"A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure."―Advertisement[src]
The Off-world colonies were human settlements in planet Earth's Orbital Space and also other planets, such as Kalanthia and Arcadia 234. The Off-world colonies were defended by Space Marines such as the United States Colonial Marine Corps as well as others.
By 2019, humans on Earth were encouraged to emigrate to the colonies; this was promoted aggressively with advertising extolling the adventure and opportunities awaiting them if they left Earth, as well as promises of financial and personal incentives; for example, all colonists were promised a free replicant for their personal use.
Behind the scenesEdit
The actual conditions on these colonies are never shown in the films, but the setting hints that the situation Off-world is not as rosy as the advertisements claim. The replicants are designed to survive dangerous and harsh labor and environments. Roy was designed specifically for use as a soldier, recalling the battles he fought Off-world, and it appears that all three other of the escaped Replicants had considerable combat training. Zhora was described as having been a member of a kick-murder-squad. Finally, there is the intensity of the marketing campaign itself; although the Los Angeles of 2019 is a miserable dystopia, its population still apparently requires aggressive promotion and considerable financial incentives to leave for these supposed paradises.