With the premiere of HBO’s much-hyped take on the Michael Crichton classic – what about the original – its sequel and the little-seen small screen spinoff?
Westworld is a remake of a 1973 motion picture written and directed by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton.
That’s been discussed throughout the marketing of this series but what hasn’t been brought up much at all is that this isn’t the first time Hollywood has tried to milk more content out of this intellectual property cash cow.
It’s not even the first television adaptation of Westworld.
If I can’t watch Westworld the HBO show – I can pay $30 on Amazon for Beyond Westworld – the atrocious CBS series from 1980 that was canceled after airing only three episodes.
What you will find as you go on this incredible journey with me is that if the HBO Westworld series is any good – based on its predecessors – it will be something of a miracle.