Westworld

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  1. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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  2. nelsonmuntz

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    This show has serious "John from Cincinnati" potential, where a good concept turns into an incomprehensible mess.
     
  3. billythekid

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    I have been looking forward to this since I saw an early trailer many months ago. I was a big fan of the 1973 movie starring Yul Brenner and am anxious to see how they've updated it. The star power in the cast is certainly impressive.
     
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  4. G0UCONN

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    Looks weird. Any idea what premise is?
     
  5. billythekid

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    I believe the show is based on the same Michael Crichton book that the movie was based on. It is about a fictional adult resort/amusement park where the guests could totally immerse themselves in a fictional Old West town, complete with robot hookers and bad guys. In the movie, Yul Brenner played the black hat cowboy. Somehow the robots become sentient and that's when the fun begins.
     
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  6. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy a lot of people go to college for seven years

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    Well that was fantastic. Ed Harris is amazing so far.
     
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  7. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    agreed, definitely looking forward to the next episode. I thoroughly enjoyed it, however my only reservation is that this will turn into something we've seen before with other series - I was thinking that it reminded me of a cowboy Caprica. Hope that's not the case.
     
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  8. Migs

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    It was like Ground Hog Day, mixed with I, Robot, mixed with every Western I've ever seen and peppered with Jurassic Park type tourists. Worth a couple episodes with a great cast. Loved the piano version of Black Hole Sun and other songs I knew but can't remember now. It's easy to get me into bed with any Sci-Fi, but tough to make me stay the night.
     
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  9. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    Paint it Black
     
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  10. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    I suspect they'll drop the Ground Hog Day motif in the next episode or two - I think that was to show how the abuse of the hosts was happening over and over and over, and that it's been ingrained in thier memories despite the fact that they're not human
     
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  11. Migs

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    Yes, Paint it Black. Liked that touch.

    They basically gave it away in the preview with the chick from The Chronicles of Riddick "waking up" on the table. I'm interested to see how they explain the transition from reality to park.
     
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  12. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    it must be something with the "latest update" that impacted 10%(?) of the hosts. I'm sure they'll flesh out what was in that update in upcoming episodes.
     
  13. ZooCougar

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    Loved the movie. I didn't watch it until this summer. Without it we wouldn't have movies like "Terminator".

    I thought the first episode was solid, and didn't really get going until the end.

    At some point, end of the day I need to be convinced to give a hoot about robots.
     
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  14. NorwalkHusky

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    Still confused..
     
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  15. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    I really liked the first episode. I can see the thought provoking direction they are taking this, and I can look at Evan Rachel Wood all day. Good acting all around.

    I'm a Blade Runner fan, and this has certain parallels in subject matter. Blade Runner was based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and you can see in Westworld they are answering in the affirmative.
     
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  16. FluxTZ

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    Watched it a second time last night.

    After all the interrogation I particularly enjoyed how Dolores handled the fly at the end of the episode.

    The performance of her father with Dr. Ford (Hopkins) was amazing too. I also really enjoyed the conversation Ford had with the *2nd* oldest host.
     
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  17. J187Money

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    Let's hope they get it right. Could be really interesting. Enjoyed it immensely.
     
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  18. FluxTZ

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    Go to www.discoverwestworld.com and read their Terms of Service. If you can't find the link it's embedded in the page source code ("view source"). Some verrrrrrry interesting language listed.
     
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    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    TERMS OF DELOS DESTINATIONS</h2><p>IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING THE DELOS DESTINATIONS COMPOUND (THE “SERVICE”), AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.</p><p>1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: Upon entering the Delos Destinations Port of Entry, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as laid out in this document.</p><p>2. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Upon use of The Service, you agree that Delos, Inc. is not responsible for any injuries that are the result of gameplay. Recreational activity within the Delos Destinations compound does contain risks, and every effort will be made to ensure the safety of every guest. However, Delos, Inc. gives you license to experience the parks as you see fit, and certain injuries may occur.</p><p>(a) You dissolve Delos, Inc. of any responsibility financial or criminal that would result from dismemberment, broken bones, heart failure, loss or loss of use of hand and foot digits, shock, marital and relational strife, child endangerment, psychological trauma, delusions or hallucinations resulting from the realistic nature of the park experience, and/or any other physical, emotional, and psychological effects resulting from strenuous park activities.</p><p>(b) Statistically speaking, you are more likely to die from lightning strike than to die while in a Delos park. However, the following causes of accidental death have occurred within the Delos Destinations compound: buffalo stampede, self- cannibalism, accidental hanging, drowning, 3rd-degree burns, autoerotic asphyxiation, blunt force trauma, allergic reaction to non-native plant life, falling from great heights, common manslaughter, tumbleweeds. You absolve Delos, Inc. of any wrongdoing if you or anyone in your party suffers bodily harm while using The Service, and you agree to not sue or prosecute Delos, Inc. or any of the smaller entities falling under the Delos Corporation.</p><p>(c) All weapons and equipment used within Delos parks are the exclusive property of Delos, Inc. Gun ammunition contains proprietary safeguards related to bullet velocity, and tampering with gun safety features or ammunition automatically transfers liability to you and absolves Delos, Inc. of any injury or death that may occur as a result.</p><p>(d) All livestock within the Delos parks are Hosts, with the notable exception of flies. All humanoid and animal Hosts within Delos parks work to keep guests safe, even when the narrative calls for them to appear to endanger guests. Please note, the appearance of danger is not the same as true danger, and all Hosts utilize the Good SamaritanTM reflex to prevent bodily harm. However:</p><p>(e) Delos, Inc. shall not have a liability to you by reason of any delay or failure to perform if the delay or failure to perform is occasioned by circumstance beyond our control, which shall refer to any act of God, storm, fire, casualty, unanticipated work stoppage, power outage, satellite failure, strike, lockout, labor dispute, civil disturbance, riot, war, national emergency, Governmental action, Host malfunction, or other circumstance beyond our reasonable control.</p><p>3. RULES OF CONDUCT: All guest activity within the parks of the Delos Destinations compound is unrestricted and without limitations. However:</p><p>(a) Upon entering the Delos Destinations compound, you agree to voluntarily divest yourself of all cameras, cellular devices, and electronic technology capable of recording your park experience, including virtual reality recorders and devices, and holographic recreation devices. There is no video recording, audio recording, or written recording allowed within the park. You are allowed to utilize the in-park Host character PHOTOGRAPHERS, whose narratives allow for you to take Delos- approved photographs. These photographs will reflect the time period and location of the park narratives you are playing. No other photography is allowed.</p><p>(b) You agree that you will leave the Delos Destinations compound on your appointed leave date, and you will make no attempt to hide within the parks and avoid your leave date. A maximum of twenty-eight (28) days is allowed for being within the parks before guests must proceed to the Mesa Gold area for decompression. Any attempts to use the parks to avoid local, federal, or international court dates, jail or prison sentences, prosecution, or payments agreed upon in civil court or arbitration will not be supported by Delos, Inc.</p><p>(c) Please act responsibly while a guest at the Mesa Gold resort and while utilizing the Mesa Bar. Please be mindful of other guests, families, and children. Please note that while utilizing the Mesa Bar, you may interact with Delos, Inc. employees; any ideas pitched to Delos, Inc. employees automatically become the property of Delos, Inc., in perpetuity. Also, any mention of human-on-human crime admitted to a Delos, Inc. employee must be brought to the attention of Delos, Inc., and if falling within the laws of the Territory, may have to be reported to local authorities.</p><p>4. COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: The Service and all materials included are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights under the respective laws of the Territory and are the exclusive property of Delos, Inc. These materials include, but are not limited to: the intellectual property of all Delos Destinations parks, the Host characters, Hosts’ programming code, the names of locations within the parks, the narratives within the parks, the recipes for specialized food and beverage items within the parks and featured at the Mesa Gold resort, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content.</p><p>(a) As such, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of The Service.</p><p>(b) Using The Service is a privilege, and by doing so, you agree that you will make no attempt to remove anything belonging to Delos Destinations from the compound. You will not remove any food or beverage items, any Hosts, any clothing, any weapons or equipment, any signage, or any Host body parts from the compound. The only items you may remove from the compound are in-world photographs taken by designated Hosts. All other items are strictly forbidden.</p><p>5. INVESTIGATIONS/VIOLATIONS: If Delos, Inc. or any Delos Entity believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms has occurred, it may take any and all corrective action it deems appropriate without notice, including contacting local authorities on the mainland. All human-on-human crimes taking place within the Delos Destinations compound will first be investigated by Delos, Inc.; Delos, Inc. has successfully avoided providing personal data in response to a legal process involving outside court entities for its entire history of existence. However, Delos, Inc. reserves the right to disclose personal information requested by a law enforcement agency, and shall have no liability to you for such disclosure.</p><p>6. PRIVACY: You are guaranteed absolute privacy while using The Service as outlined in this document, and all guest activities connected with use of The Service remain strictly private and confidential.</p><p>(a) You agree that while in the parks, you will respect the privacy rights of other guests, and you will not endeavor to record for the purposes of sharing the activities of other guests in the parks. You will not at any time, directly or indirectly, disclose, disseminate, or duplicate park activity pertaining to your or other guests’ gameplay.</p><p>(b) By entering the Delos Destinations Port of Entry, you acknowledge that Delos, Inc. controls the rights to and remains the sole owner of, in perpetuity: all skin cells, bodily fluids, secretions, excretions, hair samples, saliva, sweat, blood, and any other bodily functions not listed here. Delos, Inc. reserves the right to use this property in any way, shape, or form in which the entity sees fit.</p><p>7. MISCELLANEOUS: These Terms cannot be changed or terminated orally. Any failure of Delos, Inc. to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver by Delos, Inc. of any provision of these Terms will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Delos, Inc. Delos, Inc. may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice. Delos, Inc. reserves the right to deny access to all or part of the Service to you or any person in its sole discretion without notice or liability of any kind.
     
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  20. FluxTZ

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    There's definitely an ARG element to this show and now I'm hooked. I spent an hour and a half trolling reddit earlier.
     
  21. FluxTZ

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    FYI, episode 2 was released early on HBO Go/Now. So much to unpack!
     
  22. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    I thought Caprica was decent, and had amazing potential. The directors/producers just flubbed it though. And it didn't get the (necessary) early audience as a result.
     
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  23. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    it was a decent enough backstory/prequel to BG - I loved BG, so I gave Caprica a chance and glad I did.
     
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    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    "No Surprises" on the player piano tonight.

    It's a free HBO weekend here, so guess the first two episodes are all I'm gonna see till it comes out on DVD. Pretty interesting, I'd definitely want to see more.
     
  25. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    Good episode, I'm thinking Dolores is going to go on a rampage sooner rather than later. Also curious what this cross-themed narrative from Dr Ford.

    Should we have a Spoiler thread for Westworld?