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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

"The whole universe is after us."

The Film Boards drops out of Exospace this month to experience the other-dimensional adventure of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Luc Besson brings this graphic novel adaptation to us in what the trailers described as a vision that was “a lifetime in the making” from source material that “inspired a generation.” We’re getting thuggy with it to identify which generation in what lifetime.

Pete, Steve, and JJ will discuss and rank all the crazy computer effects and the future space story and which of those is a stronger complement for the other. Besson’s “The Fifth Element” has been a polarizing film for science fiction lovers in the world. Listen to this conversation to find out which end of the see-saw belongs to Valerian.

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