Set three years after the events of Blade Runner, the Tyrell Corporation has developed a new Nexus-8 line of replicants, who now possess lifespans equivalent to that of a regular human. This causes a massive backlash among the human populace. Establishing the Human Supremacy Movement, they begin hunting down and killing replicants.
One of these replicants, Trixie, is attacked by a group of thugs but is rescued by Iggy. Iggy reveals to her that he used to be a soldier but deserted when he realized the enemy soldiers he had been fighting and killing were also replicants.
At the LAPD headquarters, captain Harry Bryant and officer Gaff are watching the file of the replicants who escaped Calantha and reluctantly accept the job to hunt them down.
Iggy hatches a plan with Trixie to destroy the Tyrell Corporation's database of registered replicants, so that replicants can no longer be hunted. Trixie befriends Ren, a human who is a technician at the Tyrell Corporation in charge of launching nuclear missiles. Ren agrees to redirect a test missile to detonate over Los Angeles, blacking out the city and wiping out all electronic data. At the same time, Ren and Iggy hijack a fuel truck to physically destroy the Tyrell Corporation's servers. The operation is a success, with the servers destroyed and power to Los Angeles disabled. However, Trixie is killed by security forces in the process. Iggy manages to escape and removes his right eye, the only thing that can identify him as a replicant.
The ending narration states that in the aftermath of the Black Out, all replicant production was banned and the Tyrell Corporation went bankrupt, only for the Wallace Corporation to restart production of a new model a decade later.
- Jovan Jackson as Iggy Cygnus
- Luci Christian as Trixie
- Bryson Bauguss as Ren Dus
- Edward James Olmos as Gaff
- When Iggy and Trixie are attacking the Tyrell Corporation, the security officers had helmets similar to those of the Rebel Alliance from Star Wars: A New Hope.
- When the nuclear missile explodes over the Los Angeles you can see the Pan Am logo.
- The scene with Gaff is almost an exact visual recreation of a deleted scene from the Blade Runner 1982 film.
- Shinichiro Watanabe would go on to work as creative producer on the upcoming Blade Runner animated series, Blade Runner - Black Lotus.
|The Blade Runner series|
|Films||Blade Runner | Soldier | Blade Runner 2049|
|Short films||2036: Nexus Dawn | 2048: Nowhere To Run | Blade Runner Black Out 2022|
|Television series||Black Lotus|
|Characters||Rick Deckard | Eldon Tyrell | Gaff | Rachael | Roy Batty | Leon Kowalski | Pris | Zhora | J.F. Sebastian|
|Locations||Tyrell Corporation | Bradbury Building | Tannhauser Gate|
|Cast||Harrison Ford | Rutger Hauer | Sean Young | Edward James Olmos | Daryl Hannah|
|Crew||Ridley Scott | Hampton Fancher | Michael Deeley | David Peoples|
|Novels||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | The Edge of Human | Replicant Night | Eye and Talon|
|Games and comics||Blade Runner (1985 video game) | Blade Runner (1997 video game) | Blade Runner 9732 | A Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner | Blade Bummer|
|Making ofs||Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner | On the Edge of Blade Runner | Future Shocks|
|Other topics||Philip K. Dick | Themes | Soundtrack | Vangelis | Voight-Kampff machine | Spinner | Replicants|