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Blade Runner is a 1982 science-fiction film based on "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and starring American actor Harrison Ford, of Star Wars fame, in the lead role, as police officer Rick Deckard. It is set in a dystopian Los Angeles, in November 2019. A cult film, it was one of the first films to be released on D.V.D..
Futurama has referenced Blade Runner at least once.
References to Blade Runner in Futurama
- In "Crimes of the Hot", Bender cries after seeing news footage of an African turtle that is migrating to Holland due to intense global warming laying on its back and beating its legs and goes there to save one — likely a reference to Blade Runner's "Voight-Kampff test", which contains a question (heard during the first scene of the film) that says "the tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help". In addition, the man who asks the question tells the subject of the test that tortoises are the "same thing" as turtles. 
- In "Rebirth", the professor says that "Leela was so upset" that Fry was dead that "she went all Blade Runner and built a duplicate" — a reference to Blade Runner's "Replicants", described in the film's opening text as "[beings] virtually identical to [humans]".
- Both "Crimes of the Hot" and "Rebirth" are a broadcast-season premiere. 
- In the commentary for "Space Pilot 3000", Matt Groening says that he and David X. Cohen told Fox that "[they] didn't want the future to be dark and drippy like Blade Runner, but [they] didn't want it to be bland and boring like The Jetsons".
- "I Dated a Robot" begins with an episode of The Scary Door, where the first image on the screen is a turtle laying on its back and beating its legs. Later in the actual episode, Harrison Ford's head is held prisoner at a website that makes illegal copies of celebrities.
- In "Lethal Inspection", Scruffy says that "the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long" — a quote from Chinese philosopher Laozi's Tao Te Ching. This quote is used in Blade Runner, with the word "light" in the place of the word "candle".
- In "Benderama", Bender compares an alien space giant to "Edward James Olmos on IMAX". Mexican-American actor Edward James Olmos starred in Blade Runner as police officer Gaff, who has the last line in the film.
- In "Simpsorama", Moe refers to Bender as a "blade rummy" — possibly a reference to Blade Runner.
- ^ See also Naturama#Act II: "The Pinta Island Tortoise".
- ^ And so are "Space Pilot 3000" and (technically) "Benderama". (See below.)