Following Westworld (TV show) Page 2

  • YenRug 9 Aug 2016 00:15:19 4,544 posts
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    Bumping the correct thread...
  • ChiefGB 9 Aug 2016 00:37:15 8,327 posts
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    Hmm I've never seen this, is it on Netflix?
  • Dirtbox 9 Aug 2016 04:45:17 90,325 posts
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  • sirtacos 9 Aug 2016 08:55:39 8,029 posts
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    @ChiefGB Not out yet. Airs in October. Also, what Dirtbox said.
  • ChiefGB 9 Aug 2016 09:03:46 8,327 posts
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    I meant the film, as the show hasn't aired yet.
  • mrpon 9 Aug 2016 09:08:21 34,371 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    I meant the film, as the show hasn't aired yet.
    The 1973 film is on Amazon Prime to rent for 2.49, SD though.
  • challenge_hanukkah 9 Aug 2016 09:26:12 6,349 posts
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    I've seen the sequel Futureworld, but I had no idea there had already been an attempt at a tv series.



    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 09:26:54 09-08-2016

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 14:40:53 09-08-2016
  • YenRug 9 Aug 2016 14:34:47 4,544 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    I knew about and have seen the film sequel Futureworld, but I had no idea there had already been an attempt at a tv series.

    Holy crap, those knee length socks at the end!
  • challenge_hanukkah 9 Aug 2016 14:41:30 6,349 posts
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    I'm wearing a pair just like them.
  • ChiefGB 2 Sep 2016 22:50:42 8,327 posts
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    Just found this on sky cinema (the original film). As mentioned I've never seen it, so I'm making up for it right now.
  • Dougs 2 Sep 2016 23:09:12 85,501 posts
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    What a treat! Cracking film.
  • Tomo 3 Sep 2016 01:48:16 15,881 posts
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    Wow. Looks spectacular. And fairly big budget. TV series are getting quite ridiculous.
  • YenRug 16 Sep 2016 16:16:19 4,544 posts
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  • Ultrasoundwave 3 Oct 2016 09:24:08 5,725 posts
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    VERY solid reviews for the first episode.

    Very much looking forward to it on Tuesday night!
  • anephric 3 Oct 2016 09:40:31 2,877 posts
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    Going by those previews, it will be interesting to see how they sustain it.

    How do you keep it going? Like a lot of 70's SF, the idea is very high concept and exceedingly limited in scope.
  • the_dudefather 3 Oct 2016 09:41:36 10,783 posts
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    Watched Westworld on Amazon Prime the other week, really enjoyed it so was nice to hear about this show coming out so soon

    Hopefully it's at least half as good as Yul Brynner's menacing walk in the film
  • Mola_Ram 3 Oct 2016 09:46:05 17,777 posts
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    I've heard that it focuses much more on the becoming-self-aware robots than the film does.
  • glaeken 3 Oct 2016 10:16:17 11,902 posts
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    The trailers clearly seem to imply it's going to focus more on the robots becoming self aware. I read a preview that basically said the visitors to the theme park treat it like they are playing GTA so I imagine they are going to play it very much as the robots having a really good reason to rebel. If you look at the robots as NPC's it makes sense if they became self aware they would be seriously pissed off with how they have been being treated.

    Edited by glaeken at 10:17:33 03-10-2016
  • the_dudefather 3 Oct 2016 10:30:55 10,783 posts
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    The way I saw it in the movie, which may not match the TV series at all: the robots are created to act perfectly in character (the entire extent of this is not understood by the humans, as many components were designed by computers). There are human created overrides on top to ensure that the guests enjoy themselves (such as losing in a fight or being seduced when they wouldn't normally)

    At some point the overrides fail and the robots are free to act without the humans holding them back. At some point they know they're robots, they don't care, they just want to act out their 'characters' without having to let the humans win

    Was an interesting take on the 'robots uprise and kill humans' story, especially given the age of the film


    Edited by the_dudefather at 10:48:19 03-10-2016
  • glaeken 3 Oct 2016 11:07:29 11,902 posts
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    If I remember the film it was really the robots just malfunctioned and their safety features just stopped working. They had no self awareness.

    It looks like the TV series will be going with them realising their world is fake and that they are being abused for fun.

    It's actually kind of a shame we know the core of the story as it could have been presented as a story taking place in the wild west without the robots being aware of the true nature of the world they live in. Actually the trailers seem to be going for that but of course we the audience know what's going on.

    Maybe the idea of the world not being quite what it seems has already been milked a few times though.

    Anyway I am looking forward to it. A new high budget HBO show is never a bad thing.

    Edited by glaeken at 11:09:19 03-10-2016
  • anephric 3 Oct 2016 11:26:50 2,877 posts
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    Yeah, in the film they just break down, there's nothing more to it than that. Although iirc Richard Benjamin's character talks to a whore-droid and there's a hint that the robots 'feel' something.
  • ChiefGB 3 Oct 2016 12:19:06 8,327 posts
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    Being hbo, one can assume there may be robot boobies in this (hereby known as roobys).

    Looking forward to this, (not for the roobys though)
  • anephric 3 Oct 2016 12:42:47 2,877 posts
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    The robots in the film were all circuit boards and scratchy wires. A bit like fucking a cheese grater, I imagine.




    I have to underline that I have absolutely no idea what fucking a cheese grater is like.
  • Dougs 3 Oct 2016 14:53:02 85,501 posts
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    @anephric that reminds me of a documentary I saw on C4 (I think) way back when... I think it was about brothels and madams etc and one John just wanted his cock and balls grated. That was it....
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 3 Oct 2016 14:56:37 13,888 posts
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    You've never been parmesaned? What a prude.
  • Dougs 3 Oct 2016 16:13:00 85,501 posts
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    Shocking, I know.
  • ChiefGB 3 Oct 2016 17:29:14 8,327 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    You've never been parmesaned? What a prude.
    Maybe that's how it's made?
  • monkehhh 3 Oct 2016 18:04:21 4,849 posts
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    Interesting opening minutes and fuck yeah Ed Harris. Also Trevor from GTA 5!
  • BillMurray 3 Oct 2016 20:40:58 9,163 posts
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    Quite interesting how they've done the music in this. I won't say anymore than that.

    Edit* Finished. That was a really, really strong first episode. Can't wait for the next episode.

    Edited by BillMurray at 20:55:50 03-10-2016
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