Sat 15 Dec 2007
Things you discover upon repeat viewings of Blade Runner (now out on a stunning - STUNNING! - new DVD transfer in the Final Cut DVD set): the screen inside the spinner, the flying police car in 2019 Los Angeles has the same graphic design as the screen inside the Nostromo in Alien. Both directed by Ridley Scott.
See for yourself:
The top image was captured at the 15 minute mark on the Alien Director’s Cut (found on Alien Quadrilogy (Alien/ Aliens /Alien 3 /Alien Resurrection)
The bottom image was captured at the 9 minute mark on the Blade Runner (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition).
What do we make of this? Option 1: Scott is (or was) a consummate visionary, and in his head Blade Runner and Alien take place in the same universe, albeit at different corners of it, and that perhaps the Nostromo and the Spinner were made by the same corporation.
Option 2: Scott needed footage for the screen design and ripped-off his own movie.