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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)

In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.
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In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.

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There are three short films made to fill the gap between "Blade Runner" (1982) and "Blade Runner 2049" (2017). "Black Out 2022" (2017) is the first in the row, followed by "2036: Nexus Dawn" (2017) and "2048: Nowhere to Run" (2017). "Black Out 2022" is made by anime director Watanabe, who is famous for his work on "Animatrix" and "Cowboy Bebop". "2036: Nexus Dawn" and "2048: Nowhere to Run" are made by Luke Scott, who is known for his short films connected to "Alien: Covenant" and "Prometheus". See more »

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Follows 2048: Nowhere to Run (2017) See more »

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Written by Lauren Daigle, Michael Hodges, Kayla J. Morrison, Gerald Trottman and Ghian Wright
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Courtesy of Alcon Sleeping Giant(ASG) on behalf of ASG Records
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filing in the spaces
30 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's 2022. Tyrell is producing the new Nexus 8 series with a natural lifespan. They are indeed more human than human. Human supremacy movements rise up to hunt down Replicants using registry databases. The Replicants rebel against their human masters attacking the databases including the use of an EMP. The resulting blackout leads to the prohibition of Replicant production and the end of the Tyrell Corporation. It's over a decade before Wallace Corp starts manufacturing a new breed of Replicants.

This is very much like the animated shorts in Animatrix. It helps paint a picture of this movie universe and fills out some plot elements connecting the original 1982 movie to the upcoming sequel. It taps into the old movie to prepare fans for the new movie. I can't explain why seeing the Pan Am logo feel so exhilarating. This is good for both plot and for stylistic reengagement.


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