Sure, both Alien and Blade Runner were created, at least visually, by Ridley Scott. But is there a deeper connection between them (as some have theorized) or is there just a great deal of marvelously parallel material? My latest Cinema Thread article digs into the possibilities of a Blade Runner-Alien shared universe, and whether they should connect in the long run:

The Beautiful & Disturbing ‘Shared Universes’ of Blade Runner and Alien