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‘Westworld’ as a 1980s TV Credits Sequence Shows What Could Have Been — Watch

Let the theories as to what it all means commence.

In one of the clearest signs yet that it’s entered the popular imagination, “Westworld” has gotten the retro-credits-sequence treatment. “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” are among the many other shows to be so honored — “Stranger Things” probably is as well, though it would be redundant — and now the HBO drama has joined their ranks. Watch below.

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As you might have guessed, the faux credits imagine “Westworld” as an ’80s throwback complete with synth music and spaced-out animation. Tom Gosling designed the sequence. The show, which recently aired its season-one finale, is based on the 1973 film of the same name from Michael Crichton; it also takes partial inspiration from “Futureworld,” the movie’s 1976 sequel, and is preceded by another TV adaptation, 1980’s “Beyond Westworld.”

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Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden and Tessa Thompson are among the stars of the sci-fi/western drama, which was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season. The show is expected to return in 2018.

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