Do Androids Dream of Blade Runner?


Recorded outside on October 25th before the weather gets too cold. Matt & Phil decided they wanted to be current. In with the cool kids. Men of their time. In the know... So that meant, obviously, talking about one of the most anticipated movie releases this year: Blade Runner 2049 (Dir. Denis Villeneuve). Matt took one for the team and went to the cinema to see it on on the big screen. Spoiler alert: he left the overpriced popcorn scented auditorium feeling a little...muh. So how does one get excited about this new Blade Runner? By talking about Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep of course. Once you’re down that rabbit hole, why not see how it relates to the original Blade Runner released in 1982. Luckily for you, that’s what Matt & Phil did along with their signature social science, humanities and arts spin on the whole franchise. Why be current, when you could be ahead of the times.

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Concluding thought:  My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.

Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


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