My friends are toys. I make them. It’s a hobby. I’m a genetic designer.
—J.F. Sebastian, Blade Runner (1982)
Don’t you see the danger, John, inherent in what you’re doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.
—Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park (1993)
The genetic difference between men and apes is only three percent. But that three
percent gave us Einstein, Mozart…
—Terri Fisher, Mission to Mars (2000)
The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections. —Narrator, Idiocracy (2006)
Why do they still call me a warlord? And mad? All I want to do is to create the perfect genetic soldier. Not for power, not for evil, but for good. Carlo Blanco shall be the first of many who shall march out of my laboratory and crush every adversary, every creed, every nation! Until the world is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And peace will reign and all humanity shall bow to me in humble gratitude. —Bison, Street Fighter (1994)