Derogatory term for replicant or android used in the 1982 Ridley Scott movie "Blade Runner", starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", by Philip K. Dick. -defined by Fearman.
Additionally, used in the television series, Battlestar Galactica. Some resistance fighters on Caprica and members of the Colonial Fleet refer to the humanoid Cylons as "skin jobs," an homage to Blade Runner.
Blade Runner: You've still got to waste four more skin jobs, Deckard.
Battlestar Galactica: He poked a skin job... he racked up a six, that's a given... you don't have to get on your back for him, but...?
December 03, 2010