Va­le­rian et Lau­re­line

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Romp­ing through space and time in tales that com­bine light com­edy with a darker edge, the boy­ish Valérian and his red-haired side­kick Lau­re­line op­er­ate in a far-fu­ture uni­verse where people have spread through the galaxy. Earth is a peace­ful place, with most of the pop­u­la­tion happy to live in a Ma­trix- like dream state while kindly “Tech­nocrats Of The First Cir­cle” see to all their needs. This is a se­ries of fast-mov­ing, in­ven­tive, of­ten funny and – as the years went on – in­creas­ingly com­plex space op­eras; it’s been cred­ited with in­flu­enc­ing Star Wars, while Lau­re­line’s fan club has long threat­ened to out­strip Valérian’s own.

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