Micheal Crichton certainly has no love for theme parks. At least not ones built on cutting edge technology. His cautionary tale about cloning dinosaurs has become a massive film franchise. His other book about a theme park run amok had a movie starring Yule Brenner many years ago called Westworld. The premise is that robot ‘hosts’ create a wild west where people can live out their six gun fantasies without any real repercussions. So long as the robots don’t mind taking it on the chin for the amusement of humans. Spoiler, they do in fact mind. The HBO series has taken the novel beyond the robots run wild nature of the book and turned it into an epic spanning decades where robots getting in the ‘kill all humans’ groove is just the beginning of the questions asked. At the core of it is a character who hardly ever appears in the show himself, Arnold. He’s represented by the copy of him his partner made and named Bernard. Arnold and by extension Bernard are more concerned with what is the nature of sentience. Also, what happens when that complex question is stumbled upon by someone who doesn’t do complexity? The hitch of the show is that millionaire and investor William has found a game meant for a Host to trigger sentience and mistaken it for a game meant for him, torturing the host it was meant for so that when she gains sentiance the first thing she wants to do is kill all humans. What’s followed has been a treatise on whether or not a creation can live beyond its creators or is doomed to be a reflection of them. Season 4 has brought us to that final question, but how exactly? Let’s get into it. What do you think season 5 holds in store for us? Let us know in the comments and be sure to like and subscribe while you’re there to get the latest videos in your inbox.
0:34 How Did We Get Here?
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Written by: Ryan Carbrey
Narrated by: Joey Criscitello Youtube.com/OfficialJoeyc
Edited by: Joey Criscitello Youtube.com/OfficialJoeyc
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