News Star Wars Andor anticipation thread

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  1. fireproof78

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    Depends on the type of blaster. Besides, space fantasy series. Plus the fact that many Star Wars weapons are based on real world weapons.
     
  2. Reverend

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    In my head, the "hammer" is just a thumb switch. Either a safety, the main power switch, or the blast/stun setting control. Or all of the above!

    Star Wars is fantasy after all, not hard sci-fi; the look of the thing is as important as the functionality.
     
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  3. JD

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    I'm really looking forward to finally getting a deeper look at Mon Mothma. I've always been curious about her, but none of the stuff I've watched or read has ever really done a lot with her.
     
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    Anton Lesser is unmistakable. Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright has gone over to the dark side?
     
  5. Richard S. Ta

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    I'm not Star Wars mad but I'm really looking forward to Andor. The trailers so far look right up my street. I love a good Revolutionary Uprising,
     
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  6. Set Harth

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    I'm not Star Wars mad, I'm just Star Wars disappointed
     
  7. Set Harth

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    did I just see... lightsaber wings attached to a spaceship ?

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  8. Tuskin38

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    If they can be attached to a Clone Wars era troop transport, then why not?
     
  9. fireproof78

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    Republic drop ships and artillery say hi.
     
  10. Reverend

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    Yeah, they're probably not kyber powered beams, just laser beam weapons of the sort we've already seen at various scales from the LAAT side-gunner pods, to the Blade Wing prototype's main weapon, the SPHA heavy artillery, the cannon on the underside of the Venator, all the way up to the Death Star.

    That said, the idea of a ship with a kyber powered weapons system, or even a specifically lightsaber powered ranged weapon is hardly without precedent. Not counting the Death Stars & Starkiller, the most obvious example is this thing from the Temple's forbidden archives. Basically a lightsaber powered laser sniper rifle that can blow a hole clean through damn near anything.

    Interestingly in the High Republic the Jedi Vectors require a lightsaber to unlock it's weapons systems. I'm not clear on whether this is purely a security/philosophical measure, or whether the kyber actually powers the weapons themselves. Probably the former, but the latter seems plausible enough, maybe in the distant past. Which takes us out of canon and into Lego of all things with the Arrowhead, which is basically exactly that; a recreation of an ancient kyper-powered Jedi fighter design.

    Honestly as silly as the Lego shows are (by design) the basic concept is sound. We already know that the ancient Sith (among others) made more than one kyber powered super-weapon, so why not something more in the mid-range? Personally I like the idea that the fall of the Old Republic and the rise of the various Sith Empires was essentially a galaxy wide apocalyptic event that brought with it the loss of an awful lot of knowledge and technology that's never been re-discovered.
     
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  11. Mr. Adventure

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    Lightsaber ships are a little too "kewl" for my tastes. Do they have Force fields as well?
     
  12. Tuskin38

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    Review embargo is up apparently.

    there are minor Easter eggs in the first 3 episodes. There's a ship in the background of one episode some people might get excited over.

    there's apparently something in Episode 4 that Legends fan will get excited over.

    None of the easter eggs are apparently the focus of any of the story, they're just background things you'll recognize if you've been around the franchise.

    I've yet to see anyone say what any of these are
     
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  13. Reverend

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    IIRC the Arrowhead projects a kind of energy bow wake thing that basically makes it untouchable from the front, but again, we're talking about a Lego show for kids. "Kewl" in this context is entirely appropriate and permissible.

    As for in canon . . . honestly it's all about the context. What we're seeing in Andor looks to me like the Star Wars version of this moment; a specialist, limited use weapon that has some utility and offers a certain element of surprise from it's unconventional nature, but not some all-purpose instant-win weapon.

    Star Wars certainly isn't adverse to unconventional or exotic weaponry. Lightsabers themselves (and their variant types) are a relic from a bygone age. Then you have various kinds of disruptors and disintegration type weapons (which I suppose includes Sabine's own "Duchess" Arc Pulse Generator.) The Geonosian have their decidedly non-standard sonic weaponry, the Umbaran and Gungans both have very different and rather exotic plasma weapons, and of course you have the many many types of electro/vibro/force melee weapons.
     
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  14. fireproof78

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    Are they any different than what we've seen before? Reminds me of something like the seismic charges. Useful in a moment but not flawless.
     
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  15. Turtletrekker

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