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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY AND 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE LEAD WINNERS AT 43RD ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS
TV Winners Include “Westworld,” “The Walking Dead,” “Riverdale” and “Outlander;” “Bionic Man” Lee Majors, Akiva Goldsman
On behalf of The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, please join us in congratulating all the winners!
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
HBO has generally been a solid channel for quality programming, so when the news came that they were remaking Michael Crichton’s original theme park disaster movie Westworld into a TV series, the news was welcome. The original Westworld had strong concepts but lacked the maturity and technical advancement to pull it off correctly, it was exactly the type of film that was meant to be remade and with A.I. becoming closer and closer to reality, the timing of the series – as well as some help from an unbelievable cast and backing from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan – ensured it to be a sure-fire hit. And you know what, it damn well was.
“Dear, dear. How queer everything is today, and yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night?”
Westworld’s third episode, titled The Stray, is the weakest so far but only in terms of being the most exposition heavy so far. With all we’ve come to learn about the Park and its inhabitants, allowing a slower episode to focus our attentions seems the most logical choice to make now that we’ve all become fully invested in the story to come.
“This is the new world. And in this world, you can be whatever the fuck you want.”
After introducing the world and the main players of its story in the pilot episode, Westworld’s starts settling into the larger narratives with episode two, entitled Chestnut. As well as introducing new characters and expanding on some of the smaller roles from the previous episode, we’re given a look into a possible future for the future and enough to chew over with as many theories and ideas as we can manage.
“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”
The 1973 movie Westworld was written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton and showcased a Western themed amusement park where human visitors were able to interact with android inhabitants and live an Old West lifestyle without fear or consequence. It was a novel idea that nowadays is more famous for its similarities to Crichton’s most familiar work, Jurassic Park, but the idea of artificial intelligence gone rogue has stuck around cinema for decades and shaped science fiction into what it is today.