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Subject:  Ridley Scott is a Replicant Date:  7/17/2001  7:13 PM
Author:  RJMason Number:  9397 of 63252

There is considerable evidence that Deckard is not a replicant.

Deckard is thrown about like a rag doll by every replicant he scuffles with (with the possible exception of Rachel, who doesn't try very hard.) His ass is kicked even by Pris who was described as a "basic pleasure model." If you were assigning a replicant to blade runner duty, you would probably pick one whose physical capacities were at least equal to those of a basic pleasure model.

Deckard believes that he has quit the police force. He doesn't like his bosses or coworkers, he has to be threatened into returning to work, and he is insubordinate to the point of allowing Rachel to escape. If you were programming a replicant for blade runner duty, you would probably make him more enthusiastic about his work.

The memory-implant technology is new, but Bryant refers to Deckard as the "old blade runner" and acts as if they have worked together for a long time. Granted, this could be an elaborate lie (although why concoct a rocky relationship, see above) but at least it shows that if Deckard is a replicant, then the police know about it and are lying about it. The same police are sufficiently paranoid about replicants that they want to whack even the inoffensive Rachel as soon as Tyrell reports her missing. This does not jibe too well with them letting a new and experimental replicant roam Los Angeles with a badge and a gun.

The coincidence of the unicorn dream and the origami unicorn is not exactly the same as Deckard showing off his knowledge of Rachel's childhood memories. A recent dream is not the same as a childhood memory, and a unicorn is a single ambiguous symbol, not a detailed story like the two that Deckard tells Rachel. In other words, it could just be a coincidence, or show that Deckard and Gaff have similar taste in symbols. Prior to the director's cut, no one thought that Gaff's unicorn must be referring to something that Deckard dreamed.

In short, it's amazing how easily people are taken in when a lying Ridley Scott replicant gives a few interviews. Come to think of it, have those interviewers passed a V-K test lately?
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