blade runner

Blade Runner (1982)

Concept featured in clip:

What is it like to be human? Genetic modification/screening

Location of clip: DVD: Between Chapters 3 and 6


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Summary of clip: This clip shows Rick and his boss discussing the escaped Nexus individuals. Nexus individuals are robots that are engineered to do work on other planets and explore new worlds. However, they grew feelings and revolted. Rick is a blade runner who searches them out and kills them. This clip talks about how the Nexus criminals have evolved feelings and have come back to earth for revenge.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:
  • This movie is good to watch in its entirety, but the specific clip can be used to lead into genetic modification ethics and what characteristics humans have.

  • What seperates humans from machines?

  • Discuss these modified humans in the movie and the ethics of humans now using clones or robots to do work for them.