The Westworld Sequel Futureworld Is Low on Killer Robots, But High on Sci-Fi Cheese

Futureworld came out in August 1976. The sequel to Michael Crichton’s Westworld—which tweaks the original’s cautionary tale of technology run wild—hasn’t aged entirely well, especially when compared to the sleek HBO series. But if retro goofiness is what you seek, step right up. Read More >>

Westworld’s Comic-Con Panel Dove Into the Murky Ethics of A.I., in Our World and Delos’

More than a year has passed since we got the explosive finale of Westworld season two and it’ll be several more months until we find out what happens next. However, at Comic-Con 2019, the show’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy took the stage with stars Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, to talk about what’s up next for the world of robot theme parks. Read More >>

Nazis, Robots, and Rage: The Westworld III Trailer Is Here

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever to see what’s next for Westworld and though a brief, tantalizing tease was given a few months back, there’s now much, much more. Read More >>

The Big Difference Between Westworld’s New Robots and Old Ones Isn’t Just Skin Deep

Westworld isn’t due back until 2020, and we’ll definitely be getting more details Saturday when it takes over Comic Con’s Hall H (of which we’ll be in attendance), but some new information has already been released, including details about the new flesh free robots first seen in the teaser back in April. Read More >>

sdcc 2019
All the Best Sci-Fi TV and Movies Coming to Comic-Con 2019

Yes, it’s called Comic-Con, but these days, the biggest news out of the annual convention usually isn’t about comics. It’s about comic book-inspired (or at least influenced) film and television. Things change though. Ten years ago, movies dominated SDCC. Five years ago, television started taking over. Now, it’s a mix, leaning more into TV with a strong focus on streaming content. Since there’s a tonne going on, we’ll pull out what we deem to be the most exciting movie, TV, and streaming panels of San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Read More >>

Westworld’s Teaser for Season 3 Reminds Us There’s More to Life Than Fantasy

HBO decided to drop its first look at Westworld season three (or Westworld III, as they’re calling it) just before the big Game of Thrones series finale aired in the US. And it was...different. Read More >>

Westworld Welcomes Lena Waithe to Season Three

Westworld’s last season ended with the power dynamics between the titular park’s human guests and cybernetic hosts shifting in a radical way as the inorganic beings moved forward on their path to wrestling freedom from their creators. But for the show’s next season, the cast is getting larger in order to tell even more stories about new characters. Read More >>

9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don’t Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name. Read More >>

The Best and Worst Television Moments of 2018

Every year we think there couldn’t be any more television, and again we are surprised. Before we reveal our best and worst shows of the year (those’ll come in a separate list), we want to take some time to honour the unique moments that made TV great, interesting, or baffling—and sometimes a bit unpleasant. Get ready for our best and worst TV moments of 2018. Read More >>

How Westworld VFX Artists Created Disturbing Illusion of Burning Flesh

Even knowing they’re robots, watching Westworld’s hosts go under the knife for repairs was even more gruesome than the bloody battles that sent them to A&E. But in addition to using lots of CG, visual effects studio Pixomondo employed some old-school special effects tricks to make those surgeries look as disturbingly realistic as possible. Read More >>

Paramount Ranch, Location For HBO’s Westworld and Countless Movies, Burns to the Ground

Paramount Ranch has been the location of countless movies and TV shows over the past 90 years, including the HBO sci-fi western Westworld. But that history has sadly turned to ash over the past 24 hours, engulfed by the flames of the Woolsey wildfire that’s devastating Southern California right now. Read More >>

watch this
This Video Examines Westworld’s Second Season and the Art of Narrative Stalling

Writing a complex ensemble cast in an ongoing television show is tricky. Sometimes, you want to build up the major conflict, but you just... can’t let it happen. It’s a problem. Read More >>

The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld Score Big in This Year’s Emmy Nominations

The 70th Emmys are upon us, which means its time for some of the biggest hits in genre entertainment on television to get their nods—and they’ve done so in spades this year, with tons of nominations for Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more. Read More >>

Faking My Westworld Fandom Was So Easy, I Almost Forgot I Was a Fraud

Reading The Ringer’s recent review of Hereditary’s Wikipedia page, I thought I’d found another opportunity to do my favourite thing. Everyone’s favourite thing. The activity that the internet seems to have been designed for: acting self-righteous. Read More >>

The Westworld Finale Was a Beautiful, Bonkers Mess

Crazy twists! Shocking murders! Secret hosts! The ultimate Bernard vs. Dolores showdown! If those are the things you loved about watching Westworld, Monday night's season two finale had to be immensely satisfying. If you wanted everything to make sense, well… maybe not so much. Read More >>