Philip K Dick managed to watch a part of #BladeRunner before it aired. This is what he wrote:
"Nothing that we have done, individually or collectively, matches BLADE RUNNER. This is not escapism; it is super realism, so gritty and detailed and authentic and goddam convincing that, well, after the segment I found my normal present-day "reality" pallid by comparison."
It gave new life to a stagnant sci fi scene, overcrowded with space operas, white walls, boring uniforms and ray guns. Cyberpunk wouldn't be the same without it.