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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Vagrant Queen is a sci-fi action/adventure show set in a world very reminiscent of Star Wars. The series has a strong female lead, and sends positive messages about courage, perseverance, and integrity. There is frequent violence, including laser fights, hand-to-hand combat, shooting, explosions, and more. Characters drink alcohol, and some scenes are set at (space) bars. There is some mild language in the series' promotional materials -- the trailer uses the term "a**h****"(stylized the same way), and the first episode is called "A Royal Ass-Kicking," but there is no profanity in the show's dialogue. Though there's some romantic interest between characters, there is no sexual content.
What's the story?
Based on the Vault comic book series, VAGRANT QUEEN is about a renegade outlaw queen named Elida (Adriyan Rae) who lost her royal parents as a teenager and now lives in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Elida has been carving out a living as a scavenger and keeps a low profile to avoid capture by the unhinged Commander Lazaro (Paul du Toit). When an old friend, Issac Stelling (Tim Rozon), shows up with news that her mother may still be alive, Elida casts caution aside and embarks upon a dangerous mission to rescue her. Confronting friends and foes along the way, she will stop at nothing until she learns the truth and restores her family's legacy.
Is it any good?
There is something incredibly powerful in casting a woman of color as Elida, a type of Han Solo-inspired hero role typically reserved for white men. She makes a formidable hero and has enough strength, smarts, and charisma to keep you rooting for her. The snappy dialogue and fast-paced action sequences -- particularly the laser fights -- are entertaining enough to keep viewers engaged. However, Vagrant Queen otherwise tends to neatly fit the formulaic mold of the Space Western genre, built to appeal to viewers who have long since run out of actual Star Wars-related entertainment.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the Queen Elida character. What do we know about Elida? How did her life turn out differently than expected? How does this inform her behavior?
Who is the villain in Vagrant Queen? What are his or her motivations? What do we know about this person's backstory?
What do we know about the world in which Vagrant Queen takes place? What are some ways it's similar to our world? Does it remind you of other sci-fi movie or TV show settings?
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