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Westworld first came to the world in 1973 in the form of a motion picture written and directed by famed novelist Michael Crichton. The movie, which told the tale of a futuristic amusement park populated by robots gone haywire in the planet Delos (sounds familiar?) , gained enough success to spawn a sequel in 1976 ("Futureworld", in which Delos re-opens with a brand new theme park) and a 6-episode TV series called "Beyond Westworld".

The original Westworld remains to this day a Sci-fi classic, and was actually a pretty successful movie in it's day grossing a considerable amount for a SF flick done on a meager $1.25 budget and which featured one of the first computer-generated visual effects on a motion picture (the robot's distorted point of view shots).

As a side note, the "worlds" in the Delos from the movie are, besides Westworld itself, Romanworld and Medievalworld. Unlike the game's Samuraiworld and Orbitworld.

Contributed by Zovni (10633) on Jun 29, 2004. -- edit trivia