Westworld - S1E1 - "The Original" - 10/2/2016

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  1. Oct 2, 2016 #1 of 163
    hairyblue

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    I just noticed this show had episode 1 up on HBOGO.

    I loved the movie. I haven't seen this episode yet. I'l be back when I've watched it.
     
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    johnh123

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    Over there
    Loved it. Can't wait for more.
     
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    kaszeta

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    Rather enjoyed that.
     
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    ClutchBrake

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    Wow. So many possibilities.

    I kinda want to let them all build up and binge it.

    Very high expectations after that opener.
     
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    nataylor

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    Very good.

    Loved the music!
     
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    ClutchBrake

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    The intro credits were very Downton Abbey.
     
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    Jolt

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    One of the songs was Sound Garden Blackhole Sun. I need to go back and try to figure out some of the others.
     
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    Jolt

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    Rolling Stones Paint it black also.
     
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    Peter000

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    Pretty slow feeling. It went a pretty long way to kill a fly. I'll stick with it though.
     
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    john4200

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    The theme park seems to be missing a sure way to spot a robot, like an 'R' on the cheek or something. Or at least a device to point at someone to check if they are a robot. Otherwise, you could have guests hurting other guests, thinking they were robots.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2016 #11 of 163
    Peter000

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    In the original movie,
    there were sensors embedded that prevented the weapons from being used against a human. That wouldn't work with say, a spear or stick, but at least guests wouldn't be able to shoot each other. Of course the robots were programmed to not harm humans.

    And in the original the robots' palms were "blank" so that was the way to spot a robot. There doesn't seem any way to tell in this version.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2016 #12 of 163
    hairyblue

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    I noticed this one. Done very well.
     
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    hairyblue

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    I played the game Skyrim. They'd have a character offer you a quest, BUT if for some reason that character is killed or goes off on another quest, then they had another character take up interacting with you for the quest.

    I noticed that west world is like that too. Very interesting.

    And I was surprised to find out that the rancher girl was the oldest robot there.
     
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    kaszeta

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    I rather liked the first segment where they had me thinking Teddy was actually one of the newcomers, and showing that while they basically play the same loop, they do improvise a fair bit.

    Took me a bit to realize where I had seen a few of the actors before. Sidse Babett Knudsen I finally recognized as the lead in Borgen (Danish TV show). And I got a mild delight out of Steven Ogg's character being called "Rebus".
     
  15. Oct 3, 2016 #15 of 163
    john4200

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    I think if such a theme park really existed, every guest would be required to wear a camera, microphone, and speaker (no doubt miniaturized so it could be nearly invisible in a necklace or something), and the cam feed would be monitored 24/7, probably by AIs with a human supervisor for every N number of guests. Maybe computerized contact lenses with graphics overlay provided to guests. And obviously all the robots would have cameras and mics and remote override controls that supervisors could tap into on demand. Some guests would certainly not like the monitoring, but I do not see any way around it, unless the legal system changes drastically in the future.

    All we saw was that viewing room with the map and virtual reality, so it seems they can monitor situations when they bother to look, but there did not seem to be any systematic surveillance. For example, no one seemed to be aware of what black hat guy was doing.

    So far, this does not seem very well written, so that could be one reason that such a systematic surveillance system was not seen. Possibly combined with some story element the showrunners wanted to have that would be incompatible with such surveillance. Regardless, not a very well written sci-fi story.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2016 #16 of 163
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm interested to find out what the Ed Harris character thinks the deeper game is. He said he's been coming there for 30 years and he thinks there's more to the experience than meets the eye.

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the conversation between the executive and the writer where he said the corporation's interests in the park are on a much deeper level than the interests of the guests or shareholders, and she basically admitted as much.
     
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    smbaker

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    I'm wondering if it's going to be the plot of Futureworld...

    I enjoyed last night's episode, though I felt it was a little slow. It took a long time to swat a fly. I also wonder how confusing it will be for someone who hadn't watched the original movie. I wish it was more obvious who was an android and who was a guest. I also think there should have been more guests; it seemed to me that almost everyone there was an android.
     
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    ClutchBrake

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    I haven't seen the movie and don't feel confused at all. I have tons of questions, but I think that is a very good thing.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2016 #19 of 163
    john4200

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    They said they had 1400 guests in the park. But I agree that it did not seem like there were anywhere near that many from the various scenes that we were shown.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2016 #20 of 163
    Hoffer

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    In the movie, there were multiple parks. There was an ancient Rome world and like a knights of the round table world. So, maybe there are other theme parks in this as well. I will say I didn't get the impression there were many humans in west world.
     

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