All those moments will be lost in time…like tears in rain…
Deckard [Narrating]: “All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got?”
Blade Runner – Director’s Cut (1982) by Ridley Scott is one of those classic sci-fi movies I keep coming back to, “one that requires a thinking viewer in order to understand and appreciate it” (ref) . The following soliloquoy near the end sums up the existential awareness which we so often attribute exclusively to humans, or in the voice of “replicant” Pris, quoting Descartes : “I think, Sebastian, therefore I am.”
Tyrell: “More human than human” is our motto.
Roy Batty: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.
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