DADOES vs. Blade Runner

What is "DADOES"?

dadoesDADOES is a acronym for the 1968 book: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

From the inside cover page (note the characters in column 1):

DO
ANDROIDS
DREAM
OF
ELECTRIC
SHEEP?


PHILIP K. DICK


A DEL RAY BOOK

Some people claim that the reissued book pictured above is a publisher rip-off to capitalize on the movie's success. I feel this accusation is wrong for the following reasons (hover here)

What is "Blade Runner"?

Blade Runner is a 1982 movie by Ridley Scott which is loosely based upon the book: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

A Blade Runner is a bounty hunter tasked to terminate rogue androids (replicants).
 
To add to the confusion, after the movie was released, book publishers started selling Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? with the cover title Blade Runner

 

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Differences (between DADOES and B.R.)

Topic DADOES Blade Runner Notes
Date January 3, 2021 November 2019 see page 4
Manufacturer(s) Rosen Associates
Grozzi Corporation
Sudermann
Tyrell Corporation  
Police Station Location San Francisco Los Angeles  
Manufacturer Location Rosen Head Office: Seattle
Rosen Auto-factory: Mars
Los Angeles book: The Rosen Association also maintains an facilities in Russia
Police Officers bounty hunters Blade Runners  
  Rick Deckard Rick Deckard book: Works out of the Lombard Street (real) Police Station
  Harry Bryant Bryant book: Works out of the Lombard Street (real) Police Station
  Dave Holden Holden book: Works out of the Lombard Street (real) Police Station
  Garland   book: Works out of the Mission Street (fake) Police Station
Police inspector (boss of Phil Resch); Garland is on Pris Stratton's list of 8 approximately 12 lines below
  Phil Resch   book: Works out of the Mission Street (fake) Police Station.
According to Garland, Phil is an android who thinks he is human due to a memory implant inserted on Mars; but this can't be true because he is not on Pris Stratton's list of 8 approximately 12 lines below
  George Gleason   book (p.114): Mentioned as one of two Northern California bounty hunters (fake station)
    Gaff Chinese detective found of using City-Speak and making origami fixgures
Size of Android Team 8 6 book: Holden retired two before being shot by Polokov (calc: 8-2=6)
movie:  There was an escape from the off-world colonies two weeks ago. Six replicants, three male, three female. They slaughtered twenty-three people and jumped a shuttle. An aerial patrol spotted the ship off the coast. No crew, no sight of them. Three nights ago they tried to break into Tyrell Corporation. One of them got fried running through an electrical field (calc: 6-1=5; this is the start of the BR count anomaly)
Android Name andys replicants book: "andys" is slang for Androids
Android Models Nexus-6 (Rosen)
T-14 (Sudermann)
W-4 (Grozzi)
Y-4 McMillan
Nexus-6 the book mentions Nexus-6 only in the context of a brain unit
in the movie, Chew identifies Nexus-6 by the eyes
Android Life Span 4 years (problems due to a lack of cell replication) 4 years (by design according to Bryant; a technical problem according to Eldon Tyrell)  
Androids Rachael Rosen Rachael book + movie: not associated with the other androids
  Pris Stratton Pris book: Pris Stratton and Rachael Rosen are identical in appearance
book (p.147): she claims she has 7 friends (perhaps they are all from the Mars team)
book (p.149): she mentions: Max Polokov, Garland, Luba, Hasking, Roy Baty and Irmgard Baty (so here we learn the truth about Garland)
but this list is missing a seventh name; it may also be missing a sixth name if you count Irmgard Baty a not-a-friend
  Roy Baty Roy Batty movie: leader of the replicant group
book: pharmacist
note: always spelt as Baty (with one 'T') in the book but always spelt Batty (two 'T's) with anything to do with the movies
book (p.155): well, they got Polokov; they got Anders and Gitchel
  Irmgard Baty   book: beautician in Roy's store
  Max Polokov   puts Dave Holden in hospital
masquerades as an ant-head (very low IQ human)
masquerades as Sandor Kadalyi (a Russian Cop) to kill Deckard
  Luba Luft   opera singer
  Hasking   killed by Dave Holden? (one of these can't be correct); also in Pris' list
  Anders   killed by Dave Holden? (one of these can't be correct); not on Pris' list so perhaps a sixth name
  Gitchel   killed by Dave Holden? (one of these can't be correct); not on Pris' list so perhaps a seventh name
  Wilbur Mercer   spiritual leader found in the empathy box
  Buster Friendly   TV show host
possibly a member of the Roy's team
  Amanda Werner   semi-permanent guest on Buster's TV show
Not a member of Roy's team
    Zhora assassin
also dances as Miss Salome at Taffy Lewis' club
    Leon low IQ nuclear loader
    Mary character scenes shot but left on the cutting-room floor
Other People (John) J R Isidore   chicken head (low IQ human)
    J F Sebastian genetic designer (high IQ human)
  Eldon Rosen Eldon Tyrell  
  Hannibal Sloat   Owns the Van Ness Pet Hospital (electric pets only)
  Milt Borogrove   Vet (technician) at the Van Ness Pet Hospital
  Horst Hartman   (Mars) Shop owner: stamps and books
    Chew Owner of Chew's Eye Works
    Taffey Lewis Night Club Owner
    Abdul Ben-Hassan Snake Manufacturer in Animal Row
  Officer Crams   Officer responding to Luba's call to the police
  Iran Deckard   Rick Deckard's wife
  Bill Barbour   Deckard's rooftop neighbor (owns a horse)
  Franklin Powers   book (P.181): Chicago bounty hunter who retired seven in one day
  Al Jarry   The actor who played Wilbur Mercer
  Anne Marsten   Deckard's secretary
Android Tests Voight-Kampff Test
Boneli Reflex-Arc Test
Bone Marrow Test
Voight-Kampff Test  
Remote Cultures Mars
Proxima
Off World Colonies  

Observations

Topic DADOES Blade Runner Blade Runner 2049
Android IQs All seem slightly higher than the human average (at least no ant-heads or chicken-heads) Spread between high and low ("A" to "D")  
Human IQs Spread between low (Isadore), normal (Iran, Barbour, Hannibal Sloat, Milt Borogrove) and above average (bounty hunters) and high (Eldon Tyrell) Spread between normal (Deckard, Bryant, Gaff) to high (Eldon Tyrell, J.F. Sebastian, Chew)  
Empathy (Nexus-6) These androids feel no empathy whatsoever for other creatures; witness what happens when Pris cuts the legs off a spider while the others watch; and what's up with Roy and the match? (but to be fair, I've seen human children do this stuff as well).

The androids seem to desire the company of each other (as well as humans). But this may be an intellectual imperative rather than an emotional one.
Pris and Roy seem to be developing empathy (at least for each other). When Roy decides to not kill Deckard, he seems a little more human than the bounty hunter.  
Empathy (Nexus-7) After having sex with Deckard, Rachael Rosen mentions that she has had sex with other bounty hunters (perhaps 8 or 9) including Phil Resch. A human woman might have kept quiet about this for reasons of empathy or deception. (but to be fair; humans of both sexes have revealed such things for various reasons in including to inflict emotional pain)

Was she cold-hearted when she kills Deckard's goat? Perhaps not. She chastises Deckard saying that he valued animals before his wife; and androids even less than that. Perhaps the killing of the goat (sacrificial metaphors aside) is her way of pointing Deckard in the right direction.
Rachael seems to need social interactions and personal relationships. In this way she is becoming very human.

comment: in many ways, she seemed more human than anyone else in this film. Perhaps we humans should call up for a Voight-Kampff empathy test.
Both Deckard and Rachael are Replicants capable of sexual reproduction.
Nexus-8     Nexus-8 replicants were manufactured by the Wallace Corporation which acquired Tyrell patents and holdings after the great war. However, it appears that an EMP destroyed Tyrell IP which means that Nexus-8 units cannot reproduce.

Additional Comments:

  • Ridley Scott must have realized that audience-goers would have felt pain watching actors play the part of low IQ humans (specials; chicken-heads; ant-heads).
    Therefore, Ridley Scott is not a replicant :-)
     
  • I have never been able to understand why many people today prefer relationships with animals to relationships with people (or any sentient beings).
    • Perhaps they desire any kind of relationship based upon unconditional love or attention.
    • Deckard is no better. Intellectually speaking, valueless androids with no rights like Rachael Rosen or Luba Luft, would be much better companions than an electric-sheep, real goat, ostrich, or horse.
    • On top of that, these androids "might" be better companions than Deckard's wife who, like a drug user, is continually escaping into her own world via the Penfield Mood Organ and/or Mercer Empathy Box.
    •  Rachael knows this as well. On P.202 we read :
      context: P.196 Rachael and Deckard just finished making love; P.196 she says "in my opinion you took advantage of me"; P.197 Deckard says "If I could legally marry you, I would"
       
      quote: P.202 "That goat." Rachael said. "You love the goat more than me. More than you love your wife, probably. First the goat, then your wife, then last of all---" She laughed merrily "What can you do but laugh?"
      Later, she makes her point. Both androids and animals are property (with no rights) so she kills the goat to force Deckard to change his point of view (he does not but perhaps we readers can)
       
  • One bounty hunter, Phil Resch, fails the Voight-Kampff test even though he is human. I am now beginning to think that all bounty hunters have little, to no, empathy.
     
  • Wilder Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was a Montreal-based neurosurgeon who did brain research on conscious patients. He was famous for using small electrical probes to stimulate various areas of the brains and I am fairly certain that this is where Philip Dick got the name for the Mood Organ which is sometimes just referred to as "A Penfield"

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Neil Rieck
Kitchener (New Berlin), Ontario, Canada.
Note: our city was renamed from Berlin to Kitchener in 1916 (during World War I). Now that we all know that Lord Kitchener wasn't a very nice fellow, some citizens think Kitchener should be renamed New Berlin which falls in line with neighboring communities like New Hamburg and New Dundee. Others think we should merge with Waterloo then keep their name. I have no preference.