Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

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Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby pcqgod » 19 Sep 2016, 22:53

Early reviews are very positive:

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/16/westworld-reviews

Teaser trailer:




The original movie is probably in my top 25 all-time.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Phil T » 22 Sep 2016, 11:56

I'm very tempted by this, actually. I loved the original film.

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Postby Dr Markus » 22 Sep 2016, 13:37

Loved the film, so bit nervous about this.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 23 Sep 2016, 20:26

I love how HBO calls it a "NEW ORIGINAL SERIES".
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Quaco » 23 Sep 2016, 20:55

The billboard looks amazing.

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Alas, watching the trailer, it didn't seem to be the kind of thing I would like that much.
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Postby pcqgod » 23 Sep 2016, 22:03

Quacoan wrote:The billboard looks amazing.

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They stole the Whataburger logo!

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/23/we ... rger-logos

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 26 Sep 2016, 13:34

A guess at a spoiler. You have been warned.

I'm kinda hoping they rip off blade runner and the main character (If there is one) doesn't know if he/she is a robot.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Spec » 01 Oct 2016, 09:30

I'd never seen or heard of the film before but watching it now. I like it and so will be interested to see what the series does with the idea.

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Postby pcqgod » 03 Oct 2016, 15:38

Oh, that was good. That was very good.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 03 Oct 2016, 15:40

pcqgod wrote:Oh, that was good. That was very good.


You talking about the first episode or the film?
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Postby pcqgod » 03 Oct 2016, 15:57

Premiere episode, aired last night.
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Postby Dr Markus » 03 Oct 2016, 16:10

Happy days, glad someone liked it off the bat.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 04 Oct 2016, 15:54

Westworld: Series premiere draws 3.3m viewers to HBO


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37552719
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Oct 2016, 17:03

pcqgod wrote:Premiere episode, aired last night.


I watched. It was interesting - I don't know if I'd go to good quite yet.

I remember seeing the original movie in my local movie theater when I was in jr. high. There were some interesting Sci Fi movies back then like A Boy and His Dog with Don Johnson, Death Race 2000, etc.
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Postby echolalia » 04 Oct 2016, 17:24

So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Oct 2016, 17:29

echolalia wrote:So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.


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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby echolalia » 04 Oct 2016, 18:28

It's the togas! And making electric babies with Messalina etc.

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Postby fire and fueryIre » 04 Oct 2016, 20:01

echolalia wrote:
So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.



Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 04 Oct 2016, 20:13

fueryIre wrote:
echolalia wrote:
So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.



Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?


You just know some hippie has opened up a sandal shop called that.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby echolalia » 04 Oct 2016, 22:37

fueryIre wrote:Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?

No :-( Too effete by far.

This could open the floodgates to all kinds of shoddy "copycat" productions, though…

Eastworld (work in a Trabant plant in East Berlin, painting carburettors silver. Then, at night, make a dash for freedom over the Wall)

Pharaohworld (shag your siblings as a cast of thousands builds a styrofoam pyramid just for you)

Snowworld (mainly snow and polar bears. Occasional sleet)

Craicworld (life in an Irish call centre)
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