“Westworld” TV Series Phenomenon!
Season one of HBO’s “Westworld” just concluded, and it was their biggest first season hit ever! Here is a look a the TV trailer:
J.J. Is Taking Over Sci-Fi!
After reviving the “Star Trek” franchise – and with the huge success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, Abrams’ is certainly taking over science fiction…
The new TV project “Westworld” was a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. I can completely understand how they can make this work, especially when you see how the classic 70’s movie offered an “anything goes” vacation – or, as the tagline for the movie said:
Have We Got A Vacation For You!
If you are unfamiliar with the movie, here is a look at this iconic 70’s sci-fi classic – with a great poster!
Westworld. Where nothing can possibly go worng…
This 70’s classic has a simple premise. As the opening voiceover proclaims: “Delos is the vacation of the future, today. At Delos, you get your choice of the vacation you want. There’s Medieval World, Roman World and, of course, Westworld.”
Here is the movie’s trailer:
Richard Benjamin and James Brolin star as two friends out for a fun weekend – a weekend where they can dress up and play cowboy….
Yul Brynner is the Robot designed and operated by the resort – challenging them to gun battles – and just like the concept of the TV show, the guys always win…
It’s all male fantasty – taking part in shootouts and killing bad guys, but things go very, very wrong…as the movie’s movie poster brilliantly said:
Where Nothing Can Possibly Go W-O-R-N-G…
John Blane: [after Being Bitten By A Robotic Snake] “The hell, god dammit, that’s not supposed to happen!”
And with that, the two friends find themselves being hunted down by the robot – let the games begin!
Along with writing the script, Michael Crichton also directed the film, which was a huge box office success, and spawned a sequel called “Futureworld.”
And how about this trivia, courtesy of IMDB:
“Westworld” used the first computer digitized images as part of a feature film!
I can’t wait for season two of “Westworld”!
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