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The release of Blade Runner 2049 gives us a chance to look back on the rich history of Philip K. Dick adaptations, whose themes of reality and identity have always been a source for engaging films, kicked off by 1982's original Blade Runner. So due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-10-09 00:00 UTC to 2017-10-20 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about films and TV-shows based on Philip K. Dick's works.

Once the challenge is over, we'll tally the results and winners (by question votes) here. Also don't forget to suggest and vote for new topics for our next possible challenge.

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    "we're challenging you to ______ all your great questions..." I assume there should be an "ask" in there? – Jonathan van Clute Oct 10 '17 at 17:52
  • @JonathanvanClute Hmm, I don't think that's neccessary. Can't I challenge you to a noun? "I challenge you to your best behaviour!". "I challenge you to a game of wits!" I'm not a native speaker, though, so you could be right. – Napoleon Wilson Oct 10 '17 at 17:56
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    You're right, there are cases where that sounds perfectly normal to a native... "to a game of whits" is a perfect example. But "to all your great questions" just made me stop and wonder - what about my great questions? It just looked like a word was accidentally left out. But who really knows... English rules are absolutely insane. LOL I'd categorize them more as suggestions than rules! – Jonathan van Clute Oct 10 '17 at 17:57
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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 30 and ~9,207 views) was asked by Ankit Sharma, which makes him the winner of this challenge:

1. Is it necessary to watch the Blade Runner short films before Blade Runner 2049 to understand the story?

The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views):

  1. What's the significance of Gaff's 2049 origami? (13 / ~1,658)

  2. Why are English, Russian, Japanese cultures emphasized in the Blade Runner 2049 world? (12 / ~3,282)

    In Blade Runner 2049, why does Wallace do this? (12 / ~5,341)

  3. Why does Roy Batty die in 2019? (11 / ~1,324)

    In Blade Runner 2049, whose eye opened in the first shot? (11 / ~855)

  4. What is the significance of bees in Blade Runner 2049? (10 / ~5,953)

  5. How did the term "skinjob" come about? (8 / ~124)

  6. What does Dr. Ana Stelline know in the movie Blade Runner 2049? (7 / ~2,353)

  7. Did K demonstrate autonomy, disobedience, and/or deception? (6 / ~128)

    What does the dead tree symbolize in Blade Runner 2049? (6 / ~375)

    In Blade Runner 2049, why does Deckard say Rachel had green eyes? (6 / ~534)

  8. What was the point of the first scene with Wallace and Luv? (5 / ~413)

    Why is this character in a bubble? (5 / ~704)

    Blade Runner 2049 What is baseline (5 / ~1,356)

  9. Why didn't the bees sting Officer K's hand? (4 / ~201)

    Why are they called Blade Runners? What does it mean? (4 / ~1,186)

  10. Blade Runner Photos Significance and photo from Rachael (2 / ~98)

    In Blade Runner 2049, what was going on in this scene? (2 / ~184)

    Is there any significance of number 2049 in Blade Runner title? (2 / ~350)

  11. Are there allusions to Blade Runner in Alias? (1 / ~38)

    How are the Nexus 9 models different? (1 / ~153)

    Are glowing eyes of Replicants only meant for audience? (1 / ~62)

    Why do K (and others) oppose Wallace? (1 / ~112)

  12. Must Wallace's replicants obey? (0 / ~79)

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