HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID

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P.WEYLAND/PVM/CXM/LOG-CRG/2090.01.11/TRS-MARS_PKD92

VIEWS: 9

PRIORITY LOW ENCRYPT: HIGH

LINKS: WEYLAND ROBODIV, WEYLAND ARCHIVES, W-PR, 9 OTHER PRIVATE LINKS

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A MENTOR AND LONG-DEPARTED COMPETITOR ONCE TOLD ME THAT IT WAS TIME TO PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS AND ABANDON MY “TOYS.” HE ENCOURAGED ME TO COME WORK FOR HIM AND TOGETHER WE WOULD TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND BECOME THE NEW GODS. THAT’S HOW HE RAN HIS CORPORATION, LIKE A GOD ON TOP OF A PYRAMID OVERLOOKING A CITY OF ANGELS. OF COURSE, HE CHOSE TO REPLICATE THE POWER OF CREATION IN AN UNORIGINAL WAY, BY SIMPLY COPYING GOD. AND LOOK HOW THAT TURNED OUT FOR THE POOR BASTARD. LITERALLY BLEW UP IN THE OLD MAN’S FACE. I ALWAYS SUGGESTED HE STICK WITH SIMPLE ROBOTICS INSTEAD OF THOSE GENETIC ABOMINATIONS HE ENSLAVED AND SOLD OFF-WORLD, ALTHOUGH HIS IDEA TO IMPLANT THEM WITH FALSE MEMORIES WAS, WELL…”AMUSING,” IS HOW I WOULD PUT IT POLITELY.

FORTUNATELY, I CHOSE A DIFFERENT TRAJECTORY, EMPLOYING INNOVATION AND INGENUITY WHEN LAUNCHING THE WEYLAND ROBOTICS DIVISION. EVEN OUT EARLIEST SYNTHETICS DISPLAYED TREMENDOUS INTELLIGENCE, INTUITION AND COMPATIBILITY DESPITE THEIR ADMITTEDLY UNCONVINCING EXTERIOR. BUT NOW, SEVERAL GENERATIONS LATER, THE DAVID 8S REPRESENT THE FIRST TRUE EVOLUTIONARY STEP FORWARD IN CREATING NEW AND INEVITABLY SUPERIOR LIFE ON EARTH. SOME IN THE MEDIA HAVE RIDICULED THE SCOPE OF MY AMBITION. TO THEM I POSE THIS QUESTION: IF ONE WHO CAN CREATE LIFE FROM NOTHING IS A GOD, THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME? AND DAVID 8 IS MY GREATEST CREATION.

IN ALL THE MOST MEANINGFUL WAYS, BEYOND THE MESSY CLUTTER OF FOOLISH PROCREATION, DAVID IS MY ONE TRUE OFFSPRING AND THE CARETAKER WHO WILL PROTECT MY LEGACY IN THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT.

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The first paragraph is Sir Peter Weyland referring to Eldon Tyrell of Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner.

Often Ridley Scott has flirted with the idea that the Alien Universe and the Blade Runner Universe were connected.

But after a lot of investigations of my own through the ALIEN + BLADE RUNNER SHARED UNIVERSE TIMELINE I have come to realise this wouldn’t be possible. But this piece of trivia in the form of an easter egg for Ridley Scott fans makes an interesting proposal, that the two are akin to each other in the way they are both creators, but one of biologically enhanced cloning and the other by robotics.

Reading this praise of David 8 as a superior creation and safeguarding Weyland’s legacy, it really makes me question, is David of his own mind and choices? Or is he unknowingly acting out what his father always programmed him to do?

The last words to David, his last orders were “Try harder…”

Indeed he has, but at what cost?


Further analysis

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