"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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News this week brings us a dissection of a classic from the creator himself, internet prices may go up while coverage drops, Fancy Bear gets interested in European elections, but we can watch a baby xenomorph and a lamb put the beauty of nature on full display. Let’s see what happened this Last Week in […]

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Set in a future in which you are either an inhabitant of the Inland or the Offshore, 3% is a Brazilian dystopian series produced by Netflix. While the Inland inhabitants are doomed to poverty, the Offshore citizens benefit from an excess of resources and high quality of life. If you are one of the Inland […]

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Megacorporations walk us into our dystopian future, while governments continue oppressive trends and the line between Black Hat and White Hat hackers have never been blurrier, this week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality US Doubles Down on Assange In the wake of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s statements where he said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks […]

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When I discuss my writing, I speak about the writings of Orwell, specifically his novel 1984. I’ve always been partial to dreary texts coated with misery. I’ve always enjoyed the non-ending, or the lack of a well-rounded and/or happy ending. I’ve always yearned for texts to treat me like an adult and allow me to […]

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Last week in cyberpunk we saw what happens when a corporation is given a taste of impunity, saw genetic experiments ready for war, and heard a whisper of a Super Nintendo star turning quite violent. Cyberpunk Reality Disney Seeks Patent for ‘Soft’ Robots It seems Disney World is taking the family fun experience and removing […]

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It has been a long week. After the disappointment that was Ghost in the Shell, I had to perk myself up with a classic—The Running Man. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, The Running Man rounds off my reviews for previous sports-themed cyberpunk films (Rollerball and Death Race 2000). Ostensibly, it doesn’t appear too cyberpunky, but […]

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Last week in cyberpunk we continued our trudge into the cyberpunk future bringing to life many of the things that science fiction writers warned us were coming. Cyberpunk has become a play-book. We still have fantastic fiction to make us aware of these happenings and to warn us about a post-human future to come. Cyberpunk […]

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The Neon Dystopia team comes together to take on Rupert Sander’s Section 9. Ghost in the Shell is one of the most beloved films in the cyberpunk canon and sits happily alongside classics such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Akira as some of the most influential movies in cinema history, even outside of the […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw personal data sold off by the government, learned which companies actually care about their users, and found out what it takes to write an interesting story about robot animals. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality  Hundreds Arrested in Protest Against Kremlin Corruption Demonstrations were held all across […]

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