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Stephen L. Carter

'Rogue One' Doesn't Solve Sci Fi's Big Problem

In a universe built on inclusiveness, humans are still at the top of the hierarchy.
Stay in line.
Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

When I left the theater after seeing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," my first thought was: What about the Bothans?

Now, don't worry. I'm not going to go all "Star Wars"-nerd on you. This column isn't aimed mainly at fans, and it has a different point. (Also, no spoilers.) I wrote earlier this year about the challenge of "speciesism" in the movies. My worry is that it is getting worse.