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‘I think we might be in a Prophecy’: A Review of Bright

Before I start this review, I want to preface this by saying that I know Bright doesn’t appear to be overtly cyberpunk. There is no matrix, there are no rigs, there are no A.I.—essentially, the “cyber...

‘Scoring isn’t killing Mr Frankenstein, it’s a part of the race’: A Review of Death Race 2000

Though the late seventies is famously known for producing Star Wars IV: A New Hope, earlier SF films in the decade were often dark, grisly and grim stories that were partly inspired by the current pol...

Alienation and Government Failure Informs Incorporated’s Future

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...

San Junipero: Science Evangelism and the Promise of Heaven

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. T...

Westworld Ends Our Suffering, Delivers a Message

Westworld’s worst-kept secret finally exposed, but having theories confirmed about where the Man in Black and William intersect didn’t pull away focus from the robot revolt we’ve bee...

Incorporated Gives a Glimpse Inside an American Kleptocracy

Incorporated might come off as a fundamentally different show than it might have intended, now that the post-election haze has faded for most and they’re joining those who’ve been working ...

Westworld: "The Well-Tempered Clavier"

Westworld: Conflict in the Age of AI

Westworld’s game between gods and their creations is one without winners. But for the playthings of genius men, given the opportunity to shine brightly themselves, the opportunity to reject the ...

Mr. Robot Violently Reminds us No One’s Happy

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-pr...

Mr. Robot: Freedom is Fleeting

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 rem...

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