"Sebastian has a disease called the Methuseleh Syndrome or, as Pris calls it,
'accelerated decrepitude.' It serves as a sympathetic interplay between
Sebastian and the replicants. They have something in common because they will
all die before their time."
Sebastian, the genetic designer, announces proudly to his guests Pris and
Batty that,"There's some of me in you!"
Sebastian's toys and best friends, Kaiser Wilhelm and Napoleon, greet him
each day as he enters his lonely apartment. Little people, Kevin Thompson and
John Edward Allen, are underneath the costumes and makeup.
As Sebastian sleeps, Pris examines the stereoscope and the many other
fascinating inventions strewn about his apartment.
The stereoscope in Sebastian's apartment is an advanced microscope designed
by Syd Mead.
"You work with the film from its conception and get to a point where you feel
everything is exactly right. Then, other points of view and other ideas are
incorporated. So you try and retain the film you really want to present and
also get across as much of the other's perspectives as you can.
"Editing requires convoluting and juxtaposing scenes that look good in the
script but do not work well visually. We've experimented by turning some
scenes inside and out, trying to make them work in a different way. It's been
a good excercise to see what i can get away with by taking a scene and part
of another and combining them to make one scene rather than two"
-Terry Rawlings (Supervising Editor)