"The room is lit by pale, shifting, blue light. It washes over you, as grand vistas of steel and glass pan across the screen. Our hero steps out of an abandoned warehouse, and lights a cigarette. Spires dotted in light rise up behind the warehouse. He walks away casually as the building explodes in ball of fire, littering the street with fragments of glass and metal."

In this section, you will find cyberpunk movie, television, and anime reviews and analysis.

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The poster child for character writing and world building in anime, both classic and modern, Evangelion reached out and touched a generation of viewers with its crucifix-laden hand. It drew us into a story and world that actively defied storytelling conventions and challenged our perceptions of what it means to be a human, an individual. […]

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Though the late seventies is famously known for producing Star Wars IV: A New Hope, earlier SF films in the decade were often dark, grisly and grim stories that were partly inspired by the current political scene. Distrust. Anger. A loss of hope. These concepts were all represented by films such as Logan’s Run, A […]

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Incorporated’s political messaging has taken a backseat as the show turns expositional. After learning of Laura’s rescue at the hands of Julian, and how Spiga’s top security agent initially wanted less to do with the company before Elizabeth gained his loyalty, the main plot is back on track. And as Ben gets closer to Elena, […]

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Cyberpunk’s first full week of 2017. Finland tries to set a precedent, robots get jobs in Japan, and workers fall off the map. Let’s see how much closer we’ve marched towards dystopia this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Finland Flirts With Universal Income As our collective push into the future makes it clear that […]

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Though it’s been explored on Incorporated before, the sole focus of “Profit and Loss” was the construct of debt. It’s finally revealed to be at the center of the inciting incident for the series’s main story. This episode meanders a bit between time periods to make that point, but taken in as a whole “Profit […]

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The state of cyberpunk this Friday brings us an undeniable link between private intelligence and government policing, a respectful view of one of cinema’s greatest feats, and the return of an Anonymous face. Let’s see just how bad things got this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Millions Flee Chinese Cities to Escape Pollution China’s […]

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Incorporated drops all pretense in the earliest moments of “Cost Containment”. While I don’t expect anything to be as great as Inazagi’s Officer Bucky vid for the company kids, the charity ad pleading for ¥100 to feed Johnny says that the U.S. isn’t far from a third world country no matter the state of climate […]

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Blade Runner is one of the most iconic films ever. Not even as simply a science fiction film, but all film. So, it isn’t surprising that in this reboot/sequel happy era that we live in, that Blade Runner would find itself in the sequel mill. It is one of those films that simply doesn’t need […]

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FOX has an appalling reputation when it comes to science fiction. Very few genre shows have survived beyond a first or second season on the network. Firefly and Dollhouse, from the legendary Joss Whedon, for example, are examples of good SF. Firefly lasted a single season. Dollhouse, due to studio meddling in the premieres, lasted […]

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