Warning: This story features spoilers from the 1973 Westworld movie. If you have not seen it yet, you can stream it in most digital stores and on Blu-ray / DVD. You'll also find mild spoilers from the first season of HBO's West World.
The 16-month wait onends on Sunday, and the long gap has made me crawl for more robots. Host adventure. So rapacious, I decided to search for a Blu-ray copy of 1973's original Westworld movie starring Yul Brynner and Richard Benjamin, looking for clues that might give you an idea of what to expect in season two.
For example, during the first season finale, the HBO show does not show the existence of other parks. The film features Delos & # 39; Roman World and Medieval World straight away. While the film feels very, very different from the TV show ̵
When the Gunslinger (Brynner) chases the tourist Peter Martin (Benjamin), we get a glimpse of the cowboy's field of vision: a special effects scene enhanced for his time that shows how the robot is literally constructed Track down target. By today's standards, the scene looks pretty awful, but we learn that the eyes themselves are replaceable.
When Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton) continue their independence campaigns on the HBO show, could one of them get a hardware upgrade? So far, we've seen Maeve manipulate Delos employees to improve their personal qualities and rebuild them to remove explosives. Could Dolores do the same? Dolores is also referred to as one of the longest running hosts in HBO Westworld. Does that affect how well it works compared to newer models?
Both the movie and the HBO show point out that weapons that fire at people should not actually kill. That certainly changes until the end of the season, but the film also explains exactly why scientifically: the weapons are designed so that no one is killed with a heat signature, d. H. people.
Now that HBO-Westworld has robot hosts that are perfectly capable of killing people, what is stopping the hosts from rebuilding their weapons so people can not shoot the hosts? Maybe they just need Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), who recently learned that he is a host and not a human to crack some weapons?
We know little about the world outside the Delos empire of robot parks on the HBO show, but the film from 1973 continues with a cheesy commercial that asks departing guests how they feel about their expensive visit felt in Westworld. Roman world or medieval world. They talk about becoming mayors of Westworld, falling for muscular men in Roman World and other fantasies that they can not believe are real.
How does a company like Delos manage to lure guests to their destination? So far, we've been looking at video advertising at Delos headquarters, but is there anything fundamentally wrong about the outside world that makes traveling to the Old West so attractive?
And now the robots are killing people in a fight for freedom, does their public relations department have a chance to turn that in their favor?
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