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Dr. Eldon Tyrell (Character)
from Blade Runner (1982)

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Tyrel

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  1. Blade Runner 60: Director's Cut (2012) Played by Lucien Morgan (as Tyrel)

  2. Blade Runner (1982) Played by Joe Turkel
    ... aka "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" - International (English title) (recut version)
Video-game:
  1. Blade Runner (1997) (VG) Played by Joe Turkel
Archive Footage:
  1. "Prophets of Science Fiction"
        - Philip K. Dick (2011) TV episode, Played by Joe Turkel
  2. Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes (2007) (V) Played by Joe Turkel

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Quotes:
From Blade Runner (1982)
Tyrell: [Tyrell explains to Roy why he can't extend his lifespan] The facts of life... to make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system is fatal. A coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established.
Batty: Why not?
Tyrell: Because by the second day of incubation, any cells that have undergone reversion mutation give rise to revertant colonies, like rats leaving a sinking ship; then the ship... sinks.
Batty: What about EMS-3 recombination?
Tyrell: We've already tried it - ethyl, methane, sulfinate as an alkylating agent and potent mutagen; it created a virus so lethal the subject was dead before it even left the table.
Batty: Then a repressor protein, that would block the operating cells.
Tyrell: Wouldn't obstruct replication; but it does give rise to an error in replication, so that the newly formed DNA strand carries with it a mutation - and you've got a virus again... but this, all of this is academic. You were made as well as we could make you.
Batty: But not to last.
Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you're the Prodigal Son; you're quite a prize!
Batty: I've done... questionable things.
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