Can Westworld Do for Science Fiction What Game of Thrones Did for Fantasy? #SciFiSunday
Though only one episode of HBO’s Westworld has aired so far, WIRED explores what the new series can bring to the genre of Science Fiction.
Five years ago, Game of Thrones turned our expectations upside down. Here was a fantasy show that focused not on the portentous prophecies and heavy spellbooks, but on the politics and personalities of its medieval realm—and in the process, cultivated millions of fans. Now, HBO is hoping to do the same thing for futuristic science fiction with Westworld, a lavish adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie. Like Game of Thrones, Westworld has a mature, sophisticated approach to beloved genre ideas—but can a theme park full of malfunctioning robots capture the popular imagination the same way that Westeros did in 2011?
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