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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 and Galatians Syndrome - What does it mean?

This is a good article by VOX but I think they miss the point of the "Galatians Syndrome" reference in Blade Runner 2019.

"Born not made" is indeed a recurring theme and very much resembles the phrase in the Nicene Creed. In light of this it makes much more sense to me that the Galatians reference was speaking about this passage:

Galatians 4:4-5

"But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.
God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law,
 so that he could adopt us as his very own children."

This passage also speaks of slavery which is a massive theme in BR2049!


Note: Blade Runner 2049 is rated 14A and has a fair amount of sexual content. Watch at your discretion... 


  1. har har nerd y u look at nerd movie geek kid har har blade runner si fi nerd

  2. Watching it now. Still not over, but I like multi-tasking. The girl died of the syndrome ... but what if she was the memory maker? She was very emotional after observing the horse memory. Maybe the bitch in White is the dead sister? Nah. I’ll see, but I like your version with the Biblical reference.

  3. Just finished. I was pretty darn close. I agree with your belief about the Galatians reference because of the conversation Joe had with the one-eyed lady when he realized who’s memory it was. She talked of having no masters once procreation was established. Thanx.

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  5. Joosh is kind of stupid, not to mention childish, and lends credence to the idea the race is losing IQ at a staggering rate.

    As far as the underlying tone of Biblical references in BR2049, it seemed that the writers were making the argument that the superiority of humans is endowed by a Creator and we have the option to give that away or possibly pass it on through our children or our creations.

  6. har har Joosh y u look at forum 4 sci fi nerd u uneducatd fool dis stuf is beyond ur mentol capasitee har har

  7. Yes a lot paradoxical "saviorism" but for K finding the truth. The second we are real, we discover we are unreal. When we awaken to life, we realize we are dead. When we see our harmlessness, we reconize our danger.Food for the heckling pirate and the rest.

  8. So Harrison Ford is God then. Yep, this checks out.

  9. The Original BR had an alternate ending connoting the possibility of Harrison Ford being a REPLICANT . . . The Premiere Replicant? Maybe "GOD"? Interesting.

    1. Deckard is not a replicant. The Unicorn dream is left over footage from Tom Cruise movie Legend, made after BR2019, this and Deckard’s eyes being gold in the dark are both added to the 1992 re-cut by Ridley Scott 9yrs after release. Both Hampton Fancher and Harrison Ford say Deckard is human, if not his character arc in the orginal film is jarringly wrong. Just because Deckard could technically be a replicant doesn’t mean the story is better if he is, Ridley Scott disagrees, but he’s not a screenwriter. This is why BR2049 doesn’t really open this can of worms.

  10. Galatians 6:10 the 21st word is family. How did no one find this?