Shoulder of Orion episode

42 // Anywhere a Good Boy Might Go? Luv: Part 2

In this episode—part two of a series on Luv—Jaime sits down for discussion with guests Ricardo Silvestre and Iain Souter. From Luv being God’s angel of death, to whether or not she’s fragile, Iain, Ricardo, and Jaime spend an hour and a half diving into this incredible character.

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41 // The Cyberpunk Nexus: An Interview with Author and Editor Lou Tambone

In this episode, Patrick, Dan, and Jaime sit down to speak with author Lou Tambone to discuss his latest collaborative book, The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring The Blade Runner Universe.

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40 // Happy Birthday: Celebrating Blade Runner 2049

Patrick, Dan and Jaime convene to celebrate the first year of Blade Runner 2049. From their memories of that first screening, and what the film means, to its complete embrace by fandom, the team at Shoulder of Orion raises its glass to what can be only be described as a miracle: Blade Runner 2049, released October 6th, 2017.

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39 // I Think, Sebastian, Therefore I Am: A Conversation on Philosophy and Blade Runner: Part Two

In the second of two episodes, JM and Dan sit down with Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. This episode is the conclusion of an in-depth and gratifying discussion which covers philosophy and Blade Runner 2049. Enjoy.

Here is a link to the book, also available on Amazon etc:
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137412287

For more info on Timothy Shanahan and his other writings:
http://faculty.lmu.edu/timothyshanahan/

The Pacific Standard interview on Blade Runner 2049:
https://psmag.com/news/meaning-of-life-blade-runner-2049

Like Stories of Old: In Search of the Distinctively Human
https://youtu.be/O4etinsAy34

Plato's "Allegory of the Cave", explained
https://youtu.be/SWlUKJIMge4

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38 // I Think, Sebastian, Therefore I Am: A Conversation on Philosophy and Blade Runner (Part One)

In the first of two episodes, JM and Dan sit down with Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. From Descartes to Deckard, Nietzsche to Batty, the discussion explores Tim's book Philosophy and Blade Runner as together they shed old light on new problems and new light on old problems.

Here is a link to the book, also available on Amazon etc:
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137412287

For more info on Timothy Shanahan and his other writings:
https://bellarmine.lmu.edu/irishstudies/faculty/?expert=timothy.shanahan

The Pacific Standard interview on Blade Runner 2049:
https://psmag.com/news/meaning-of-life-blade-runner-2049

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37 // Uncharted Territory

In another exclusive interview, Dan sits down with Territory Studio Creative Lead Peter Eszenyi, who created the screen effects for some of the most memorable scenes in Blade Runner 2049. From the spinner displays, to the Denabase, to the beautiful bone scan sequence in the morgue, Peter gets into great detail on the direction his team received from Denis Villeneuve himself and how they were able to incorporate abstract concepts into beautiful, iconic screens that the actors could interact with on set during filming. Join us in another deep dive into the beautiful visuals of the film and the artists behind them.

For screenshots and videos from Territory's work in 2049, visit:
http://territorystudio.com/projects/blade-runner-2049/

Peter's portfolio and other works: http://petereszenyi.com

More info on Territory's work on 2049: www.engadget.com/2017/10/20/designing-the-technology-of-blade-runner-2049/

MAXON's Cinema 4D press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171206005964/en/MAXON-Cinema-4D-Powers-Territory-Studio-Workflow

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36 // The Best One: Luv

If there’s one character who crystalizes the beautiful ambivalence that defines Blade Runner 2049, it’s Luv. In this sprawling roundtable, DanPatrickMicah, and returning guest Dr. Robin Bunce dive headfirst into the mysteries surrounding this fascinating character. Stay tuned at the end for some insightful guest commentary from Iain Souter

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35 // Shoulder of Orion: A One Year Anniversary

We have come upon the one year anniversary of Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast. What a year it's been. In this mini episode Jaime, Patrick, and Dan discuss their first year, and how incredible the journey has been so far.

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33 // A Future Noir: Interviewing Author and Film Historian Paul M. Sammon

On this episode of Shoulder of Orion, Jaime and Dan sit down with film historian Paul M. Sammon to discuss his life and his storied history with Blade Runner. Along the way, they also discuss the newly released edition of his legendary book: Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.

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32 // Finding Deckard

It's no accident that it has taken the Blade Runner podcast nearly a year to release a Deckard episode: he's one of the most complex, nuanced characters in a saga full of complexity and nuance, and he's surprisingly hard to talk about. In this deeply personal episode, JMDan, and Patrick take the conversation far beyond the typical is-he-or-isn't-he-a-replicant argument and discuss the full arc of this complicated character, from his roots in Philip K. Dick's novel to the sublime moment in 2049 when he meets his child for the first time.

We also look to our social media group (Fields of Calantha) for inspiration, sharing some personal reflections on Deckard from listeners.

It might've taken us a year to get to this moment, but we feel like the resultant conversation was worth it. We brought our all to this one. 

We hope you enjoy it.

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31 // Joi: Everything You Want to Hear

Joi, as played by Ana de Armas, continues to be one of the most discussed characters from Blade Runner 2049. In our ongoing conversations, Shoulder of Orion hosts: DanPatrickJM, and contributing host Micah invite Dr. Robin Bunce back on to speak on Joi's role in 2049 and her humanity (or lack thereof) within the story. Rounding out the symposium panel is special guest Barbara Schmuker, a first-time guest on the show, and yet another important voice in the fandom. Please join us for this exciting/long-awaited/often requested episode.

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30 // Building the Spinner: An Interview With Peter Tindall

We recently delved into the history and design of the iconic Spinner on our first-ever Tech Spotlight (see episode 26); now, with this exclusive interview, we're taking things even deeper. JM recently had the opportunity to chat with Peter Tindall—one of the artists responsible for bringing the Spinners of 2049 to life.

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28 // A Good Joe: Exploring Officer KD6-3.7

On this episode, hosts Dan, Patrick, and JM sit down with contributing host Micah Greene and special guest Peter (from the midwest) to discuss Officer K. 

Peter surprised us all by starting out the conversation with a simple question, but an important one. We hope that you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.

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27 // Interview with 2049 Sound Editor Mark Mangini

For more than four decades, Academy Award-winning sound editor Mark Mangini has worked with some of the biggest names in the business on some of the highest-profile projects of our time. With over one hundred twenty-five film credits to his name (including AladdinThe Fifth ElementMad Max: Fury Road, and Blade Runner 2049), Mangini’s sound work has become an indelible part of our moviegoing lives.

In this impassioned interview, Mangini takes Patrick and JM on a sonic field trip they’ll never forget. Along the way, they learn the backstories behind some of the most unforgettable moments in the film—and gain amazing firsthand insights into the spur-of-the-moment decisions that shaped the movie into the transcendent document it became.

It’s one of the best conversations we’ve ever had.

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26 // Tech Spotlight: The Spinner

Few cinematic objects are as iconic—and as frequently copied—as the legendary spinner. In this episode (our first Tech Spotlight!), Dan and Patrick go in-depth on the beloved vehicle, delving into its astonishingly believable appearance in Blade Runner, its evolved design(s) in Blade Runner 2049, and beyond. And using Dan's background in air traffic control, they pick apart the actual flight sequence in Blade Runner in a level of detail you need to hear to believe.

25 // Say, 'Kiss Me'

In this nearly two hour episode, Dan, Patrick, and JM are joined by Micah Greene, our regular contributor, and special guests Evie and Clara. The topic at hand in this discussion is the love scene between Rachael and Deckard in 2019. This scene has proven to be highly controversial among our listeners and hosts. Please join us for this riveting conversation. Please remember to send us your feedback either via email, a voicemail, or a recorded memo. We would love to hear from you.