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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.


Jun 29, 2022

"Westworld" is back, and a lot has changed in the seven years since we've seen Maeve, Caleb, William and Dolo ... err, Christina. Ash and Gene are here to dive straight into the meaning of the episode title, the changes to the "Westworld" opening credits, and what's new in the world.

This Deep Dive, covering Episode 1,...

Jun 27, 2022

It's quiet. Too quiet.

"Westworld" Season 4 kicked off with William up to some dastardly deeds, but things quickly became muted as the story seemed to parallel parts Season 1 and parts "The Matrix Resurrections."

We also got some elements of Caleb playing Hawkeye (I've gotta leave my family to protect them) in a season...

Jun 15, 2022

After our longest wait yet, "Westworld" is coming back with Season 4 on June 26. In this preview pod, the Shat Crew saddles up again to outline the upcoming episodes, explore some of the real-world events promoting the HBO series, touch base with the cast, and share wish lists for the season.

Will there be a new park to...