Westworld

Westworld

Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as ""a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,"" the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld. Email: hosts@shatontv.com Website: www.shatontv.com Follow Us: www.shatontv.com/facebook www.shatontv.com/feedburner www.shatontv.com/googleplay www.shatontv.com/googleplus www.shatontv.com/instagram www.shatontv.com/itunes www.shatontv.com/Pocketcasts www.shatontv.com/podbay www.shatontv.com/rss www.shatontv.com/soundcloud www.shatontv.com/spreaker www.shatontv... Show More

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January 16, 2019 65 min

While we're waiting for "Westworld" to return, the Shat on TV crew is covering Season 3 of True Detective for your listening pleasure. It's truly one of HBO's greatest franchises and the best thing on TV right now. We hope you enjoy.

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Let the hate flow through you! It's time for Shat on TV: Westworld's Mean Mail edition of the Telegraph. This special episode wraps up listeners' final thoughts on Westworld Season 2, then turns the guns on Big D, Gene, and Kerri. Roger somehow emerges unscathed. Hear about Gene's sexual issues, Big D's pronunciation problems, and Kerri's absence.  Listener letters cover Shat on TV's first godchild, reactions to the Westie Awards, ... Read more

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July 18, 2018 55 min

Sure "Westworld" was recently nominated for 21 Emmy Awards, but who cares about the same old boring Award shows when you have the Shat on TV Westies!  After hundreds of fan votes, we'll announce the winners of such categories as:  Best Showdown Best Battle Best Dressed Hottest Romance Most Shocking Reveal  ....and MORE!!! Even if you hate award shows, you'll love the Shatty Trio's hidden easter eggs at the end of the episode.  L... Read more

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"Westworld" Season 2 is over, but viewers are still talking! We keep the conversation going with more than a dozen listener emails, voicemails, and closing thoughts. Have a listen and remember to vote in the inaugural Shat on TV Westie Awards at www.shatontv.com/westies. We'll announce the winners in a special episode next week. Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Timeline here: http://w... Read more

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July 4, 2018 76 min

You asked for a Westworld Season 2 recap. Who are we to say no? Here's where we finish lingering debates, answer questions still bugging fans, and begin showing signs of cognitive plateau. You'll hear the Season 2 shat score, the biggest swings in character development, why lower ratings are nothing to worry about, and Six Easy Steps to Improve Season 3.  Also, Roger finally introduces his Westworld-Bible link, and a full-blown the... Read more

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June 29, 2018 91 min

Westworld lovers and haters are doing battle on this week's Telegraph, writing in about the Season 2 finale, "The Passenger." Critics say the plot holes were unforgivable. Fans say doubters are missing the entire point of the show. And most of us are torn somewhere in between. This listener mail edition is loaded with scathing reviews, high praise, odd voicemails, and a beautiful Radiohead cover from listener Si Haywood. Check it o... Read more

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We couldn't agree on Dolores' Five Pearls, the Man in Black's post-credits scene, or where the hosts went. So we went to the source. Roger scours a Lisa Joy interview explaining "The Passenger" and quizzes Gene and Big D on what the heck we saw during the Season 2 finale. Also, Gene issues a massive mea culpa for all the things he got wrong this season. Big D apologizes for his flubs. And Roger kinda sorta says he might maybe have ... Read more

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June 24, 2018 47 min

Some hosts reached The Valley Beyond. Some hosts reached the outside world. And some viewers reached the end of their wits. Westworld's Season 2 finale, "The Passenger" brought back some of our favorite characters, but the twists and turns left some fans a little queasy.  Find some solid ground with us as we lay out what we learned, what questions remain for Season 3, and why Episode 10 might be the best 90 minutes of TV in years. ... Read more

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June 22, 2018 78 min

Your three original "Westworld" podcast hosts are back with a bursting mailbag as the Season 2's finale looms on the horizon. This week's Telegraph includes: Is William a host? Was Juliet's reaction reasonable? Self-mutilation Father of The Year Awards An unhealthy amount of "LOST" references and a theory about the podcast itself Plus, hear voicemail from your favorite podcast guests and learn about a new feature we're unveiling ... Read more

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Rog and Big D climb the Mesa Bar diving board to jump into the deep end of the Penultimate Episode of Westworld Season 2. During the podcast, the boys unravel:  Which time frames are featured in the episode Who is Subject 001 Is William “Real” or "Host" Literary references to the plot Ford & Maeve's “Unlocking Core Permissions” How Teddy’s death will affect Dolores All Roads Lead to "The Forge" Predictions for the Season Finale S... Read more

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June 17, 2018 30 min

The Penultimate episode of season two of Westworld focuses mainly on the troubled past of William (aka MiB) while explaining further details on Dr. Ford's master plan.  While Gene is on vacation in Chicago, Roger flies all the way to Florida in order to watch and record in person with Dick. Join the shatty duo as they unravel the consequences of being a Category 47B human.  Take our survey here: https://survey.libsyn.com/shatontv  ... Read more

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June 15, 2018 86 min

Episode 8 seemed pretty straightforward ... until listener emails and voicemails arrived. We missed a lot, and "Westworld" fans were there to set the record straight. Let's take a different look at "Kiksuya" and answer the most complicated questions, including: Is host consciousness the result of intelligent design or simple mistakes? Was the Maze left for Akecheta on purpose? When did Dolores pass "violent delights" to Maeve? Was... Read more

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June 12, 2018 44 min

"Kiksuya" ranks among the easiest Westworld episodes to follow and the most emotionally powerful. But that doesn't mean it wasn't without mysteries to unpack. How did Maeve communicate with Akecheta from across the park? What did she say? And what was the meaning when you dive a level deeper?  How much did Ford help Akecheta in his journey, and what are the different paths to consciousness?  We also examine Logan's role in Akecheta... Read more

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June 10, 2018 33 min

"Kiksuya" delighted "Westworld" fans who wanted the story a little slower, a little clearer, and with a little more heart. But it wasn't without big revelations that tie to the greater story. In Season 2,  Episode 8, we learn how the Maze keeps showing up in the park, see more of the facility William is building, expand Maeve's abilities, and begin to see what The Door could be. Oh, and Logan is still naked. Take our survey here: h... Read more

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June 8, 2018 73 min

Episode 7 heats up the Westworld debate as listeners write in to argue Charlotte could be Charlie; Dolores and Maeve are conflicting views of feminism; Angela really could charm the grenade off a horny QA thug; artificial intelligence is just waiting to spring its trap; someone's going to rescue the Man in Black; and more. Voicemails start at the 1:02 mark and include the possibility we've only seen a simulated world so far, the id... Read more

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Westworld Season 2 Episode 7 pulled the curtain from the Valley Beyond, so let's venture there and explore its implications. We'll tell you where it is, what's being stored there, and how Dolores can use it to battle mankind. We'll also meet Farnold (or Fernarnold), the star of "Les Ecorches," and celebrate how intelligently Westworld re-introduced Ford's control to the series.  Don't forget Maeve and Sizemore! Can we call them fri... Read more

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June 3, 2018 18 min

Big D called "Les Ecorches" the Thanksgiving Dinner of Westworld episodes, and to many of us it felt like a season finale. So many questions were answered, so many characters may have been killed.  Ford is back in a big way. Bullets are flying. And the Man in Black is getting his come-uppance. But did Season 2 give up too many secrets too quickly? Tell us what you think at hosts@shatontv.com, then join us Tuesday for the Westworld ... Read more

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June 1, 2018 66 min

First, disenchanted viewers turned their guns on "Westworld." Now, frustrated listeners are setting their sights on us. From who Elsie actually is, to the Man in Black's conversation with Emily, to Emily's real name, you had a lot to say about Season 2 Episode 6: "Phase Space." With more than 100 emails received this week, it's another packed episode of the Westworld Telegraph. Plus, we get a voicemail from last Telegraph's mysteri... Read more

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Westworld's entire reality has changed, and that means all we thought we knew means squat. So we're diving deep without a tether and hoping we find hidden treasures in Episode 6, "Phase Space." This Deep Dive explores whether Grace or the Man in Black is a host, how many realities exist in Westworld, and how many Bernards are creeping around the park.  We also explain what exactly The Cradle can do, why it's so powerful, and what e... Read more

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May 28, 2018 56 min

We're halfway through Season 2, but Westworld isn't showing any signs of fatigue as they blow up some popular early theories, while introducing even more. Gene & Kerri are in Los Angeles celebrating Gene's birthday, so Rog & Big D are left in the studio to break down episode 6, "Phase Space".  In this SUPER SIZED Instacast, the Original Shat Duo use every bit of their old host memory control units (MCU's) to unravel:  The meaning... Read more

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