Do androids dream of electric sheep? While you figure that out, we're going to be discussing the return of Blade Runner.

In this week's episode of The Mothership, USA TODAY's geek culture podcast, the crew welcomes aboard Mashable entertainment editor Josh Dickey for a spoiler-free chat about the sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049, the film's leading men, how it compares to the 1982 classic, when to hit the bathroom during the staggering runtime, and the extreme secrecy surrounding its release.

Plus in our Nerd Alert segment, we discuss the news of Kate Winslet joining James Cameron's Avatar sequels and if we really need return visits to Pandora.

And if you've seen Blade Runner 2049 (or aren't worried about spoilers), stay tuned after the show for a "post-credits scene" where Brian and Josh dig into some of the juicier revelatory bits. (Again, lots of spoilers there so only listen until the end if you're down with that.)

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The Mothership is USA TODAY's podcast that covers all things nerdy in pop culture. Hosted by tech reporter Brett Molina, film critic Brian Truitt and entertainment writer Kelly Lawler, each week our roundtable of experts dissects the latest in geek culture, from superhero movies to sci-fi TV shows to the latest and greatest video games. We're saving the world from bad comic-book adaptations every Friday on Apple PodcastsSoundcloud and Stitcher.