Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast
121 // Artificial Intelligence Part Two: The A.I. of Alien & Blade Runner

121 // Artificial Intelligence Part Two: The A.I. of Alien & Blade Runner

June 20, 2022

In this episode, hosts Patrick, and Jaime are joined by contributing host Peter from the midwest to discuss artificial intelligence as featured in Alien and Blade Runner. This is a bit of a crossover episode as we explore why the kinds of A.I. exists in both of these worlds and what's really behind the need for such technology. This was a fascinating and complicated discussion. We hope you enjoy!

 

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120 // Artificial Intelligence: Part One

120 // Artificial Intelligence: Part One

June 7, 2022

Artificial Intelligence has long been a hotly debated topic. What are the implications of a society augmented by A.I.? What is A.I.? Will A.I. save humanity from itself, or will it destroy it? In this episode, Jaime & Patrick tackle the question of A.I. and how its iterated in our real lives and on film.  This is part one of a series of discussions as we lead into the 40th anniversary of Blade Runner. 

 

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119 // Vangelis: A Memoriam

119 // Vangelis: A Memoriam

May 24, 2022

In this episode, Patrick, Peter and Jaime come together to discuss the death of Vangelis. From his score for Chariots of Fire, to Blade Runner, and 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Vangelis has held his own, creating musical tapestries that have kept their own orbit from the moment he began making music. Join us as we talk about the legacy of Vangelis, and the space he leaves behind. 

 

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118 // Visions of the Future: Part Two

118 // Visions of the Future: Part Two

May 10, 2022

We'd like to thank all of our listeners and supporters during this short break. We are pleased to present to you a follow up to Visions of the Future with this part two installment. In this episode, Patrick, Peter and Jaime dive further into what a future could look like through the lens of Blade Runner and our current world. Will the lack of empathy lead to our destruction? Join us and take part in the discussion!

 

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Shoulder Of Orion Break Announcement

Shoulder Of Orion Break Announcement

April 11, 2022

We at Shoulder of Orion are pausing our content stream for the month of April as we focus on our sister show, Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast. April is the busiest month of the year for our Alien podcast and we are fully devoting ourselves to it. We will be back with some exciting new content for Shoulder of Orion, including a new mini-series announcement. Stay tuned, and thank you for being loyal listeners and patrons. 

 

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117 // Visions of the Future: A Shoulder of Orion Roundtable

117 // Visions of the Future: A Shoulder of Orion Roundtable

March 29, 2022

What were your first thoughts about what the future would look like? Was there a film or a show that captured that? In this episode, the full hosting team of Shoulder of comes together to talk about the idea of futurism as iterated in film and tv, and what it means to each of us, and how it's changed over the years. We hope you enjoy this episode, as much as we enjoyed recording it. 

 

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116 // Therefore I Am: Discussing Pris

116 // Therefore I Am: Discussing Pris

March 15, 2022

Daryl Hannah's portrayal of Pris in Blade Runner has inspired countless works of tribute art, contemporary runway fashion, and killer cosplays. But beyond her cyberpunk/clown aesthetic and gymnastic combat skills lies a complicated, nuanced character.

In this episode, Jaime and Patrick discuss Pris as a prism for issues like enslavement, otherism, and manipulation. They also talk about how Pris sets up wonderful horror beats in Blade Runner, and how she ends up tricking not only Sebastian and Deckard but the audience itself.

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115 // Reviewing Blade Runner: Black Lotus Episodes 7-13

115 // Reviewing Blade Runner: Black Lotus Episodes 7-13

February 27, 2022

Jaime & Patrick circle back around to discuss Alcon, and CrunchyRolls Blade Runner: Black Lotus series. Is the series successful? Does Black Lotus find its rightful place in the Blade Runner universe? We do our best to attempt to answer those questions and more. 

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114 // Dissecting Amazon’s Blade Runner 2099 Announcement

114 // Dissecting Amazon’s Blade Runner 2099 Announcement

February 15, 2022

Blade Runner fandom was rocked this past week with the news of a brand new sequel series to Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. In this audio version of our live video update, Jaime and Patrick break down all the news while discussing the challenges of bringing such a beloved IP, with two near perfect films to the small screen. Are Alcon and Amazon up to the task? Can the universe of Blade Runner be justified in a smaller format? We attempt to answer all of these questions and more. Join us. 

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113 // Enhance. Stop: The Costumes of Blade Runner | Part Two

113 // Enhance. Stop: The Costumes of Blade Runner | Part Two

February 1, 2022

The aesthetic world of Blade Runner 2049 is a vision at once reminiscent of the original Blade Runner and entirely original. Brutal, bleak, and beguiling, the costumes of 2049 reveal inner truths about the characters in subtle and complex ways.

Join Jaime and Patrick as they continue our previous episode's discussion on costumes with a leap into 2049—and stick around for our next roundtable, where we'll dig even deeper.

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