Review of: Altered Carbon

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Altered Carbon

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Takeshi Kovacs, a political operative with mercenary skills, is the sole surviving soldier of the Envoys, a rebel group defeated in an uprising against the new world order.

Bancroft offers him the chance to solve a murder—Bancroft's own—to get a new shot at life. In the second season, set 30 years later, Kovacs, now in a new sleeve, continues to search for his lost love and Envoy leader Quellcrist Falconer.

Netflix ordered the series in January , fifteen years after Laeta Kalogridis optioned the novel with the intent of making a feature film.

Kalogridis wrote the script and served as executive producer and showrunner. The series was reportedly the most expensive Netflix production to date.

Ann Foley served as costume designer. The production crew fitted about 2, costumers and custom made at least pieces for the show, and emphasized "grounded" looks for future fashion but figured in specific details, such as a unique palette for Meth characters and subtle costume changes when different people are inhabiting the same sleeve.

The series is produced in Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada. The old Canada Post building was used as the location of The Wei Clinic, where Kovacs was tortured.

Scenes with the Envoys were filmed on the Sea to Sky Gondola suspension bridge, in Squamish. Other Vancouver locations include the Convention Centre's West Building , the visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden , the UBC Museum of Anthropology and The Qube.

The series contains references to several earlier cyberpunk classics, such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell , as well as several literary works, such as the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

Altered Carbon was renewed for a second season in July Anthony Mackie took over the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs, replacing the first season lead star Joel Kinnaman.

Additionally, Alison Schapker joined the series as co-showrunner alongside Laeta Kalogridis. On August 26, , Netflix canceled the series after two seasons.

Per Deadline , the decision was made in April and was not related to COVID , but due to the series' high production cost. The first season is based on Richard Morgan's novel Altered Carbon.

While most of the major plot points in the book are retained, the adaptation featured several major changes for characters and organizations.

In the book, Kovacs was imprisoned for his freelance work after leaving the Envoys, while in the show, Kovacs is a captured rebel.

The character of Reileen Kawahara in the novel was merely Kovacs' ruthless underworld boss and had no blood relation with him, in contrast to their sibling relationship in the show.

The Envoy who trained Kovacs in the book was Virginia Vidaura. The show's Vidaura is only a minor character. Instead, his trainer is given the name and backstory of Quellcrist Falconer, who in book three is the historical messiah-like figure.

The Hendrix is an AI character in the novel; it runs the hotel and takes the form of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix's estate declined to license his image for the television series because of its violence.

Instead, showrunner Kalogridis chose the likeness of Edgar Allan Poe and a Victorian era hotel for the replacement Poe character and said it would juxtapose well with the futuristic Bay City.

On November 7, , Netflix announced a spin-off anime film serving to "expand the universe" of the series and new elements of the story mythology was in active development.

The film was released on March 19, Human-machine interface, gender identity, technology and society, cyberspace and objective reality, hyper-urbanization that passes up urban planning, artificial intelligence, paranoia.

A key concept in Netflix's cyberpunk series Altered Carbon is the 'stack', an advanced hard drive installed on the brainstem on which a person can save a copy of their consciousness.

The main effect of stack technology is a form of immortality, because a stack can be installed into another body if the original body dies. But there's another major implication only hinted at during the first season of Altered Carbon : If you could choose your own body, would you go with the one you were born with?

That's an especially important question for gender fluid or transgender people. The topic was only hinted at in the first season, but Altered Carbon creator Laeta Kalogridis told The Wrap it's something she would like to explore in greater detail.

The website's critical consensus reads, " Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots, serving up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms, but never bores.

David Griffin of IGN said the show "gets almost everything right" as a "cyberpunk fantasyland. He also wrote of the show's problems, such as the intricacies of the murder often got "in the way of the show's momentum" and the murder plot "loses steam" early on.

He ultimately gave it a score of 8. The Vancouver Sun summarized that the reaction of professional critics was mixed, and that the critics' conclusion was that the "murder mystery takes a back seat to the show's futuristic visuals.

Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times gave it a mixed review, but particularly praised Kinnaman, even if the fight scenes were described as tedious in a way.

He concludes "it's refreshing to see a show so unashamed about its pulpiness. The spectacle might grow stale but for now, the flash is blinding.

Many critics focused on the show's violence. Gavia Baker-Whitelaw of The Daily Dot wrote that the show seemed to use "the dystopian setting as an excuse for sexualized violence," and that the focus on dead, naked women's bodies "was a massive distraction from the show's stronger points, like the well-choreographed fight scenes and Takeshi Kovacs' backstory.

However, she noted that the investigation part "clicks along smartly," and that the fight sequences were "sophisticated". She gave it a "B-" grade.

The website's critical consensus reads, "While not quite there yet, a clearer sense of purpose and more defined characters help Altered Carbon sophomore season step closer to the brilliance of its source material.

Altered Carbon TV series. Brian Nelson James Middleton David Ellison Dana Goldberg Marcy Ross Mike Medavoy Arnold W. Messer Bradley J.

Fischer James Vanderbilt Nick Hurran Russel Friend Garrett Lerner Steve Blackman Alison Schapker Laeta Kalogridis.

Main article: Takeshi Kovacs. The Hollywood Reporter. View all 12 comments. It's weird for me disliking a story so full of things I enjoy.

Morgan goes out of his way to tackle compelling notions about life and morality at the intersection of technology. He asks about the nature of what makes us human.

He challenges the idea that memory and experience solely define us. The pages are practically bursting with genre favorites like Cyborgs, gun-play, hovering vehicles, and bionically enhanced assassins.

Assassins, who by the way, can be needle-cast from colonized world to c It's weird for me disliking a story so full of things I enjoy.

Assassins, who by the way, can be needle-cast from colonized world to colonized world in an instant. That sounds cool as hell. I want to know more about all of those grand notions, don't you?

Then, why is the story itself set on earth? Earth is clearly a relic world, a shithole careening through space while humanity flourishes among the stars - I wanted to adore this book so much!

Written in the first person, which is usually a turn off for me, Morgan is quick to exhibit exactly why I'm not a fan of this narrative style.

From the unlikable inner longings of the main character to the sex scenes that are more awkward and uncomfortable than lurid.

Morgan jumps from profoundly cool concepts to silly tough guy posturing, but these scenes are equally poor in their execution. Takeshi Kovachs comes off like a terrified High Schooler trying to be hardcore: content to simply fake it and hope no one takes notice, bullying his way from scene to scene with little more than the inertia of intent.

Passable for a private dick in our distant past, but really, really stupid, for an intergalactic god stompingly badass member of the Envoy Corps in the distant future.

Everyone is reprehensibly dirty and beyond pity or affection; their sole purpose is to serve as set dressing to prop up interesting ideas that are not integral to the narrative.

Characters run round and round while their supporting cast - who are way cooler and decidedly more kick-ass than Kovachs ever got the chance to be - drop like flies.

And, in case I have undersold my dislike, here, let me spell it out for you: This was a book that was as hard for me to get through as it was for me to like, and it had cyborgs!

Altered Carbon is one of those sci-fi books that lingered on my to-read list for years. It was the arrival of the Netflix TV adaptation that finally gave me the push to pick it up.

I'm glad it did as this exceeded my expectations and turned out to be one of the best noir detective stories I've ever read!

In a future where the human mind has been digitised and can be downloaded into a new body a criminal, Takeshi Kovacs, is pulled from prison or cold storage as it is in this futuristic sci-fi wo Altered Carbon is one of those sci-fi books that lingered on my to-read list for years.

In a future where the human mind has been digitised and can be downloaded into a new body a criminal, Takeshi Kovacs, is pulled from prison or cold storage as it is in this futuristic sci-fi world and offered a catch deal by a powerful businessman.

He can solve a murder or return to serve out the rest of his long term prison sentence. The murder is that of the businessman himself! The police have closed the case and ruled it a suicide but Laurens Bancroft, re-sleeved in a new body with no memories of the night he died, does not believe the verdict.

Soon Takeshi is caught up trying to solve a murder case that no one seems to want solved except the murder victim! The story was a good one. The mix of mystery and action worked well and the sci-fi setting was cool and interesting.

Morgan's writing style was direct but very compelling. The whole story was told in the first person from Takeshi's POV and despite being a bit of an anti-hero he proved easy enough to root for.

He was also a fairly charming narrator and his cynical and snarky outlook on life made for plenty of fun moments. It was a very good one but did still suffer from an occasional overdose of the genres typical tropes which I did find a little annoying.

The worst of them being the vaguely misogynistic tint to the whole story! On the plus side the mystery was a good one and held my interest until the very end.

Morgan's sci-fi world was also quite fascinating and it was packed with a ton of cool futuristic sci-fi technology. The story also had a bit of depth to it.

Morgan did not linger too long on any single issue but he touched on a whole bunch of interesting topics that are perhaps even more relevant today than they were when Altered Carbon was written.

All in all I enjoyed Altered Carbon a lot and rate it as one of the better sci-fi books I've read in the last few years and possibly the best sci-fi I've read with a noir detective theme.

It had a few flaws for sure but on the whole they did not really hurt my enjoyment of the story. Rating: 5 stars.

I was thinking about just going with 4. Audio Note: I think Todd McLaren did a good job with the audio. His general narration was good and he seemed a good fit for both the story and Takeshi as a character.

He was not without flaws though as while he dealt well with the male voices he did struggle quite a bit with the female ones. View all 16 comments.

I can't remember why I picked up this book. I think I read about it on a friend's blog. I read most of it today and finished it off.

But it was sort of painful at times -- the last 50 pages were sort of agony to read, but by that point, you just have to finish the damn thing.

Not spectacularly written, but hardly unusual for a book in this genre. It was interesting enough for me to plod through it, and at one point I enjoyed it briefly, but I thought it was full of logical flaws and jumps Hmmm It was interesting enough for me to plod through it, and at one point I enjoyed it briefly, but I thought it was full of logical flaws and jumps and not very original.

The idea of "sleeving" into new bodies is interesting. The idea of "consciousness" or whatever you want to call it being nothing more than data you can download is interesting, but neither is an original idea.

I particularly disliked that discussion he has with himself about his father -- completely out of context and forced into the narrative.

The discovery of Sheryl Bostock felt forced and came out of the blue, too. I finished the book with a sort of relieved sense that it was over and don't have much good to say about it.

There was nothing unique about it. And you could've ignored its inelegance if there'd been a sense of joy and wonder in reading the book, but I didn't feel that.

I don't think the narrative was cohesive and the only thing that keeps you going is that you want to know how all the details of the plot -- even if it's a poorly rigged one.

However, it did get me thinking about interesting things -- about how much of who we are is the biochemical and neurological wiring of our physical selves and what it'd be like to separate that body from our stored memories.

What happens to a person when their stored memories are downloaded into a different physical body? How does the new "self" react to someone else's neurological mappings?

I think I'll probably be mulling over ideas out of that book for a while. So I'm glad I read the it, but I couldn't recommend it with good conscience.

View all 7 comments. Less humorous, darker and deeper than I expected - nevertheless I absolutely loved this book. Sci-fi blend with detective noir and inevitably cynical main character — it was my cup of tea from the start.

What I loved the most about it is noir atmosphere, good balance between action and philosophy, darkness and intrigue of the investigation.

With explicit sex scenes, torture, and exploration of the darker side of human nature — this is certainly a read for adults. Like good grimdarks often do — it leaves you thoughtful and bruised.

Recommend for readers looking for a though provoking sci-fi. A must-read for noir and grimdark fans.

View all 34 comments. Shelves: sci-fi , Morgan became such a phenomenon in the science fiction world so quickly. His imagination and story telling is absolutely amazing.

Although it is absolutely full of graphic violence and has a few X-rated sex scenes, every part is so well written, it all fits.

This book should have completely offended me. But, the way Morgan w Wow. But, the way Morgan writes it, the sex and violence come off as being necessary to the story and the characters.

One thing Morgan handles very well is his technology. He really goes into the various implications of a transhuman world where people can upload their thoughts, memories and personalities to different bodies sleeves , depending on their ability to afford the costs.

The truly rich can afford to live for hundreds of years, switching to young versions of themselves when their bodies get too old for their tastes.

Poor people just get the consciousnesses known as stacks stored until someone is will to pay the price to get them reactivated in a new sleeve.

Without ever going into lecture mode, Morgan shows us how nearly every aspect of this transhuman society works. To keep my conscience clear, I will state very strongly that this is at least R-rated material.

A few scenes are X-rated. More than a few times, I found myself wondering where a certain character came from or how we found ourselves in a certain scene.

If you can handle the violence, sex and complicated plot, it is an excellent read and well worth the time and effort.

View 1 comment. If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Mythical Agents of Destiny: "Altered Carbon" by Richard K.

They are what we once dreamed of as gods, mythical agents of destiny, as inescapable If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

They are what we once dreamed of as gods, mythical agents of destiny, as inescapable as Death, that poor old peasant labourer, bent over his scythe, no longer is.

Poor Death, no match for the mighty altered carbon technologies of data storage and retrieval arrayed against him. Once we lived in terror of his arrival.

Morgan Cyberpunk, a historic sub-genre that was out of date by the time most people had started using Windows, cool! That said, Gibson was better than ever with the near future Blue Ant trilogy, and Stephenson is off doing whatever caught his attention, before hopefully returning with some more Shaftoes and Waterhice, I mean houses.

I've always thought of the Altered Carbon books as SF pulp really and the TV version just confirms it for me.

Hard-boiled and hard-balled cyberpunk novel, which is also a noir detective story. I really liked all the sci-fi entourage, although I could use less violence and more humour, which could probably happen if it was written by Roger Zelazny.

But I also liked the philosophical side, the twisted psychological side and basically limitless possibilities of the Kovacs' world.

Who himself was almost a superhero, with a decently human softer side. He reminded me strongly of my favourite cyberpunk heroine Hard-boiled and hard-balled cyberpunk novel, which is also a noir detective story.

He reminded me strongly of my favourite cyberpunk heroine, major Motoko Kusanagi he even had an invisible suit, you guys!

In general, it all gave me a strong Ghost in The Shell deja vu feeling, but not in a bad way. Half star off for too many "deus ex machina" moments.

Will I read next book in series? I definitely will. I just learned Netflix is making a tv series and it's pretty much on the way to our screens.

View all 78 comments. It took me a while to read this one because I needed to put it down occasionally and read something light during a break.

It's dark, bloody, and very deep. This is a mystery novel set in a very high-tech future where humans are basically downloaded into a hard-copy file, called a stack, from the time they are a year old so that their bodies become "sleeves" that are hosting human consciousness.

So, if someone's body is killed, their stack can be put inside another body, or the stack can be access It took me a while to read this one because I needed to put it down occasionally and read something light during a break.

So, if someone's body is killed, their stack can be put inside another body, or the stack can be accessed in virtual reality, or it can even be placed inside of a synthetic body- like an android type of thing.

Seems like a cool idea, yeah? With my luck, this would be the only robot body I would be able to afford: "Who put the fucking banana peels on the floor again?

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Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. It's two seasons and out for Netflix's Altered Carbon. The cyberpunk sci-fi series, which brought in Marvel's Anthony Mackie to replace Joel Kinnaman in season two has, like so many other titles on the streamer, been banished to the TV graveyard.

The Society and I Am Not Okay with This were also axed just a few days before this news hit headlines. Both had been renewed for second seasons, but COVID was to blame, according to Netflix.

A source told The Hollywood Reporter that "unexpected budget increases" due to the pandemic, "uncertainty" over air dates, and the complications of managing big casts in the current climate, signalled the end.

Deadline reports that the decision to cancel was made in April. Netflix usually decides whether to renew or drop a show within one month of it premiering on the platform.

That gives the company enough time to look at the data and deduce whether the interest is there from its subscriber base.

The second season arrived on February 27 this year, so that timeline would be in keeping with the company's usual method of working.

But to wait until the end of August to let fans know obviously isn't a great look. Kovacs agrees to convince Bancroft he committed suicide.

His version of the story is as follows. Bancroft contracted the Rawlings virus from a brothel. The Rawlings virus is designed to scramble cortical stacks and prevent re-sleeving, causing permanent death.

To prevent it from contaminating his clones, Bancroft committed suicide. Kawahara agreed to procure a copy of the virus for Kovacs.

Kovacs learns that Bancroft went to an airship -turned-brothel named Head in the Clouds on the night he died. This establishment is run by Kawahara.

Kadmin kidnaps Ortega and threatens to kill her unless Kovacs trades himself for her. Ortega is released, and Kovacs is forced to fight in a duel against Kadmin.

Trepp and the police arrive, killing Kadmin. Kovacs double-sleeves, controlling both Ryker and a second body simultaneously.

Ortega and Kovacs infiltrate Head in the Clouds. Kovacs forces a confession from Kawahara. As part of her cover-up, Kawahara framed Ryker for corruption, since he was investigating the murder.

She asked Bancroft to help her kill Resolution to prevent the prostitute from testifying, but he refused. Kawahara and Miriam had Bancroft drugged; out of his mind, he killed a prostitute and then killed himself in order to erase the memory out of guilt and self-preservation.

Assisted by Trepp, Kovacs blows out the side of the airship. In the aftermath, Bancroft is cleared by the U. The copy of Kovacs that stayed with Miriam is erased, as double sleeving is illegal, but he makes the surviving copy of Kovacs promise to cover up Miriam's involvement.

Describing the book, Kirkus Reviews said that "The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes deliriously overwrought, and the worn cynicism thoroughly distasteful: a welcome return to cyberpunk's badass roots.

The book won the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel in A television adaptation was announced in An initial episode season had been ordered by Netflix.

At the end of the day, Design Stuehle ended up putting this book down six-sevenths of the way through because I found out there was a sequel, dashing my hopes that Kovacs would permanently die in a horrible way on the last page. Alternate Versions. Dig finds Disney Descendants 2 Stream that she is being tracked and shuts herself down. Using Der Maschinist Stream Deutsch is not something he's against, either I hate drugs, so I didn't really care for that. The Guardian. Ein Elitesoldat wird Jahre nach seinem Tod in den Körper eines Polizisten transferiert, um einen Mord aufzuklären. Sein Auftraggeber ist ein vermögender Mann, der abgeschottet lebt und regelmäßig, junge Körper kauft, um sein Leben zu. Altered Carbon – Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm (Originaltitel: Altered Carbon) ist eine US-amerikanische Cyberpunk- und Science-Fiction-Fernsehserie, die. Diese Serienverfilmung von Richard K. Morgans Scifi-Roman erhielt eine Emmy-​Nominierung für die besten Spezialeffekte. Videos. Altered Carbon – Das. Welche Bedeutung hat der Tod in einer Welt der Unsterblichen? Im fünfundzwanzigsten Jahrhundert ist die Wirklichkeit längst digital, und der menschliche Geist. One of the best practitioners of crime fiction Tabuthema Michael Connellywhose most famous creation is detective Harry Bosch. Dick Award Winner". Lost In Space - Season 1. Größtes Stadion Der Welt Fußball loved it. View all 16 comments. Danica makes a deal with Jaeger and he recruits Kovacs prime in distrust to Diagnose him. Though Samsara Stream series received generally positive reviews, it was canceled after two seasons. I had been hoping to like it Zweimal Lebenslänglich 2021 more than I did. Despite this, and the Echelon Verschwörung Film that this story deals with prostitution and horrible abuse of women in a disturbingly intimate manner, I don't feel that Mr. Dick Award for Best Novel, Morgan is a wicked blend Altered Carbon Philip K.
Altered Carbon Staffel 2. Hayley Law. From the author Exo Schedule the award-winning Altered Carbonwhich Fast In The Furious 8 now an exciting new series from Netflix. Also to be recommended. Altered Carbon: Richard Morgan's Cyber-Punk Future “The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice.” ― Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon It takes something special for a book to keep me burning through the pages until 3 a.m. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan is a helluva read. The sheer amount of imagining, both borrowed and original, accumulates into a vast, dirty world and gives Altered Carbon the feel of a proper cyberpunk novel: big, baggy, ambitious, trashy, funny. It's two seasons and out for Netflix's Altered Carbon. The cyberpunk sci-fi series, which brought in Marvel's Anthony Mackie to replace Joel Kinnaman in season two has, like so many other titles on. Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan. In a world where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies, Takeshi Kovacs, a former soldier turned investigator, must solve a murder. Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk novel by British writer Richard K. Morgan. Set in a future in which interstellar travel is facilitated by transferring consciousnesses between bodies ("sleeves"), it follows the attempt of Takeshi Kovacs, a former U.N. elite soldier turned private investigator, to investigate a rich man's death.

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Weitere Serien-News. 8/27/ · It's two seasons and out for Netflix's Altered Carbon. The cyberpunk sci-fi series, which brought in Marvel's Anthony Mackie to replace Joel Kinnaman in season two has, like so many other titles on. Altered Carbon se odehrává v zajímavé, temné, ale ne beznadějné budoucnosti a atmosféra by se dala shrnout jako film noir sci-fi. Celkově musím říct, že na dané téma s danými postavami bych si klidně dovedla představit filmovou sérii. Rozhodně se mi ale seriál líbil víc než tématicky obdobný, ale protilidsky naladěný 80%().

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