History Headscratchers / Westworld

28th Sep '15 3:21:29 AM Debatra
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* The horses are also robots, but the Gunslinger manages to track Peter on horseback by seeing the horse's footprints in infrared. Oddly, the tracks are only of the horseshoes.
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* The horses are also robots, but the Gunslinger manages to track Peter on horseback by seeing the horse's footprints in infrared. Oddly, the tracks are only of the horseshoes.horseshoes. * Who the hell designed that [[NoOshaCompliance control]] [[MalevolentArchitecture room]]?
23rd Sep '15 7:24:10 AM osbert
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** He's a robot programmed to be a westerner. If he couldn't shoot his target, he would either try to hang him or beat him to death.
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** He's a robot programmed to be a westerner. If he couldn't shoot his target, he would either try to hang him or beat him to death.death. * The horses are also robots, but the Gunslinger manages to track Peter on horseback by seeing the horse's footprints in infrared. Oddly, the tracks are only of the horseshoes.
2nd Aug '15 11:25:49 PM Lilwik
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Safety swords
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** Remember the bar fight where everything in the room suddenly started breaking as if it were made of foam. Considering how easily the chairs break, they could never have supported a person's weight. The obvious answer is that nothing in the room is merely what it appears to be. Instead of solid wood, the chairs must have had a mechanism that made them solid when they need to be solid, and soft when they need to be soft. Something similar must apply to the swords to give them the same safety as the guns. Delos would never have knowingly put guests at risk by giving people truly dangerous weapons.
21st May '15 4:06:33 PM Mdumas43073
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* How did Peter hide in plain sight from the robot, when it had heat vision? Also, the robots must have very advanced cooling systems for them to be cold.
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* How did Peter hide in plain sight from the Gunslinger robot, when it had heat vision? Also, the robots must have very advanced cooling systems for them to be cold.
21st May '15 4:06:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* Perhaps the girl in the dungeon is damaged in some way. The brothel madam in Westworld is seen drinking and smoking.
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* ** Perhaps the girl in the dungeon is damaged in some way. The brothel madam in Westworld is seen drinking and smoking.
26th Apr '14 10:16:43 AM Erpegis
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* Perhaps the girl in the dungeon is damaged in some way. The brothel madam in Westworld is seen drinking and smoking.
26th Apr '14 10:14:03 AM Erpegis
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*** So then again, shouldn't sexbots be warm to the touch?
12th Dec '13 8:41:38 PM STFilmmaker
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* How did exactly the Gunslinger plan to kill Martin anyway after his gun ran out of batteries ?
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* How did exactly the Gunslinger plan to kill Martin anyway after his gun ran out of batteries ?? ** He's a robot programmed to be a westerner. If he couldn't shoot his target, he would either try to hang him or beat him to death.
21st Sep '13 2:35:35 AM Roy
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** As for the drinking and waterproofing, this might well vary from one robot to another as a bit of financial corner-cutting: the capacity for eating and drinking would cost extra, so the technicians would try to have it installed only in robots that needed to do this for social reasons. Robots intended as sex bots (such as that poor girl in the dungeon) or purely for fighting (such as that black knight) wouldn't ever be called upon to eat or drink, and therefore wouldn't normally need these capacities. It's an in-universe case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich. The Gunslinger, as part of his program, was intended to order a drink and down it as part of picking a fight, so naturally he had these capacities. So would any robots called upon to swim, though it's doubtful there were very many situations of that sort outside of Roman World with its pool parties. Otherwise, it's strictly optional and there's no money in the company's budget for it.
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** As for the drinking and waterproofing, this might well vary from one robot to another as a bit of financial corner-cutting: the capacity for eating and drinking would cost extra, so the technicians would try to have it installed only in robots that needed to do this for social reasons. Robots intended as sex bots (such as that poor girl in the dungeon) or purely for fighting (such as that black knight) wouldn't ever be called upon to eat or drink, and therefore wouldn't normally need these capacities. It's an in-universe case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich. The Gunslinger, as part of his program, was intended to order a drink and down it as part of picking a fight, so naturally he had these capacities. So would any robots called upon to swim, though it's doubtful there were very many situations of that sort outside of Roman World with its pool parties. Otherwise, it's strictly optional and there's no money in the company's budget for it.it. * How did exactly the Gunslinger plan to kill Martin anyway after his gun ran out of batteries ?
1st Apr '13 9:38:16 PM Nakuyabi
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** The impression I got was that the Gunslinger had the infra-red vision as a backup and only started using it when [[spoiler:its "real" vision was damaged by the chemicals thrown in its face]] (it isn't shown using it before that point, and is only shown using it afterwards). The heat vision was probably designed to detect the warmest things around (i.e. the guests) and ignore everything else, so [[spoiler:the torches in that room were significantly warmer that Peter, allowing him to remain undetected]].
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** The impression I got was that the Gunslinger had the infra-red vision as a backup and only started using it when [[spoiler:its "real" vision was damaged by the chemicals thrown in its face]] (it isn't shown using it before that point, and is only shown using it afterwards). The heat vision was probably designed to detect the warmest things around (i.e. the guests) and ignore everything else, so [[spoiler:the torches in that room were significantly warmer that than Peter, allowing him to remain undetected]].undetected]]. ** The scene in which they gave the robot infrared vision suggests it was nothing more than a routine upgrade, intended to make him a bit more challenging (being able to find a guest faster) as a designated adversary. Of course, when the robots went berserk, this turned out to be a feature GoneHorriblyRight as he proved very challenging indeed. Incidentally, one can see him using the vision before he got burned with acid in order to track Peter's footsteps, so presumably it ''was'' intended to be used at all times.

* The fact the robots are not waterproof or at least able to consume liquids. It seems the moment a tourist tried to share a drink with one of the robots it would immediately short circuit. This is more glaring when the viewer would have already seen some of the machines drinking. Does this indicate some had the ability whereas others didn't? Why would you make them acid resistant but not able to swim without breaking?
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* The fact the robots are not waterproof or at least able to consume liquids. It seems the moment a tourist tried to share a drink with one of the robots it would immediately short circuit. This is more glaring when the viewer would have already seen some of the machines drinking. Does this indicate some had the ability whereas others didn't? Why would you make them acid resistant but not able to swim without breaking?breaking? ** For one thing, they weren't especially acid-resistant; the Gunslinger was looking very blistered indeed after he got splashed. There just wasn't that much actually thrown on him, and whichever acid Peter used, the acids shown being available to him were all "strong" acids, meaning they would not burn much beyond where they hit before the reaction was complete. ("Weak" acids can actually be more dangerous in this regard, as their reactions are ''never'' entirely complete.) ** As for the drinking and waterproofing, this might well vary from one robot to another as a bit of financial corner-cutting: the capacity for eating and drinking would cost extra, so the technicians would try to have it installed only in robots that needed to do this for social reasons. Robots intended as sex bots (such as that poor girl in the dungeon) or purely for fighting (such as that black knight) wouldn't ever be called upon to eat or drink, and therefore wouldn't normally need these capacities. It's an in-universe case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich. The Gunslinger, as part of his program, was intended to order a drink and down it as part of picking a fight, so naturally he had these capacities. So would any robots called upon to swim, though it's doubtful there were very many situations of that sort outside of Roman World with its pool parties. Otherwise, it's strictly optional and there's no money in the company's budget for it.
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