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Jens2133
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:43 am    Post subject: How replicants are made... Reply with quote

Hi, all!

I came across an interesting post on iO9 and thought it was worth sharing and discussing.

http://io9.com/have-you-ever-wondered-how-replicants-are-made-in-blade-1623583271

As some of the commenters point out, the eyes (being made by Chew) do not fit into the concept. At first glance, I might add. The article made me think about the whole fabrication process for quite a while.

Maybe...

... it is not that individuals parts are actually manufactured individually, as Chew's shop might suggest. That would seem like a very ineffective way of producing replicants, assuming they are mass-produced.

Perhaps what Chew (and other biotechs like him, I assume) is really doing is design the eyes, rather than manufacture them individually for each Nexus model. I imagine he could give them specialized vision modes, producing a "master", which would then in turn be used as a blueprint for the process of printing the final product.

What do you think?

Cheers,

Jens
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS with us Jens...interesting article (love the artwork).
The 3-D printing angle is not new and if one day we do create a replicant that same technique will be used with human tissues/cartilage/bones.
It's been done already for some parts (ear/nose).

As for "farming" other components for the building of a Replicant...possible (like car manufacturers for example).
But you're right, in the movie the "Chew Company" seems ill-equipped to do a big run of eyes (we still don't know how many "unit" Tyrell Corp. produces per year Confused ).

If it's 12 Reps a year...yeah, possible to produce eyes for those, but if it's more than that, then your theory is sound: Chew produces the original tech and ship it to Tyrell for them to make copies of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty damn close to what I had written in my script. Dammit!. Oh well, that is what I get for not publishing sooner Wink. Yeah I think Chew was a designer/engineer, and also many of these outsourced specialists were also sidelining making spare parts for humans as well. I believe Tyrell's expertise was in the designing of the brains and his ability to record and program skills and memories into product that would not live long enough to both learn it, and use it.

Also, in a world where only the best of the best were able to go offworld too, many people probably upgraded their bodies in order to pass the physicals, if they could afford it. Gaff may have been "botched" or in need of an "upgrade" from previous injury, and that would explain his external motivations in the film.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Andy!

I hope you will still publish your script. It sounds intriguing! As for the whole "outsourced manufacturing" concept, I so hope that it is gonna be used in a future BR movie.

I must admit that I had not realized that only physically fit humans were allowed offworld. Makes sense. Life on the frontier is demanding. There is an interesting story hidden in there.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many stories the more you explore it.

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