Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.
In the news ...
- Morgan Paull, the actor who played the memorable role of Dave Holden in the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, died July 17th at his home in Ashland, Oregon.
Blade Runner celebrated it’s 30th anniversary at Comic-Con this year, and I was on hand during the celebratory panel to take notes of all that occurred. Art director David Snyder, journalist Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner), and DVD/Blu-ray producer Charles Lauzirika made up the very informal panel that basically consisted of them moderating themselves and fielding a slew of questions. The reason, according to Sammon, was because at the last panel the year before they simply had too many people on the panel and it was a slog to get the banter and information beyond the simple answers. MORE HERE.
- Comic-Con: BLADE RUNNER 30th Anniversary Panel Recap; The Replicant Debate, Which Version of the Film Is Best, Possibility of a Remake and More
- Hampton Fancher's birthday was July 18th!
- Blade Runner: The Peter Griffin Cut. The roles are performed by various characters from the TV series, Family Guy. Peter Griffin and his friends Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson and Cleveland Brown are at The Drunken Clam talking over some beer when it's revealed on the Quahog 5 News that Ridley Scott will be working on a Blade Runner sequel. This sparks a conversation between Peter and his friends that leads to him telling them his version of Blade Runner. This is a fan-created screenplay, written by C.A. Chicoine.
- The Blank Sheet Project: Rutger Hauer. Synopsis: Thirty years ago, Blade Runner was released in cinemas. For the occasion of the anniversary of this cult classic, Rutger Hauer shares his experience working with Ridley Scott. Rutger also talks about how his life started as a blank sheet of paper in the Netherlands. What started Rutger on this unusual journey as an actor? What drove him on to greater things?
Now for some articles, art, music and videos!
- Solving the "Blade Runner" mystery - the backstory for Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by John Rabe
- Mind Blowing Movies: Blade Runner, by Gareth Branwyn
- Getting my feet wet: 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' by Phillip K. Dick - Book review
- Unreleased Blade Runner intro included in Vangelis' "The Collection"
- "Blade Runner:" Great, but a little dull
- Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick - Review (French)
- How Blade Runner Teaches Bad Japanese Table Manners
- The obsession of surrogates is never out of fashion (Italian)
- 'Total Recall,' 'Blade Runner' and a History of Philip K. Dick's Hollywood Legacy
- Blade Runner Musings by Andrew Singleton (Commentary)
by Jska Priebe
by Rhys James
by Rhys James
Inside Adam Savage's Man Cave: The Blade Runner Blaster Pistol
Common Film Ground - A BBC Comedy Exclusive by Isabel Fay & Clever Pie
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