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  • Impulse/Control : Westworld’s ‘Exiles’ and Excess…

    Once upon a time William entered the landscape of Westworld and it changed his life. Seeing himself as neither hero or villain he orchestrated a take-over of the company that built it, but over the years, that choice and its consequences has cost him dear – in both his...
  • Charlotte’s Web: Westworld’s ‘Field’ plants more synth-seeds…

    Charlotte Hale may have died in the massacre at Westworld, but now Delores has ‘resurrected’ one of the Hosts to replace her. But can ‘Charlotte’ keep up the act well enough an long enough to fool those inside Delos (who are already looking for a mole in their ranks...
  • Westworld III Vs Reality: ‘The Winter Line’ has all the Reich moves…

    Maeve (Thandie Newton) has woken up in a setting that appears to be war-torn Italy and before she can figure-out how she got there, ‘Hector’ (Rodrigo Santoro) arrives to rush her to safety. However the Nazis that are occupying the area have other ideas and despite the couple’s best...
  • Westworld III’s ‘Parc Domine’ seeks dominion outside the park…

    The parks owned by the Delos corporation appear to be in turmoil. The massacre of its clients mean the venues appear to be closed for good and the company’s fortunes in doubt. As the outside world assesses the damage, those invested in technological frontiers contemplate the implications… and the...
  • ‘Chernobyl’ creator to bring ‘The Last of Us’ adaptation to HBO…

    2013’s The Last of Us was one of the most acclaimed games ever released for the PlayStation and its creators Naughty Dog. It’s post-apocalyptic story saw a pragmatic survivor Joel (voiced by Troy Baker) reluctantly finding himself having to take a young girl Ellie (Ashley Johnson ) across a...
  • BBC/HBO weave complex magic from impressive ‘Materials’…

    A baby girl called Lyra is left in the care of Jordan College, Oxford as her previous guardian – Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) vanishes into the flooded grounds and night, telling the learned custodians at the door that he is invoking scholastic sanctuary for her. She can not, must...
  • SDCC: HBO’s WWIII goes WWII and beyond…

    The first season of Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld for HBO was as much a masterclass in misdirection as it was an examination of what it is to be human or robot. The second season built on those ideas, but its multiple timelines and skewed chronology  were less effective this time...
  • HBO: Goodbye Westeros, Hello Westworld…

    For a series that keeps reinventing ways to explore its core-programming, Westworld‘s third season looks set to do the same with a teaser trailer that debuted alongside the finale of HBO‘s other world-building epic, Game of Thrones.  Yet both shows could still be defined with the former’s well-worn phrase...
  • Game Over: Embers, ashes and epilogues…

    There’s one – and probably only one – absolute truth when it comes to writing for television: that you can’t please everyone, even most of the time. The more passionate the followers of your show, the more likely they’ll passionately disagree with some elements and production decisions and, ultimately...