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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #1 on: 21 September, 2022, 11:02:57 PM »
I liked it a lot. But it's not really Star Wars. (Whatever that is)
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #2 on: 22 September, 2022, 12:40:28 AM »
Bladerunner (even down to the diegetic music), followed by Wall-E with a bit of Lieutenant Gorman (though that character is quickly changing).  We loved it.

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #3 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:18:22 AM »

I'm loving this take on the SW universe.

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #4 on: 22 September, 2022, 04:30:52 AM »
I really enjoyed episode #1 - a Star Wars spin-off that stands on its own two feet.
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #5 on: 22 September, 2022, 09:45:49 AM »
I agree it takes too long to get off-planet, but on the plus side, the setting is given some real room to breathe. There's also a refreshing 'everyman' feel to the characters since we haven't yet gotten into any of that pesky Rebellion backdrop. And of course it looks and sounds fantastic, which quite frankly, when you're in the Star Wars universe, is often enough to hold the attention.

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #6 on: 24 September, 2022, 03:21:01 PM »
The corporate stooge villain is really good too. Unusually nuanced for this sort of thing (especially his reaction to the ass kicking his team received)
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #7 on: 24 September, 2022, 04:31:10 PM »
Like a cross between Agent Cooper (standing in for Gorman) and the marines being handed their asses in Aliens. Really enjoyed the payoff in the third episode.
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #8 on: 26 September, 2022, 10:01:52 AM »
Great production values, but I just don't care about the character or story.

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #9 on: 27 September, 2022, 07:00:10 AM »
Slow first couple of episodes but I’m liking it so far. 
Main problem I have is we know Andor dies!!!!!


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Shulkie is pretty good despite a complete lack of overall bad guy or story ark you usually get in these Marvel shows (which honestly is what they were going for).

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #10 on: 27 September, 2022, 07:02:29 AM »
Shit sorry just ignore second part of my post I thought this was box set thread 🫣

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #11 on: 29 September, 2022, 07:59:46 PM »
I thought the latest episode was fantastic. Stellan Skarsgård’s transformation from gruff, behind-the-scenes, insurrection facilitator to Coruscant high society antiques dealer was worth the price of admission alone.

There was a lot more to like here, though. The pace is picking up, the plot thickening, and the scope expanding. Genuinely pretty excited for the next episode.
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #12 on: 29 September, 2022, 10:14:58 PM »
Yeah, really enjoying. I think of it as a sideways glance at Star Wars.
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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #13 on: 30 September, 2022, 09:47:11 AM »
I thought the latest episode was fantastic. Stellan Skarsgård’s transformation from gruff, behind-the-scenes, insurrection facilitator to Coruscant high society antiques dealer was worth the price of admission alone.

Yes, I thought that was a great bit - if I'd blinked during the wig-on-getting-in-to-character scene then I'd have thought it was an entirely different character (I'm not overly familiar with the actor in the first place).

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Re: Star Wars: Andor
« Reply #14 on: 30 September, 2022, 09:55:48 AM »
I'd have thought it was an entirely different character

The little practice smile is just perfect.

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(I'm not overly familiar with the actor in the first place).

He's had a lonnnng career, but probably most likely to have crossed geek/nerd radar as Orlando Bloom's dad (under a lot of CGI) in a couple of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, recurring MCU character Erik Selvig, and Vladimir Harkonnen in Villeneuve's Dune.
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