Behind the scenesEdit
- "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe: attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost... in time, like... tears... in rain".
The Tannhäuser Gate is never described in any detail during the film, but according to a deleted scene from the 1998 film Soldier (written by David Peoples as a "spin-off sidequel-spiritual successor to Blade Runner), it was a warp station. The battle and Tannhäuser Gate itself are shown on-screen in one of the film's deleted scenes.
The Gate's name comes from a poetic piece written by Rutger Hauer, prior to the filming of his famous monologue in Blade Runner. Segments of this were then used in the scene.
References in popular cultureEdit
- Perhaps in a reference to Blade Runner or through an independent resource, the Japanese animation series Gunbuster created by Gainax makes several references to space travel through a Tannhauser Gate.
- The Heavy Gear series of games and fiction make use of the term to describe "a fault in the space-time continuum where two normally distant points of space touch one another".
- In the computer game Homeworld, the player must save the Bentusi from Taiidan forces at a place called Tenhauser Gate.
- Tannhauser Gate is the name of a Poland-based games design and development studio.
- Tannhauser Gate is the title of a song by The Electric Hellfire Club on the album Electronomicon, and the title of a song by Fightstar on the album "One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours".
- Tannhauser Gate is the title of a Demoscene demo by the group Cubicle, which features a few Blade Runner inspired 3D scenes
- Tannhauser Gate is the name of a book the main character is reading in the last panel of Chapter 10 of the online comic Gunnerkrigg Court 
- The space trading and combat game Elite Dangerous, some of whose design aesthetics are inspired by the Blade Runner movie, features a starport by the name of Tannhauser Gate
- The web comic "The Whiteboard" made a reference to a new Paintball marker manufacturer called Tannhauser Gate in the last panel of the strip posted on July 8th 2015.
- "The Shoulder of Orion", a short story in Nature magazine, describes a space-ship travelling through a "Tannhauser Gate," which is described as a "jumpgate".
|The Blade Runner series|
|Films||Blade Runner | Soldier | Blade Runner 2049|
|Short films||2036: Nexus Dawn | 2048: Nowhere To Run | Blade Runner Black Out 2022|
|Television series||Black Lotus|
|Characters||Rick Deckard | Eldon Tyrell | Gaff | Rachael | Roy Batty | Leon Kowalski | Pris | Zhora | J.F. Sebastian|
|Locations||Tyrell Corporation | Bradbury Building | Tannhäuser Gate|
|Cast||Harrison Ford | Rutger Hauer | Sean Young | Edward James Olmos | Daryl Hannah|
|Crew||Ridley Scott | Hampton Fancher | Michael Deeley | David Peoples|
|Novels||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | The Edge of Human | Replicant Night | Eye and Talon|
|Games and comics||Blade Runner (1985 video game) | Blade Runner (1997 video game) | Blade Runner 9732 | A Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner | Blade Bummer|
|Making ofs||Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner | On the Edge of Blade Runner | Future Shocks|
|Other topics||Philip K. Dick | Themes | Soundtrack | Vangelis | Voight-Kampff test | Spinner | Replicant|