4. Bad Robots
While the human-like machines in the HBO reimagining of Westworld are the more sympathetic characters, there is still a “bad robot” of sorts pulling the “behind the scenes” strings. Executive Producer and Hollywood wunderkind J.J. Abrams’s production company is in fact named Bad Robot. Okay, bad robot jokes aside, Abrams is one of film and television’s most proficient players, and his production company launches multiple series and films every year.
Bad Robot Productions was founded in 2001 by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk and is responsible for such original television mega-hits as Alias, Lost, and Fringe. Their films include Star Trek, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – like Westworld, all of these were very successful reboots or re-imaginings of already incredibly successful franchises.