Ridley Scott advances his bad argument

Friday, September 28th, 2007 Horrorthon Posts

Wired has posted a new interview with Ridley Scott about the upcoming theatrical re-release of Blade Runner. Scott gets into various interesting subjects, including, of course, the “Deckard is a replicant” debate.

Scott believes that Deckard is a replicant and convincingly portrays himself as having advanced this idea all along and having deliberately put clues into the movie to make the point. I maintain that he’s got it wrong (and I remember examples of Scott statements from the Alien commentary track not gibing with what I’d heard elsewhere). Comments at the end of the article by irate readers seem to suggest that not everyone is onboard with the “Deckard is a replicant” lunacy. It’s a good read, though.