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You guys act like booored's just trying to ruin everyone's fun, but there actually is value in clarifying this stuff, so that, for example, I'll know whether it would be totally dumb of me to suggest that Harrison Bergeron and Idiocracy are "cyberpunk"

I mean, it would, right?  Even though they completely meet the stated criteria?  And then there are somewhat more ambiguous cases, like The Lathe of Heaven and Gattaca.

 

(Anyways, if I may further transgress against this thread by also suggesting short-lived TV shows, shouts out are in order to VR.5, Phantom 2040, the gloriously cheesy TekWar, and of course Max Headroom)

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If you open the can of TV shows, one needs to mention Dark Angel.

By the way, for those so inclined, as far as I've read Ghost in the Shell is post-cyberpunk. The distinction being, if I remember correctly, that cyberpunk stories focus on people going against the society or the Megacorps, while post-cyberpunk focuses on people inside those organization, or anyway upholding the status quo, the society and its laws, like in the aforementioned GITS.

So does this mean that Netrunner is actually Cyberpunk or Post-Cyberpunk, depending on which side you're playing on in that particular game?

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Vittek said:

If you open the can of TV shows, one needs to mention Dark Angel.

By the way, for those so inclined, as far as I've read Ghost in the Shell is post-cyberpunk. The distinction being, if I remember correctly, that cyberpunk stories focus on people going against the society or the Megacorps, while post-cyberpunk focuses on people inside those organization, or anyway upholding the status quo, the society and its laws, like in the aforementioned GITS.

So does this mean that Netrunner is actually Cyberpunk or Post-Cyberpunk, depending on which side you're playing on in that particular game?

I think I would still put Netrunner in the Cyberpunk category.  While there is a corporate player, only the runners are given individual identities and they provide the game's name.  I feel like the focus is on running, while being the corp is more like having fun portraying the backdrop.

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Chrysalis is one I haven't seen any one mention yet. Maybe because it's French?

It's a futuristic noir sci-fi film, where a detective is trying to find out what happened to a girl that was murdered and the case he couldn't solve. But now she's here with no memories…

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Smilingknight said:

Chrysalis is one I haven't seen any one mention yet. Maybe because it's French?

It's a futuristic noir sci-fi film, where a detective is trying to find out what happened to a girl that was murdered and the case he couldn't solve. But now she's here with no memories…

 

Hmmm I'm sure I've either seen it or it's trailer.  I'll have to look into that one.  

 

Man, lots of new flicks added lately!  I'll have to update the list when I get home!

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