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The '''Tannhauser Gate''' is a location originally referred to in dialogue in the 1982 film ''[[Blade Runner]]'', and again in the 1998 film ''[[Soldier]]''.
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{{Film Continuity}}[[File:I watched c beams.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Roy Batty recalls his memories of the Tannhäuser Gate]]
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The '''Tannhäuser Gate''' was the location of a campaign in which [[Roy Batty]] participated, having "flown gypsy ships with the Russians" there.{{ref|marvel}}
   
== Appearances ==
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In November [[2019]], during his final moments, Roy recalled watching C-beams near the Tannhäuser Gate.{{ref|br}}
   
=== ''Blade Runner'' ===
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==Behind the scenes==
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In the 1982 film ''[[Blade Runner]]'', the [[replicant]] [[Roy Batty]] (played by [[Rutger Hauer]]) refers to the gate while recounting his experiences as an off-world commando:
   
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:''"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".''
In the 1982 film ''Blade Runner'', the [[replicant]] [[Roy Batty]] (played by [[Rutger Hauer]]) refers to the gate while recounting his experiences as an off-world commando:
 
 
:''"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'' '''Tannhauser Gate'''. ''All those... moments... will be lost... in time, like... tears... in rain."''
 
 
Given the fact that [[Earth]] has off-world colonies in ''Blade Runner'', and the typical functions of devices incorporating the word "gate" in science fiction, fans of the film have suggested that the Tannhauser Gate may be a stargate or similar construct. They speculate that as a stargate, it would provide faster-than-light travel between star systems. Given its name, it would perhaps be located near or in orbit of a colony named Tannhauser.
 
 
=== ''Soldier'' ===
 
 
[[Image:BR-soldier5.jpg|thumb|right|A possible view of the Battle of Tannhauser Gate (from a deleted scene from ''Soldier'').]]
 
In the 1998 film ''Soldier'', the soldier character Sgt. Todd (played by Kurt Russell) was a veteran of the Battle at the Tannhauser gate. This fact is based on the text displayed momentarilly on a computer screen near the beginning of the film. The screen displays a list of battles that the character has fought in, and the awards that he has earned in these battles. Tannhauser Gate is also tattooed on Todd's arm, along with the other battles that he was a veteran of. Later on in the film, when Sandra notices the names tattooed on his arm and mentions it to Mace, it is explained by Mace that "Tannhauser Gate was a battle."
 
 
The original script was to have the film actually ''depict'' the battle. However, this idea was eventually cut for budgetary concerns. The original script even gave a detailed description of the gate. It described it as "a huge wall of metal; an impregnable fortress bristling with futuristic weapons." Some of this scene was completed, and can be briefly viewed in the film's theatrical trailer.
 
 
===''Hunter Prey''===
 
 
 
2010 sci-fi film directed by Sandy Collora.
 
 
The crew of the Aurora says it that it has just cleared the Tannhäuser Gate before it arrives at the planet.
 
 
== Origin ==
 
   
 
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.
 
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.
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[[File:Battycampaign.jpg|thumb|right|The comic's panel describing Batty's missions, possibly portraying a battle at the Tannhäuser Gate]]
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The Tannhäuser Gate is never described in any detail during the film, but the [[A Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner|comic book adaptation]] adds a minor detail of Roy flying "gypsy ships" with the Russians.
   
== Out-of-universe references ==
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In 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.
   
*Perhaps in a reference to ''Blade Runner,'' or through an independent resource, the Japanese animation series ''[[Wikipedia:Gunbuster|Gunbuster]]'' created by [[Wikipedia:Gainax|Gainax]] also makes several references to space travel through a Tannhauser Gate.
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==References in popular culture==
*The ''[[Wikipedia:Heavy Gear|Heavy Gear]]'' series of games and fiction also make use of the term to describe "a fault in the space-time continuum where two normally distant points of space touch one another."
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*Perhaps in a reference to ''[[Blade Runner]]'' or through an independent resource, the Japanese animation series [[Wikipedia:Gunbuster|Gunbuster]] created by [[Wikipedia:Gainax|Gainax]] makes several references to space travel through a Tannhauser Gate.
*In the computer game ''[[Wikipedia:Homeworld|Homeworld]]'', the player must save the Bentusi from Taiidan forces at a place called Tenhauser Gate.
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*The [[Wikipedia:Heavy Gear|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".
*Tannhauser Gate is also the name of a Poland-based games design and development studio.[http://www.thgate.com]
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*In the computer game [[w:c:homeworld:Homeworld|Homeworld]], the player must save the [[w:c:homeworld:Bentusi|Bentusi]] from [[w:c:homeworld:Taiidan Imperial Fleet|Taiidan forces]] at a place called [[w:c:homeworld:HW Campaign: Tenhauser Gate|Tenhauser Gate]].
*Tannhauser Gate is also the title of a song by The [[Wikipedia:Electric Hellfire Club|Electric Hellfire Club]] on the album Electronomicon. Also the title of a song by [http://www.fightstarmusic.com Fightstar] on the album "One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours".
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*Tannhauser Gate is the name of a Poland-based games design and development studio.[http://www.thgate.com]
*Tannhauser Gate is also the title of a [[Wikipedia:Demoscene|Demoscene]] demo by the group Cubicle, which features a few ''Blade Runner'' inspired 3D scenes
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*Tannhauser Gate is the title of a song by The [[Wikipedia:Electric Hellfire Club|Electric Hellfire Club]] on the album Electronomicon, and the title of a song by [http://www.fightstarmusic.com Fightstar] on the album "One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours".
*Tannhauser is the name of a C compiler for [http://msp.ucsd.edu/software.html Pure Data] , developed in part by Martin Roth.
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*[https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=18352 Tannhäuser Gate] is the title of a [[Wikipedia:Demoscene|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  http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=180
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*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 [http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=180]
*The space trading and combat game [[Wikipedia:Elite Dangerous|Elite Dangerous]], some of whose design aesthetics are inspired by the Blade Runner movie, features a [http://i.imgur.com/qWywzPI.jpg starport by the name of Tannhauser Gate]
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*The space trading and combat game [[w:c:elite-dangerous:Elite Dangerous|Elite Dangerous]], some of whose design aesthetics are inspired by the ''Blade Runner'' movie, features a [http://i.imgur.com/qWywzPI.jpg starport by the name of Tannhauser Gate]
 
*The web comic "[http://the-whiteboard.com The Whiteboard]" made a reference to a new Paintball marker manufacturer called Tannhauser Gate in the last panel of the strip posted on [http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1946.png July 8th 2015].
 
*The web comic "[http://the-whiteboard.com The Whiteboard]" made a reference to a new Paintball marker manufacturer called Tannhauser Gate in the last panel of the strip posted on [http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1946.png July 8th 2015].
 
*"[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7562/full/523632a.html 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".
 
*"[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7562/full/523632a.html 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".
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*Science fiction video game [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_Galaxy Rebel Galaxy]  contains a purchasable ship similarly named [https://rebelgalaxy.gamepedia.com/Ships/Tennhausen Tennhausen].
== See also ==
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
*[[Wikipedia:Tannhäuser|Tannhäuser]] is the name of a mythical German knight, and the title of an [[Wikipedia:Tannhäuser (Wagner)|opera]] by [[Wikipedia:Richard Wagner|Richard Wagner]].
 
*[[Wikipedia:List of fictional battles|List of fictional battles]]
 
 
 
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Film Continuity
I watched c beams

Roy Batty recalls his memories of the Tannhäuser Gate

The Tannhäuser Gate was the location of a campaign in which Roy Batty participated, having "flown gypsy ships with the Russians" there.[1]

In November 2019, during his final moments, Roy recalled watching C-beams near the Tannhäuser Gate.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

In the 1982 film Blade Runner, the replicant Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) refers to the gate while recounting his experiences as an off-world commando:

"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 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.

Battycampaign

The comic's panel describing Batty's missions, possibly portraying a battle at the Tannhäuser Gate

The Tannhäuser Gate is never described in any detail during the film, but the comic book adaptation adds a minor detail of Roy flying "gypsy ships" with the Russians.

In 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.

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.[1]
  • 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".
  • Tannhäuser 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 [2]
  • 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".
  • Science fiction video game Rebel Galaxy  contains a purchasable ship similarly named Tennhausen.

ReferencesEdit

The Blade Runner series
Films Blade Runner | 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 Blade Runner (1985 video game) | Blade Runner (1997 video game) | Blade Runner: Revelations
Comics A Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner | Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | Dust to Dust | Blade Runner 2019
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 | Soldier

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