"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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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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This week in cyberpunk we saw Automation kill service jobs and the inspiration of cyberpunk classics while listening to a little Rolling Stones. Here’s what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Amazon Go Moves Into the Future, Removes Humans From the Service Industry In  a first from the American tech industry, Amazon has […]

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A couple of interesting things were highlighted in “Downsizing” that tells us how the Incorporated future came about. It starts with Aaron/Ben watching his father jump off a building after giving him a speech about how things were before they became “climate refugees”, how he lost his job , house and how all these things […]

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Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has cemented itself in a post-cyberpunk world of black and gray, where people have merged with tech that’s either already with us or just a heartbeat away. This view of the future is one of passive nihilism, where people accept that everything in the world is horrible and they all share […]

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