Blade Runner (1982) Day’s Here…!

Back in 1982 Blade Runner, a film directed by Ridley Scott (Alien) and featuring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, was released… and pretty much flopped.

The years, however, were kind to this film, and it became viewed as something of a cinematic classic. The film famously opened with this…

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Yeah, the far flung (at that time, anyway!) future of November 2019. A little later in the film, we found the exact date in November of 2019 when the film was taking place…

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Yup, November 20th, 2019.

The date is here and we are there.

Tomorrow, November the 21st, Elon Musk -such a cheeky boy!- will unveil his “Cybertruck”, a pickup truck he has stated looks like something from Blade Runner. Clearly a big fan of movies, Mr. Musk’s unveiling is obviously timed with Blade Runner’s then -and now our- present date.

I don’t need nor want a pickup truck and there is no doubt I won’t be buying this one when it comes to market. Indeed, in all my years of driving, I have never had a pickup truck nor needed one.

Yet I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious to see this “Cybertruck”.

Until tomorrow, happy -if such a term applies to that grim future!- Blade Runner day!

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