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After many pointless detours in Ben Larson’s misadventures, Incorporated’s first season finally comes to an end. In “Golden Parachute,” Ben’s sacrifices, his series of lies and and dark deeds committed in the name of Elena, proved pointless. Finally scheming his way into the Spiga’s most exclusive club, Ben learned that his one-time girlfriend wasn’t waiting […]

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Incorporated’s political messaging has taken a backseat as the show turns expositional. After learning of Laura’s rescue at the hands of Julian, and how Spiga’s top security agent initially wanted less to do with the company before Elizabeth gained his loyalty, the main plot is back on track. And as Ben gets closer to Elena, […]

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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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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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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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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 on processing the absurdity that is a Donald Trump presidency. It’s an understandably troubling marriage of corporate malfeasance and unmatched power to most, though some […]

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This week in cyberpunk we get a sneak peak at some upcoming cyberpunk/dystopian television alongside developments in our world that not so long ago would have been firmly in the realm of fiction. Welcome to the cyberpunk now. Cyberpunk Now Microsoft Leaks Backdoor Skeleton Key for Secure Boot Microsoft inadvertently leaked the key for bypassing […]

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Our reality continues to march blindly into the cautionary territory of cyberpunk dystopias. The most progress this week seems to be in the field of artificial intelligence. This is mirrored in the number of upcoming films that focus on the rise of AI. Amidst continuing reboots, there is some new unique cyberpunk worlds to explore […]

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Space is a tough sell for me. Star Trek and Wars never grabbed my attention. Revivals, reboots, and reimaginings go by without me noticing. It’s only when I’m ignorant to what it is I’m seeing does the idea of space seem to attract my attention. One such case (possibly the first) was the ’04 reimagining […]

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