History Trivia / Westworld

10th Oct '17 3:03:21 PM eroock
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* ActorAllusion: Creator/EdHarris starred in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', also dealing with a fake reality, wherein everything is scripted, and is envisioned for entertainment.
20th Aug '17 2:34:16 PM TastySauce
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* DoingItForTheArt: Much like the movies by [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Christopher]] & Creator/JonathanNolan, the show is shot on 35mm filmstock, making it one of the few which still do so. Plus, the show uses a lot of Main/PracticalEffects for several key sequences, with CGI being used only to embellish certain things which aren't physically possible.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Much like the movies by [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Christopher]] & and Creator/JonathanNolan, the show is shot on 35mm filmstock, making it one of the few which still do so. Plus, the show uses a lot of Main/PracticalEffects for several key sequences, with CGI being used only to embellish certain things which aren't physically possible.



** From ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': directors Richard J. Lewis, Fred Toye, & Stephen Williams; actors Jimmi Simpson, Robert Mukes, Steven Ogg, Jonathan Tucker, & Neil Jackson (latter two in the second season); writer Dan Dietz, composer Ramin Djawadi, editor Stephen Semel, & visual effects supervisor Jay Worth (as well as VFX studios Co SA & ILP).
** From ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', & ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'': production designer Nathan Crowley, set decorator Julie Ochipinti, casting director John Papsidera, actors Lena Georgas, Wade Williams, & Talulah Riley, & VFX studio Double Negative.

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** From ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': directors Richard J. Lewis, Fred Toye, & and Stephen Williams; actors Jimmi Simpson, Robert Mukes, Steven Ogg, Jonathan Tucker, & and Neil Jackson (latter two in the second season); writer Dan Dietz, composer Ramin Djawadi, editor Stephen Semel, & and visual effects supervisor Jay Worth (as well as VFX studios Co SA & ILP).
** From ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', & and ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'': production designer Nathan Crowley, set decorator Julie Ochipinti, casting director John Papsidera, actors Lena Georgas, Wade Williams, & and Talulah Riley, & and VFX studio Double Negative.



** Per the [[http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/westworld-exclusive-inside-look-season-two-preview/ showrunners]], while initially planning out the series, [[spoiler: Ford was supposed to die ''at the end of the pilot''. Once they started outlining the episode, they realized the magnitude of the character, & decided to keep him on longer, before killing him in the first season finale. Not exactly a case of DeadStarWalking, as Creator/AnthonyHopkins hadn't been cast in the role at the time.]]

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** Per the [[http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/westworld-exclusive-inside-look-season-two-preview/ showrunners]], while initially planning out the series, [[spoiler: Ford was supposed to die ''at the end of the pilot''. Once they started outlining the episode, they realized the magnitude of the character, & and decided to keep him on longer, before killing him in the first season finale. Not exactly a case of DeadStarWalking, as Creator/AnthonyHopkins hadn't been cast in the role at the time.]]
20th Aug '17 2:30:25 PM TastySauce
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* CastingGag: In the park's storylines, Teddy is "the one to lose" to make winning Dolores have more meaning. His actor Creator/JamesMarsden is known for playing the RomanticFalseLead in various works; his characters also [[ChronicallyKilledActor tend to die a lot]], as it turns out.
** Shannon Woodward was a regular guest on ''TheThrillingAdventureHour'', most often as recurring character The Widow Johnson in "Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars". This segment of the show, set on Mars in the future, is both intimately acquainted with sci-fi cowboys and artificial intelligence...

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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In the park's storylines, Teddy is "the one to lose" to make winning Dolores have more meaning. His actor Creator/JamesMarsden is known for playing the RomanticFalseLead in various works; his characters also [[ChronicallyKilledActor tend to die a lot]], as it turns out.
** Shannon Woodward was a regular guest on ''TheThrillingAdventureHour'', ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'', most often as recurring character The Widow Johnson in "Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars". This segment of the show, set on Mars in the future, is both intimately acquainted with sci-fi cowboys and artificial intelligence...



* ExactWords: When [[http://screenrant.com/westworld-samurai-world/ asked about the subject]] when the show first premiered, Jonathan Nolan said that Roman World and Medieval World would not be appearing on the show. [[spoiler:Since he was never asked anything about any ''other'' theme parks, he and Lisa Joy must have seen that as a chance to reveal in the season one finale that Delos also operates what seems to be a JidaiGeki-themed park, which fans have taken to calling "Samurai World".]]

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* ExactWords: When [[http://screenrant.com/westworld-samurai-world/ asked about the subject]] when the show first premiered, Jonathan Nolan said that Roman World and Medieval World would not be appearing on the show. [[spoiler:Since he was never asked anything about any ''other'' theme parks, he and Lisa Joy must have seen that as a chance to reveal in the season one finale that Delos also operates what seems to be a JidaiGeki-themed park, which fans have taken to calling "Samurai World"."Samuraiworld".]]
3rd Aug '17 12:31:43 AM ChrisTilford
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** From ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': directors Richard J. Lewis, Fred Toye, & Stephen Williams; actors Jimmi Simpson, Robert Mukes, & Steven Ogg; writer Dan Dietz, composer Ramin Djawadi, editor Stephen Semel, & visual effects supervisor Jay Worth (as well as VFX studios Co SA & ILP).

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** From ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': directors Richard J. Lewis, Fred Toye, & Stephen Williams; actors Jimmi Simpson, Robert Mukes, & Steven Ogg; Ogg, Jonathan Tucker, & Neil Jackson (latter two in the second season); writer Dan Dietz, composer Ramin Djawadi, editor Stephen Semel, & visual effects supervisor Jay Worth (as well as VFX studios Co SA & ILP).



* TimeShiftedActor: [[spoiler: Jimmi Simpson plays the younger version of Creator/EdHarris's character.]]

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* TimeShiftedActor: [[spoiler: Jimmi Simpson Creator/JimmiSimpson plays the younger version of Creator/EdHarris's character.]]
15th Jun '17 10:35:50 AM TrollBrutal
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* AbsenteeActor:
** Dolores, William and Logan don't appear in "The Adversary".
** The Man in Black, Logan and Teddy are absent in "Trompe L'oeil."
15th Jun '17 8:47:12 AM Piterpicher
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* TheCameo: The photo [[spoiler: which turns out to be of Logan's sister and William's fiancee Juliet]] which drives Peter Abernathy to his decommissioning is just [[http://comicbook.com/popculturenow/2016/12/04/westworld-williams-wife-has-been-found/ a mirrored stock photo]] of ''AmericasNextTopModel'' contestant Claire Unabia.

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* TheCameo: The photo [[spoiler: which turns out to be of Logan's sister and William's fiancee Juliet]] which drives Peter Abernathy to his decommissioning is just [[http://comicbook.com/popculturenow/2016/12/04/westworld-williams-wife-has-been-found/ a mirrored stock photo]] of ''AmericasNextTopModel'' ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' contestant Claire Unabia.
14th Jun '17 12:30:06 PM MercutioDreams
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* FakeAmerican: Australian Luke Hemsworth and the British Ben Barnes.

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* FakeAmerican: Australian Australians Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs) and Leonardo Nam (Felix) and the British Ben Barnes.Barnes (Logan).
** OohMeAccentsSlipping: Felix sometimes lapses into his actor's native Australian accent for the briefest of moments.
26th Mar '17 12:58:16 PM Pren
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* WordOfGod: Jonathan Nolan has stated that Romanworld and Medievalworld will not be appearing in the series. [[spoiler:He never said anything about Samuraiworld, though.]]

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* WordOfGod: WordOfGod:
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Jonathan Nolan has stated that Romanworld and Medievalworld will not be appearing in the series. [[spoiler:He never said anything about Samuraiworld, though.]]
** Several months after the first season ended, the producers saw numerous people had been theorizing that [[spoiler:Maeve staying in the park was just her programming kicking back in, and specified that it was her own choice to find her daughter.
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1st Mar '17 11:27:07 AM TheFuzzinator
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* NamesTheSame: Elsie Hughes. Elsie is the seldom-used first name of Mrs. Hughes in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.
8th Feb '17 6:54:49 PM Kalaong
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** Creator/GeorgeRRMartin is a big fan of the series - to the point where he [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/westworld-game-of-thrones-crossover-george-rr-martin offered]] the producers a ''{{crossover}}'', with Westeros acting as the original film's "MedievalWorld", filled with ''Series/GameOfThrones'' cameos. Amusingly, the producers' explanation for why they didn't take him up on it is adorably respectful; they didn't want to imply that ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' was just a theme park.

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** Creator/GeorgeRRMartin is a big fan of the series - to the point where he [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/westworld-game-of-thrones-crossover-george-rr-martin offered]] the producers a ''{{crossover}}'', with Westeros acting as the original film's "MedievalWorld", "Medieval World", filled with ''Series/GameOfThrones'' cameos. Amusingly, the producers' explanation for why they didn't take him up on it is adorably respectful; they didn't want to imply that ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' was just a theme park.
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