- Which leads me to risk...The company sure lets their "property" take a lot of physical risk, ne of fire before backup shows up.
I'm thinking that the company views dolls like meat. If one is damaged, they are disposed of. So any particular doll probably isn't that important. The implications that they get at least some from slave traders reinforces this.
That's the problem: they're worried about getting caught at this sort of thing. I would think the Dolls wouldn't be that easy to replace without attracting attention. Not to mention, injury or death is going to lead to investigation by those that might look closer.
- So, the company allows the clients to sleep with their "dolls"? I'm thinking that makes it a little risky for future clients, even with protection (which isn't 100%). Not only that, I'm sure a "date gone wrong" will be the reason for the scars on the other woman at the Dollhouse.
I can only guess that "sex toy" is a VERY large part of their business, though if that pricetag of a million dollars for "engagement" is true, then maybe not (unless they have children or some other very taboo dolls somewhere)
Again, if you just want "a date" for the night, you can have the same experience for a whole lot less. Likewise, as you indicated, if there are under aged people involved, that's still a high price to pay - and to a company that has your name and the resources to blackmail you.
- I'm willing to buy into the whole brainwashing thing, but making someone nearsighted without surgery is a bit over the top. Not only that, asthma medication can be fatal for those that don't actually have asthma.
I think what they did was make the doll "think" they are nearsighted or had asthma. The glasses and inhaler could have been placebos.
They mentioned she really was nearsighted and had asthma as a result of the programming. If they had merely said she thinks
she needs glasses or the inhaler, I'd buy into it a lot more.
- I'm not so sure about the wiping thing involving a hard drive, either. Maybe for programming, ...her with initially.
I bet past engagements come into play, or repeat performances are sometimes required, so they store the imprint for future use. It is clearly a bit of techwanking though.
But why would you save something that has potentially been corrupt, especially in the case of where a "mission" went bad?
It's like paintings create for a period movie where an artist has painted the actor to look like, say, George Washington. That painting isn't kept for future use in order to avoid it potentially accidentally ending up in another film requiring a portrait of George Washington. You keep the portrait of the original guy instead.
Originally Posted by jason10mm
Anyway, as a Whedon show, I fully expect most of these issues to be resolved. He definitely puts a lot of thought into everything, no way he would have such an elaborate set unless it was going to be an integral part.
I think he puts a lot of thought into the overall story arc, but I find his details are often lacking. I also think his fans are waaay to forgiving at times. I'll give the show a few more episodes to give it time to get to the proper episode order. Then, maybe it will settle in properly.