Will Jonathan Nolan deepen Person of Interest's themes in Westworld?

Jonathan Nolan has explored the nature of artificial intelligence in some intense, thought-provoking ways in his show Person of Interest. Now he's making a Westworld TV show for HBO, and it's described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." » 8/31/13 8:00am 8/31/13 8:00am

10 Amazing Milestones of Early Computer Animation

This past weekend, you relived the wonder of Jurassic Park and remembered the first time you saw convincing CG effects on screen. But Jurassic Park built on a long legacy of computer innovation, more than a decade and a half of on-screen computer effects. Here are 10 landmarks of early CG, many of which still look… » 4/09/13 10:37am 4/09/13 10:37am

Matthew Vaughn responds to the X-Men cast photo, plus Neill Blomkamp's…

Director Matthew Vaughn explains the much-derided X-Men: First Class cast photo and offers new images to make up for it. Robert Downey Jr. is leaving the Wizard of Oz prequel, but an equally big name could take his place. Spoilerbunga! » 1/21/11 6:00am 1/21/11 6:00am

Before Westworld, Another Robot Gunslinger Walked the Cyber Streets of …

From the recently-posted Life » 11/23/08 9:00am 11/23/08 9:00am magazine archives comes photographic evidence of a pistol-packing robot that predated Michael Crichton’s and Yul Brynner’s by some 13 years. We've got more pictures after the jump. Alas, the archives don’t tell us much more than that the robot was built by Robert Wolfe and that the…

The Most Badass Robot Army Dream Team

We've talked about the toughest scifi soldiers, but those were made out of blood, muscle and bone. What about their robotic counterparts? It's goes without saying that if the Bot Army met the Meat Popsicle Army, the robots would clean house. If you had access to unlimited funds and a lot of time-traveling doohickeys,… » 4/17/08 3:30pm 4/17/08 3:30pm