23 January 2014 | trashgang
not bad but nothing to do with Westworld after a while
After the success of Westworld (1973) and it's follow-up Futureworld (1976) it was time to make a series about the robots. Beyond Westworld was created in 1980 but it wasn't what the fans of both films thought it should be.
It was short-lived even as it followed in a great line the story of both full features. In fact, the first 15 minutes do pick up on Westworld were we do have problems with the robots working at Westworld. But once Westworld is destroyed, as the title of episode one says, this series moves further away and goes on in the real world were world dominators are using robots to conquer earth. Quaid (James Wainwright) is the bad guy using the robots of Delos to conquer earth. Security Chief John Moore (Jim McMullan) of the Delos Corporation has to stop Quaid.
The series was nominated for an Emmy for the make-up only 5 episodes were developed and only three were aired before cancellation.
Nevertheless, it did deliver some good moments but as I said earlier, after 15 minutes it moves away from Westworld to become something different, not bad but they should have given it another name in stead of trying to clock in on the success of both flicks.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5