Lit Influence of French Comics on Star Wars

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Leo Perutz, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Echo Base Jedi Master

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    Here we go:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Jam:_Valerian_&_Laureline

    Hmmm ... "Although its tone and storyline are different from the original work, this adaptation borrows many characters, settings and plot elements from the comic books." Generally sounds closer than the film does though. The idea of earth being erased from history is a major arc in the comics, though not directly related to Val taking Laur from the medieval era.
  2. Echo Base Jedi Master

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    I just looked at the teaser trailer for the TV show. It seems half way between the comic books and the film in tone actually:


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  4. Echo Base Jedi Master

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  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Interesting. Thorgal isn't your standard barbarian tale at all, so wonder how it'll turn out?
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  6. Echo Base Jedi Master

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    Hopefully with a lot more fidelity to the source material than the Valerian film! :( Let's hope they have more emphasis on thoughtfulness than on violence and action. As discussed above, perhaps utilising the medium of a television series rather than film will help.
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