"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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1995’s Judge Dredd suffers from many of the same issues that the new Star Trek reboots have had to deal with. Although the movie is entertaining, it is not honest to the source material. This makes it a good movie, but not a good Judge Dredd movie. No one involved in the movie’s production was […]

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Mr. Robot steps aside so lovers can embrace in peace as the darkness that follows revolution encroaches, but helping hands are there to help drag us back to reality. Mr. Robot: “eps2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx” Terry Colby has found life after business by appealing to the masses and their call for accountability with a new book. With The […]

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The hit to the economy is testing the government’s ability to manage the day-to-day needs a country has, like keeping the lights on. But corporations still manage to flex a little muscle and remind everyone who matters that they’re still in charge. It’s a dance for power, and it seems everyone’s got a partner.   […]

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While Mr. Robot and Elliot spend their last few hours of incarceration in silence, fsociety fractures as the shit hits the proverbial fan. Things get dangerously real, and it’ every man for himself. But in the chaos we find an unsung hero that’s been with us all along. Mr. Robot: “eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12” With the FBI pwned, […]

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Mr. Robot tests the relationships between masters and their slaves as Elliot proves to be stronger than he thought. But having friends close by never hurts. Mr. Robot: “eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme” Mr. Robot’s sitcom fantasy helped Elliot handle a beating without breaking, but memories of Tyrell were too persistent to keep buried. Elliot demands Mr. Robot tell […]

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We all love to root for the underdog, and the anime Under the Dog is no exception. Under the Dog is an anime that was conceived in the 1990s by Jirō Ishii as a spirtual successor to Ghost in the Shell and Akira. The project never gained much traction due to the fact that it wouldn’t […]

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Did you join the Aldersons on their annual family road trip? Mr. Robot tries to keep everyone distracted from his cancer, Mrs. Alderson is up to her usual tricks, and Darlene can’t stop watching her brother being beaten to death on her Gameboy. But poor ol’ Elliot can’t focus on anything but the mystery man […]

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Mr. Robot forsakes psychological horror for political intrigue and ticking clocks, but with time running out and the FBI drawing near can fsociety pull it together fast enough to keep up?

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Acheron Rising is a cyberpunk web series being developed by Brent Radford and Lucien Soulban. Radford and and Soulban have been steeped in cyberpunk since their early lives and Soulban has contributed to many well-known cyberpunk properties such as Cyberpunk 2020, Shadowrun, Deus Ex, and most recently Watch Dogs 2. They agreed to talk to […]

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