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Amph Westworld series by J.J. Abrams and Johnathan Nolan

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I think Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is going be his first significant film without Johnathan Nolan, who was working on Westworld at the time. I have a pet theory that the true genius of the Nolan brothers is really Jonathan Nolan (Wrench in that theory: Memento is one of my favourite Nolan films and Christopher Nolan is the sole screenwriter but the concept was originally Johnathan Nolan's). Maybe it's true!
     
  2. StarKiller81

    StarKiller81 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Is that why Memento and Inception suck so much?.........
     
  3. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah, snap, Jonathan Nolan isn't a writer on Inception (Memento is based on his story). He is a Producer, Inception though. And he's a producer on Dunkirk too.

    Like I said, pet theory. I ain't exactly married to it.
     
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  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    HBO have released episode 2. It's there, staring me in the face in my HBO app on my phone. Work or Westworld.....
     
  5. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Westworld tonight! My wife will be very pleased.
     
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  6. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This one Diggy?
    http://baldmove.com/westworld/101-the-original/
     
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  7. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Yes, that's the one.
     
  8. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Just started episode two. Is that Christopher Nolan playing the guest? The guy looks really familiar.
     
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  9. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Dangit, is it on HBOGo already in the US? We don't get it till Sunday nite.
     
  10. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Are you talking about Jimmi Simpson? He's the one creepy brother in It's Always Sunny.

    Fun fact: He's graduated from Bloomsburg University (not sure what year, but I graduated from there in 2003). While going to school he was a pizza delivery boy from the local pizza place called Naps.
     
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  11. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Watching Ep 1, that is a fantastic Rolling Stones cover during the big shootout.
     
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Three times we see flies on the Hosts.

    In Lord Of The Flies we have a pig on a stick with flies all over it; the decay of humanity. And we certainly see that here where going evil was the best 2 weeks of his life, Guests doing to Hosts as they wish. "Lord of the Flies" is also a title for Lucifer, "Hell is empty all the devils are here" indeed. Lucifer also meaning enlightenment; the Hosts are becoming aware...and the nice swatting of the fly at the end. I wonder then if Hopkins is in the role of God or Lucifer as it was his update that started this rebellion.

    Anyway, fun show. I'll keep up with it.
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Second ep was absolutely fantastic. They are not reading us with morsels, but with chunks.
     
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  14. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Man, I'm already addicted to this show and can't wait for the next episode. I think HBO has done well to find their big new show finally after a number of failures.
     
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  15. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's in the maze? What's the new storyline with the black cross? Is there a hatch?
     
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  16. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    The black steeple absolutely reminded me of the hatch.
     
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  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    FTFM.
     
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  18. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    QFTAMFMXMSAT1AUX
     
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  19. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Man in Black is probably going to find his robot Truman in the middle of the maze.
     
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  20. SithSense

    SithSense Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just watched the first two episodes....wow. This show could actually be better than Game of Thrones. It's been some time since I've seen the original movie, but I remember it being more horror-themed, whereas this one delves deeper into the ethics of robotics. It's taking Crichton's techno-thriller formula and swaddling it in a thick, comfy layer of Asimov.


    That black cross threw me for a loop. At first glance, I thought it was an oil derrick. Westworld's map actually has "OIL FIELDS" on it, but is currently inactive.
    https://discoverwestworld.com/#explore
     
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  21. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    It's the top of a church, with a town buried below the surface.
     
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  22. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Really dug this episode, the two guys visiting the park at the start of the ep seem very similar to the two guys visiting the park in the movie and seemed like an intentional callback (one is a vet, the other one is a newbie). Maybe this was something that was in the pilot and then got moved to episode 2 instead? Only 2 episodes in and you can tell they're going to have a pretty sprawling multi-character storyline happening across the Westworld. Also more Radiohead "No Surprises" was the old-timey song on the piano in this episode. I kind of loved the moment when the two programmers were asking "Why do they talk to each other?" and it's a way for the Hosts to figure out how to interact with the Guests but it's having some really bad glitches.

    As for the Man in Black, to me he feels like a elite player who has already "beat" the game and now he's going down trying to find this "maze" which seems, in gamer terminology, he's trying to get all of the unlockables / Platinum Trophy Achievements. And since the robot kid told him directly, this does seem to be a part of Westworld's narrative, some deep sublevel stuff that was probably programmed at the top.

    I was wondering a bit how Westworld works in "gameplay", it seems that every day it "resets" again so if a guest was saying overnight, they'd basically start Day 1 again but could go off in a different direction instead.
     
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  23. SithSense

    SithSense Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So basically, he's this guy:


    [​IMG]
     
  24. SithSense

    SithSense Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I assumed the scenarios varied by day.
    Day 1: The Sheriff is recruiting a posse to go into the hills and invites the players to come along.
    Day 2: Recruiting for the US Cavalry/Union Army inviting players to go fight Confederates (at least I'm guessing, as their pitch was about fighting for freedom.... a bit anachronistic for the old west, but Anthony Hopkins did talk about using a bit of creative license, like having the Hosts quote Gertrude Stein)

    And then there are the side quests, like the one-eyed prospector who tells the person who helps him about a hidden treasure.
     
  25. jabberwalkie

    jabberwalkie Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not so sure about that. In the premier it had the sheriff recruiting two days in a row. Now, that may have been because no one went the first day and it just recycles until the quest is started.