"I have known adventures, seen places you people will never see, I've been Offworld and back...frontiers! I've stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion. I've felt wind in my hair, riding test boats off the black galaxies and seen an attack fleet burn like a match and disappear. I've seen it...felt it!"
...and then he croaked! Lots of random details, no existential musings or sadness at all! Thank goodness Rutger Hauer had a poetic epiphany and Ridley Scott a generous heart, because obviously the way it was shot was just sublime.
"I've seen things... (long pause) ...seen things that you little people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion bright as magnesium... I rode on the back deck of a blinker and watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments... they'll be gone."
And finally, here is the way it was released, with Rutger Hauer's stripped-down and poignant final version:
"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 Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears...in...rain. Time to die."
Oh, and I too loved the inclusion of the Goldblum stammer in the JP quote.
Are you serious ?!
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