Autómata (Automata)

What Is It?

The 2014 English-language Spanish-Bulgarian science fiction action movie Autómata (Automata).

Automata Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Antonio Banderas Sci-Fi Movie HD
Automata – Speciale “The Making of Automata”

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

In 2044, the climate change and a series of solar storms have turned to a desert the surface of the planet and annihilated the 99.7 % of Earth’s population, leaving alive 21 million people across the world in a single city covered by mechanical clouds (zeppelins anchored to the city) to make rain.

Trying to rebuild the world again, a robot company named ROC Corporation create Automata Pilgrim 7000 with two security protocols: 1st, a robot cannot harm human beings, and 2nd, a robot cannot alter himself or another robot.

But this situation changes when police officer Sean Wallace shoots and destroys a robot, claiming that it was altering himself.

With the company worried by the possible implications if the case were known by the people, insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is chosen to investigate the happened, while Vaucan tries to convince his boss, friend, and brother-in-law Robert Bold to transfer him and his pregnant wife Rachel to the coast, with Bold accepting the request if Vaucan solves the case.

Going with Wallace to a brothel, they meet a robot in blue wig named Cleo, who is shot by Wallace in the belief that Cleo will go with the mysterious repairman that Vaucan calls The Clocksmith.

However, Cleo travels to a mechanical workshop property of Dr. Susan Dupré, who informs Vaucan about a terrible possibility: that the robots can alter their second protocol themselves to acquire self awareness, implying a non-human intelligence that could easily surpass the human brain, after a test where she mixed a biocore from the Wallace’s shot robot with Cleo’s own biocore.

Vaucan reports secretly Bold about it, but ROC’s chairman intercepts the message.

When Dr. Dupré is killed in front of Vaucan by a ROC’s squad group, he and Cleo run from the assassins, ending outside the city, lost in the white desert that surrounds the city.

Forced to meet ROC’s chairman, this reports Bold about the secret of the two protocols: that the Pilgrim 7000’s prototype was created without them, and due to its unlimited intelligence and learning, he overcame the human owners just eight days later.

After the escape, all the next Pilgrims were created with the protocols to limit their capacity in order to have them under control.

Fearing the extinction of the human race if all the Pilgrims evolve beyond the protocols, ROC’s chairman blames Vaucan of Dupré’s assassination and the alteration of the robots to cover up to the public, and Wallace is hired to find Cleo and Vucan and kill them.

According Vaucan, Cleo and three robots more travel across the desert to the forbidden and radioactive zone to meet The Clocksmith, Vaucan will find himself as witness of something that it would change the world as nobody could imagine. —Chockys

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Humans (Season 2)

What Is It?

The 2016 science fiction television show Humans (Season 2) that was based on the television show Real Humans.

HUMANS Season 2 Official Trailer (HD) AMC Drama Series
Humans: Season 2 Trailer

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this television show:

In Season 2 of “HUMANS,” Niska (Emily Berrington) releases the consciousness code, but it doesn’t work as she expected; newly conscious Hester (Sonya Cassidy) causes concern for Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) as her violent tendencies start to turn Leo’s (Colin Morgan) head, and Mattie (Lucy Careless) salvages Odi (Will Tudor) to test a theory.

Meanwhile, Mia (Gemma Chan) forms a relationship with a human against her family’s advice; Pete (Neil Maskell) tries to find a way for Karen (Ruth Bradley) and he to be a true family; and as Synths begin to disappear, Leo becomes obsessed with saving them.

Elsewhere, scientist Athena (Carrie-Anne Moss) pushes her research to the limits, but when she suspects her sponsor Milo (Marshall Allman) of having darker reasons for funding her dream, she must make a tough decision; and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) agrees to take on an impossible case.

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Westworld (Season 4)

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Description: Poster art for season 4 of Westworld

What Is It?

The 2022 HBO American science fiction dystopian TV show Westworld (Season 4).

Westworld Season 4 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV
Westworld | Season 4 In The Weeks Ahead | HBO

Here is how Wikipedia describes this show:

The fourth season of the American science fiction dystopian television series Westworld (subtitled The Choice)[1] premiered on HBO on June 26, 2022, and will conclude on August 14, 2022, consisting of eight episodes.

The television series was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and it is based on the 1973 film of the same name, written and directed by Michael Crichton. The fourth season stars an ensemble cast led by Evan Rachel WoodThandiwe NewtonJeffrey WrightTessa ThompsonAaron PaulJames Marsden, and Ed Harris.

The first half of the fourth season picks up seven years after the end of season 3 in 2060 while the second half takes place 23 years later in 2083,[2] and is described as a “dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on Earth.”[3] The season includes an amusement park modeled after the Roaring Twenties.[4]

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Raised By Wolves (Season 2) Review

What Is It?

The 2022 science fiction TV show Raised By Wolves (Season 2).

Raised By Wolves Season 2 | Official Teaser | HBO Max
Raised By Wolves Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO Max

This is how Fandom describes this TV show:

In season two of RAISED BY WOLVES, Android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), along with their brood of six human children, join a newly formed atheistic colony in Kepler-22b’s mysterious tropical zone. But navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles, as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction.[5]

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Raised By Wolves | Full Episode: “Raised By Wolves” (Season 1 Episode 1) | HBO Max

Raised By Wolves | Full Episode: “Raised By Wolves” (Season 1 Episode 1) | HBO Max

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When two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet in the wake of a religious war, they learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous task. From Ridley Scott, legendary director of The Martian, Gladiator, and Alien, comes Raised by Wolves. #RaisedByWolvesMax

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