Tag Archive: dystopia


The Onion shows us the only news that matters – the news from THE FUTURE.

(I’m soon to run a cyberpunk-setting pen-and-paper RPG with some friends and this is just perfect setting fodder!  Marvelous slang.)

Sci-Fi Short Glut – Payload

All of a sudden, after what seems like years of a drought, there’s a glorious surfeit of sci-fi short films.  This one, called Payload, follows the trials of a family desperately looking for hope under the ever-looming space elevator.  Grim, dusty and fresh.

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I’ve not finished watching this yet, but from the 5 minutes I’ve seen so far, out of the 20, it’s amazing.  Richly detailed, oppressive, dark and beautiful – this cyberpunk/dystopian short from Luke Scott (and Ridley Scott) simply drips, reeks and oozes style.