Cyberpunk Documentary PART 1 | Neuromancer, Blade Runner, Shadowrun, Akira

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Let’s take a journey back to the 1980’s and beyond, to discover the origins of the Cyberpunk movement, in literature, cinema, television, video games, comics and more! In this documentary miniseries, we will discover the wonders of Cyberpunk, dating back to the 1940’s, all the way through 1989, with each successive episode taking on a new decade.

Co-written by Shalashaskka
https://www.youtube.com/c/Shalashaskka

2:19 - The Origins of Cyberpunk
4:14 - PROTO-PUNK
4:58 - Philip K. Dick
5:30 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
6:25 - Colossus: The Forbin Project
7:03 - Westworld
8:53 - The Long Tomorrow, Métal Hurlant
9:21 - 2000 AD, Judge Dredd
9:51 - Early cyberpunk authors, where the term came from
11:09 - FUTURE NOIR
11:25 - Blade Runner
18:49 - Syd Mead
19:55 - TRON
20:55 - Neuromancer
24:55 - CHAIN REACTION
25:20 - Cyberpunk, the tabletop game
26:07 - Shadowrun
29:08 - WarGames
29:28 - Trancers
29:56 - The Terminator
31:02 - Blade Runner, the game
32:04 - Max Headroom
33:55 - RoboCop
36:22 - RoboCop, the game
36:45 - The Running Man
37:38 - Bubblegum Crisis
38:10 - Akira
39:07 - VIRTUAL WORLDS
39:21 - Snatcher
41:50 - Neuromancer, the game
43:52 - Cyberpunk as a genre, literary symposium



MUSIC CREDITS

Outro music: ‘Flight Path’ by Kuedo
http://www.kuedo.co.uk/

Stock music licensed through www.EpidemicSound.com

YouTube Audio Library:
‘Back Streets of Seoul’ by MK2
‘Descent’ by Houses of Heaven
‘Direct to Video’ by Chris Zabriskie
‘Dreamer’ by DivKid
‘Dreams Electric’ by Geographer
‘Frequency’ by Silent Partner
‘Lament Golden Light’ by Devon Church
‘Mist’ by Odonis Odonis
‘Virtual Light’ by Houses of Heaven
‘Where Are My Clothes’ by The 129ers



FOOTAGE CREDITS

B.A.T. footage by ankokumen | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAe8z...

Neuromancer cyberspace gameplay by Crowley9 |
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCirK...

Snatcher footage by GoggleBoxFairy | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrmEa...

RoboCop MAME footage by bubufufu and Si0r:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxjZ0...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPXH8...

Blade Runner, Tron and other art by Syd Mead:
http://sydmead.com/

Neuromancer 3D artwork rendition by Rafael Moco:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ZLR5X

Circuit’s Edge gameplay by This... is MDCore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=titfH...



SOURCES

Gardner Dozois
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archiv...

Gibson on Shadowrun
https://web.archive.org/web/200706270...
http://williamgibsonblog.blogspot.com...

Shadowrun | https://shadowrun.fandom.com/

Blade Runner convention | https://youtu.be/1ZVW8Zn5fSM

Nuyen in Neuromancer | https://books.google.com/books?id=1py...

“Cyberpunk” term origin | https://books.google.com/books?id=5ER...

The Future of Human-Machine Communications: The Turing Test | https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/artic...

Post-humanism and ecocide | http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/post-...

How I Wrote Neuromancer | https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...

Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - WW2 influences | https://galaxypress.com/inspired-phil...

Making of Blade Runner | https://youtu.be/ZPluJUQGHrg

“Cyberpunks” by Timothy Leary | https://urbigenous.net/library/cyberp...

Equilibrium’s cyberpunk themes | https://static.anarchivism.org/cyberp...

Street Samurai Blog:
http://street-samurai.blogspot.com

William Gibson early writing | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William...

William Gibson interview (1991) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVBCW...

The Long Tomorrow, Metal Hurlant’s influence to cyberpunk media
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lon...)

William Gibson's Neuromancer and Science Fiction
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rutledge/neurom...

Defining Cyberpunk
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rutledge/neur_c...

The Cyberpunk Project
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/index...

Cyberpunk Historical Timeline
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/timel...



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