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Rogue One Ending Darth Vader Scene HD

I am still rather stunned by how terrifying this scene is.

I can’t say it’s the best scene in the franchise. That is over-dramatic. But it is amazing. It’s like a horror film.

Then when the producers admitted they almost left it out of the movie… 

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Author Victor LaValle was inspired to re-work the story of Frankenstein’s monster to explore the fallout of modern police violence – the result is his six-issue comic series Destroyer, in which the last living member of the Frankenstein line in the modern day happens to be a woman named Josephine Baker, a brilliant African-American scientist overwrought with grief after her 12-year-old son is killed by a police officer.

Our pals at Code Switch talked to LaValle about Destroyer – check out that conversation here.

– Petra

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Iconic French comic Valérian et Laureline’ is the unsung inspiration for your favorite sci-fi blockbusters

  • Valérian et Laureline follows the adventures of its 28th-century namesake hero and heroine, agents of the Spatio-Temporal Service who travel through space and time to safeguard the Terran Galactic Empire.
  • Written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières, the comic debuted in Pilote magazine in 1967 and appeared in print until 2010. Bound collections have sold millions upon millions of copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages.
  • Although it’s largely unknown to many American sci-fi fans, Valerian hugely influenced the narrative tropes and visual palette for a generation of science fiction that followed — yes, Star Wars included. Read more

In collaboration with Valerian