Originally Posted by DAISHI
I just meant that Philip K Dick's universe is his. It's not Ridleys to integrate. Dick was an amazing sci fi writer whose creations should stand alone.
Well, I'd imagine that Blade Runner takes place in a different universe from the original story anyway. If the Blade Runner universe happens to also be the Alien universe, so be it. And just because Alien has Blade Runner in its backstory doesn't necessarily mean that Blade Runner has Alien in its future. I suppose it just provides an interesting context for the sentient androids in the Alien films.
Also I absolutely love the way that Philip K Dick has written so many incredibly thought-provoking stories that get almost completely consistently translated into ridiculous action films. I can't remember if I've read any of the stories (man, I really should) but I definitely get the impression that there's a huge gap between films like Total Recall and Paycheck and the stories that they're based on.