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TV Club: Westworld examines the ghost in the machines

Most of the time, we’re rooting for the robots. Oh, there are exceptions: your Terminators, your Brainiacs, your Eves of Destruction. But putting aside the obviously homicidal, most stories a featuring pre-fabricated humans encourage us to have at least a little sympathy for the machine. In the original Westworld, Michael Crichton’s daffy, grim, surprisingly endearing 1973 thriller, we were rooting for the guests; men and women who paid good money to indulge their role-playing fantasies in a park populated by supposedly automatons designed to gratify their every whim.
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