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a 1973 science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton.

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What was the first sci-fi work to have a virus that only infected computers?

In the Wikipedia entry for the original 1973 Westworld it mentions the computer scientist scoffing at the idea of 'an infectious virus that affects computers'. Is there an earlier than this sci fi ...
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In Westworld, why wouldn't they use an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) device to knock out all the hosts in the park?

As per the title, why wouldn't there be any safety measures in place, such as an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) device, to knock out the hosts in case of an emergency?
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Why does Socks dream of the Gunslinger?

In the film Futureworld, a sequel to Westworld, the main character "Socks," a television reporter, dreams of being in a romantic relationship with the Gunslinger, the villain from the first film and ...
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How long are Westworld cycles?

The Westworld park has an overarching story arc that continuously loops, and customers pay to visit the park at the beginning of a loop. Early in the show, we're shown Dolores looping the same morning ...
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Why no Medievalworld or Romanworld?

Is there any out-of-universe reason why Delos in the new series had no other theme parks apart from Westworld, as there were in the 1973 movie?
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Is there any proof that these two characters are the same in Westworld?

There are many theories on Wyatt. One of the most convincing is that When you look back at prior episodes, this makes complete sense. Wyatt kills the "person in charge" which ends up being Arnold, ...
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How were the swords made safe to humans?

In the film "Westworld" (1973) starring Yul Brynner, it's shown that the firearms in Westworld will not fire on humans because they contain a heat sensor, allowing the gun to fire if pointed at a cold ...