Westworld Featured in Hilarious New AT&T Ad!

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AT&T has just released a new Westworld-centric 30-second commercial for its ‘Unlimited Plus’ phone plan.

The spot, which stars Mark Wahlberg and his delightful Boston accent, begins with the actor walking out of a present-day coffee shop. We then find ourselves across the street from the Ted 2 star as a slew of vehicles, both ground and air-based, zoom past the frame, the last of which is a stagecoach and horses.
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Does Westworld Depict the Future of Robotics and AI?

Lee Sizemore and Hosts on Westworld

Westworld presents a vision of the future in which androids appear so lifelike they are virtually indistinguishable from humans. As in many other science fiction portrayals, the robots eventually turn on their creators. While our technology isn’t advanced enough yet, is that the direction we are headed in the field of Artificial Intelligence? Should we be concerned about the future of AI?

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Beyond Westworld: “Picturing Female Robots and Androids” in Media and Other Art Forms

Clementine Pennyfeather on Westworld

Westworld isn’t the first time beautiful, compliant androids have been portrayed onscreen – humans have a long history of fascination with artificial women. The idea of creating the “perfect woman” has been explored over time not only in film and television, but in art and literature as well. One of the earliest examples is the Greek myth of Pygmalion, who carves the ideal woman from ivory and marries her when she becomes real.

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FEDOR the Russian Sharp-Shooting Space-Exploring Robot

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Looks like we’ve inched one step closer to introducing our very own hosts into modern society!

Russian tech firm Android Technics has unveiled a new (and slightly concerning) feature for their humanoid robot creation, FEDOR (short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research). The upright robot has been given the capability of shooting handguns from each of its two hands simultaneously, and with pinpoint accuracy.

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Westworld Soundtrack Now Available on Vinyl!

Westworld Vinyl Soundtrack

If you are a die-hard Westworld fan, you’ve probably already purchased the season one soundtrack digitally or on CD. After all, Ramin Djawadi‘s music is so hauntingly compelling you can’t help but listen to it over and over (on a loop, perhaps?). Now true aficionados can listen in a whole new (old) way – on vinyl. WaterTower Music has released multiple vinyl configurations of the album available in four colors: traditional black, Milk White, Dolores Blue, and Blood Red. Each set includes a triple vinyl complete version of the 34-song soundtrack, and a single LP with highlights.

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Decoding the Westworld Character Journey: William

William in Black Hat on Westworld

William (Jimmi Simpson) enters Westworld determined to be the hero. He disagrees with Logan’s (Ben Barnes) treatment of the hosts, preferring to see them as people and not objects to exploit. William’s attraction to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) seems sweet at first, but his obsession causes him to embrace his violent side and commit atrocious acts to find her. Eventually, he becomes disillusioned and embraces his darker side – becoming the villainous Man in Black.

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Westworld Goes Burlesque!

Westworld Goes Burlesque

‘Alternative pin-up’ group Blackheart Burlesque, a traveling troupe of burlesque performers known for incorporating elements into their routines from popular (and somewhat geeky) films and television shows, is adding Westworld to their growing repertoire of themes.

News site Westword (not to be confused with the HBO show) recently sat down with Missy Suicide, the founder of the group, to discuss their upcoming shows. Asked about some of the new additions to their performances, Missy had this to offer:

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Louis Herthum Speculates about Westworld’s Second Season

Louis Herthum Speculates about Westworld's Second Season_2

Westworld star Louis Herthum (Peter Abernathy) is having quite the year so far. Between appearances in network shows such as NBC’s Chicago Med and CBS’s Training Day, not to mention his recent promotion to series regular for Westworld’s sophomore run, it seems like the 60-year-old actor’s career is more exciting than ever.

Screener recently sat down with Herthum on the set of the upcoming film Break My Heart 1000 Times to try to tease some information out of the actor about the sci-fi drama’s upcoming season. To no one’s surprise, co-showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy haven’t released any information to Herthum, even with his shiny new series regular title, but the actor did provide some interesting speculation.

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