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Vintage Tomorrows

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Byrd McDonald

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About the Movie

Steampunk started as a subgenre of science fiction fascinated with steam-powered machinery and alternative histories frequently set in Victorian England. “Vintage Tomorrows” examines steampunk’s transformation from those sci-fi beginnings into a global cultural movement that influences art, fashion, design and music. Through in-depth interviews with the writers and artists who galvanized the movement, “Vintage Tomorrows” asks what steampunk can tell us about history, community and our complicated relationship with technology. The movie features interviews with steampunk’s pioneering voices, including writers William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, China Miéville, Cherie Priest, Gail Carriger; graphic novelists Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, musicians Abney Park and Erica “Unwoman” Mulkey, artist/maker Shannon O’Hare and the Neverwas Haul crew, and many more.

Customer Reviews


A captivating documentary that takes a look into a unique culture that combines both history and future, melding into something unique and fantastic.
The dialogue floated seamlessly from one aspect to another, and really opened up my eyes to a world and culture i knew very little about before. It not only opened my eyes to endless possibilities but also to a new way of seeing the world around me and a new way of thinking about the present as well as visions for the future.

Miraculous it is!

"What… Steampunk does, is make you remember, just, how, miraculous it all is!”

Steampunk is more than just cosplay. It is more than dressing up in silly costumes. It is more than fandom. This documentary begins with an introduction as to what the Steampunk culture is as the filmmakers gently ease you into an argument or maybe it’s a conversation about how we interact with technology. Is it good? Is it bad? How might we make it better?

But what I really enjoyed about this documentary is it’s celebration of creativity, ingenuity, engineering, imagination, and delight in doing something you love, participating in something which brings joy.

What else can I say?

If you like documentaries about art, culture, subculture or just want to know what this Steampunk thing is everyone is talking about, Vintage Tomorrows is a great place to start!

It’s groovy! ;)


Saw this at ComiCon in San Diego last summer and found it to be not only extremely informative for the 'non-Steampunk' (like myself), but humorous and very enjoyable as well. Expertly edited, seamlessly weaving together points of view from many interviews for an in-depth, first-hand account of the individuality and creativity of what makes up Steampunk. If you are at all curious, this is the documentary for you!

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