"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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We want to apologize for missing last week’s LWIC, and this week we are presenting two weeks of cyberpunk news – sans reality. The wires of reality don’t cease to writhe their way into our minds, and we’ll be back to it next week. For now, delight in our fictional visions of our cyberpunk future. […]

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2048: Nowhere to Run is the second installment of three short films that bridge the gap between Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and the original Blade Runner film by Ridley Scott. 2048 is directed by Luke Scott, just as 2036: Nexus Dawn was. So where does 2048 fit into the current established timeline? [Here is […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw Google put academics on the defensive, got our contacts stolen, and were reminded that the revolution is still going. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality Google Silences Think Tank Criticism It’s pretty common for big tech companies to reach out to think tanks in search of new […]

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2036: Nexus Dawn is a short film by Luke Scott (who directed Morgan) for Denis Villeneuve and provides auxiliary context for the sequel to one of the best cyberpunk movies of all time, Blade Runner. It focuses around Jared Leto’s character,┬áNiander Wallace, and his creation of new replicants, the Nexus 9 series. 2036: Nexus Dawn […]

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Lots of cyberpunk trailers this week break up the creeping dread that is the erosion of journalistic freedoms and privacy, but it isn’t all bad. Cyberpunk Reality Ron Wyden Stands for Journalists in Vote Against 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill Ron Wyden singularly voted against the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill on Tuesday, August 22nd, continuing his […]

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Last week in cyberpunk, civil unrest went viral, took a dive into an inventor’s brain, and were told to wait before we’re able to leap a building in a single bound. Cyberpunk Reality White Nationalists Rally in Virginia Rightist groups like alt-right Republicans, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and an assortment of White supremacists from […]

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This week in cyberpunk, we see the continued erosion of ethics in the US echelons of power, and we Tim Miller, of Deadpool fame, take on multiple classic cyberpunk properties, among a selection of exciting developments in the cyberpunk media landscape. The Return of Blackwater Erik Prince, the head of the notorious mercenary company Blackwater, […]

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Attack of the Cyber Octopuses comes from the mind of Nicola Piovesan, who has more than 60 awards and has participated in hundreds of film festivals worldwide. This comes through in the film, as the cast and crew had members from all over the world, demonstrating a real global sensibility and remarkable production value. This […]

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This last week in cyberpunk, cable networks find themselves at the mercy of hackers, experts show just how insecure people should be about election integrity, and there might be a little trouble with LA’s iconic sound. Cyberpunk Reality HBO Hack Worse Than First Disclosed Looks like HBO knows nothing. Or maybe the network’s feeling a […]

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