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Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast is a hub of global Blade Runner fandom and the only Blade Runner podcast on the internet. Subscribe for interviews, roundtables, reviews, and more—and sign up for our Patreon for exclusive content!

New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

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Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast is a hub of global Blade Runner fandom and the only Blade Runner podcast on the internet. Subscribe for interviews, roundtables, reviews, and more—and sign up for our Patreon for exclusive content!

New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

    126 // Deck-a-Rep: Part One

    126 // Deck-a-Rep: Part One

    In observance of forty years of Blade Runner—and in response to the many, many requests we've gotten over the years to discuss this—the Shoulder of Orion team is finally tackling The Big Question: is Deckard a Replicant?

    In this kickoff show, Jaime and Patrick unpack some of the reasons this "debate" has gotten so complicated over the years. As we've gotten more editions of the movie, we've gotten more evidence (from Ridley Scott) that Deckard pretty clearly should be considered a Replicant—but we also have Harrison Ford and Hampton Fancher arguing against that idea, and an initial theatrical cut of the film (not to mention source novel) that runs with the assumption that he's human.

    Where does that leave us? And, perhaps more importantly: does it matter? Does the film hold up to multiple interpretations of the truth? 

    We don't come up with many answers to these questions, but we do our best to at least get the conversation started. More to come!

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    • 51 min
    125 // We’re back, and we’re ready to celebrate 40 years of Blade Runner!

    125 // We’re back, and we’re ready to celebrate 40 years of Blade Runner!

    The team is back from a summer of traveling, and we're ready to celebrate forty years of Blade Runner with some great content. Join Jaime and Patrick for this minisode detailing some of those plans—and some ways YOU can get involved!

    Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/shoulderoforionitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.bladerunnerpodcast.com 


    // If you'd like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Fields of Calantha.

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    • 34 min
    Special Presentation: Frame Rate // Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    Special Presentation: Frame Rate // Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    Please enjoy this Patreon episode while we return from summer break and resume regular Shoulder of Orion content in the coming weeks. For more like this, head to bladerunnerpodcast.com/support and join our Patreon!


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    Everything Everywhere All at Once is a movie exploding with life. The second feature from the dynamic Daniels duo, EEAaO is another grand slam effort from A24—one that asks enormous questions and finds comfort in the tiniest, most important answers.
     


    On this installment of Frame Rate, Jaime and Patrick try to break down a little bit of how that works, and how this unique and unforgettable film speaks to them.
     


    Thanks as always for your support!!
     

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    • 39 min
    124 // Artificial Intelligence Part Three: JOI & Rachael

    124 // Artificial Intelligence Part Three: JOI & Rachael

    In this final entry in our Artificial Intelligence series, Patrick and Jaime are joined by contributing hosts Micah Greene and Peter from the Midwest. It's been a few years since we've hosted an episode diving into Joi and Rachael. What better way to end this series than a discussion around what might be arguably the most endearing and incendiary characters found in both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049? Join us for an intense and in-depth discussion. 

    Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/shoulderoforionitunes

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    123 // Future Tech: The Baseline Test Machine

    123 // Future Tech: The Baseline Test Machine

    In this episode, Jaime and Patrick come together to discuss the Baseline Test Machine as seen in Blade Runner 2049. How relevant is the baseline test? How close are we as a society to using this kind of technology? Are we using early versions of it right now? We tackle these questions and more in what was a very satisfying episode to record. We hope you enjoy!

    Jaime references a Baseline test machine that you can purchase and assemble. The link for that is https://www.yaymonsters.com/shop/baseline/

    Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/shoulderoforionitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.bladerunnerpodcast.com 


    // If you'd like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Fields of Calantha.

    // To support the show, please consider visiting www.bladerunnerpodcast.com/support. We've got some great perks available!

    // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can't tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

    • 59 min
    122 // Future Tech: Discussing the Voight-Kampff Test Machine

    122 // Future Tech: Discussing the Voight-Kampff Test Machine

    In this episode, Patrick and Jaime sit down to discuss the Voight-Kampff test machine, its implications on the state of humanity and its place in science fiction lore. We hope you enjoy this passionate and in-depth discussion. 

     

    Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/shoulderoforionitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.bladerunnerpodcast.com 


    // If you'd like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Fields of Calantha.

    // To support the show, please consider visiting www.bladerunnerpodcast.com/support. We've got some great perks available!

    // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can't tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Meganoshua ,

Powerful stuff

This podcast is so much more than advertised. The movies are just a jumping off point for a series of beautiful conversations about humanity, technology and so much more. Love it.

82ndAirborneVet ,

A must listen podcast for fans of all things Blade Runner

An excellent show for lovers of the Blade Runner universe. These guys really know film and have a gift for sharing that information in an entertaining fashion. I’m a fan.

eirc ,

Very well thought out.

This podcast made me love both films even more than I already did, and that’s not easy to do. These fellas and their various guests shine a light on aspects of this world which many overlook entirely. They find gems which sometimes have me thinking about them for quite some time. Their insights have made me look at 2019, 2049, and film in general with fresh eyes.

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