July 2016 – (Blade Runner Script) Bryant to Deckard: “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. We lost the others. On the possibility they might try to infiltrate his employees, I had Holden go over and run Voight-Kampff tests on the new workers. Looks like he got himself one.” –Blade Runner
At first glance, it might sound like the latest suspense novel plot or a fitting metaphor for terrorists’ sleeper cells infiltrating American Society. 6 replicants or androids escape from an Off-World colony and massacre 23 people in a savage terrorist attack. They then quietly assimilate into American society before going on a violent rampage killing anybody who gets in their way. This is the basic plot of Phillip K. Dick’s science classic novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which became the sci-fi hit Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott which opened in U.S. theaters in 1982.
Zhora: Coincides with Arabic Zohra. The website decribes the character of the name: “She cannot tolerate injustice and could react in a violent manner if she suspects iniquity of any kind. More or less hot-tempered anyway, Zohra isn’t the most tolerant of characters (especially with her loved ones), although she tries her best to be open and conciliatory.” –First Names Meaning
In the film, the snake Zhora wears in her exotic show act at the Taffey’s club was made by the Muslim Abdul Ben-Hassan, a designer of replicant snakes.
Omar Mir Seddique Mateen was an American mass murderer who killed 49 people and wounded 53 (102 victims) others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida. He was later killed in a shootout with the local police. Omar Mateen was in no way influenced by this film to commit his heinous atrocities.
Deckard (Harrison Ford) poses as a government official to track down one of the most dangerous replicants (androids), who is known as Zhora. Omar Mateen was a security guard, guarding government buildings. Deckard tracks Zhora to Taffey’s nightclub where he kills her in a violent shootout. Omar Mateen’s mass shooting occurred in the Pulse nightclub. Zhora’s inception date is the exact same date as the Orlando massacre – June 12, 2016. -Alvin Conway
Deckard retires or kills the replicant Zhora outside the nightclub Taffey’s