Blade Runner: Blush Response

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“I think, Sebastian, therefore I am.” — Pris

One of Blade Runner’s key themes is emotional response. Not only the degree of that response, but its authenticity. Can the replicants in the film ‘feel’ as well as a human? Are their feelings even real, in human terms? And if their emotions are genuine, and not the product of a corporation, does that mean those replicants have a right to life as much as humans do…



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Tony Peak

Science Fiction & Fantasy author, member of SFWA, HWA, Planetary Society