After Westworld season 3 ended, I expected we’d be done discussing what it means to be alive and artificial intelligence. And then we started talking about Devs. And now we’re covering this. Join us for about an hour as we discuss Alex Garland’s ambitious Turing test, Ex Machina.
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This week we’re talking about Alex Garland’s latest sci-fi series, Devs, episodes 1 & 2.
We’ve just seen Annihilation, and boy are our minds blown. Written and directed by Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaacs, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, it features a plot that it is alien, wondrous, unfathomable, and terrifying, with visuals to match. It compares favorably to The Arrival, and is the kind of movie we wanted Alien: Covenant to be. It’s just too bad that Paramount had so little faith in the film, in our eyes they had something special on their hands, and we feel sorry for the international audience that is going to see this for the first time on the small screen. For everybody in the US, Canada, and China, go see this film!