Adam Savage (co-host of Mythbuster & big fan of Blade Runner) got some help from Kayte Sabicer and built a 1/2 scale model of the Blade Runner blimp complete with lights and what seems to be everything else (Yes, they do mention the “Ridley is god” thing)
Adam Savage (Mythbusters) had the privilege of getting an invite to see a screening of Blade Runner 2049. He is a huge fan of Blade Runner and has the same feelings towards Blade Runner as the most avid Blade Runner fan out there and had the same fears of getting another Blade Runner movie as I have. The fears are now gone and I don’t think he could have been more positive to Blade Runner 2049 than what he is in this “Still untitled” cast. The best thing is that this is an absolutely free from spoilers so you can watch this without getting to know something you don’t want to know
So, I guess I too will have to go see Blade Runner 2049. God Help Adam Savage if I leave the Cinema disappointed 😉
Popular Mechanics has an an great article in which Adam Savage whom worked on movies such as Star Wars (ep 1&2), The Matrix and can be seen on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters show tells us why Blade Runner still is the #1 movie when it comes to the special effects. It’s a very good article and Adam Savage goes deep on some of the more technical things that makes Blade Runner into the Sci-Fi masterpiece that holds up better than most movies. You can find the article here.
You have to remember, Blade Runner was made years before digital effects became common. Today, CGI [computer-generated imagery] is becoming a mature art form, but even now there are times you just can’t beat doing some effects like these “in camera.” – Adam Savage