Thanks Obama! Ponder what society could be if controlled by a government who hated free-speech, listened in to your conversations at all times, and patrolled the skies with unmanned robots. Oh wait...thanks Obama!
Inspired by the industrialized Western world of the 19th Century, these post 2000 films often feature alternate realities where steam-power was never supplanted by electricity. Fans of H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, or Jules Verne will have plenty to pick from.