Break-ups in the era of social media are rough—even if you “unfriend” and “unfollow” your ex, you’re still in danger of catching a glimpse of whatever they’re up to, especially if you still have mutual friends. But things are even worse for the sad, newly-single man at the center of Picture Wheel, thanks to the weird…
Black Mirror’s fourth season is now streaming, and they’re celebrating this latest collection of technological dystopian tales by showing us we don’t really need them...because we’re already living in a technological dystopia. THANKS, NETFLIX.
Kalashnikov Concern, the Russian arms manufacturer best known for its eponymous line of rifles used by militaries and militants alike the world over, has developed a new riot control vehicle which looks like something straight out of a dystopian hellscape, but is unfortunately extremely real.
Steven Universe has kept much of the Gem Homeworld shrouded in mystery, save for bits and pieces of information. In last night’s hour-long Wanted special, though, Steven (and Lars) traveled to Homeworld, and the show began to answer a number of its more intriguing secrets—including what happened to Pink Diamond.
Donald Trump is president of the United States. Britain has left the European Union. Captain America is the new fascist supreme leader of Hydra. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Twilight Zone, a place where I’d much rather be right now.
It’s a sleepy Friday afternoon on the East Coast, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some weird stuff going on. This time, it’s coming out of a department at the Food and Drug Administration, where a group of employees allegedly received an email informing them that office TVs would now play Fox News due to a “decision…
Soylent, a substance, is about to be everywhere. A team of queasy venture capitalists just invested $50 million into the company. This, despite the fact that Soylent is perhaps best known for lying about its ingredients and giving people fits of relentless vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhea.
Do the new McDonald’s uniforms remind you of anything? If you answered “every dystopian sci-fi movie ever,” you’re correct. To me, they invoke a very Logan’s Run future. But mandatory gray-on-gray with a dash of black is pretty much universally recognized as the standard uniform for bleakest of futures.
Which character does the title of The Survivalist refer to? At first glance, it appears to be the man played by Martin McCann (who’s simply listed as “survivalist” in the movie credits). But the mother-daughter duo (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) clearly have their post-apocalypse plan on lock, too.
I’d like you to imagine a crazy, far-out scenario for a moment. Close your eyes and try to picture what it would look like if you lived in a militarized police state with authoritarian tendencies. What do you see?
Everybody knows 2016 was a weird year. But guess what: So far, 2017 is even weirder. Like dystopian, wake-me-from-this-nightmare, am-I-living-in-an-episode-of-Black-Mirror weird. We’ve got the tweets to prove it.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s tale The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26, and the network just released a clip that shows how the dystopian world that surrounds the characters came into being: an extreme regime gains power and quickly reshapes the country in dangerous ways.
The new international trailer for the British dystopian thriller The White King is out, and it shows that real totalitarianism isn’t wealthy weirdos in pink wigs watching kids fight to the death.
The music video for Lorn’s song Anvil doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a mandatory postmortem social network. That is, a social network where people are forced to plug in and die. Yeah, it’s a wee bit dark.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: One or more teenagers live in a dystopian society where people are forced to do stuff they don’t like, until he/she/they realize that there’s a bigger conspiracy and work to take the system down. Now on YouTube!
Australia has it rough. The former penal colony is home to spiders, bigger spiders, Tony Abbott, and Baz Lurhmann’s filmmaking. But Australia’s Olympic teams, which are currently preparing to compete in the upcoming Summer Games, might have it the worst, and their competition includes a woman who recently mistook a…
The rise of Silicon Valley has been characterized by ever-increasing technological advances and extreme economic stratification. In Eliot Peper’s new novel, Cumulus, a conspiracy threatens to exploit those tensions, amidst a stark and terrifying story of what the future likely holds for us.
Being a parent, fun as it can sometimes be, is also incredibly difficult.* And for a parent who can’t be there for everything—because of work, travel obligations, divorce or separation, or other circumstances—it can be even harder.
The cyberpunk dystopian future of Blade Runner, with its artificial landscapes, might never become a reality. We’re heading into a much weirder version of the future.