By Carl Slaughter: With a sequel to the classic science fiction film Blade Runner on the way, it’s time to debunk the myth of Rick Deckard as the legendary Blade Runner.
Deckard is portrayed as an ace replicant hunter, the best Blade Runner in the history of blade running, so good he was brought out of retirement to find and kill 4 of the most dangerous replicants ever.
This is nonsense:
Replicants Roy Batty, Leon Kawalski, Pris Stratton, and Zhora Salome all caught Deckard by surprise.
Replicants Roy Batty, Leon Kawalski, and Zhora Salome almost killed Deckard.
Replicant Leon Kawalski disarms Deckard.
Replicant Leon Kawalski didn’t kill Deckard only because Deckard’s girlfriend replicant Rachael killed Kawalski with his Deckard’s gun.
Replicant Zhora Salome didn’t kill Deckard only because their fight was interrupted by a visitor.
Replicant Roy Batty didn’t kill Deckard only because Batty was about to die and wanted Deckard to hear his last words.
Tyrell Corporation founder Dr. Eldon Tyrell and Tyrell Corporation employee J.F. Sebastian are murdered by replicant leader Roy Batty before Deckard catches up with him.
Replicant Pris Stratton seduced Tyrell’s chess partner Sebastian into infiltrating Tryrell’s quarters before Deckard catches up with her.
All things considered, the legendary Blade Runner Rick Deckard didn’t fare any better than an average police detective.