or upgrades, then we hear their
more robotic elements come out in
the sound when they are down there
doing diagnostics and things like
SW: One of the most interesting reveals in Episode 10 was when we
had Dolores [Evan Rachel Wood] on
the table. It was the first time you
see her dissected, and you see the
mechanical inner workings of her.
The direction there was to be very
careful that she didn’t sound too ser-vo-driven, but they still wanted her
to have a mechanical element. So
that was an interesting reveal, to see
her mechanical insides. You hear a
little bit of the servo and mechanics.
There’s a timeline for the robots.
When they were originally created,
they were more mechanical and had
gears. But as time progressed, the
robots became more sophisticated.
They had more of a fleshy feel. They
were more human-like, even as far
as the bone structure.
There were some points where
we did make a subtle difference
between some of the mechanical
movements with the robots. The
sound was different for the older
model robots, such as Dolores, compared to the newer robots, which
didn’t have any mechanical sounds
at all. The newer robots are more
fluid and humanlike.
KR: Dolores herself had been rebuilt
more than any other host because
she was the oldest host in the park.
In this last episode, you see that the
inside of her is more high tech than
it would have been in the beginning. The hosts, while in Westworld,
couldn’t have any signs of mechanical sounds. Otherwise, it would give
it away that they are actually robots.
There were a lot of subtleties that
went into making that all feel correct.
SW: When we go to the cabin and we
see the little boy, they open up his
face, and that was the first time that
we get a glimpse of the old-style robots.
Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) meets with Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright)
The engineering of a Westworld host in progress
Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood), the oldest host in the park