HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abrams

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  1. DigificWriter

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    Nobody was asking the Nolans or Evan about the nature of Christina's character, so this idea that they had to lie about her being a human 'to preserve a twist' is a bunch of BS.
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    I'm curious what those actual quotes are because the ones I've seen are cagey at best.

    Either way though as far as the character is concerned she is human though. If they were to ask Christina who she is I would think she would say she is a human once she even understood you were questioning her actual makeup like that. She'd probably say, I'm a writer, and if pressed further who she is something like, I'm a woman, and then pressed further, I'm a person, a human being. Are they purposely being a bit obtuse about the character, probably, but I've heard a lot worse.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    I'm curious, too. I mean "cultivated" sounds multiple times.
     
  4. DigificWriter

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    In the Creating Westworld's Reality featurette for 'The Augeries', Evan straight-up describes Christina as human, and Lisa and Jonah do as well.

    There's also the pre-premiere interviews from Lisa and Evan that also refer to Christina being human, albeit in a more roundabout manner than in the featurette.
     
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  5. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Yeah, I'm gonna need exact quotes.
     
  6. DigificWriter

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    ^ I'm not going to transcribe the featureette or find interviews that are easily accessible online.

    Moving on to other topics, I've been seeing a lot of chatter online about transcendence as if it's some big mystery to be solved, but the show already demonstrated what it is: trading a humaniform Host body for a 'drone Host' body.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Of course you’re not. :lol:
     
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  8. Mr. Adventure

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    FWIW I did check out that featurette and it was pretty easy to find by just looking for Evan to start talking at 3:50.
    The quote is "Christina is a ... human."


    EDIT: And Ben Kenobi would probably agree ... from her POV :)
     
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  9. Commander Troi

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    I love what they did with the cityscape.
     
  10. Tuskin38

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    Yeah they're not going spoil a plot twist in an interview.
    It was also Evan Rachel Wood that said she was human, not the producers.

    Which is still true, from a certain point of view. She thought she was human the entire time.
     
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    So Episode 6 (of 8)
    Liked the episode a lot - especially because it primarily featured the characters I find interesting (only missed
    MIB
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    I am a confused. If Jay was replaced by a host right there and then in the staircase, why was he able to shoot host MIB on the roof afterwards? Always thought the weapons would not work on their own kind?

    ironic that version 270-something Caleb was able to finally get a message out to Frankie - only for her not to hear the whole broadcast and potentially make her believe he's still alive (as a human).

    Maeve is back and still badass :techman:

    Host Caleb hot under Halores skin :lol:.
    Still too damn many of him. Was kinda hoping that was the end of his story - but no version 278...
     
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    I don't watch the show but I've seen a lot of comments today that the most recent episode ripped off "Heaven Sent" which is quite possibly the most acclaimed Doctor Who episode ever. Did it?
     
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    You're thinking of the weapons in the park, they can't kill humans. They're using ordinary guns in the city, can kill anybody. And Halores had made it clear she no longer trusts the MIBot, and sent him to where he could be infected, so it's not surprising she'd sacrifice him to plant a host among the rebels

    The pacing of this season is way off... It feels like we're still at the start of the story, but there are only 2 episodes left.
     
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    Nice that this ep answered so many of my questions about the free humans!
     
  15. Tuskin38

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    No. It's also not a unique concept.
     
  16. crookeddy

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    With Discovery taking over, and rumors that ALL scripted shows on HBO will be cancelled (even GOT spinoffs), is the final season of westworld in jeopardy? TV ratings for this season are way down, but that is most likely because most are now watching this show on Max.
     
  17. wayoung

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    People keep saying this about HBO but I've seen no actual reports about HBO killing scripted, just the Turner stations
     
  18. 1987SpaceGuy

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    Anyone knows what time - either Pacific, Eastern, UK, CET - the episodes usually drop?
     
  19. vandevere

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    9 PM EST...
     
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  20. Tuskin38

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    Wow, that was just.. what's going on