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Old 10-02-2016, 08:18 PM   #21
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Whoa.

That's about the best I can do right now. This is going to be an amazing ride.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:46 PM   #22
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I got intrigued enough to watch this tonight after all -- pretty damn interesting premiere. Loved Nolan's exploration of AI in Person of Interest, so I'm excited to see where he takes it in this setting. A few different angles to watch in addition to that. Namely, what's the big picture for corporation behind Westworld? And what's Ed Harris up to?

Phenomenal music, too. I lost it when the player piano started into Black Hole Sun. And then how the shootout was set to a western saloon gunslinging Paint It Black. Hmm, two songs with Black in the title...
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #23
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Ditto on music. Thought it was awesome.

Totally loved the misdirection they played. Anyone who's seen the movie probably assumed Ed Harris was the Yul Brenner type character and Marsden was the newcomer.

Very intriguing.
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I may have found my new favourite series.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:13 AM   #25
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I hope the snarky Scandinavian-accented head of operations gets better. The poor acting was really drawing me out.

Besides that, all-around solid premiere. I liked the teasing about "literally couldn't hurt a fly", and the (expected) payoff at the end.

I was a little distracted wondering about how the gunfighting worked between the guests and the hosts. Like, what if a guest mistakenly shoots another guest? Do the guests have real guns and the hosts have fake ones? Are they all fake and the hosts just are wired up with bullet holes ready to explode when targeted by a laser pistol? I was hoping for a wink to the camera explaining these 'rules of the game'. Maybe that will come next week.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:25 AM   #26
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Great start, but I wish I was going in with no prior knowledge.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:05 PM   #27
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With Shaw can you add HBO Canada 279 a la carte or do you only have option by paying the $18 package monthly fee of the movie channels +HBO.

With Netflix & Shomi until Nov 30th there was no need for the Movie channels package.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:33 PM   #28
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With Shaw can you add HBO Canada 279 a la carte or do you only have option by paying the $18 package monthly fee of the movie channels +HBO.

With Netflix & Shomi until Nov 30th there was no need for the Movie channels package.
As far as I can tell, HBO has to be purchased in a package on Shaw (and Telus, for that matter).
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Great first episode! I know nothing about this series. I gather it was an old one too or movie? How does it relate to Person of Interest, which I also have not seen? Should I?
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Really enjoyed it.
I like that the world can be as deep as needed, so there's really no limitations on good characters and story lines. So much potential here.
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Great first episode! I know nothing about this series. I gather it was an old one too or movie? How does it relate to Person of Interest, which I also have not seen? Should I?
Old movie. Trailer is posted earlier in this thread.

No real relation to PoI except J. Nolan who was involved in both productions. He directed the pilot and adapted the story based on Michael Crighton's original screenplay.

In a previous thread on this topic I referred to Westworld being a Michael Creighton book and then a movie. I was mistaken that's not true it was an original screenplay that he wrote and he then directed the movie as well. Not sure why I thought it was a book too.

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Great first episode! I know nothing about this series. I gather it was an old one too or movie? How does it relate to Person of Interest, which I also have not seen? Should I?
There was a 70s movie. Yul Brynner was in it. Was on a couple of weeks ago, one of the movie channels.
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What a fantastic pilot episode, so many questions, interesting plot lines, flawless acting. It really exceeded my own expectations and I can hardly wait to watch it again next week.
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My only issue with this show is the fact they are androids with physical bodies which seems like a dated concept given the advances in virtual reality. This type of world makes much more sense as a VR creation then an Android amusement park. But I have decided to just ignore this and enjoy the show.
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My only issue with this show is the fact they are androids with physical bodies which seems like a dated concept given the advances in virtual reality. This type of world makes much more sense as a VR creation then an Android amusement park. But I have decided to just ignore this and enjoy the show.
My rationale is that VR doesn't, or perhaps can't, provide the immersive experience that the physical park does. I kinda doubt they'll get into this at all, but that's what I'm thinking. It really doesn't matter much for me though what the reasons are for physical versus VR. Also, for all we know, there could also be an element of VR that hasn't been presented on the show yet.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:51 PM   #36
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Decent first episode, though I found the intro music to be annoying. It's like I hired a composer to "write me a theme that's just as good as the Game of Thrones intro but doesn't sound exactly like it" and then micromanaged them while only ever listening to the Game of Thrones intro.
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I hope the snarky Scandinavian-accented head of operations gets better. The poor acting was really drawing me out.

Besides that, all-around solid premiere. I liked the teasing about "literally couldn't hurt a fly", and the (expected) payoff at the end.

I was a little distracted wondering about how the gunfighting worked between the guests and the hosts. Like, what if a guest mistakenly shoots another guest? Do the guests have real guns and the hosts have fake ones? Are they all fake and the hosts just are wired up with bullet holes ready to explode when targeted by a laser pistol? I was hoping for a wink to the camera explaining these 'rules of the game'. Maybe that will come next week.
It'd be pretty easy to put a sensor in them preventing the guns from hitting other guests. But you'd then have to worry about ricochets and things like glass shattering. Although it'd also make sense if the guns didn't have real bullets in them, because I doubt you'd want them firing at those expensive androids.

The bigger issue is what do you do when a pycho guest with a knife starts going after people.
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Decent first episode, though I found the intro music to be annoying. It's like I hired a composer to "write me a theme that's just as good as the Game of Thrones intro but doesn't sound exactly like it" and then micromanaged them while only ever listening to the Game of Thrones intro.
The composer for Westworld is the same person who compised the scores for Game of Thrones and Person of Interest, Ramin Djawadi.
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Lol I should have checked.
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My only issue with this show is the fact they are androids with physical bodies which seems like a dated concept given the advances in virtual reality. This type of world makes much more sense as a VR creation then an Android amusement park. But I have decided to just ignore this and enjoy the show.
Think of it as a place that only the mega wealthy can go. Anyone can afford a VR tech.
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