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Blade Runner (1982

Blade Runner (1982
Edit Storyline In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an off-world colony to Earth. Written by Graeme Roy <> Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis Taglines: The star of "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" and the director of "ALIEN" take you on a spectacular journey to the savage world of the year 2019!! Edit Details Release Date: 25 June 1982 (USA) See more » Also Known As: Dangerous Days See more » Box Office Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend: $6,150,002 (USA) (25 June 1982) Gross: $1,445,283 (USA) (28 March 2008) See more » Company Credits Technical Specs Runtime: Color: Color (Technicolor) Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 See full technical specs » Edit Did You Know? Trivia

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. CRUSH WRESTLING - Gorgeous Female Wrestlers! Welcome Welcome to's VOD site! Featuring the hottest women wrestlers CRUSHING their opponents in F/F, and mixed wrestling! From amateurs, to muscular fit women, and trained fighters, we have a good variety of talent, and the HOTTEST wrestlers around! Blade Runner All Critics (96) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (9) | DVD (30) This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental. As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers. This definitive print should be the last little push that "Blade Runner" needs to complete its 25-year journey from box office failure to cult favorite to full-blown classic. The film still represents the cutting edge of dark science fiction.

Philip K. Dick Personal life[edit] The family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. When Philip turned five, his father was transferred to Reno, Nevada. The Illustrated Man The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. A recurring theme throughout the eighteen stories is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. It was nominated for the International Fantasy Award in 1952.[1] A number of the stories, including "The Veldt", "The Fox and the Forest" (as "To the Future"), "Marionettes, Inc.", and "Zero Hour" were dramatized for the 1955-57 radio series X Minus One.

The Martian Chronicles Structure[edit] Like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, The Martian Chronicles follows a "future history" structure. The stories, complete in themselves, come together as episodes in a larger sequential narrative framework. The overall structure is in three parts, punctuated by two catastrophes: the near-extinction of the Martians and the parallel near-extinction of the human race. The first third (set in the period from January 1999—April 2000) details the attempts of the Earthmen to reach Mars, and the various ways in which the Martians keep them from returning. In the crucial story, "—And the Moon be Still as Bright", it is revealed by the fourth exploratory expedition that the Martians have all but perished in a plague caused by germs brought by one of the previous expeditions.

Ray Bradbury - Biography by Chris Jepsen & Richard Johnston Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920. He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. They gave him the middle name "Douglas," after the actor, Douglas Fairbanks. Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein AKA Robert Anson Heinlein Born: 7-Jul-1907Birthplace: Butler, MODied: 8-May-1988Location of death: Carmel, CACause of death: Heart FailureRemains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean) Gender: MaleRace or Ethnicity: WhiteSexual orientation: StraightOccupation: Author Nationality: United StatesExecutive summary: Starship Troopers

Robert A. Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein (/ˈhaɪnlaɪn/ HYN-lyn;[1][2][3] July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers",[4] he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960 by Robert A. Heinlein Plot of Starship Troopers As a book that is far more focused on philosophy than plot this becomes a bit more difficult. The basic plot is simply the life of Johnny Rico. It covers the time from his decision until after he has become an officer in the mobile infantry and his learning along the way.

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