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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Yeah, I think he is a replicant, however I hope they don’t come out and say that in the sequel. I love the fact that we don’t really know, it adds so much to interpretations of the movie.

  2. I think so, yes. But he is one of the earliest models — before they had been forced to put in the 4 year lifespan and send them off world.

  3. No, not only does that not make sense for a storytelling angle. It runs against the themes of the film. The whole point of the film was that Deckard had lost his connection to humanity. On the other hand Roy who wasn’t even human could have more empathy for the very thing denied to him.

  4. There’s a theme in the original movie. The eyes of artificial beings reflect or glow (the owl, all of the known replicants). These’s a moment in Deckard’s apartment, when he’s talking to Rachael (towards the end of the movie) where his eyes reflect. For just a second.

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