Blade Runner - Original Trailer (1982)
DescriptionIn the opening scene of Blade Runner, the text reads:
"Early in the 21st Century, The Tyrell Corporation advanced Robotic evolution into the NEXUS phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a Replicant. The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the gentic engineers who created them.
Replicants were used Off-World as slave labour, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.
After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6 combat team in an Off-World colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth - under penalty of death.
Special police squads - BLADE RUNNER UNITS - had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant.
This was not called execution.
It was called retirement."
In the film, a Blade Runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find and destroy their creator. Nexus 6 Replicants have had artificial memories implanted in them. Since they are capable of developing emotions, they have been programmed to only live for 4 years before expiring.
Date archivedJanuary 26 2017
Last editedJuly 6 2021