FYMP Podcast #4 – The “Why” of Blade Runner 2049

In our 4th podcast we deep dive into the world of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, and the mind of Ridley Scott. Our discussion touches on common themes in science fiction as well as common pitfalls in the genre. We limit ourselves mainly to films on this one, so if you’re a movie person, this is for you. Beware: here there be spoilers.

Timestamp Recap

(01:19) Tangent on the worst movie Khemit has seen this year
(06:13) Blade Runner 2049: to see or not to see
(12:15) Themes (and their lack) in Blade Runner 2049 (SPOILERS FROM HERE ON)
(29:24) Themes in Blade Runner (1982)
(33:45) Stylistic choices in Blade Runner: 2049
(37:55) On the writing of Blade Runner: 2049
(42:30) The final verdict on Blade Runner: 2049
(44:20) The resurgent Ridley Scott discussion (Alien Covenant & Prometheus)
(57:45) On the writing (cont’d)
(1:02:09) Power creep and movie tropes in Blade Runner and beyond

Stories Discussed

Creators – Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ridley Scott
Movies – Blade Runner 2049, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, Her

Dis/Honorable Mention

Creators – Val Kilmer, Michael Fassbender, Russell Crowe, Viggo Mortensen, George Lucas, Charles S. Dutton
Movies – The Snowman, Assassins Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Wick, The Dark Knight, Alien, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Legend, Kingdom of Heaven, Thelma & Louise, Matchstick Men, A Good Year, American Gangster, The Martian, Alien 3
TV – The Walking Dead

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