AlphaBots Week XVI: P is for Pris!
When Splash was released in the Spring of 1984 I was 9 years old. Upon seeing the movie I was instantly smitten with Daryl Hannah, who played the mermaid in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past forever. She became the measuring stick against which I compared all hot blondes until I saw Innerspace a few years later … but I digress.
Hannah co-starred in another movie a few years earlier, which I didn’t see until I was much, much older. I’m referring to the source of this week’s AlphaBot, the 1982 science fiction blockbuster, Blade Runner. Hannah’s character, Pris, is the replicant girlfriend of the replicant antagonist of the movie, Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer).
Pris is a basic pleasure model of artificial person in a world where her kind has been banned due to their tendency to inflict hideous acts of violence against humans. The “Blade Runner” is a specially trained police officer whose sole job is to hunt down and “retire” rogue replicants. In this case, Harrison Ford plays the main protagonist, Rick Deckard, a Blade Runner charged with retiring Roy Batty and his co-horts.
Drawn in Manga Studio 4 Debut with a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
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