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Cyberpunk in the 80's and 90's

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
    Blade Runner the movie is closely based on the book 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' by Philip K. Dick. It follow Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) as retired 'Blade Runner' as he attempts to hunt down and 'retire' replicants that have escaped. The Ridley Scott directed movie was initially panned by critics but has since achieved cult sic-fi classic status.
    Trailer: Blade Runner Trailer

    AKIRA is a cyberpunk anime written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. The anime was set in 2019 in Neo-Tokyo after World War III. In total there were 6 volumes released between 1982-1990 and was widely credited as helping spread the Manga hysteria outside of Japan.
  • Cyberpunk by Bruce Bethke

    Cyberpunk by Bruce Bethke
    Cyberpunk is a short story written by Bruce Bethke and was released in the Amazing Science Fiction Publication in November of 1983. The story was about a group of teenage hackers. Although the story does not keep with current themes of Cyberpunk it is widely thought to be the first use of the term.
  • Neuromancer

    William Gibson is universally considered the god-father of the cyberpunk genre. Neuromancer was his first novel and the first the 'Sprawl' trilogy.
  • RoboCop

    'Serve the public trust, Protect the innocent, and Uphold the law'
    RoboCop was realised in July of 1987 and went on to spawn many a sequel, spinoff and reboot.
  • Akira (Video Game)

    Akira (Video Game)
    Akira the video game was based on the manga of the same name. Although not nearly as successful.
  • GURPS Cyberpunk

    GURPS Cyberpunk
    GURPS Cyberpunk written by Steve Jackson is a handbook written as a guide to Cyberpunk computer games. On the 1st March 1990 the offices of Steve Jackson were raided by the Secret Service citing the book as a 'handbook for computer crime' even though the book contained usage of things that didn't exist. Click here to find out more.
  • Jean Paul Gaultier AmFar Show

    Jean Paul Gaultier AmFar Show
    Jean-Paul Gaultier is renowned for his out of the box fashion and trendsetting designs. in 1992 he held a star studded fashion show to raise funds for AIDS research. Billy Idol and models walked the runway to his song Neuromancer in Leather, Sunglasses and bleached hair and marked the start of his cyberpunk era and sparked a worldwide trend. NSFW fashion show click here
  • Billy Idol - Cyberpunk

    Billy Idol - Cyberpunk
    Following his appearance at the amfAR show, Billy released his concept album cyberpunk that is said to draw influence from Neuromancer. Here is a video of Billy talking about his album.
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    The movie directed by The Wachowski Brothers drew on influences from past pieces such as Akira and Neuromancer to become arguably the most prominent Cyberpunk movie of the era.