Blade Runner (1982) Poster


Joe Turkel: Dr. Eldon Tyrell



  • 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.

    Tyrell : Also extraordinary things; revel in your time.

    Batty : Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for.

  • Tyrell : "More human than human" is our motto.

  • Deckard : She's a replicant, isn't she?

    Tyrell : I'm impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them?

    Deckard : I don't get it, Tyrell.

    Tyrell : How many questions?

    Deckard : Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced.

    Tyrell : It took more than a hundred for Rachael, didn't it?

    Deckard : [realizing Rachael believes she's human]  She doesn't know.

    Tyrell : She's beginning to suspect, I think.

    Deckard : Suspect? How can it not know what it is?

  • Tyrell : Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris...

    Deckard : We call it Voight-Kampff for short.

  • Tyrell : We began to recognize in them a strange obsession. After all, they are emotionally inexperienced, with only a few years in which to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted. If we gift them with a past, we create a cushion or a pillow for their emotions, and consequently, we can control them better.

    Deckard : Memories! You're talking about memories!

  • [Batty wants Tyrell to extend his lifespan] 

    Tyrell : Would you... like to be upgraded?

    Batty : I had in mind something a little more radical.

    Tyrell : What... what seems to be the problem?

    Batty : Death.

    Tyrell : Death; ah, well that's a little out of my jurisdiction. You...

    Batty : *I want more life, fucker/father!* (IMDb Editor's note: see trivia section for details)

  • Tyrell : I'm surprised you didn't come here sooner.

    Batty : It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.

    Tyrell : What could he do for you?

    Batty : Can the maker repair what he makes?

  • Tyrell : Commerce is our goal, here. More human than human.

  • Tyrell : Milk and cookies kept you awake, eh, Sebastian?

  • Rachael : Mr. Deckard, Dr. Elden Tyrell.

    Tyrell : Demonstrate it. I want to see it work.

    Deckard : Where is the subject?

    Tyrell : I want to see it work on a person. I want to see a negative before I provide you with a positive.

    Deckard : What's that gonna prove?

    Tyrell : Indulge me.

    Deckard : On you?

    Tyrell : Try her.

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