The mysterious "toymaker" J.F. Sebastian is an iconic part of Blade Runner history—and the man behind the character is just as fascinating. In this interview, beloved character actor William Sanderson sits down with Dan and Patrick to discuss his journey to Hollywood, his experience working with Ridley Scott, and his recent memoir (which you can purchase here, on Amazon).
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:
For more info on Timothy Shanahan and his other writings:
The Pacific Standard interview on Blade Runner 2049:
This is the second part of a two-part series with film historian Paul M. Sammon to discuss his life and his history with Blade Runner. Along the way, Dan and Jaime continue the discussion of the newly released edition of his legendary book: Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.
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.
In this special collaborative interview with Yutani Podcast, JM and Clara talk to Adam Johansen and Damian Martin of the prolific effects house Odd Studio. Odd Studio (along with Creatures Inc) provided many of the astonishing makeup, creature, and prosthetic effects in Alien: Covenant.
In this far-ranging interview, Adam and Damian give us a glimpse into the innermost workings of the Covenant production, and answer some of fandom's burning questions along the way. You won't want to miss it!
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.
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 Aladdin, The Fifth Element, Mad 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.
Gabriel Hardman has had quite the career. From storyboarding films like Inception and Interstellar to drawing Hulk for Marvel, Hardman has established himself as a uniquely gifted voice in visual storytelling. His newest release is a stunning miniseries just released by Dark Horse: Aliens: Dust to Dust. In this extended interview, Patrick and Gabriel go in-depth on the creative process, the nature of working with established intellectual properties, the evolution of the xenomorph's design, and lots more.
We hope you enjoy it, and we hope you're having wonderful Alien Days!
On this episode, JM discusses all things Blade Runner with Ryan Allen, the founder of the Blade Runner Reality Instagram account which has a huge following, and the coinciding Facebook group of the same name.
JM and Ryan deconstruct Blade Runner, its effects in our culture, how it changed us as people, and the upcoming sequel. We hope you enjoy.