So can this really be a virtual world or is this another planet?
The whole thing takes place on another planet IMO. Quite possible especially with the monster terraforming equipment. All the control rooms are underground, etc.
And Elsie saying she was going to ask for a title, a room upgrade and a bar pass as a reward - that speaks to ultra-remoteness from Earth-like trappings of a vacation home in Belize and a rai$e.
ETA also when Bernard was talking to his "wife" via spacefacetime, pretty sure that established they're on separate planets
I'm thinking Mars as well given the red geology, inside a monster crater. There is also the white train coming from somewhere outside the park. So I'm guessing another habitat somewhere, maybe an outpost for the foundation and a spaceport.
Post by Some Pig No Doubt on Nov 7, 2016 20:45:43 GMT
Random. Read this on a YouTube comment section.
Related to a "Bernold" / "Berndroid" theory....the photo that Ford shows Bernard is off center - almost as though there was a third person that has been edited out. "I see nothing. It doesn't look like anything to me."
ok this is way out there but I think there is supreme significance that the new hosts are essentially human, as far as the wetware goes, in comparison to Boy and the earliest hosts, who were mostly robotic.
Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. Biological theory. Means that - for example - the development of a human fetus goes through stages that mimic its evolutionary ancestors. Anyway, the newest hosts might be more inclined to evolve because their hardware is now wetware that is virtually indistinguishable from human flesh. That maybe it's not just programming but - flesh memories so to speak.
Long story short is that memory is not necessarily brain (software) based. Some call this collective consciousness as a parallel.
Might be especially true if actual cloning is involved, because we're talking about replication at a DNA level.
The original flesh blood bone hair etc has to come from somewhere, and those sources are probably human DNA, which appears capable of "memory" storage apart from the brain.
you know how the graveyard scene had gravebells? I had to look up the correct term for this, they're called safety coffins, in case someone was accidentally buried alive, they could ring the bell and hopefully be rescued. I always called them gravebells. Yes so...
buried alive but not really dead could be a parallel to whatever DNA was used for the flesh/blood/bone cloning process. The original DNA is still there ready to be awakened.
And, as Arnold tells us via Ford paraphrasing “a great artist always hid themselves in their work.”
So all of this could be an expression of Arnold's DNA.
I think the creep Sizemore plays into this theme as a "creator" of the stories.
Post by Some Pig No Doubt on Nov 8, 2016 1:12:36 GMT
Mr. Pig still hasn't seen E5, so I hope to blow through both eps tonight. I'm going to be paying close attention to Bernard's clothes. Who needs old vs. new logos as proof of different timelines when you have the power of the sweater vest??