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Topic: Replicant

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  Replicant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because of their physical similarity to humans a replicant must be detected by its lack of emotional responses and empathy to questions posed in a Voight-Kampff test.
Mary, the 6th replicant was cut from the script creating a plot hole and speculation among fans whether Deckard was the 6th replicant with new memories.
The Replicants was also the name of a Demo crew involved in the Atari ST demoscene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Replicant   (966 words)

 More Than Human: Bladerunner's Human/Replicant Debate: PopSubCulture.com's The Biography Project
Replicants are treated as beings without souls, inanimate, emphasis on anima translated from Latin as "the soul".
Ironically, however, it is not the Replicants' supposed inferiority which causes them to be loathed and discriminated against, but the very opposite, their proven superiority that has made the (human) powers create them as a race of slaves.
Replicants are constantly returning to Earth, frequently enough to have an entire enforcement agency dedicated to their 'retirement'.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/sub/more_than_human.html   (2486 words)

 Pop Culture - Hall of Robots - Repicants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The brainchildren of Dr. Eldon Tyrell, replicants are extremely realistic robots with incredible strength and a maximum mental capacity at least equal to humans.
The most recent line of replicants - the "Nexus 6" models - were so advanced that the creators were afraid they would develop their own emotional responses, so they were equipped with a failsafe mechanism - a four year lifespan.
These four were part of a group of six replicants which escaped from the off-world colonies and jumped a shuttle for earth.
popculture.incompetech.com /robots/replicants.html   (374 words)

 Blade Runner / Who Is / Replicant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Replicants presumably differ from humans in one important factor: they are lacking in empathy.
In Blade Runner, the replicants' eyes glow (even those of an artificial owl), however Ridley Scott has stressed that this is merely a cinematic technique, and the glow can't be seen by the characters in the story, only by the audience.
Rachael was a prototype replicant with experimental memory implants, designed to provide a cushion for her emotions.
scribble.com /uwi/br/brfaq/whois-replicant.html   (306 words)

 DVD.net : Replicant - DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the way to catch a serial killer, you see, is not to rely on even the most sophisticated profiling techniques, but to make a clone of the killer from a strand of hair, and let the clone lead you to him.
The secret to this technique is that the clone or ‘replicant’ retains the genetic memory (sic) of the original, and can remember significant details concerning the crimes.
And so it is up to Jake to take custody of just such a replicant (Van Damme) (who like a newborn child must learn to speak, walk, and do the splits before he is of any use to anyone), and beat the living piss out of him until he remembers something useful.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=1433   (1192 words)

 Steve Nottingham: Blade Runner
In the film, the Tyrell Corporation has developed an advanced replicant model called Nexus-6, who are superior in strength and agility, and "at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them".
Crucially, the replicants have been made with false memory implants, which they consider to be their own real memories.
Replicants are sent out into the world as adults, but only have a four-year life-span.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Stephen_Nottingham/cintxt9.htm   (1635 words)

 Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night (1996) is a novel by K.
Living on Mars, Deckard is acting as a consultant to a movie crew filming the story of his Blade Runner days.
He finds himself drawn into a mission on behalf of the replicants he was once assigned to kill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blade_Runner_3:_Replicant_Night   (188 words)

 Blade Runner: A Retrospective by Anthony Leong
Unfortunately, it seems that the replicants were designed too well, as some of them have been able to develop emotions and sentience, which has led to a number of bloody replicant revolts.
In seeking to go beyond their own limitations, cheating death and finding the secret to immortality, the replicants are an embodiment of the fleetingness of the human condition-- a point driven home to Deckard in the roof-top battle he has with Batty in the film's climax.
During his investigation, Deckard learns that replicants are provided implanted memories, and he uses this fact to help Rachael understand the truth about her origins by quoting one of the memory vignettes that were programmed into her.
www.mediacircus.net /bladerunner.html   (1725 words)

 BRmovie.com: Analysis: Deckard Is A Replicant: opinions from Detonator
If replicants were (comparatively) expensive to manufacture, the Off-world colonists would not be offered “custom tailored, genetically engineered, humanoid replicants designed especially for your needs”; replicants could not be extensively used as slave labour in the colonisation programme.
Without a replicant protagonist, replicants can more easily be dismissed as monsters; after all, it is a basic mechanism in fiction that the audience cannot dismiss the protagonist as easily as other characters.
A common objection to a replicant protagonist is that the movie loses an important contrast: the human nature of replicants cannot be expressed, as there is no prominent human character to compare them with.
www.brmovie.com /Analysis/D-a-R_by_D.htm   (2175 words)

 Nick's Fun Site / Tyler Durden a replicant?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Considering the number of other replicants in the movie, it is possible that Durden is one himself at that point in the film.
Replicants are prone to collecting photos, to reinforce their fragile - and artificial - memories.
By making one of the prominent characters a replicant, the contrast between human and replicants is lost, and the point of the film is muddied.
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 BLADE RUNNER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Replicants were used Off-world as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.
In BR, the replicants' eyes glow (even those of an artificial owl), however Ridley Scott has stressed that this is merely a cinematic technique, and the glow can't be seen by the characters in the story, only by the audience.
On one level, the chess games represents the struggle of the replicants against the humans: the humans consider the replicants pawns, to be removed one by one.
www.faqs.org /faqs/movies/bladerunner-faq   (12576 words)

 Off-World: City-speak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aside from his having at least as many as the replicants carried around with them, most of (all of?) his photographs are old, sepia prints and older studio portraits; in fact,I don't think he had any color photographs on the piano(but I could be wrong about the color photos).
Replicants escaping is unusual, so it wouldn't make sense to have a unit that sits around waiting for an escape to happen.
Ridley's comments on whether Deckard is a replicant or not are his personal views on what he wanted to be expressed whereas the views of the producer for example I think it would be found are different.
scribble.com /cgi-bin/colloquy/colloquy2?which=br&search=deckard.*replicant   (17299 words)

 BRmovie.com: BR FAQ: What are Replicants?
Replicants - those of the Nexus 6 kind, anyway - are artificially created through genetic engineering.
It is also possible that previous Nexus series replicants were more robotic in the 'classic' sense; this is pure speculation, however, since no information is really given about them.
What we do know about the Nexus 6 series is that they are engineered by genetic engineers, they are created from some sort of DNA and they are designed to be "More human than human." The likelihood is that this is thus some sort of cloning/replication technology that uses human DNA as a starting point..
www.brmovie.com /FAQs/BR_FAQ_What_are_Reps.htm   (350 words)

 Laramie Movie Scope: Replicant
Van Damme has managed to work his way down from success to obscurity in with a string of box office failures such as the terrible "Knock Off," one of the worst films I have seen in recent years.
A shadowy government agency created the replicant as part of an experiment to track down terrorists.
In fact, until very recently, the replicant has been encased in a kind of artificial womb.
www.lariat.org /AtTheMovies/dvd/replicant.html   (748 words)

 The Clearing of the Mist
The main conflict of the film is between Deckard, a blade runner, and the replicants whom it is Deckard's job to retire (terminate).
Whether Deckard is a replicant or not, as there are clues to both, the message of the film remains intact--that the line between what is human and what is not is becoming less and less distinct.
It doesn't seem likely that the sixth replicant is Rachael, because Tyrell mentions that she is an experiment, the first of her kind.
www.umich.edu /~engb415/film/bressay.html   (1619 words)

 The Wave Magazine - The Bay Area's Best Entertainment Magazine... Ever.
After all, though a replicant mayor may be more likely to gouge a supervisor’s eyes out with their thumbs, they have another quality that could be great in an elected official: a four year life span.
I think we can safely say that Angela Alioto is indeed a replicant, albeit one that “loves” the implanted memory of her mother.
Were he a replicant he would have already gouged out six eyeballs, broken in to the genetic design lab and made a trip to the juice bar by this time of the day.
www.thewavemag.com /pagegen.php?pagename=article&articleid=24031   (1491 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Blade Runner riddle solved
But a decade later the Director's Cut edition - although deliberately ambiguous - convinced many that the hero was indeed a replicant and in a Channel 4 documentary Scott at last reveals they are correct.
As the replicants had no memories of their own, they had to be implanted, and fans interpreted the appearance of the model as a sign that Gaff knew what Deckard was thinking because it was an image shared by other non-humans.
Another hint in the film comes from the number of replicants which Deckard is hunting.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/newsid_825000/825641.stm   (549 words)

 Replicant (2001)
Replicant takes advantage of the current fear of cloning to pit Van Damme against himself (a scenario recently used in Jet Li's The One and Arnold's The 6th Day).
Their bonding is the type of male to male thing that's acceptable in Hong Kong, and could be considered "odd" to your typical homophobe.
For all these reasons, and most especially because there is actually a plot and characters, Replicant is a good rental, and redeems Van Damme.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/Replicant/Replicant.html   (508 words)

 Arrow In The Head's movie review of Replicant: Jean-Claude Van Damme/Replicant, Michael Rooker/Jake, Catherine ...
Fortunately, the relationship between Jake and the Replicant eventually evolves to mirror a parent/child relationship with all the complex emotional issues that come with it.
Overall, "Replicant" reeled me in with its characters and slapped a grin on my face with its action set pieces and its situational humor.
The scene goes on to have the Replicant bailed out of jail and recognize a picture of his double tacked on a wall.
www.joblo.com /arrow/reviews.php?id=719   (1847 words)

 Computer Associates Security Advisor Center Glossary
Such files can make it easier to analyze the virus, because the researchers know what parts of the infected files they are dealing with are part of the original 'goats', and thus can readily ignore that code during their analysis of the virus.
Thus, usually only those macro viruses with a replication method that retains (some of) the pre-existing macros from a target are considered parasitic.
Although the replicants of encrypted viruses vary, they can still be detected (albeit imprecisely identified) by simple string scanning because they have a constant decryptor.
www3.ca.com /virus/glossary.asp   (15638 words)

 Blade Runner (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roy Batty, played by Rutger Hauer, leads a team of androids (or in the film's terms, replicants) who arrive in Los Angeles from the Off-World colonies in order to face the head of their manufacturer, the huge Tyrell Corporation.
Replicants are limited to a four year life span and this group of them want to find a way to extend their intentionally restricted life-spans.
Replicants are not allowed on earth under penalty of death.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0083658   (795 words)

 Amazon.com: Replicant (2001) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Replicant also stars Michael Rooker (of Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Replacement Killers) as Jake Riley, a cop who's been tracking a serial killer called "The Torch" (Van Damme).
The idea is that the replicant will slowly recall the original person's memories and lead the cops to the original.
What makes Replicant more unusual is that the writers actually put some thought into the relationship between Riley and the replicant, which starts to mirror parent-child relationships in emotionally complex ways.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005N5TF?v=glance   (1407 words)

 Blade Runner: Human or Replicant? - AVS Forum
Suggesting Deckard is a replicant is an insult to replicants.
Therefore, it seems to come down to which makes the better outcome to each individual because they choose to emphasize the areas that make their case and ignore the other side (i.e., in the end, it is just a subjective argument).
If Deckard was the "piece de resistance" of the replicant business — "more human than human", as Tyrell would say — with all the complexities suggested by that accomplishment, then a Nexus-7 would, by definition, have to be replication's perfection.
www.avsforum.com /avs-vb/showthread.php?t=602831   (1872 words)

 Ink 19 :: Replicant
Replicant is Sanae Yamasaki and Hideyuki Sasaki, and they play exquisite Japanese indie-pop.
Percolating rhythms, synthesizers that hum along their own strange trajectory, drum machines with their alien, yet soothing syncopation and the occasional wash of a guitar riff will have you floating along in pop heaven.
Replicant is the music you always expected to hear in the future.
www.ink19.com /issues/december2002/musicReviews/musicR/replicant.html   (287 words)

 Blade Runner Insight Forum - Preparing to Print Topic 'If Deckard is a Replicant then why....'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I enjoy entertaining the idea that he may be a replicant with all the clues and implications that Ridley Scott put in the movie.
He must make sure that she is indeed a replicant it seems, by hitting a nerve with his "condidential commity of moral abuses" jargon, causing her to attack him.
Even when he tells Rachael that he will not hunt her down, because he owes her one, his body language seems to illustrate that that is a lie as well, as he turns his head away to the mirror.
www.br-insight.com /forum/read.php?action=print&TID=266   (2874 words)

What Jake Riley doesn’t count on is that part of the plan is that he will have to work with a clone of the very man that he is pursuing, or a “replicant.” The replicant is also played by Van Damme.
The acting in Replicant is better than one would expect and the action is up to par with a Van Damme fan’s expectations.
I think that Replicant proves that he has much more in his repertoire and could be a box-office force if given the chance (and the right roles).
www.gyeah.com /ezine/reviews/movies/replicant.html   (824 words)

On a later visit to Central City, he observed a battle between the dark Flash, Captain Cold and Captain Boomerang in which Boomerang was nearly killed.
Tony volunteered for the process—it was his chance to help out the guys who had looked out for him as a kid—and became the Replicant.
Replicant worked briefly for Abra Kadabra before being captured.
www.hyperborea.org /flash/replicant.html   (333 words)

 "Blade Runner" Bombshell! - Jul 15, 2000 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Then, he restored footage with key images that were left deliberately ambiguous, but still suggested Deckard's realization that he too was a replicant.
Meanwhile, several fans are stewing, saying Scott removed the ambiguity surrounding the film by pronouncing Deckard a replicant.
There was an angry rant on Ain't It Cool News on the subject, with the author chastising Scott for ruining the mystery.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,6778,00.html   (583 words)

 Is Your Candidate Human?: Science Fiction in the News
Is a particular candidate human or an insidious replicant, possessed of physical strength and computational abilities far exceeding our own, but lacking empathy and possibly even bent on our destruction as a species?
Wisely, they chose the only test that can be applied to distinguish a replicant from a human being; namely, the Voight-Kampff empathy test.
I'm not sure if they detected a replicant, but I'm pretty sure they detected a politician.
technovelgy.com /ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=225   (318 words)

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