Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized

S1 E9 | FULL EPISODE

Star Thieves

A young priest living on Earth is pulled into an adventure a thousand years in the making as he discovers he is a member of a tribe of nomadic aliens caught in an intergalactic dilemma.

AIRED: November 26, 2021 | 0:19:35
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[ Breathing heavily ]

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Ready?

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I don't know.

You are.

You're guided by something

so much more vast than you can imagine.

[ Scoffs ]

What do you do if you're not sure...

you're right with God?

What if you've done something?

What happens if you're not sure

you can be forgiven for something?

Have you ever felt that?

Every day.

So what do you do?

How do you get ready for something like this?

I wrestle with it every day.

Maybe...

one day...

I'll find some peace.

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[ Conversing in Spanish ]

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Okay, uh...

Give me a moment, Father.

[ Exhales sharply ]

I shouldn't be doing this.

You're not going in?

You have nothing to fear, Ruban.

Your Father Isi is more than ready.

No. No, I don't like that.

Father, I want you.

Listen, we're all pretty shaken up here, okay,

because with everything that's going on,

but he's too young, Father.

[ Screaming ]

Okay.

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Ms. Marilyn.

Hi, Father Isaiah.

They sent this one?

[ Screaming and wailing ]

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[ Screaming continues ]

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[ Screams ]

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[ Woman gasping ]

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[ Screaming, gasping ]

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[ Screaming stops ]

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[ Breathing heavily, gasping ]

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Shall we wait?

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What do you remember?

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Everything.

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Took too long, Kai. We're almost out of time.

We're just glad you're safe.

Yeah we'd be a little happier if you got here faster.

You think it was easy to find you?

Well, he's not wrong.

And we all know how much you enjoy playtime

with the primitives. -Kai, we got to take their star.

We're already too weak to leave without it.

What happens when we can't even do that?

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

We grow weary of this world and its worthless ants.

...nurses all of their sun.

Have they always been this way?

Yep. Try living with them for the last few millennia.

Again, they're not wrong. We're out of time.

We've been with the primitives a long time.

Are they able to help us leave this planet

or do we take and eat? -Well, if you mean

is do they deserve to have their lives extinguished...

by a band of star thieves hungry for a few more millennia?

You've gotten weak, haven't you?

And don't say we should take from empty systems

from the weakest stars.

I have forgotten nothing.

That's squarely on you.

I know!

Shh! You three.

so?

Look, these humans are absolutely maddening.

I've seen them come so close to breaking through

into something beautiful, and then just out of nowhere

they decide -- -Right, they've decided.

No, no, no, I'm not finished, Khan.

You see, I wouldn't have been so heartbroken

if there wasn't so much potential for greatness here.

There's this strangely beautiful joy they have

despite all the horror they create.

-I don't particularly care -- -Enough!

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

I have a third option for you.

We don't destroy.

We stay.

We stay and help them break out of the cycle

they seem to be trapped inside.

-A new adventure. -You're mad.

You mean to kill us here.

Khan, if you begin --

Let me talk to my little brother a moment.

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I missed you so much, Father.

Is Kai right?

Is there another way? You were out there.

He's putting too much faith in the primitives.

Or maybe it's faith in us.

You know, I'm tired of wandering.

We're nomads.

And maybe we can choose a different way.

At what cost?

In a few weeks, we can't leave.

In a year, we're dead.

Aimee, we help them, and they will help us.

I promise you, sister, we will see the stars again.

I want to do more thansee them, brother.

I want to feel my skin glow in oceans of fire again.

I want to drink their flame

and feel the power of infinity in my veins.

Can you promise that?

You will have it. I promise.

I don't believe you.

Aimee, there is something very wrong

about what we've been told here. I wasn't sure at first,

but I am so close to finding out why.

Look.

That's impossible, Kai.

And yet, here it is.

We don't need to take this star.

Aimee, this planet already has everything that we need.

And the girl I got this from is proof that there's more to this.

What? What is it?

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A...girl.

She's dying. Aimee, I have to go.

Kai!

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

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I have to go back. There's a human,

a young woman and...

I think she could become like us.

I have to say that she might be the key to...

I'll explain later. Xiomaya, can you get us out of here?

Not till we decide.

Not untilwe decide?

Have you forgotten yourself, Khan?

Because this is exactly what I'm talking about.

Why are we willing to risk her life

for our own selfish -- -[ Shouting indistinctly ]

Huh? What happened to you out there?

I woke up, Khan!

I woke up.

Every time we kill a star, we kill sentient beings.

Do you understand?

There's no more room for discussion.

We're going back now. Xiomaya, can you get us out of here?

We ain't going anywhere.

Well, that was bound to happen sooner or later.

[ Groans ]

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Khan.

There's something deeper going on here.

She could be our only chance for survival.

You kidding me?

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Earth waters make you weak, Kai.

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-Enough! -Enough, Khan.

Let's vote.

-I say we devour. -Show them.

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Find the rest of these, we live.

Want to change your vote?

Fine.

Aimee?

I know what you found, brother.

Believe me, I know what it could mean,

but I can't trust it.

Not when our lives are at stake.

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We stay.

-We stay. -You take their star, imagine

if we found their dust on other worlds.

Imagine what they could have become if we hadn't...

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I'm willing to take the chance.

We stay.

We stay.

I don't want to die here.

Aimee...

we'll do something amazing here.

I promise, I won't throw you in the dust.

I hope you know what you're doing.

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Fr. Isaiah: It's over. She's fine.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

No. [ Speaking Spanish ]

[ Door creaks ]

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Where's Khan?

Give him some time.

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You know, this isn't going to be easy on any of us.

I know.

Another adventure.

Another adventure.

[ Speaking Spanish ]

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