Sunday, September 30, 2018


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

In the news ...

  • The 4-hour cut of Blade Runner 2049 had much longer "baseline test" scenes. Denis Villeneuve piqued the interest of “Blade Runner 2049” fans when he revealed in December that the first cut of his science-fiction sequel was four hours long. The director admitted his four-hour version was “pretty strong,” but he said the 163-minute theatrical version was an overall better movie and less self-indulgent. For editor Joe Walker, a regular collaborator of Villeneuve’s after “Sicario” and “Arrival,” cutting down that four-hour cut proved challenging. Walker recently spoke to Collider about what he left in and took out, and the reasons why for each. More HERE

Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and some miscellaneous



by Greg Ruth

"Do androids dream of electric sheep" 
by Datem




Talking Bird: Three Dudes Talk About Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049


Hell Is For Hyphenates – September 2018

Greg McLean joins the podcast to talk about the films of Ridley Scott!


  • The Blade Runner Minute Podcast -- The only podcast that reviews and discusses Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner one minute at a time.
  • Blade Runner Blues Chords - Chordify
  • Blade Runner 2049 Ryan Gosling Leather Coat
  • How Instagram Powers One Sci-Fi Lover’s Book Dealing Business
  • Are You a Replicant?

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