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Blade Runner Series Wrap Up and Filling in the Blanks

January 27, 2022
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Title: Blade Runner Series Wrap Up and Filling in the Blanks

Description: Today we are joined by our frequent guest, Erik Fogg of the Reconsidered Podcast to wrap up this series on the Blade Runner series of films. We look at how the messages and the themes of Blade Runner carry through each of the films. We also take a deeper look into the Blade Runner universe through a series of shorts that were released prior to the opening of Blade Runner 2049.

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Erik Fogg of the Reconsider Podcast

Blade Runner Shorts: (Black Out 2022 Anime Short) (2036: Nexus Dawn Short) (2048: Nowhere to Run Short)

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, [00:00:00] this is beyond the big screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra. Thanks again for joining us today. Today, we are going to wrap up our series on blade runner and blade runner 2049. And the past three episodes we've discussed these two movies and the really powerful themes they uncovered and discuss.
Today, we're going to discuss how the two movies fit together and explore a few more issues that came up and just try and tie these two movies together. I'm very happy to be joined the gun by Eric of the reconsider podcast. And as we well know, since you've listened to the three previous episodes, we know that reconsider as a political and current events podcast, Eric, and as partners and or help you contextualize current politics and [00:01:00] history and broader forces and political theory reconsider helps you rise above the one-liners the 140 character politics and the tribal narrative and their motto is we don't do the thinking for you.
Thank you so much for coming on for a fourth time, Eric. Yeah, my pleasure. I mean, obviously I love your show. And one of the things I really love about talking about movies, like this is it lets us look at. Um, and by like this, I mean, I mean really good movies that do a great job, exploring society, exploring humanity.
They let us, as people really look into. Humanity and looking to society today through, in another place where it's sort of safe, right. Where we can say, or we can say, Hey, what, what does this tell us about humans as a whole about society, about government, about how we get along with each other as a whole, um, where we're not as emotionally tied up in it.
Right? Cause this, this isn't our [00:02:00] world. It's, it's just a story, but we can learn a lot from it. And so it gives us this opportunity to ask some questions about ourselves that aren't as threatening. Whereas, you know, as, as I'm sure you're aware from the. Political climate. If someone from your not from your political tribe asks these kinds of questions in a way that's not comfortable for you, you can get very defensive.
And so movies can be a great place to be able to have some of those tough questions. And when they're, well-built, they're they're questions that are open to everyo

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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