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After the abysmal storytelling of The book of Boba Fet I actually feared the whole Star Wars franchise was on course to crashamd burn like a bonfire made from trash.

Luckily, Andor came along.

I actually enjoyed the slow paced character building of Episodes 1-5... and Episode 6.was truly glorious. A blockbuster in its own right I dare say.

I hope the rest.of the show will not become anti climatic in the wake of this highlight.

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1x8: This show is so good!

The look and feel of the prison alone... worthy of a movie!

And here's a good news/ bad news update I somehow missed:

The story of Cassian Andor will last two seasons.

Showrunner Tony Gilroy clarified Wednesday that Andor will end with its second season, and the final scenes of its last episode will directly segue into the Rogue One feature film that came out in 2016.

Found on https://deadline.com/2022/08/andor-tony … 235084504/.

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I can only join the praise smile
Was surprising to see Andy Serkis

"Au naturel maybe, thats the way i like it. Swing low, sweet chariots." Creed Bratton

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dominar wrote:

I can only join the praise smile
Was surprising to see Andy Serkis

Yeah, a nice surprise. smile Perfectly fitting the role.

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Re: Andor [Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi]

Dont think the empire is necessarily evil, just corrupt.
Though they are very obsessed with power and ideas..

To me its like a religion gone big and mad ^^

"Au naturel maybe, thats the way i like it. Swing low, sweet chariots." Creed Bratton

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Great series.

Also, pretty sure Anton Lesser was 'Qyburn' (Cersei's chemist/scientist chappy)

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inkblot wrote:

I cant help but see a correlation between The Empire and Nazis. Both evil to the core.

Looking at the uniforms and the whole organization since the inception of the franchise in the 70s... it is quite obvious that they took Nazi Germany as an "inspiration" for the Empire.

inkblot wrote:

That jail in the last episode looks like a modern version of a concentration camp. Where you are worked to death and your sentence never ends.

Well, there is a distinct difference between a forced labor "concentration camp", which also existed in other countries like the famous Gulags, reeducation camps like Xinjiang camps and the extermination camps which served no other purpose than to "exterminate" people... like Treblinka or Auschwitz-Birkenau. I think the real extermination camps, have been mostly a Nazi Germany thing.

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Spoiler

'What have I sacrificed? Do you have any idea how long it took to perfect this long speech, then wait around for someone to ask that while the emmy people are watching?'

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... this show is so good, that the fact it is Star Wars is somehow a bad thing...

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Finale was amazing.

Warning - there's an added scene all the way at the end of the credits.

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mrverene wrote:

Finale was amazing.

Warning - there's an added scene all the way at the end of the credits.

Yeah, that scene was great, finally answered my prison products use case question - in a nicely unexpected kinda way. smile

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I watched most of it over the holiday and the rest after; in the end, though it started slow and had a lot of obvious tropes laid one atop the other, there were times even when characters action was more plot driven than it should have... still... With all the love the show was given by it's creators, excellent introductions of elements only previously explored in novels or games, the senate intrigue and behind the Rebellion action as well as the obvious money spent here I was hard pressed to dislike it.

As someone who usually prefers watching a series in installments this is one of the rare times I would strongly suggest bingeing as its pace can take time to acclimate to. [ Also is this why Boba was all sound stage and inserts while Obi just straight-up seemed as though it was filmed Romero: Night of the Living Dead style?! ]

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lighton wrote:
mrverene wrote:

Finale was amazing.

Warning - there's an added scene all the way at the end of the credits.

Yeah, that scene was great, finally answered my prison products use case question - in a nicely unexpected kinda way. smile

Indeed!

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