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

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  1. Serveaux

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    I was reading the other day where the producers have said that the modern Hosts are essentially biological machines with the exception of the "pearl."

    Well, they're better designed - stronger, more durable, less easily incapacitated by pain - and it's hard to imagine how complex the interface between their nerves and the pearl must be.

    Plus, we've seen that whatever constitutes "biology" is constructed in a kind of high-tech small manufacturing process involving something like 3D printers, etc rather than grown from cells.
     
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    IE, they're never going to really explain how they're made and why the humans of the future never bothered applying these biological enhancements to themselves. They single-mindedly only cared about the immortality aspect and nothing else like the enhanced strength speed and endurance. Despite all these ability enhancements being available to them if they're available to the Hosts.
     
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  3. JD

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    I didn't realize they were actually considered biological, I had just thought of them as very advanced, but still purely mechanical.
     
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    Now this is the kind of trailer I like.

    Heavy on story (if not completely on context) with spotlights on the characters whom one can assume will get 'top billing'.

    March 15th can't get here fast enough.
     
  7. The Nth Doctor

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    Guess this means I really need to sit down and rewatch the first two seasons...
     
  8. crookeddy

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    Won't help, you'll just get more confused. Just read the timelines circulating online.
     
  9. The Nth Doctor

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    Oh, for fuck's sake. :rolleyes:

    1) That's not why I'm rewatching. I'm rewatching because my memory sucks and I often do this for nuanced shows (most recently for BoJack Horseman's final season).

    2) I was never confused about season 2 (or season 1).
     
  10. crookeddy

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    If you don't think you were confused then you probably weren't paying attention.
     
  11. Aragorn

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    I wasn't confused by season 2, just extremely underwhelmed.
     
  12. DigificWriter

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    I'm rewatching the series not only to prep for Season 3, but also to see if my original feelings on Season 2's Coda change.
     
  13. The Nth Doctor

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    Wow.

    Just. Wow.
     
  14. Serveaux

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    I was neither confused by the show nor underwhelmed by the second year.
     
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  15. 1987SpaceGuy

    1987SpaceGuy Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    forgot most things, don't want to rewatch, so probably will watch some summary videos that will get made eventually or maybe are already out there.

    I hope Tessa Thompson's robot self gets separated from Dolores somehow.

    rooting for Ninja/Samurai Maeve vs Dolores
     
  16. crookeddy

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    Sounds like you remember more than I do lol
     
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    I am confused by the show but am NOT underwhelmed by the second year.
     
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  19. crookeddy

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    Every combination of confusion and underwhelmed status is represented here lol
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    Rewatching Episode 2 with the explicit knowledge that we're watching events play out across a gap of 30 years has reminded me of something that I've never quite been able to figure out: when the scenes involving Dolores waking up in the middle of the night and unburying Arnold's gun happened.I

    Can anybody help clarify this for me?