Is Prometheus in the same universe as Blade Runner?

There’s a theory circulating around the cool websites I frequent, that claims Ridley Scott is linking the Blade Runner universe with the Prometheus universe. It seems pretty pointless and unnecessary but at least it will piss off the fans and make them whine all over forums. Like Prometheus did in fact. Personally I couldn’t care less but in case you do, it all started from a screenshot of an Easter egg somewhere in the DVD/Bluray release of Prometheus. Apparently. Anyway, here it is:

Note from Weyland about Tyrell?

(Thanks to http://www.firstshowing.net for the picture)

This is clearly about Tyrell from Blade Runner. So er, yes, it seems they are from the same universe.

Just a couple of nerdy points from me. There is a pkd in the top line. A reference to Philip K. Dick? Or am I reading too much into it? Also, wasn’t it J.F. Sebastian in Blade Runner who had the toys? You never actually see him die in the movie. Maybe he is hired by Weyland.

Ok, if that isn’t enough, there is an update (found here). Apparently there is another hidden clip called ‘merging Ridleyverses’ where there is a discussion about called a company Weyland-Tyrell.

Weyland-Tyrell

So now it is just downright blatant. As I said before… why not and who cares? I just hope that Ridley doesn’t go all George Lucas on us and starts dicking around with Blade Runner. I can’t keep buying different versions of the same film for one thing. Hopefully he will be content with Blade Runner 2. Perhaps this is why he chose Guy Pierce to play an old man in Prometheus, when an old man could have done it. Weyland might do a cameo.

If this is all true, and it seems likely, then I don’t fully understand the following clip. This is supposed to be a TED talk in the year 2023 featuring a younger Weyland (and a younger Guy Pierce). He never mentions replicants being offworld or anything, which is odd as Blade Runner is set in the year 2019. My ‘who cares’ attitude is now wearing a bit thin, so I will shut up now.
http://youtu.be/lpYUW0ekPSA

I’m not 100% sure about the veracity of this image but I will end with a picture I stole from a forum. It links Alien with Blade Runner. Or a lazy special effect guy worked on both films. Ok. I’m done.

Have they been linked before?

2 thoughts on “Is Prometheus in the same universe as Blade Runner?

  1. Abhishek

    This video is incredible and sighltly creepy at the same time. An android that cries, alrighty then. The Weyland website is one of the most detailed mock sites I have seen I mean the complete Weyland Industries timeline alone is enough to make it awesome.

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  2. Seun

    I’m rlaely looking forward to Prometheus. Long time fan of the Alien series. At the same time, I’m worried it will taint the original a bit by making it more than it was: a scary alien from a distant world.From what I understand *possible spoilers* it explores the origin of that U shaped alien craft the Nostromo crew found on LV-426 in the original film (and in the same universe as this film?), and may explain the origin of the species of alien they brought on board. Rumor is the latter species may have been designed to clean’ planets.I’m also wondering if it may be a bit of a take off on 2001 *spoilers*, where the monolith was a tool whereby some alien species learned of humanity’s progress. When I read about Prometheus, I was reminded of William Burroughs’ claim that language is a virus from outer space , and began wondering if humanity, in Prometheus, has become a virus, a too big for its own britches’ species which must be destroyed by the designed alien. The title makes me think something along those lines, along with a producer saying it was the dark side of the moon . The clip you posted furthers my suspicion that that may be the revelation in the film. Or I could be reading too much into it.In any case, I can’t wait to see it. Along with Birdemic II: The Resurrection.

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