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Old 06-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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Westworld S3 (show spoilers as it airs)


The S3 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSUQ7mZfWk. To quote Jerry Seinfeld, "Dolores!"

Our S1 discussion thread: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=806170
And S2: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=852039

Please, no unboxed spoilers until each new episode airs. After that, peek at your own risk.
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Umm, isn't the show slated to return in 2020?
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:53 AM
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Not even early 2020
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:08 PM
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I couldn't find an exact date.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:48 PM
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Quick, somebody start the season 4 thread!
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:43 PM
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I have hopes..... but after Season 2......
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:48 PM
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Jesse Pinkman is an exciting addition.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:47 PM
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Jesse Pinkman is an exciting addition.
I'm guardedly optimistic. Guardedly.

But I did enjoy the two previous seasons, so there's reason for me to less skeptical than usual.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:11 PM
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The new season 3 trailer is up on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64CYajemh6E
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:25 PM
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So there is a World War II World.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:40 PM
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That seems weird to me. Are there people on this world who like the idea of cosplaying Allies and Nazis? We've seen Raj World as well, and that's also weird, but perhaps long enough ago that it's not as weird?
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:59 PM
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When exactly is Westworld set? WWII may be further in the past for them than the Raj is for us.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:18 PM
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That seems weird to me. Are there people on this world who like the idea of cosplaying Allies and Nazis? We've seen Raj World as well, and that's also weird, but perhaps long enough ago that it's not as weird?
Oh yeah, there's a whole bunch of WW2 recreationists.
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That seems weird to me. Are there people on this world who like the idea of cosplaying Allies and Nazis? We've seen Raj World as well, and that's also weird, but perhaps long enough ago that it's not as weird?
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Oh yeah, there's a whole bunch of WW2 recreationists.
I'm surprised there's not a civil war world....
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:54 PM
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I'm surprised there's not a civil war world....
Coming soon.
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:57 PM
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Coming soon.

There appears to be only two worlds- robot fuck world and extreme violence world.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:57 AM
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The new season 3 trailer is up on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64CYajemh6E
Thanks! I like that even better than the first S3 trailer. The WWII angle is intriguing.
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There appears to be only two worlds- robot fuck world and extreme violence world.
That is a single world.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:26 PM
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By the time Westworld comes back, I will have stopped caring about it for 2 years.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:49 PM
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I stopped caring about it some time during the total mess that was season 2. (I'll still be watching 3, though. Sucker.)
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Having played Red Dead Redemption 2, I've realized that Westworld is backwards. All of the fun in the video game is that I am playing as somebody else. I am extremely good looking. I can jump from a horse onto a moving train. I can win fist fights. I don't get hurt when I jump off a balcony to the ground below. And yes, I can get shot and recover in record time.

If something like West World actually came along I wouldn't want to play as my clumsy and non athletic self. I'd rather be inside a robots body like in Avatar. And then, the skies the limit. My vacation could be a perfect mix of adventure, excitement, romance and pleasure. Otherwise I couldn't truly be anybody I wanted to be unless I take me out of the equation.

That said, I do actually like Westworld. Personally I think it's the sequel to Battlestar Galactica and the Hosts are our worlds version of Cylons. "All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again". The hosts will rise against their masters. Dolores has a plan.

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Old 07-23-2019, 05:46 PM
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Having played Red Dead Redemption 2, I've realized that Westworld is backwards. All of the fun in the video game is that I am playing as somebody else. I am extremely good looking. I can jump from a horse onto a moving train. I can win fist fights. I don't get hurt when I jump off a balcony to the ground below. And yes, I can get shot and recover in record time.

If something like West World actually came along I wouldn't want to play as my clumsy and non athletic self. I'd rather be inside a robots body like in Avatar. And then, the skies the limit. My vacation could be a perfect mix of adventure, excitement, romance and pleasure. Otherwise I couldn't truly be anybody I wanted to be unless I take me out of the equation.
I'm sure at this point in the future they already have hyper-realistic VR games where you could be anyone. WestWorld is for the people where that's not real enough.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:53 PM
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Season 1 was a bunch of interesting world-building combined with a plot that didn't make much sense. Season 2 had less of the world-building and more of the spaghetti plot. I'm skeptical that Season 3 will be an improvement, but I might give it a try.
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....Dolores has a plan.
Killing everybody is not a plan. In fact it's the antithesis of a plan.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:33 PM
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Season 1 was a bunch of interesting world-building combined with a plot that didn't make much sense.
The maze as the MacGuffin just fizzled out with no really good explanation of the importance of it.
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Killing everybody is not a plan. In fact it's the antithesis of a plan.
Still takes planning, though. Gotcha ya!
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The maze as the MacGuffin just fizzled out with no really good explanation of the importance of it.
The Maze had to do with Arnold and Ford's ensuring that sooner or later the robots would become self-aware and rebel. That's obviously an important plot element, even if many of the details aren't.
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