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#4604490 - 07/26/22 10:45 AM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew
I'm half expecting Charlotte to snap her fingers and change into Q. ''oh, come on Jean-Luc..." smile


HA! That would be a quite brilliant reveal wouldn't it?


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#4604965 - 08/02/22 12:25 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Not really any wiser after E6, but I'm wondering what's gone on in the 'real world' in the last couple of decades.

#4604967 - 08/02/22 12:27 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew
Not really any wiser after E6, but I'm wondering what's gone on in the 'real world' in the last couple of decades.



I just have to say that Aaron Paul is an amazingly gifted actor. He really shined in that episode! I don't know about you but I'm getting a real Terminator/Skynet vibe now with this season.


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#4604969 - 08/02/22 12:47 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The Skynet-esque route is certainly possible, but the plot is so convoluted that they could do anything and we won't know what until the last 5 minutess of E8, and only then if they definitely want to make this the last series.

I suspect she may be keeping real life Caleb in the same way as real life William, thus providing the means for a happy ending, but I'm sure they won't do that. smile

#4605323 - 08/08/22 02:35 AM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It's a darn shame that most likely WW will not be renewed for a 5th season because last night's episode was absolute brilliance in my opinion. I guess we will indeed be revisiting the scene from the season 2 finale where Man in Black meets his long dead daughter.

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#4605480 - 08/09/22 11:56 AM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yep, definitely a lot in common with that episode and I noticed 'Passenger' on Bernard's tablet.

I'm probably missing something but that 'Groundhog Day' stuff implies that no real humans exist at all.

#4605481 - 08/09/22 12:03 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew


I'm probably missing something but that 'Groundhog Day' stuff implies that no real humans exist at all.



I had not thought of that but I'm fascinated now to see if that indeed turns out to be the case. We will find out next Sunday!


I also really liked how Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World" was used at the end of the episode. It was such a perfect fit.


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#4606002 - 08/15/22 10:40 AM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Oh my god, where to begin with the season (and most likely series) finale? I think it's quite clear that the producers of WW already knew they were not getting a fifth season because the way this episode ended, pretty much everything was resolved. I really see nowhere else the story can go from there without it being repetitious.

It made NO sense for Caleb to stay behind to die instead of leaving with his daughter and living out his last days with her. This was done by the writers to get more dramatic effect and it bugs me.


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#4606398 - 08/20/22 02:43 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I wouldn't say 'everything was resolved' but I don't where it can go from there either. They'll have a go if there's money in it though.

Maybe I missed something, but I'd say that series didn't make sense at all.

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Originally Posted by mikew


Maybe I missed something, but I'd say that series didn't make sense at all.



I think I have a general idea of what the series was ultimately about but I just don't know why anyone should care now about Delores living in a completely digital world with the other hosts in a "rebooted" Westworld theme park? What are the stakes now? There's really no connection between that digital world (the sublime) and the few remnants of humanity left on Earth.

This series will almost certainly not be renewed anyway considering the recent major changes with the Discovery/WB merger and its poor live ratings. No one knows what the streaming numbers are except for HBO Max.


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#4608139 - 09/09/22 01:13 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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No official word yet from HBO regarding renewal/cancellation but I think HBO is still waiting for all the dust to settle from the merger with Discovery to make the official cancellation press release.


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#4608152 - 09/09/22 02:48 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I've just done something that I normally can't be bothered to do and cancelled my $8 monthly subscription to HBOMax.
Just realised that the only thing I've watched on it is WW.

#4608153 - 09/09/22 02:54 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew
I've just done something that I normally can't be bothered to do and cancelled my $8 monthly subscription to HBOMax.
Just realised that the only thing I've watched on it is WW.



I take it then you are not a Game of Thrones fan? smile House of the Dragon has been really excellent so far but if you are not into the fantasy genre then you should pass on it.


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#4608155 - 09/09/22 03:07 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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No, the only GOT episode I saw was the very last one, and that was on old fashioned TV. Wasn't that impressed to be honest.

The books started off great, but around Book3 I started noticing a certain 'soap opera' vibe that got worse the more I read.
Books 1&2 were some of the best books I've ever read but I didn't even bother starting Book5.

#4612878 - 11/04/22 09:31 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Well, that's it:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-cancels-westworld-1235255955/
I wouldn't really call it a 'Shock Decision' though...

#4612883 - 11/04/22 10:01 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: mikew]  
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Originally Posted by mikew

I wouldn't really call it a 'Shock Decision' though...



Not at all. Between the tepid ratings and the current cost-cutting environment of the new Discovery/WB company I fully expected this to be cancelled.

It's ok. It was a great ride while it lasted. smile


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Meh. Season 1 was great. Season 2 was total trash. Season 3 was okay. I don't really care either way.


Samurai World.

That's when they jumped the shark.

But before that was the opening to season 2. There was no point watching anything but the last episode of that mess.

It's cool others like the show, just wasn't my bag, and I usually like Nolan's stuff.




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#4612905 - 11/05/22 01:36 PM Re: Westworld returns 6/26 [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman


It's cool others like the show, just wasn't my bag, and I usually like Nolan's stuff.





And that's really all that can be said about it. We can talk about things like creativity, acting and writing all day long but ultimately a show either "connects" with the viewer or it doesn't.

One thing that can definitely be said about Westworld is that the show runners (Nolan and Joy) were not afraid to take creative risks with the show.


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They apparently had Season 5 worked out, so at least they could tell us how it was supposed to end.
I'm sure there'll always be talk of resurrecting it, so they are unlikely to do that.

I suspect that not much thought goes into a series until they get the funding. That seemed to be the case for the earlier WW series and the new Star Trek.

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https://deadline.com/2023/01/james-...cial-success-1235210962/#comment-3624829


I can see his point of view but the fact remains that we can't expect any business to keep putting out a product whereby they are losing money. Of course I am disappointed by the cancellation just like James is but I also understand the reasoning behind the cancellation


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