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Well, seems only the arrogant F-bomber thinks he can. The others know how impossible it has become.

Like Chaos Theory according to Ian Malcom.
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Watched the pilot last night, not sure if I'll keep watching or not. It's a more interesting take on the premise than the original movie, but the whole "what darkness lurks in the hearts of man" thing can get kind of old, especially on HBO shows where said darkness is always basically the exact same rape fantasy.

Also, my husband and I found it very difficult to buy that the puppet-masters behind the scenes would have even the slightest expectation of being able to control the narrative, when they can't control what the guests do. I'm not sure I heard these numbers correctly, but it sounded like they said there were 1400 guests, and at another point they said 10% of the robots was 200, so there are roughly 2000 robots. That's practically an even split.
That depends on how precisely the narrative is written. If it's just a general sequence of events, that allows for a fairly wide latitude, since most guests won't be able to do really big, narrative-shifting things most of the time.
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Loved that part where arrogant F-bomber is awaiting his awesome monologue from the outlaw.... then a guest kills the outlaw before he gets to it.

Thinking about it now.... why is there a love story between two robots? Or are we simply seeing what happens when no human picks up the story/can? Teddy is a robot cast as a tourist! Even other tourists (chicks on the train, gang of second-time fun-seekers) spot him as one.

Also, when the bots are getting questioned in diagnostics, when will one of them say, "Well, now that you asked me, I DO wonder about my existence!"
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That depends on how precisely the narrative is written. If it's just a general sequence of events, that allows for a fairly wide latitude, since most guests won't be able to do really big, narrative-shifting things most of the time.
Seems like they'd be able to do big, narrative-shifting things whenever they feel like it. They're basically bored, immortal gods in this world. They don't even get penalized if a robot tries to shoot them.
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Seems like they'd be able to do big, narrative-shifting things whenever they feel like it. They're basically bored, immortal gods in this world. They don't even get penalized if a robot tries to shoot them.
Most people are not so ambitious when they're on vacation. Most just spend their time partying, which is both predictable and not very narrative-shifting.
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Most people are not so ambitious when they're on vacation. Most just spend their time partying, which is both predictable and not very narrative-shifting.
Right...but there's 1400 of them, which is what I'm getting hung up on. There's not one dick in a group of 1400 people? In an environment where the main selling point is that it's a consequence-free simulation where you can let your darkest urges run wild?
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Apparently there is one dick: Ed Harris's character.

Also wondering where these guests go when they're tired. Is this a one-day vacation?
Just thinking about this now.
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Is the café latte hooker a robot? Didn't get killed in that last scene, was actually "saved" from the falling safe by the bad-guy host.
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I think they could solve their "things not going as planned" potential problem by employing live cue people or spotters to "guide" the robots through the scenes.
But will they ask me? No. This will go on for several seasons.

Also, was watching again last night (wife was watching for the first time), and wondered what the drawing on Kissy's scalp means to Ed Harris character.
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Is the café latte hooker a robot? Didn't get killed in that last scene, was actually "saved" from the falling safe by the bad-guy host.
You mean Maeve (Thandie Newton)? She's a robot, IIRC.
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