Episode 56: 1982's Blade Runner with special guests Robbo and Cheeto from The Film Geezers podcast

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, special guests Robbo and Cheeto from The Film Geezers podcast join me for a look back at the dystopian sci-fi/film noir-ish cult classic. We try to stump each other with trivia questions, and bring fun facts to the table. So grab your paper unicorns, retire some replicants, and find out what it means to be "more human than human" as we revisit this Harrison Ford flick. Plus, the usual weekly poll results, trivia segment, and listener shout-outs!

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01:05:42 6/25/2022

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