The Evolution Of 'Blade Runner'

Published: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:16pm
Updated: Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:09am

The long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner opened Friday. Blade Runner 2049 takes place 30 years after the original, in a post-apocalyptic LA.

But the phrase — and title — “Blade Runner” has gone through a bit of an evolution over the decades. It seems as though the actual term came into being not because it was the title of something, but because it was a job that somebody was doing.

With me to explain is Adi Robertson, a senior reporter at The Verge, who’s written about this.

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