Attack Ships On Fire

Album: Big Sexy Land (1986)

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  • The title is a reference to Rutger Hauer's dying soliloquy at the end of the movie Blade Runner. >>
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    John - Levittown, NY

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  • Robert from Puyallup, WaRoy Batty (Rutger Hauer) speaks these lines as he dies at the end of "Blade Runner":

    "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe; attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate."

    There's a little more that I can't remember at the moment. Many fans of the film prefer the director's cut without Harrison Ford's narration. I think the narration track can be effective at times. After Batty dies, Rick Deckard (Ford) narrates: "I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments, he loved life more than he ever had before. I couldn't do anything for him; all could do was sit there and watch him die."
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