Robot revolt on west world is not something like what you would expect. That’s because it’s actually more disturbing than you might think to discover that your brain can be controlled with an app. Episode 6, “The Adversary,” makes things even more complicated as we meet Ford’s family and Elsie solves the mystery of the stray dog. on this week decoded podcast we sit down with Rose Eveleth, host of the futuristic podcast Flash Forward, to focus on Maeve’s transformation, robot sex, and fembots.
Specific topics discussed include the unregistered robots (Ford’s robot family is seriously creepy), the true meaning of the maze (and why Teddy has become so boring), Maeve’s attribute matrix (and the best scene in the entire show). ), what it means to get stuck in a story (male and female roles for robots are both terrible), when will a man have sex with a male robot (it can’t happen soon enough), why the park doesn’t have romantic stories or female-centric seems to offer adventures (what? ladies don’t want sex?) and how Dolores and Maeve get stuck in the middle of an argument between Ford and Arnold (plus they are the ultimate victims of gaslighting).
I’m going to analyse, debate and dissect west world every week with a different guest, and on Tuesdays we post the podcast. The episodes air on Sunday, so you have plenty of time to watch before we get into major spoilers. Yes, there are spoilers. Listen when you’re done!
decoded is Ars Technica’s weekly podcast about the TV that obsesses us. We are currently dissecting west world. Listen or subscribe above and let us know what you think — ideas, questions, or your favorite theory about who grabbed Elsie in that theater — via the comment section, on iTunes, or via email.
west world airs on HBO in the US on Sunday nights and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Tuesdays at 9pm.