Here's something a little different: Create a timeline for the movie Blade Runner. For those disturbed individuals out there who've never seen it, tough. For the rest of you, have at it. The movie was made in 1982, and the story takes place in 2019. I don't think you're going to be able to change history enough to get the job done in 37 years, so set the POD whenever you need to. If you can do it from 1982 onwards (with no ASB), you get a cookie. Some things to keep in mind from the movie: Artificial humans, 'replicants' are widespread, but are outlawed on Earth. There are numerous mentions of off-world colonies. For the sake of this discussion, let's assume they're limited to our solar system. Replicants are used as slave labor in the colonies. Overall levels of technology seem to be pretty far advanced over ours: hovercars are common, as are artificial animals, and neat little gadgets like Deckard's voice-activated picture-enhancer. Pollution seems to have run rampant. The female replicant Rachel mentions 'trying to head north' to escape being shot as a replicant. Does this mean Canada? The movie is set in Los Angeles; there seems to be a much more pronounced Asian influence, on everything from architecture to music and dress and advertising.