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

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  1. Owain Taggart

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    Interesting if true, as I wonder just how much of a buffer they would have had and how much of a response time they would have had. It doesn't really sound healthy for the show, not to mention the writers who just want to write a story. If true, must have been a stressful environment.
     
  2. Trinity Gingerbread

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    True but why do dickish stuff like that and take it out on the viewers?
     
  3. HugeLobes

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    I've also heard this. It's apparently why there was a longer wait than expected between season one and two.

    From NME:
    Honesly, I think the show might just have run out of steam after season one regardless. I'd have preferred a miniseries with a few questions left unanswered.
     
  4. Serveaux

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    I don't believe the reddit claim. The show is pretty clearly worked out on detail beforehand.

    Perhaps the Reddheads confused it with STD.
     
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    Production on Season 1 was shut down in order to allow the Nolans to work out a multi-season story arc and re-craft existing scripts in order to build to said arc, so I think the rumor mill on Reddit might be getting their streams crossed, as it were.
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    Wouldn't be the first time. House of Cards final season felt like a big middle finger to viewers for having stuck through it, especially those final moments.
     
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    Ok so is anyone up for writing up a summary of what's going on in WW? I watched season 2, but this is the kind of show where details matter, and I don't think it's worth a full rewatch :)
     
  8. JD

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    I find the Reddit story a little hard to believe, just because these kinds of shows are usually written pretty far in advance, so I don't know if they'd really have time to change things because of what people are saying online.
     
  9. Serveaux

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    Well yeah, it's bullshit.
     
  10. lurok

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    The key takeaway I got from Comic-Con panel is that showrunners were 'perhaps' moving to a more simplified streamlined narrative (i.e., no consecutive timelines). Which may not be a bad thing
     
  11. JD

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    That kind of surprises me if it's true, because I had assumed the scene at the end of the Season 2 finale with Old William as a Host in the future was a set up for the second timeline we'd follow in Season 3.
     
  12. Serveaux

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    I think it's supposed to be further into the future than that.
     
  13. JD

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    Oh, I know that. I just meant that one of the story lines in Season 3 would be following Host William in that far future.
     
  14. Trinity Gingerbread

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    What about that robot in the trailer that looks like some military bot? Is one of them going to merge with it or control it?
     
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    So...'Futureworld' incoming. ;)
     
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    Season 2's "coda" and the pacing of the Season finale significantly disappointed me, but I would still like to find an opportunity, if I can, to rewatch both seasons before S3 premieres.
     
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    So...I guess it's time to rewatch the first two seasons because I've forgotten so much of what happened (no, nothing to do with it being confusing, just that my memory is garbage).
     
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