44 Min Released Oct 18, 2016

#047: (Pt. 1) Westworld (1973) / Westworld (2016)

This week, we take two trips to Westworld—one via hovercraft, in Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, and one via underground train, in the new HBO series that blows out the film's premise to a serialized-television scale. In this half we focus on Crichton's film, questioning whether it's a political film or just a sci-fi lark, how WESTWORLD plays into its creator's ongoing fixations (ahem, JURASSIC PARK), and what the deal is with those weird robot hands. And yes, we also talk robot sex. 

Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about WESTWORLD v.1.0, WESTWORLD v.2.0, or both by sending an email to , or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 

Time Codes
Intro/Keynote: 00:00-06:50
Main Discussion: 06:51-36:52
Feedback/Outro: 36:53-44:31

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