Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast
78 // Tech Spotlight: The Esper

78 // Tech Spotlight: The Esper

May 19, 2020

Enhance...ENHANCE... We've all heard those words in countless films. In this second episode of our Tech Spotlight, highlighting the technology and hardware of the Blade Runner films, Patrick and Dan dive into the design and use of the Esper machine that our disgruntled detective uses to track down the escaped Replicants. The conversation took a few turns we weren't necessarily expecting, and Rutger Hauer even chimes in on what he said was his favorite scene in the 1982 classic.

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BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: First Man (2018)

BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: First Man (2018)

May 15, 2020

Damien Chazelle's fourth film, First Man, was undeniably one of 2018's best. The VFX team won the Oscar for their unparalleled work in bringing the Earth and the Moon to life with stunning realism and breathtaking photography. Based on James Hansen's biography, the film takes us beyond the Gemini and Apollo programs' achievements and moves inward, to an intimate portrayal of Armstrong's personal life and family struggles.

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy's performances are as haunting as they are beautiful, and the quiet, atmospheric style of their portrayal has left us with a film that is certainly one of the best of the decade.

Join Dan, Jaime, and Patrick in our discussion of what we love (and what we don't love) about this incredible cinematic masterpiece.

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77 // Interlinked : A Shoulder of Orion Live Discussion (Episode One)

77 // Interlinked : A Shoulder of Orion Live Discussion (Episode One)

May 6, 2020

In this impromptu discussion, hosts Jaime, and Patrick are joined by guest, and friend Craig Wright. We at Shoulder of Orion feel like it's important to continue to be there for each other as we march on through so much uncertainty as a fandom, and a global society. This episode is dedicated to our friends Mark Deckard, Ciaran Marcantonio, and many more dealing with so much right now. 

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BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: There Will Be Blood (2007)

BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: There Will Be Blood (2007)

April 19, 2020
Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (2007) was the rare film that immediately established itself as a classic upon its initial theatrical release. Anchored by an Oscar-winning performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, an experimentally riveting score by Jonny Greenwood, and Robert Elswit’s jaw-dropping cinematography, There Will Be Blood set a new standard in what 21st-century Hollywood was capable of producing.
 
In this episode of Frame Rate, the guys discuss this darkly wonderful film’s place in cinema history—and its place in their hearts, as well.
 

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76 // The Only Real Thing Is Now : Dystopia - An Illusion of Importance (Part Two)

76 // The Only Real Thing Is Now : Dystopia - An Illusion of Importance (Part Two)

April 18, 2020

In this second part of our discussion on Dystopia, hosts Dan, Patrick, Jaime, and special guest Dr. Robin Bunce continue their exploration into the message of dystopia found in film and media. 

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75 // The Only Real Thing Is Now: Dystopia - An Illusion of Importance (Part One)

75 // The Only Real Thing Is Now: Dystopia - An Illusion of Importance (Part One)

April 11, 2020

In this special episode, your hosts Jaime, Dan, and Patrick are joined by special guest Dr. Robin Bunce, a historian based at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Why are we drawn to stories of dystopia? Are storytellers and filmmakers prophets? We pose these questions to you in part one of our two part discussion. Join us. 

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BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: Inception (2010)

BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: Inception (2010)

March 30, 2020

In Christopher Nolan's 2010 blockbuster, Inception, themes we are familiar with from science fiction are explored in a unique and visually-stunning way. 

Winner of four Oscars, with a star-studded cast and incredible performances, as well as one of Hanz Zimmer's best scores (in Dan's opinion), this film asks of us the BIG questions: what is the nature of our reality? Can what we dream be real? If you had unlimited time with your loved ones, what would you build? What would you explore?

Wildly-successful, this film has something for everyone; but while it's easy to watch it as a heist/Bond sci-fi-action movie, that's just scratching the surface.

Join Dan, Patrick, and Jaime as they take a deep dive into one of their favorite films.

 

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BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: The Invisible Man (2020)

BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: The Invisible Man (2020)

March 30, 2020
With a stunning performance by Elisabeth Moss and brilliantly nuanced direction and writing by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man was one of 2020’s first breakout hits—even though its box office was severely impacted by the evolving coronavirus pandemic.
In this installment of Frame Rate, Jaime and Patrick discuss The Invisible Man's themes, ideas, techniques, and context within contemporary horror/thriller filmmaking.

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74 // The Most Human Thing We Can Do: Meeting The Challenge of Our Time

74 // The Most Human Thing We Can Do: Meeting The Challenge of Our Time

March 25, 2020

In this episode, Dan, Patrick, and Jaime sit down with two special guests and discuss our current pandemic reality as it relates to Blade Runner. We are joined by recurring guest Peter from the Midwest and a good friend of ours and first time guest, Mark Deckard. What does it mean to be human in our world right now? How do we rise to meet the challenge of the moment? Those questions and more are discussed in depth in this round table episode. 

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73 // Interlinked - The Return of Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast

73 // Interlinked - The Return of Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast

March 11, 2020

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In this episode, Jaime, Patrick, and Dan return from a much needed hiatus to discuss season three of Shoulder of Orion, their new series and much much more. We hope you enjoy and thank you all for your continued support. 

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