“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe; attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.”

 … “All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.”

Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi movie, “Blade Runner” was released in 1982, appreciated by an initially small but ever-growing audience.  In his memorable end-of-life soliloquy, Roy (Rutger Hauer) laments that his extraordinary  extraterrestrial experiences would be lost like tears in rain–a very human sentiment…especially for a replicant.

Quite the contrary.  Those attack ships–nonexistent outside of Roy’s few words–still burn bright in a million real imaginations.

Also embarking in 1982, a small band of space enthusiasts, likewise ablaze, began to build modest precursors to those starships.  It’s quite easy to imagine that the universe has mechanisms to record everything that happens…but in case not, I think I’ll write down some of those adventures.

Happily, Ridley Scott is at it again.  His sequel, “Blade Runner 2049”, will be released on October 6.