Blade Runner: Deckard Is(n’t) a Replicant

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“How can it not know what it is?” — Rick Deckard

When Blade Runner hit cinema screens in 1982, the prevailing opinion — among audiences and critics — was that Rick Deckard, the protagonist, was human. The 1992 Director’s Cut, however, strongly hinted he might be a replicant. This has been maintained in the 2007 Final Cut. Ridley Scott, the director, left no ambiguity in interviews after the…

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