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Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Nutso » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:25 pm

I don't have any deep thoughts but maybe you do.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Mikey » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:08 pm

Watched the pilot, and I wanted to like it SOOOO badly... but I couldn't.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:11 am

I have. Fun series.

I am starting to favour the common fan theory...

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I'm not there yet, but it is making sense to me.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby McAvoy » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:22 am

Mikey wrote:Watched the pilot, and I wanted to like it SOOOO badly... but I couldn't.


Unlike Game of Thrones, the first episode didn't do anything for me. I will wait until the end of the season before I watch the rest. I might change my mind if I see the whole picture by then.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Nutso » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:56 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:I have. Fun series.

I am starting to favour the common fan theory...

Spoiler:


I'm not there yet, but it is making sense to me.

I was thinking that as well, but it seems so obvious.

I didn't figure the previous reveal:

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so I feel like since I think this way, I can't be right.

Make no mistake though, I think that would be a fascinating ride to see how

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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:43 pm

There has been a lot of talk about how Westworld reveals "your true self".

And I thought it was interesting how the Man in Black talked about how he never thought of himself as a bad guy, never did anything he thought was bad, and was shocked when he found that his wife was afraid of him - so afraid that she killed herself. Although IIRC, he said that he went to Westworld for the first time after that, to see how bad he could be.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Nutso » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:38 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:There has been a lot of talk about how Westworld reveals "your true self".

And I thought it was interesting how the Man in Black talked about how he never thought of himself as a bad guy, never did anything he thought was bad, and was shocked when he found that his wife was afraid of him - so afraid that she killed herself. Although IIRC, he said that he went to Westworld for the first time after that, to see how bad he could be.
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I used to think I would do a Westworld type thing. Go on one of those trips, banging synths, killing synths, doing levels of debauchery that Germans would shy from. The opening of Episode 1 with the MiB changed my opinion on that. When the MiB drags Dolores away, screaming, to the shed as Teddy looks on before dying, that kind of raised questions for me. I know I would start having doubts about the nature of these things, is their free thought just programming, or a combination of memories and programming. Are they becoming sentient, or even sapient? If so, this makes them slaves, right? I blame Star Trek: TNG "Measure of a Man" for giving me these doubts when they showed that Data is alive.

As to the potential reveal we are discussing,
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Another reason, which I admit is a bit silly, is the casting of James Marsden as "Teddy Flood.".
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:26 pm

Nutso wrote:I used to think I would do a Westworld type thing. Go on one of those trips, banging synths, killing synths, doing levels of debauchery that Germans would shy from. The opening of Episode 1 with the MiB changed my opinion on that. When the MiB drags Dolores away, screaming, to the shed as Teddy looks on before dying, that kind of raised questions for me. I know I would start having doubts about the nature of these things, is their free thought just programming, or a combination of memories and programming. Are they becoming sentient, or even sapient? If so, this makes them slaves, right? I blame Star Trek: TNG "Measure of a Man" for giving me these doubts when they showed that Data is alive.

Honestly I don't think I would do any of that even if the Hosts were guaranteed nothing but ultra-realistic dolls with guaranteed no sentience whatsoever. I just don't harbour fantasies of going around raping and killing people.

And I don't mean that in a "oh, aren't I so perfect" way. There are things I'd do in an environment like that, and some of them would be things that aren't "nice". But those desires just don't lean in the direction of hurting others, real or not.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Nutso » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:13 am

Sir Anthony Hopkins. What a pleasure it was to watch him in this series. That scene where he is having lunch with Teresa, the way he says his words, the eyes working, so creepy that I just knew he was up to something. Also the scene where he and Ed Harris are having their deep discussion abou the Maze. Two masters of their craft.
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Re: Is Anyone Here Watching 'Westworld?'

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:51 am

Nutso wrote:Sir Anthony Hopkins. What a pleasure it was to watch him in this series. That scene where he is having lunch with Teresa, the way he says his words, the eyes working, so creepy that I just knew he was up to something. Also the scene where he and Ed Harris are having their deep discussion abou the Maze. Two masters of their craft.

You might be interested in this analysis of that scene.

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