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Friday
Jul212017

Ep243: Alien Overcoat

Today, Ian blasts off with RogerEbert.com's Peter Sobczynski for an in-depth exploration of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! How does writer/director Luc Besson's lifelong passion project fare in the translation from cult comic book to big-screen blockbuster? Could this earnest, space-hopping sci-fi adventure capture audiences' imaginations--or is it destined for obscurity and eventual re-discovery? This discussion covers several aspects of a film that is at once extraordinary, exhausting, and existential in its ambitions.

Also, Ian urges listeners to pick up the graphic novels on which Valerian is based, and suggests an unconventional double-feature this weekend.

Episode 243 is a podcast of a thousand ideas (and some of them are actually good!).

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