Is there a connection between Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Blade Runner’?





 

It most certainly seems like there is a link between Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, Prometheus, and his classic sci-fi Blade Runner. In a special steel book edition of Prometheus, there are a number of Easter Eggs for eager fans to find, and one of them is a hidden text written by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) and this text links the two films. According to Weylands text, he talks about his “mentor” and if you read the text (inserted below) it is clear he is talking about Blade Runner’s Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkell). If you remember, it was Tyrell who created the replica’s and it would seem that Tyrell was Weylands mentor. The words used in the text are impossible to ignore.

So, does this indicate that Scott’s new Blade Runner film will link even closer with his Alien world, or is this just another publicity stunt to get people talking about his films? Whatever it is, it’s very interesting, and proves that both the Alien world and the Blade Runner world co-exist in the same Universe. Could this be a hint of what is to come from Scott’s new Blade Runner film? And if so, what does it indicate? Collider helped explain the links a little better, and the text can be seen below that:

  • Early in the passage, Weyland says his mentor told him to “put away childish things,” a familiar Bible excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians which alludes to his mentor’s God complex (which is recounted later in the text).
  • Weyland says his mentor told him to abandon his “toys,” a phrase that ties Tyrell to his most talented designer, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) and his toy friends.
  • Weyland says Tyrell was on top of a pyramid, overlooking a city of angels.  A bit on the nose, but Tyrell worked at the top of the pyramid-shaped Tyrell Corporation set in Los Angeles.
  • While Weyland made androids, Tyrell genetically engineered replicants and implanted them with false memories, as Weyland calls out in his letter.

 

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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