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Reply #280 on: January 31, 2017, 12:36:01 PM



Felix actually looks decent here

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Reply #281 on: July 22, 2017, 07:49:24 PM

Interesting trailer for 2nd season, from SDCC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phFM3V_dors
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Reply #282 on: July 22, 2017, 11:40:06 PM

Uhm, is that a Thylacine carcass?

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Reply #283 on: July 24, 2017, 12:24:21 AM

I don't think they were that big.

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Reply #284 on: July 24, 2017, 06:05:54 AM

Looked kind of like a tiger.
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Reply #285 on: July 26, 2017, 10:01:53 AM

Looked kind of like a tiger.


I thought it was a tiger as well.
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Reply #286 on: July 26, 2017, 08:22:26 PM

When you see the head in the last few frames as the camera angle changes, you question whether it's a tiger. But I think it's still a tiger.
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Reply #287 on: July 27, 2017, 07:00:59 AM

Caveman World! See primitive Man fight Saber Tooth Tigers!

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Reply #288 on: July 27, 2017, 07:04:34 PM

The ending of S1 was so bad I'm not sure I even care.

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Reply #289 on: July 28, 2017, 02:58:24 AM

The ending of S1 was so bad I'm not sure I even care.

Could you expand on that?

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Reply #290 on: July 31, 2017, 04:28:24 PM

I found basically every single plot device that let the robots suddenly raise their stats to ten and do anything they wanted coupled with the reaction to that happening to be so stupid that I stopped giving a single fuck about the "world" of the show.

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Reply #291 on: July 31, 2017, 04:35:04 PM

? There was only one host who was explicitly "raised stats" during the action (Thandie Newton's character) and it was a long-simmering plot development that we discover has been engineered by the park's designer. Other hosts appear to have had some form of sapience or self-awareness for a long time. That was pretty much the central theme of the whole show, not just a last-second gimmick in the final episode.

I'm also not surprised that the guests had a hard time understanding what was going on, but the Man in Black has been interested in the sapience and self-will of the hosts for decades, and his reaction in both the past and present seemed pretty well worked-out.
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Reply #292 on: August 01, 2017, 02:54:43 AM

Dude didn't like the show, not worth the back and forth.


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Reply #293 on: March 29, 2018, 03:43:07 PM

Absolutely outstanding trailer for season 2 (they show a lot though if you want to go in unspoiled).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVqDg32_8s
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Reply #294 on: March 29, 2018, 03:59:36 PM

Damn. Perfect use of that song.

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Reply #295 on: March 30, 2018, 02:57:39 AM

Arg, you assholes.  I really want to see how awesome this trailer is, as you say.  But I loved the show so much, I really want to walk into the next season as cold as possible.  /firstworldproblems

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Reply #296 on: April 06, 2018, 11:05:20 PM

I mildly regret seeing the trailer.  On one hand it was full of awesome.  On the other hand I also went into S1 completely cold and loved the ride.
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Reply #297 on: April 30, 2018, 09:21:03 PM

2 episodes in, and I like what I'm seeing so far? It makes sense but there are new interesting questions about what's going on here, without being needlessly abstruse.
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Reply #298 on: May 02, 2018, 02:27:55 AM

I'm really impressed at how confidently they've changed everything while still feeling like the same show.


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Reply #299 on: May 02, 2018, 05:37:47 AM

Feels completely different to me, also it lacks any coherency.

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Reply #300 on: May 02, 2018, 02:54:48 PM

In some ways I think it's more coherent? If maybe slightly less mysterious to its cost, at least so far. It's a delicate balance. I suppose one of the questions now is whether Delores and Maeve are still doing what their creators "meant" them to do--the question of intention, free will, and design is a rabbit hole that likely will never end on the series.
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Reply #301 on: May 02, 2018, 04:45:06 PM

I wish they would drop the multiple time lines. It's gimmicky at and is reaching a point of being annoying.

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Reply #302 on: May 02, 2018, 06:29:35 PM

In some ways I think it's more coherent?

Well coherent in that the narrative has revealed itself yes, but the storytelling and tone is a jumbled mess. I can't get my head around what I'm supposed to feel for any of the characters.

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Reply #303 on: May 08, 2018, 10:09:58 AM

I was a little worried after the first episode, but I'm starting to really enjoying their ability to deepen the mystery by adding elements we assumed we already knew. For instance, Logan being at the Gala - that shows that instead of dying in Westworld, he did actually make it back to the mainland. Which then makes me more interested in what happened to give William the power of succession from Papa Delos. Also, rather than there being one robot revolution, we now see that there are at least 3 distinct codebases working at their own ends - Delores with her revolution, Maeve with her search for her kid and the Native Americans who don't seem to be under the influence of whatever root control Maeve has. And then there's the Charlotte trying to get the information in Abernathy's head out of the park.

Adding in not just samurai world but also colonial India was an interesting touch too. I'm thinking the woman with the tiger was Emily, William's daughter.

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Reply #304 on: May 14, 2018, 10:55:25 AM

I thought this week's episode was legitimately fantastic.

I know that there's supposed to be a bit of distance/self-awareness between us the audience and any action happening in the show, but the Man in Black's little speech about death before he goes to town on the Confederale assholes was pretty fucking great.
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Reply #305 on: May 14, 2018, 09:42:42 PM

Agreed.  I enjoyed parts of the first three episodes, but the fourth one just nailed it all the way through.  I hope they can keep that up.

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Reply #306 on: May 14, 2018, 10:28:46 PM

This was the payoff for the slow buildup of the first three episodes. I'm glad to see that I was right about who the woman in colonial India was, as well as that they keep showing us that events we previously thought happened one way (Logan's death and the surprising return from this episode) did not happen the way we thought. Good way to build on a fantastic season.

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