Dolores and Maeve aren’t the only strong female television characters in a western setting. The 90’s gave us Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. Special guest Vanessa Cole from the fan site Westworld Watchers joins Craig and Heather to discuss the pilot episode. They talk about the history behind the show (6:46), their memories of watching it when it originally aired (10:47), themes of sexism and racism (15:45), issues of class and status (19:00), Jane Seymour (23:48), Quinn’s plans for independence (25:22), the treatment of Native Americans (29:45), “Sullyclaus” (36:20), and our favorite moments (37:20).
It's time to get hype again! (Jamaican airhorn) In part two of our hype series, Craig, Jonathan, and Brian discuss: what exactly is Delos? (1:40), are we going to see other parks? (4:40), the cinematography (8:25), the set design (12:08), the visual effects (13:20), the music (14:13), Ed Harris as a villain (16:20), how will we know who is a robot? (20:20), and JJ Abrams Easter eggs (24:00). Also, Brian is going on a special trip so tune in after the outro to hear about it.
It's time to get hype about Westworld! (Jamaican airhorn) In part one of a two part series, Craig, Jonathan, and Brian discuss what they're most anticipating with the upcoming season. Listen to hear them talk about the most absurd HBO connected universe theory (1:40), how can HBO turn the concept into multiple seasons? (4:15), one of the most mysterious scenes from the teaser trailer (7:10), robot romance (8:20) [WARNING: there are spoilers about the movie Her from 9:10-9:25], what exactly is West World? (10:10), the potential memes and cultural impact (13:00), the breakout star we’ve never heard of (15:57), Evan Rachel Wood (19:05), Anthony Hopkins finally back in a great project (19:42), and the weird Delos Terms and Conditions (22:22).