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Baker
 
Game/Character

Baker interrogates Ray McCoy in Act Three as he is strapped to the LPD Soothsayer. He is an ex-Blade Runner. Ray commented to Baker that his, "...breath smells like he wiped his ass with his teeth".

He was a S.I.D. expert on Course of Technique. He was fired from the police force in 2017

Baker only appears in a cinematic feature.

Baker is voiced by actor
Mark Worden.

 


 

Baty/Batty, Roy

Book/Movie

Book

Roy Baty, along with his wife Irmgard, are two of the six androids on the run. It is thought that he was a pharmacist on Mars, although Deckard feels that may have been a cover. In the poop sheet Roy is described as having an "...aggressive, assertive air of ersatz authority. Given to mystical preoccupations, this android proposed the group escape attempt, underwriting it ideologically with a pretentious fiction as to the sacredness of so-called android "life." " 1

Roy, the leader of the rogue androids, does not force a murderous confrontation with his creator in the book. He remains holed up in Isidore's apartment until Rick hunts him down.

The Roy Baty character does not have as prominent role in DADoES as does the Roy Batty in Blade Runner.



1. DADoES, by PKD Chapter sixteen, page 161


Movie


An advanced combat model Nexus 6 Replicant. He is the leader of a group of escaped Replicants from Off-World, on the quest for a longer life span.

Roy Batty's serial number: N6MAA1816
1st. digit: Model. N stands for "Nexus"
2nd. digit: Series. 6
3rd. Digit: Sex. M = "Male"
3rd: digit: Physical Grade. A
4th digit: Mental Grade. A
5-6 digits: Incept date. January 8, 2016.

As described by Fancher and Peoples, "[...] BATTY resembles a tradition, the gym instructor, short, cropped hair with the body of a drill sergeant but the eyes are gray and chilling. Roy Batty is a presence of force with a lazy, but acute sense of what goes on around him."

Roy Batty has the most memorable lines in the movie. His most notable lines are:

"...if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes."

"I want more life, fucker! (some versions have: I want more life, father!)"

"You'd better get it up, or I'm gonna have to kill you!"

"That's the spirit!"

"Gosh, you've really got some nice toys here."

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die."


Bear

Movie/Game Character 

The Bear is a creation of J. F. Sebastian, a "genetic designer" for the Tyrell Corporation, who produces realistic toys. To combat his own loneliness he created automated, humanistic playful 'dolls' that provide him with companionship. J.F. Sebastian is greeted by two of his doll-toys, a miniature, three-foot-high, long-nosed Kaiser Wilhelm dressed in a military uniform, and a teddy bear dressed like Napoleon. They march up to him after he enters the apartment and say:
"Home again, home again, jiggety jig."


Role performed by actor Kevin Thompson (II).


 
Black Hole Weapons

Movie

The gun Leon Kowalski used against RepDetective Dave Holden at the beginning of Blade Runner was a Black Hole weapon. The gun was designed for knock down power as well as being deadly. Another affect the weapon has is the way it attacks the target, absorbing whatever light is in its path, increasing its power, then completely and fusing the opening and exit wounds. The weapon is made of an undetectible material used only for Off-World combat.

More about Black Hole Weapons can be read
here.


 


 

Blade Runner

[1] Movie directed by Ridley Scott. Released in 1982, originally a box-office financial failure, however, it has become an enduring cult classic.

Awards:
*Best Art Direction (nom) David Snyder 1982 Academy
*Best Art Direction (nom) Linda de Scenna 1982 Academy
*Best Art Direction (nom) Lawrence G. Paull 1982 Academy
*Best Visual Effects (nom) Douglas Trumbull 1982 Academy
*Best Visual Effects (nom) David Dryer 1982 Academy
*Best Visual Effects (nom) Richard Yuricich 1982 Academy
*Best Cinematography (win) Jordan S. Cronenweth 1982 British Academy Awards
*Best Costume Design (win) Michael Kaplan 1982 British Academy Awards
*Best Costume Design (win) Charles Knode 1982 British Academy Awards
*Best Production Design/Art Direction (win) Lawrence G. Paull 1982 British Academy Awards
*Best Cinematography (win) Jordan S. Cronenweth 1982 L.A. Film Critics Association
*Best Cinematography Jordan S. Cronenweth 1982 New York Film Critics Circle
*Competing Film Ridley Scott 1982 Venice Film Festival
*Best Dramatic Presentation 1983 Hugo Award
*Special Achievement Award Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull, Syd Mead - For their visual concept (technical prize) 1983 London Critics Circle Film Awards -
*U.S. National Film Registry (win) 1993 Library of Congress

Script written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Based on the PKD book "DADoES". Music score by Vangelis. Stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and M. Emmet Walsh.

[2] The term "Blade Runner," used in this film as a designation for people of Deckard's profession, comes originally from a 1974 novel by Alan E. Nourse, "The Bladerunner", the protagonist of which is a smuggler of black-market surgical implements. Nourse's book inspired William S. Burroughs' book, "Bladerunner, A Movie", a script treatment in the form of a novel. Neither Nourse's novel nor Burroughs' had any influence on Ridley Scott's film "Blade Runner", except that Hampton Fancher happened upon a copy of "Bladerunner, A Movie" while Scott was looking for a snappier title for his film. Scott liked the term, and obtained the rights to the title (but not any aspect of the plot). Some editions of Burroughs' book use the spacing "Blade Runner". (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

[3] CRL Group PLC computer game, for
Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum, released in 1985.

[4] Westwood Studios game, based on both the book DADoES and the movie. Advertised as "The First Real-Time 3D Adventure" Released in 1997, it featured the reprise of some of the original cast from the movie, namely, Sean Young, Brion James, James Hong, Joe Turkel, and William Sanderson. (More
here )


 
Blade Runner Souvenir Magazine 

Movie/Merchandise

Published in 1982 by Ira Friedman, Inc., the Blade Runner Souvenir Magazine includes 150 photos and art combined with an overview of the movie. It's divided up into 7 different "sectors", including interviews with Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Doug Trumbull & Syd Mead, and an in-depth look at the making of the film.

More can be read
here.



 

Blaster

Movie

Hand gun used by Deckard.

Also referred to as a "PKD Blaster"   

Links: 
 
http://bladezone.com/contents/film/collectables/blaster/


The Workings of the Blade Runner Blaster within the Film.
By Phil Steinschneider and Richard A. Coyle
A discussion on how the Blaster Appeared to work and a reconciliation of the features of the gun.

http://www.racprops.com/issue4/brblaster/

http://www.steinschneider.com/props/blade_runner/bldrunbl.htm


 

 
 

Blake, William

In the movie Roy Batty is known for numerous memorable lines. Among them is this poetic line said to the character Chew: "Fiery the Angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shores burning with the fires of Orc."

This poetic intro is paraphrased from a poem titled "America a Prophecy" (1793) written by William Blake.

AMERICA: A PROPHECY

He was not only a writer, but an artist. And his combining of the two futher enriched the work. To learn more about William Blake:
http://www.blakearchive.org/
A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress


 
 
 


 
 
Blimp
 
Movie

Also referred to as an "Advertising Blimp"

Illustration

Large dirigible adorned with spotlights, video screens and a speaker system that floats over the city constantly advertising the benefits of OffWorld Colonization. At least two large television screens broadcast advertisements for "OffWorld" colonies, and a geisha girl who smiles, or eats a cherry, or smokes a cigarette. Smaller screens display the Coca-Cola logo.

Famously known for it's vocalizations at the start of the move: "A new life awaits you in the Off-World colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure. New climate, recreational facilities.....absolutely free. Use your new friend as a personal body servant or a tireless field hand--the custom tailored genetically engineered humanoid replicant designed especially for your needs. So come on America, let's put our team up there...." Added for BRDC: "This annoucement is brought to you by the Shimato Dominguez Corporation - helping America into the New World."

At one point the blimp is seen through the grid which is the lattice of the full-width skylight of the Bradbury Building broadcasting asian music, (The lyrics tell of the tragic and utter destruction of one Japanese clan by
another*).

* Japan: Traditional Vocal and Instrumental Music, Shakuhachi,
Biwa, Koto, Shamisen" [compact disc]
Performed by Ensemble Nipponia, 1976
Electra Asylum Nonesuch Records/Warner Communications Inc.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Boiled Dog
 
Book/Movie/Game
 
One of the few actual terms used in all three formats under the same context. This is a term used in one of the questions asked during a VK session.

From the book: "A final question," he said. "Two-part. You are watching an old movie on TV, a movie from before the war. It shows a banquet in progress; the guests are enjoying raw oysters." "Ugh," Rachael said; the needles swung swiftly. "The entree," he continued, "consists of boiled dog, stuffed with rice."

From the movie: Deckard: "One more question. You're watching a stage play. A banquet is in progress. The guests are enjoying an appetizer of raw oysters. The entree consists of boiled dog."

From the game: Ray: "You're watching an old movie. It shows a banquet in progress. The guests are enjoying raw oysters. The entree consists of boiled dog."

 
 
 

 
 
 
Boneli Reflex Arc-Test

Book


Similar to the Voigt-Kampff scale, this test is used to determine if a person is a human or a replicant.

Taken from book: As Resch (Police officer) explains, "The reflex-arc response taking place in the upper ganglia of the spinal column requires several microseconds more in the humanoid robot than in the human nervous system...We try it a number of times, of course. Elapsed time varies in both the andy and the human. But by the time ten reactions have been measured, we believe we have a reliable clue."

It uses an audio signal or a light-flash. The subject presses a button responding to the questions and the elapsed time is measured.

As with the Voigt-Kampff, the bone marrow test confirms the recipient is a replicant.


 
 
 

 
 
Bonsai Tree
 
Movie/Object
 
Deckard has one in his apartment. There's also one (the same one?) on Tyrell's office desk where Deckard first meets Rachael.

Speculation:
This might signify the interference in the natural development of a living organism - a parallel with Tyrell's interference with the natural development of the Replicants. Alternatively, the trees could just be there for decoration!

 
 
 

 
 
 
Bradbury Building 
 
Movie/Game/Location

The Bradbury Building is the home of J.F Sebastian, and is featured in the climactic chase scene nearing the end of the movie. It is in the ninth sector.

More can be learned
here.

In the Westwood game there will be a clue (DNA sample). You'll be able to roam the many corners of his humble apartment and see some of the items from the scenes in the movie, i.e. the boiling eggs, various toys, and the Kaiser and Bear! You'll interact with J.F. Sebastian too.


 

 
 
Brain Implant

Movie
 
Perhaps more accurately termed memory implants, these are a set of virtual reality scenarios made to create a past in Replicants.

In the movie Eldon Tyrell explains why they are used in the Nexus 6 model to Deckard: "If we gift them with a past ... we create a cushion or pillow for their emotions and consequently we can control them better."

Later in the movie when Rachael meets Deckard at his apartment she try's to prove to him that she is not a replicant. Deckard finally reveals to her:
"Implants. They are not your memories, they belong to Tyrell's sixteen year old niece." 1

"Implants! Those aren't your memories. They're somebody else's. They're Tyrell's niece's." 2



1 Screenplay February 23, 1981

2 From the movie. 

 

Bryant, Harry
 
Book/Movie
 
Book
 
In the book, Deckards' superior is Police Inspector Harry Bryant.  He is described as, "...jug-eared and redheaded, sloppily dressed but wise-eyed and conscious of nearly everything of any importance...".
 
 
Movie
 
In the movie, Deckard's ex-boss is Captain Bryant. Ex-alcoholic, rude, and shows no sympathy when it comes to Replicants.
 
 
M. Emmet Walsh plays the role of Bryant.


Bryant's Office 

 
Movie/Game/Location

Captain Harry Bryant's office at LAPD headquarters. Actual filming location for this was at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA

This is the setting where Deckard is given the assignment of hunting down the four Replicants.


In the game Lieutenant Guzza is filling in for Captain Bryant. You'll want Ray to check in on occasion. Depending on your gameplay, there may be a weapon shipment list on the desk.


 
 

 
 
Buffalo Hunter Lamp
 
Movie/Object

Bryant's hunting lamp, on his desk in the movie. Each panel of the lampshade has a photo of a hunter standing next to his 'kill'.

Speculation:
Possibly signifies the Blade Runner and the Replicant (the hunter and his trophy).


 
 

 
 
Bullet Bob 
 
Game/Character

Character in the Westwood Blade Runner computer game. He owns 'Bullet Bob's Runner Surplus' near Animoid Row. He is first (possibly) brought to your attention by a complaint from the Egyptian snake-maker of Animoid Row, claiming that Bullet Bob was threatening him.

The Ray McCoy character can buy some "heavy duty" ammo there, and also give Bullet Bob the Voight-Kampff test.

Bullet Bob is only found in his shop.

The actor who does the voice of Bullet Bob is
Vincent Schiavelli.


 

 
 
Bullet Bob's Runner Surplus
 
Game/Location

Gun shop owned by Bullet Bob, located between Animoid Row and Hawker's Circle.


 

 

Buster Friendly (Buster Friendly and His Friendly Friends)
 
Book

An endless talk show which broadcasts 23 hours a day, (the additional one hour being a religious sign-off, ten minutes of silence, and then a religious sign-on), both on television and radio, that provides an alternative reality for many people. The show is prominent throughout the book and is a major influence in the battle between the differences (or similarities) of being human and being an android.

Isidore rather astutely remarks that "Buster Friendly and Mercerism are competing for our psychic souls" (ch. 7).


 

 
 
B-263-54
 
Movie

Rick Deckard's badge number. He mentions it twice in the movie. First time to the police officer, after he retires Zhora. Then he says it to another policeman whilst in the spinner, after he has been told about Tyrell and JF's murder over the Vid-Phone.

In "The Illustrated Blade Runner", published by Blue Dolphin (1982), which contains the complete screenplay, after retiring Zhora it is written he says B26354. In the spinner it is written he says 26364.

In the movie Deckard says one set of numbers. "B-263-54."

  
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