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Alien: Covenant Shows the Cyberpunk Side of the Alien Franchise

I was cautiously optimistic walking into Alien: Covenant. Prometheus was no masterpiece by any stretch, and following Aliens the franchise hasn’t really lived up to its potential. Don’t ge...

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1979’s Alien Is Part Of The Cyberpunk Zeitgeist

At first glance Ridley Scott’s Alien, from 1979, is easy to dismiss from discussions about cyberpunk. When perceived as a movie about an alien stalking the crew of a spaceship, I can understand ...

Reconciling the Predator Franchise with Cyberpunk

The Alien franchise, from Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon, is generally accepted to be cyberpunk. There is even evidence that Blade Runner and the Alien franchise take place in the same universe. ...