiction writer Peter Watts first opened Philip K. Dick’s 1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a word caught his eye. It was “friendlily”. How had Dick got that past an editor? As Watts told me: “I knew at that point that Dick had to be some kind of sick genius.” Further on in the novel are the boldly redundant “disemelevatored” and the sublime “kipple” — a word for ‘junk’ that encapsulates the stuff’s sinister tendency to multiply entropically. Only William Shakespeare coined neologisms as brazenly. 
    Yet to debate Dick’s strengths as a stylist is to miss the point of Androids. For, as with much of his oeuvre (44 novels, 121 short stories and 14 short-story collections), it is ideas that propel the book into the imaginative stratosphere — and inspired director Ridley Scott to craft the masterly 1982 film adaptation, Blade Runner. Read more of the article HERE. 


    • Sean Young will be a guest at the July 13-15, Atlanta Comic Con at the Georgia World Congress Center!


    To pre-order tickets for the July 13-15, Atlanta Comic Con please visit: atlantacomiccon.com/tickets




    Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, fanfiction, and some m
    iscellaneous!


    Articles:




    Art:


    Blade Runner Vector Poster by Bloody-Dingo

    Artwork by Wyn Sexon


    Artwork by Wyn Sexon


    Blade Runner 2049 by Matt Anderson

    Music:






    Videos:












    Podcasts:





    Miscellaneous:


    Mini Blade Runner #06 by Jason Tammemagi

    by Will HR




    A Reminder:

    SECRET CINEMA --
    A secret live experience taking place in London from 21 March - 8 July 2018, tickets available now. It is time to enter our most epic dream yet.




    If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

    And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. 

    Be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.




    "Have a better one!"

    ~Kipple 

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 5

    Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.




    In the news ...



  • Flying Lotus shares seven new songs, including Blade Runner short film tracks: Stream. Taken from the anime short Blade Runner Black Out 2022 and the forthcoming thriller Perfect.

  • Today, Flying Lotus has taken to SoundCloud to upload not one, not two, but seven new songs.Of the bunch, six are taken from his soundtrack to Blade Runner Black Out 2022, last year’s anime prequel to the Denis Villeneuve-directed Blade Runner 2049. They include arrangements like the restless “Smasher”, the mystery-inducing “Broken Night”, and the ambient “More Human”.


    The seventh is a dramatic, strings-assisted cut called “Choo Choo”. A collaboration with Blade Runner 2049 associate Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, it’s an outtake from the new sci-fi thriller Perfect. The film was directed by Eddie Alcazar, with whom FlyLo has teamed up before in the past, and presented by Steven Soderbergh; it had its premiere over the weekend at South By Southwest. FlyLo is listed as an executive producer for the feature as well as appears in it as the “Keeper” character.


    Hear all seven tracks below.






    Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, fanfiction, and some m
    iscellaneous!



    Articles:



    Art:
    Blade Runner 2049, by Chris Skinner


    Art by Robh Ruppel



    Music:















    Videos:







    Podcasts:



    EP:16 -- Blade Runner 2049




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    The chance to begin again.

    (A fun site to peruse.) 




    If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

    And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. 

    Be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.


    "Have a better one!"

    ~Kipple 
    (C.A. Chicoine)