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West World! OMFG!

 
 
Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 10:50 am
Westworld, the latest highly anticipated HBO series will grace our televisions this October.

An impressive cast: Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood; etc....

Is anyone else superpsyched about it? Anybody worried about the recent troubles that hit the production?

Anybody remember and/or fond of the 1973 cult classic version starring Yul Brenner?

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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 11:22 am
@tsarstepan,
Oh my gosh that film scared the bejeezus outta me.

How will they do a series? There's just so many times the 'bots can go on a rampage.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 11:25 am
@tsarstepan,
Anyone fond of Bertolucci's Besieged, with Thanie Newton? I know it's different, just that I like Thandie Newton, as well as Bertolucci.

<Will read along.>
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 11:40 am
@tsarstepan,
Sounds good to me. Just hope they don't screw it up. Smile But HBO has a pretty good track record, so I'll keep my hopes up and look forward to it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 03:55 pm
I enjoyed the move. Will look in on the series.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 07:51 pm
@tsarstepan,
does this one follow the same Sci Fi basis of the earlier one. ?

ED Harris the wacked out robot?. I wonder how they turn the "one trick" pony movie into a series.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2016 05:39 am
@farmerman,
It's too soon to say.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2016 07:44 am
@tsarstepan,
I loved the Yul Brynner version!
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Thomas33
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2016 08:49 am
I thought the trailer for West World was magnificent - Evan Rachel Wood looks perfect in the role, and the sets all look chilling and engaging.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 2 Oct, 2016 05:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Anybody remember and/or fond of the 1973 cult classic version starring Yul Brenner?

I'd never heard of Westworld in any form until a couple days ago. I'll definitely be watching though.


jespah wrote:
How will they do a series? There's just so many times the 'bots can go on a rampage.
farmerman wrote:
I wonder how they turn the "one trick" pony movie into a series.

From what I understand, they mean to explore what a "human verses A.I." conflict is like from the perspective of the artificial intelligence(s).

One of the show's executive producers (Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan) just finished doing the TV series "Person of Interest" so we know that he has a ton of good ideas about how artificial intelligence might interact with humanity, both for good and for ill.

(Another of the show's executive producers is a guy by the name of J. J. Abrams.)
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2016 10:34 am
Our family has "get togethers" twice a week. One night, we watch a couple of catch up episodes of "Game of Thrones" with a couple of friends who didn't watch the first showing - and want to get ready for the next season (this is SO engrossing. You always see something that's more significant the second time around).

The other one is "WestWorld." Mesmerizing. There are a lot of really deep issues woven into the plotline/s, so the conversations our crew has after an episode are sometimes more enjoyable than the episode. The cast and the story are magnificent. I think they can only get a limited series, but the first three are devastating.

Highly recommended.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2016 03:37 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:


ED Harris the wacked out robot?. I wonder how they turn the "one trick" pony movie into a series.


Channel 4 have managed to do it with Humans.



Haven't seen it, or Westworld actually. (I'm taping it so I can watch an episode per night and not wait a week.) I think that Bladerunner changed the dynamic. The killer robot becomes a more complex character unsure of its own identity, whether or not it is a robot, or a human or something else. The two Battlestar Galacticas sum up the development quite well.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2016 07:04 am
@izzythepush,
"Humans' is different. In a good way..
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2017 05:48 am
@Leadfoot,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 19 Apr, 2018 11:53 am
@tsarstepan,
Season 2 starts this Sunday!
04/22/2018

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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 06:38 pm
Westworld film set (the fake town) destroyed in California wildfire.
http://twitter.com/i/videos/1061002186799362049
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