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BOOK REVIEW – Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon

By Marty Mulrooney

Future Noir The Making of Blade Runner

Future Noir is the ultimate guide to the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott. Written by film journalist Paul M. Sammon, the book – which is often referred to by fans as the ‘Blade Runner Bible’ – chronicles the adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from page to screen and beyond, offering a behind-the-scenes guide to a production that, despite being troubled, birthed a thought-provoking classic that is still being talked about today.

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FEATURE ARTICLE – BLADERUNNING Some Reflections on Blade Runner ’97: The Final Cut

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner - Mark Benninghofen (1997)

Way back when in 2010, I was lucky enough to have Mark Benninghofen – the voice actor of Ray McCoy in the groundbreaking point-and-click adventure game Blade Runner – write a guest post for Alternative Magazine Online about his experience working on the project. Seven years later, following the release of Blade Runner 2049 – be sure to check out my review here – I decided to reread Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and replay the video game from 1997. Little did I know I was about to discover a forgotten article that was very nearly lost in time, like tears in rain…

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FILM REVIEW – Blade Runner 2049

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). The sequel to the classic film Blade Runner (with director Ridley Scott serving as Executive Producer here), this new story – set 30 years after the 1982 original – stars Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) as Officer K, a Blade Runner hunting down replicants – artificial humans – for the LAPD in the year 2049.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author, An Android Awakes)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed An Android Awakes (a bold cross between a science fiction novel/graphic novel/short story collection), describing it as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the author of the book and the man behind Android Writer PD121928, Mike French!

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FILM REVIEW – Prometheus

By Marty Mulrooney

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Prometheus is a science fiction film directed by iconic English film director and producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). The film serves as a loose prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, taking place in the same universe whilst exploring new themes and grander ideas. At the end of the 21st century, a team of scientists travel on the spaceship Prometheus to a distant planet in search of the ‘Engineers’ who created mankind and all life on earth.

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FILM NEWS: Ridley Scott To Direct New Blade Runner Film

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ridley Scott is set to helm a follow-up to his cult classic science fiction film Blade Runner for Warner Brothers-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment. Alcon recently made headlines when they announced that they had the exclusive rights to produce Blade Runner theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to television and interactive productions based on the film. Fans will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Ridley Scott is now fully on board. No news yet on whether this will be a sequel or prequel, or if any of the original cast will be returning. Read on for the official press release!

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GAME PREVIEW – Hard Reset (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Hard Reset Preview

Hard Reset is a fast-paced, old-school first-person shooter developed by Flying Wild Hog. Set within a dark science fiction setting, players take control of Major Fletcher, an Army Combat Veteran and soldier of the CLN, as he battles through the only remaining human city of Bezoar. Due for release on PC in September 2011, Flying Wild Hog recently provided AMO with a four level preview build. Read on to find out more!

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