History Trivia / Westworld

20th Jun '18 8:47:33 PM sayaleviathan
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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Sela Ward, who played the older version of William's wife Juliet, admits that one of the reasons she took the role is because her 24-year-old son is a big fan of the show.
20th Jun '18 2:21:37 AM sayaleviathan
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** According to Evan Rachel Wood in an interview, there was supposed to be an LGBT storyline which Dolores might explore in Season 2. However, as SSeason 2 closes, Evan sadly confirmed that [[https://twitter.com/evanrachelwood/status/1003715475463761933 it was cut]].

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** According to Evan Rachel Wood in an interview, there was supposed to be an LGBT storyline which Dolores might have explore in Season 2. However, However as SSeason Season 2 closes, Evan sadly confirmed that [[https://twitter.com/evanrachelwood/status/1003715475463761933 it was cut]].cut]] in order to the other storylines to fit in perfectly.
19th Jun '18 10:12:10 PM sayaleviathan
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** According to Evan Rachel Wood in an interview, there was supposed to be an LGBT storyline which Dolores might explore in Season 2. However, as SSeason 2 closes, Evan sadly confirmed that [[https://twitter.com/evanrachelwood/status/1003715475463761933 it was cut]].
5th Jun '18 2:43:33 AM Anddrix
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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 ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' contestant Claire Unabia, [[spoiler: who has a physical cameo in the same role in the second episode of the second season]].



* 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 "Samuraiworld".]]
* FakeAmerican: Australians Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs) and Leonardo Nam (Felix), the Dutch Katja Herbers ('Grace'), & the British Ben Barnes (Logan).

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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 "Samuraiworld".]]
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Australians Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs) and Leonardo Nam (Felix), the Dutch Katja Herbers ('Grace'), & the British Ben Barnes (Logan).



* SpiritualSuccessor:
** To ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Jonathan Nolan's previous series. Before ''Westworld'' even started, he admitted that the two series basically look at the same question (what if AI became truly intelligent?) but from vastly different points of view, with ''Westworld'' having the AIs be anthropomorphized while the AIs in POI were always mainframe-based.
** Alternately, it can also be seen as a spiritual "interquel" to ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. Both shows examine the use of advanced technology to exploit "lesser" individuals (robots in one, mind-wiped humans in the other) for the entertainment of the wealthy elite. It even extends to an attempt to grant the rich and powerful a form of immortality using this tech, only for the indentured subjects to rise up and buck their programming, leading to an apocalyptic nightmare world. Dolores and Echo parallel each other in their "special" ability to draw upon multiple backstories, and are the leaders of their respective rebellions. Pretend the hosts are actually dolls, and the Delos uprising could easily slotted in between the main timeline of that show and its "Epitaph" finales.
** There are many elements and themes drawn not only from the original film, but also Čapek's nearly century old play ''[[Theatre/{{RUR}} Rossum's Universal Robots]]'' (and the works it influenced). There's enough of these references to make the series a SpiritualAdaptation of the play. In R.U.R., the robots are manufactured on assembly lines, but are otherwise organic, the biochemistry of their tissues consisting of artificially derived organic compounds. The series' depiction of host-manufacturing, via synthetic analogues close to real organic tissues, assembled on loom-like futuristic 3D printers, is probably the closest visualisation of what Čapek could only loosely describe in the 1920s. In this sense, it's almost LifeImitatesArt (though we're still nowhere near building artificial organisms that convincing). Initially, R.U.R.'s robots couldn't feel pain and kept hurting themselves at work by sheer ignorance, in a bit of a parallel to the hosts glitching out or wilfully ignoring things at odds with their programming. There are also some similarities between the series' characters and those of the play. James Delos is in some respects similar to his corporate counterpart Harry Domin, a self-assured man who doesn't fully understand the ramifications of what he's investing in. Dr. Ford himself has plenty of parallels to professor Rossum himself, including his apparent misanthropy and cynicism, but Ford's MadScientist public image is more about him playing things up, rather than actual fact. Arnold, Ford's more meek and less cynical friend, and more host-caring former colleague, has several similarities to the other scientists from the play. He has an element of Rossum's "reclusive MadScientist" backstory too. When using her Wyatt-based persona, [[GenderFlip Dolores]] has parallels to RUR's [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters robot revolt]] leader Radius. Otherwise, she also resembles the human character Helena Glory, an activist for robot rights early in the play. And if some of the implications about the six parks' location are true, [[spoiler:the parks might be situated on an isolated island... just like the RUR headquarters and production facilities were.]]
* TimeShiftedActor: [[spoiler:Jimmi Simpson plays the younger version of Ed Harris's character.]]
5th Jun '18 1:58:23 AM KingClark
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* ScheduleSlip: Shortly after the first season ended, the producers admitted that given their busy film careers, we wouldn't be seeing Season 2 until at least two years later. They also confirmed that the upcoming Season 3 [[http://collider.com/westworld-season-3/ may be released until 2020]] as they need more time to develop and also to let HBO focus on the final season of their flagship show, ''Series/GameOfThrones'', in 2019. This ended up being subverted, when season 2 premiered in the first half of 2018.

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* ScheduleSlip: Shortly after the first season ended, ended in 2016, the producers admitted that given their busy film careers, we wouldn't be seeing Season 2 until at least two years later.2018. They also confirmed that the upcoming Season 3 [[http://collider.com/westworld-season-3/ may not be released until 2020]] as they need more time to develop and also to let HBO focus on the final season of their flagship show, ''Series/GameOfThrones'', in 2019. This ended up being subverted, when season 2 premiered in the first half of 2018. 2019.
4th Jun '18 2:43:43 AM sayaleviathan
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** "Budget Hemsworth" for Stubbs because of [[Creator/LukeHemsworth his actor]] who is not much of an A-lister like his brothers, [[[Creator/ChrisHemsworth Chris]] and [[Creator/LiamHemsworth Liam]], who have starred in popular franchises.
** "Elon Musk's ex" for Angela because of [[Creator/TalulahRiley her actress]] who used to be married to Elon Musk, the founder of UsefulNotes/SpaceX.


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** Many viewers refused to accept that [[spoiler:Ford is gone after Dolores put a bullet on his head]] as they believe that he had still a lot of cards on his sleeve. When the first episode of Season 2 showed that Ford is talking the Man in Black with the use several hosts that the latter encountered, viewers believed that he's still present. [[spoiler:The sixth episode of Season 2 confirms that Ford's back in the game as an A.I.]]
2nd Jun '18 4:53:39 AM ZemplinTemplar
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** There are many elements and themes drawn not only from the original film, but also Čapek's nearly century old play ''[[Theatre/{{RUR}} Rossum's Universal Robots]]'' (and the works it influenced). There's enough of these references to make the series a SpiritualAdaptation of the play. In R.U.R., the robots are manufactured on assembly lines, but are otherwise organic, the biochemistry of their tissues consisting of artificially derived organic compounds. The series' depiction of host-manufacturing, via synthetic analogues close to real organic tissues, aseembled on loom-like futuristic 3D printers, is probably the closest visualisation of what Čapek could only loosely describe in the 1920s. In this sense, it's almost LifeImitatesArt (though we're still nowhere near building artificial organisms that convincing). Initially, R.U.R.'s robots couldn't feel pain and kept hurting themselves at work by sheer ignorance, in a bit of a parallel to the hosts glitching out or wilfully ignoring things at odds with their programming. There are also some similarities between the series' characters and those of the play. James Delos is in some respects similar to his corporate counterpart Harry Domin, a self-assured man who doesn't fully understand the ramifications of what he's investing in. Dr. Ford himself has plenty of parallels to professor Rossum himself, including his apparent misanthropy and cynicism, but Ford's MadScientist public image is more about him playing things up, rather than actual fact. Arnold, Ford's more meek and less cynical friend, and more host-caring former colleague, has several similarities to the other scientists from the play. He has an element of Rossum's "reclusive MadScientist" backstory too. When using her Wyatt-based persona, [[GenderFlip Dolores]] has parallels to RUR's [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters robot revolt]] leader Radius. Otherwise, she also resembles the human character Helena Glory, an activist for robot rights early in the play. And if some of the implications about the six parks' location are true, [[spoiler:the parks might be situated on an isolated island... just like the RUR headquarters and production facilities were.]]

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** There are many elements and themes drawn not only from the original film, but also Čapek's nearly century old play ''[[Theatre/{{RUR}} Rossum's Universal Robots]]'' (and the works it influenced). There's enough of these references to make the series a SpiritualAdaptation of the play. In R.U.R., the robots are manufactured on assembly lines, but are otherwise organic, the biochemistry of their tissues consisting of artificially derived organic compounds. The series' depiction of host-manufacturing, via synthetic analogues close to real organic tissues, aseembled assembled on loom-like futuristic 3D printers, is probably the closest visualisation of what Čapek could only loosely describe in the 1920s. In this sense, it's almost LifeImitatesArt (though we're still nowhere near building artificial organisms that convincing). Initially, R.U.R.'s robots couldn't feel pain and kept hurting themselves at work by sheer ignorance, in a bit of a parallel to the hosts glitching out or wilfully ignoring things at odds with their programming. There are also some similarities between the series' characters and those of the play. James Delos is in some respects similar to his corporate counterpart Harry Domin, a self-assured man who doesn't fully understand the ramifications of what he's investing in. Dr. Ford himself has plenty of parallels to professor Rossum himself, including his apparent misanthropy and cynicism, but Ford's MadScientist public image is more about him playing things up, rather than actual fact. Arnold, Ford's more meek and less cynical friend, and more host-caring former colleague, has several similarities to the other scientists from the play. He has an element of Rossum's "reclusive MadScientist" backstory too. When using her Wyatt-based persona, [[GenderFlip Dolores]] has parallels to RUR's [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters robot revolt]] leader Radius. Otherwise, she also resembles the human character Helena Glory, an activist for robot rights early in the play. And if some of the implications about the six parks' location are true, [[spoiler:the parks might be situated on an isolated island... just like the RUR headquarters and production facilities were.]]
30th May '18 12:58:45 PM ChrisTilford
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** From ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', and ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'': production designer Nathan Crowley, set decorator Julie Ochipinti, casting director John Papsidera, producer Jordan Goldberg (who serves as a weiter in Season 2), actors Lena Georgas, Wade Williams, Talulah Riley & Fredric Lehne, and VFX studio Double Negative.

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** From ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', and ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'': production designer Nathan Crowley, set decorator Julie Ochipinti, casting director John Papsidera, producer Jordan Goldberg (who serves as a weiter writer/consulting producer in Season 2), actors Lena Georgas, Wade Williams, Talulah Riley & Fredric Lehne, and VFX studio Double Negative.
30th May '18 12:58:13 PM ChrisTilford
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** 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, Talulah Riley & Fredric Lehne, and VFX studio Double Negative.

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** From ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', and ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'': production designer Nathan Crowley, set decorator Julie Ochipinti, casting director John Papsidera, producer Jordan Goldberg (who serves as a weiter in Season 2), actors Lena Georgas, Wade Williams, Talulah Riley & Fredric Lehne, and VFX studio Double Negative.
24th May '18 6:48:18 AM larkey
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** Hiroyuki Sanada appointed himself the show's consultant on Japanese culture, regularly going around the Shogunworld set and making little changes so it would be more authentic, while still allowing through the occasional mistake like the leather in his character's clothes so it would still fit as a literal TheThemeParkVersion of Edo period Japan.

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** Hiroyuki Sanada Creator/HiroyukiSanada appointed himself the show's consultant on Japanese culture, regularly going around the Shogunworld set and making little changes so it would be more authentic, while still allowing through the occasional mistake like the leather in his character's clothes so it would still fit as a literal TheThemeParkVersion of Edo period Japan.
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