"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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Time goes fluid this week on Westworld, giving things a bit more clarity while introducing a whole new set of mysteries. Just remember, these hosts are not real. They’re not real. Westworld: “The Stray” Bernard gifts Dolores a copy of Alice in Wonderland. She notices a common theme in the books he gives her to […]

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2016 is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. For 50 years, we have had our screens graced with a vision of humanity that is hopeful and believes that we will be able to overcome our human weaknesses.  Star Trek‘s first episode aired in 1966, solidly in the period of science fiction that cyberpunk rebelled against. […]

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Endless reboots and hardware swaps, still deleted files have an impression in Westworld. New faces emerge as chaos brews, and old players just want to know how to enter the maze. Westworld: “Chestnut” William, a quiet businessman, is dragged to Westworld for the first time by his colleague and (kind of) friend Logan who knows […]

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Westworld is HBO’s ambitious foray into sci-fi, hoping to mirror past success in crime and fantasy drama and achieve even more awards and acclaim in this golden age of television. But can this reboot really recreate the success of the original, or is it all just a simulation? Westworld: “The Original” Dolores sits motionless as […]

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Mr. Robot’s kept things from us. It began much sooner than we thought. Signs were missed, clues ignored, all because we were too distracted by what was in front of us, never bothering to lift our eyes a little higher. Are you ready for Stage 2? Mr. Robot: “eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z” So much depends upon A red […]

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Are you red or purple? A 1 or a 0? Dreaming or here with me? Mr. Robot doesn’t sleep, even if he’s not here. Maybe we can’t afford to either. Mr. Robot: “eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z” Mr. Robot’s been gone too long. Elliot’s wondering why, and he needs our help to figure it out. “Mind awake, body asleep,” […]

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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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