How to Spot the 'Millennium Falcon' in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'

How to Spot the 'Millennium Falcon' in Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'

Apr 11, 2013

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Thanks to the magic of the Internet, it’s pretty easy to find all the Easter eggs hidden in your favorite films without spending hours going through them frame by frame. One of our all-time favorites is the cameo appearance Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon makes in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runnerand thanks to website [via Blastr] you can find the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs for yourself.

The Blade Runner fansite has a nifty guide to finding the ship hidden in the film’s architecture – complete with time descriptions and other visual clues to make finding it even easier. Trust us, finding the Falcon is not a simple feat – it’s fairly well hidden during a night scene and can require jacking up your brightness and contrast settings for the best view. This guide should help.

According to the site, your best chance at spotting Solo’s ship is at the end of chapter four on the disc. As Deckard and Gaff head for the police station, there’s a dark triangular shape in the foreground of the screen. Boom! There’s your Millennium Falcon. Check out the screenshot below. It’s a little easier to recognize in the actual film – the screen really doesn’t do it justice.

Blade Runner Millennium Falcon

If you miss it there, you can also see it again a few seconds later – it’s outlined in this screen cap.

Blade Runner Millennium Falcon outline

How did the Falcon come to end up in another movie featuring Harrison Ford? Paul Sammon revealed the story in his book Future Noir:

“Amusingly, another very distinctive spacecraft also found its way into this part of the cityscape. ‘Bill George had been making a replica of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo's ship from the Star Wars movies, for his own amusement,’ Stetson explained. ‘It was about five feet tall. At the time we were so frantic to get more buildings into the cityscape that we grabbed Bill's ship, bristled it with etched brass, and plopped it into different shots. Instant building.”

We love that story – and the idea of Harrison Ford cruising past his old ship. Share some of your favorite movie Easter eggs with us in the comment section below.


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