Hello Everybody, I don’t know if you have noticed but there have been a few strange images appearing on this site of Tinfoil Unicorns, White Doves and Eyes looking out at you recently. They were hints to my next collection and had the words coming soon, well the time has come for me to reveal the first of this new set of sabers inspired by two Sci-Fi films. The first film was released in 1982 and the second (this first film’s sequel) has yet to be released. I am of course talking about BLADE RUNNER and the upcoming sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049! This next design is inspired by the new film and is for Ryan Gosling’s character, LAPD Officer K, I call it K RUNNER 2049..
In the last picture of the gallery is a Retinoscope, used by Opticians to examine the eyes of patients. In the Blade Runner film, a device called the Voight-Kampf Machine was used to test people suspected of being Replicants by examining their eyes. Replicants were androids who broke their programming, escaped from a mining colony and fled to Earth. They were then tracked down by Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). The machine looked more like a desktop computer and wasn’t portable, so for the new film I thought I would update and hopefully improve on the design of the machine. The “new” prop combines a miniaturised Voight-Kampf Machine and a Lightsaber all in a handy sized device which kind of looks like the aforementioned Retinoscope!
I don’t know if Officer K will need a Replicant detector or Lightsaber in B.R. 2049 but I thought this was a fun idea. I do have two more designs inspired by the original 1982 Blade Runner, one for Rick Deckard…and one for Roy Batty, the leader of the Replicant gang at the centre of this fantastic neo-noir Sci-Fi masterpiece. I hope you will join me for those two designs and other upcoming posts. Thank you for visiting today and all your support. Till next time.
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