The Origins of Cyberpunk

Let’s go back to the 1980s, and beyond, to explore beginnings of cyberpunk in literature, cinema, television, video games and comics together! However, its roots can be traced back to the science-fiction movement of the 1960s and 1970s called the New Wave in which writers such as Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny or Harlan Ellison examined possible effects of drug culture, technologies and the sexual revolution. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science-fiction that is set in a futuristic environment and is characterized by technological and scientific conveniences such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics along with the collapse of society or a fundamental change in the social order. In the first part of this mini-series, we remember, not only, the first cyberpunk films such as Westworld, Blade Runner, Tron, Terminator, Robocop, Akira and many more…

original CYBERPUNK: A Miniseries – 1.EP The Origins of Cyberpunk
director Ian Phoenix
cast various
year 2019
runtime 48 min.
country USA
format BluRay
language English with Czech subtitles

 

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