23 August 2008

W is for Westworld

A memorable 1973 thriller film by Michael Crichton, 'Westworld' starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin. Effectively splicing together SF and western genres, it told the story of a hi-tech amusement park called Delos. For $1,000 a day guests can recreate their fantasies in one of three zones - WesternWorld, MedievalWorld or RomanWorld. The worlds are populated by a series of androids, and there's said to be no moral consequences while they are there. However, things start to go horribly wrong....

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