News Star Wars Andor anticipation thread

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  1. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We have a new trailer, a new poster, and an official release date!

    Anyone else getting serious Garm Bel Iblis vibes from Skarsgård's character? I wonder why he wasn't around later on? ISB caught up with him, turned traitor, or really is a Garm Bel Iblis type and just ran off to fight his own little war when he couldn't get his own way?
     
  2. Jedi Marso

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    Wow.

    Even as a die hard SW fan, this show hasn't really been on my 'scope', as it was one of those shows I didn't need or want.

    However, after that trailer, I am forced to admit that maybe this is a SW show I never knew I wanted- until now. I like the re-appearance of Genevieve Reilly and Forest Whittaker, and Stellan Skaarsgard in SW? Yes, please. Also, does his ship remind anyone of that old McQuarrie concept painting? I'll have to see if I can dig it up.

    It also looks like we'll see a nice blend of the prequel era and the OT era here as things transition from Republic to Empire. Probably more of the former when Andor is very young- as he said in Rogue One, he's been in it since he was six years old.

    I suspect Skaarsgard's character doesn't survive the show, but we'll see. Now I have another reason to look forward to September, with autumn, sweater weather, and the return of hockey season being my main three.
     
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  3. Skywalker

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    Man, that looks intense. Andor was one of the characters I found most interesting in RO, so despite what happened in that movie I'm glad they've gone forward with this show. Really smart of them to bring back Genevieve Reilly to show us the early days of the Rebellion both on the inside and the outside.
     
  4. Tosk

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    Looks good. Fingers crossed.
     
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  5. The Nth Doctor

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    That indeed looks very promising. I, too, wasn't so sure about the series but that trailer definitely elevates my interest, especially with the stellar cast they've built around Diego Luna.
     
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  6. Reverend

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    I don't know what coverage you lot have been seeing, but it looked exactly like what I was expecting; a spy/espionage thriller against the backdrop of Imperial rule and a burgeoning rebellion. The fact that it got a second season sight unseen also told me the quality was at least on par with Mando, if not better (and it looks better, probably due to more extensive use of location shooting.)
     
  7. kirk55555

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    Based on that trailer, this feels like a show that will be pretty good, but Andor himself will probably be the least good part while all the subplots are a lot more interesting.
     
  8. Jedi Marso

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  9. fireproof78

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    Ah, the old pirate ship concept. That one has been around for a while. Eventually was reworked to the Corellian Corvette/Blockade Runner with the "Pirate Ship" becoming the Millennium Falcon.
     
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  10. Reverend

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    That's the original version of the Falcon that ended up getting modified into the blockade runner at the 11th hour because 'Space: 1999' aired, and it suddenly looked way too similar to the 'Eagle'. They literally sawed off the cockpit and radar dish and glued them onto the new, very hastily built 4 foot model we're all familiar with, and bashed together a quick bridge section and new square dish for what became the blockade runner.
    This new thing however clearly seems as though it's deliberately evoking the look of a CEC design, with some very similar if not identical components and design philosophy as the Falcon.
    There's a bunch of kinda similar thumbnail sketches, both from Joe Johnston's original brainstorming session and 'Solo's production where they were iterating all different possibilities, plus a bunch of variations in the comics and pen & paper RPGs that kinda-sorta have the same idea, but I doubt they're pulling from anything specific here (at least not from anything published.)
     
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  11. JD

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    Damn, that looks really good. I'm especially looking forward to seeing more of Mon Mothma and the early days of The Rebellion. I've been curious to learn more about her for a while now, so I'm happy she's going to be a fairly big focus of the show.
     
  12. crookeddy

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    And now we know why the effects houses are overwhelmed. Holy moly, the production values!
     
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  13. YellowSubmarine

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    How come this show looks better and suddenly hotter than Obi-Wan? I didn't care for it, especially without Kaytoo, and it's oh wow.
     
  14. Turtletrekker

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    My biggest issue with Obi-Wan is that it didn't look like a movie, it looked like a television show. This looks like a movie, at least in the previews so far.
     
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  15. fireproof78

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    My first impression is it's a matter of scope. I love Obi-Wan and am planning a revisit after I revisit Book of Boba Fett, but the stakes are largely personal. Andor is very much war driven. The conflicts are personal, political, and consequences have broad ranging effects, some the audience don't even know yet.
     
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  16. Relayer1

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    Since the Mouse took over I've properly liked two films and a TV show.

    I no longer get excited about new SW stuff, this included, but I'll give it a go.
     
  17. saddestmoon

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    Looking very nice!

    Great to see the Cantwell Imperial Arrestor Cruiser also (as briefly shown in Solo on a screen displaying Imperial recruitment propaganda - at the Corellian spaceport).
     
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  18. Tuskin38

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    Yeah, it was originally had a bigger sequence, it was a ship Han was stationed on during flight school, but it was cut.

    You can spot a ship part hauler from Solo and Fallen Order. I can't find a Wookieepedia page for it.

    There's also giant walker cranes in the background of one shot, which were also in Solo.
    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/OI-CT
     
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  19. shapeshifter

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    I'm in!
     
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  20. valkyrie013

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    Kinda wish they'd do a "Interim" Star destroyer between the Venator and the Imperial 1 SD.. we have 20 years, and it seems like all the New Hope era of SD's and Storm troopers have been around since almost the end of the clone wars.. some "steps" would be nice. Also.. X wing..

    Looks interesting, defeinatly be watching. Turned off D+ since Obi Wan ended.. guess I get an extra $10 to play with since they pushed it back.