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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?

Prometheus

Prometheus

I must confess, I am pretty damned excited about this. Ridley Scott and Science Fiction are always a good mix. I refuse to compare Alien with Aliens as they are both superb and are different genres entirely.

This film is new again but it is hard to say exactly what it is. It has been described as a prequel and a reboot. It features a team of humans who are trying to find the origins of the human race. To do this they are exploring the remnants of an ancient alien civilisation. I’m pretty sure from what I’ve read that it also concerns the dead ‘Space Jockey’ that you see in the original Alien movie. I guess it is to the Alien mythos what the new JJ Abrams Star Trek is the the original movies. If that makes sense.

In fact it is partly because of the new Trek movies that I am so looking forward to this. Reboots can be great if they are done well. Let’s face it, the franchise really lost its way. The Alien vs Predator films were fucking awful. The first one had a tagline ‘Whoever wins – we lose’. What happened? It was a draw. Bollocks to that.

Anyway, here’s the trailer. I think it looks superb.
http://youtu.be/sftuxbvGwiU