Watch The ‘Krypton’ “I Can’t Breathe” Scene From “The Rankless Initiative”
On the last episode of Comic Book Club’s After Krypton, our after-show podcast for SyFy’s Krypton, we had a bit of a disagreement about one particular scene in “The Rankless Initiative.”
Specifically, when the Sagitari (Kandor’s military guild) is sent to clean up the potential revolutionary element Black Zero from a Rankless sector, one of the soldiers ends up pressing down on an assumed dissident’s throat until he yells “I can’t breathe!”
Shades of the real world, anyone?
Complicating matters, despite the technical lack of human beings (they’re all Kryptonian, don’t ya know) in the scene, both participants are decidedly on the more Caucasian side of the spectrum. Without getting too heavily into politics, let’s say at least one of us thought this was an area that a show about Superman’s grandpa might not want to wade into.
Watch the scene for yourself, and let us know what you think (and listen to the podcast for the full discussion):
Here’s the official description from SyFy:
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
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