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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:21:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: Brutus_15] [#1]
Binged all three last night, don’t hate it but with the exception of the end of episode three felt a little slow. Will continue to watch and I do like the feel of the show, it’s a story set in the Star Wars universe, not a re-hash of the existing stories.
brownells
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:30:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RattleCanAR:
Pass your own judgement but zero childish crap in this.  Hookers, strip bars, drunks, murder, Friends with Benefits relationships, lies, intrigue, No JarJar or ewok BS at all.
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And I so wanted to see Ewok sex workers getting laid by Wookies....
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:45:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Brutus_15:
Binged all three last night, don’t hate it but with the exception of the end of episode three felt a little slow. Will continue to watch and I do like the feel of the show, it’s a story set in the Star Wars universe, not a re-hash of the existing stories.
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And thankfully NO SKYWALKERS. I love Star Wars, and I love the Skywalker saga... but it's a huge universe and honestly we're only scratching the surface of it... Let's tell those stories.

Hopefully Andor is a success and we get more, quality shows like it seems to be.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:17:55 PM EST
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It is not the actual actor from Big Bang.   But it is the character of Sheldon.  Fuckin space autismo with a badge that knows better than his boss.

I have a feeling for what comes next after they go do some clean up and find what was left behind.   Space Sheldon will really get his dick hard and use it to go "see, I was right."

In the end it was still the boss that had everything pegged.
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I get an Arnold Judas rimmer vibe off him
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:24:36 PM EST
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Just finished the first two episodes. They were OK, but I wasn't wowed. For background, I'm not a television guy and might watch an hour of programming every couple months.

I'll continue, but it's on a short leash.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:26:37 PM EST
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It will suck and/or blow.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:47:53 PM EST
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So far it's fantastic. I'm a lifelong SW nerd, but I've grown up...at 46, I'm down for some brothels, cop killing, and sabotage.  The art direction and set design were gorgeous, and Luna is killing it. My one tiny complaint is that I lost a lot of dialogue with the thick Scottish accents, but that added to the Space Troubles vibe, so whatever. 9/10 for me...easily the best Disney SW (liked Kenobi a lot except for Inquisitor Thunder Thighs, BoBF was nonsensical and boring).
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 8:50:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Snozberry:
It will suck and/or blow.
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It does not
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 9:53:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cayman_shen:
So far it's fantastic. I'm a lifelong SW nerd, but I've grown up...at 46, I'm down for some brothels, cop killing, and sabotage.  The art direction and set design were gorgeous, and Luna is killing it. My one tiny complaint is that I lost a lot of dialogue with the thick Scottish accents, but that added to the Space Troubles vibe, so whatever. 9/10 for me...easily the best Disney SW (liked Kenobi a lot except for Inquisitor Thunder Thighs, BoBF was nonsensical and boring).
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Ever since watching Peaky Blinders, I pretty much watch everything with subtitles on. Just makes it easier to follow along.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:00:32 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:00:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AR-1904:



Ever since watching Peaky Blinders, I pretty much watch everything with subtitles on. Just makes it easier to follow along.
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We watch everything with subtitles.  Have for years.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:04:12 PM EST
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I'm just amused the OP hasn't corrected the thread title.

I stand for house Trakand! Elayne for the Lion Throne!

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:04:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Just finished the first two episodes. They were OK, but I wasn't wowed. For background, I'm not a television guy and might watch an hour of programming every couple months.

I'll continue, but it's on a short leash.
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Keep going, the third one is awesome
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:05:45 PM EST
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I was in shock when andor executed the extra guard. I was thinking FINALLY a decent star wars . Cold blooded.

I was also happy to see the rat get his due. Can't believe they paid that off.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 10:18:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lieh-tzu:
I'm just amused the OP hasn't corrected the thread title.

I stand for house Trakand! Elayne for the Lion Throne!

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What am I missing?
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 9:18:07 AM EST
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People would have dropped off this and forgot about it had they not released 3 episodes initially but rather weekly.  1 is okay, 2 is pretty flat however 3 really picks up.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:02:02 AM EST
[#17]
Absolute turd for 3 episodes so far. ZERO notion that this in any way pertains to Star Wars so far.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:10:56 AM EST
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There is zero wokeness I've seen 3 episodes in.
I swore off Disney everything, but figured if they could make a Rogue One series that's awesome, I'd give it a shot.
So far just pleased that it's not woke, but waiting for the disappointment.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:11:01 AM EST
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It’s not bad, better than Kenobi for sure albeit slow which isn’t a bad thing imo. Like breaking bad, if you lay out the characters and motivations in scenes slowly, the payoff is bigger in the end instead of just the character telling you their feeling or explaining something outright.

Audiences aren’t dumb, subtext and acting are important.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:11:07 AM EST
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First post again!
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:28:05 AM EST
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I watched all 3 episodes. Pretty much in agreement with the majority here, I like it.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:30:14 AM EST
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I am enjoying it so far.

ETA: I like that Wash is the voice of the droid.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:40:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LavaDomane:
Absolute turd for 3 episodes so far. ZERO notion that this in any way pertains to Star Wars so far.
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Why, because no kenobi, vader or Skywalker?
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:43:14 AM EST
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I am relieved with the positive feedback here.

I'll check it out with the kids over pizza tonight.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:44:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By stoner01:

Why, because no kenobi, vader or Skywalker?
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I find some of the better stories to be not with them. The setting has so much to be explored.

I remember playing KOTOR years back, that game story and background had more interesting concepts than Kenobi and the last three films combined.(granted they were limited by having to lay it out for you in text and speech because of tech/game limitations)
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 10:57:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:02:36 AM EST
[#27]
So far, I really like it.

I know that some people thought it was too heavy on character development and not enough on plot development for the first two episodes, but I like taking a micro level look at the people in Star Wars then hopefully expanding out it to get the larger Galaxy and plot context.

I like that the Security Forces were actually somewhat competent.  I'm hoping that the Empire will be portrayed as highly competent.  Although I love "The Mandalorian" the one thing I think it does wrong is make the Empire look sort of idiotic and incompetent other than Moff Giddeon.   I think the more competent and deadly the Empire is the more heroic the protagonists are for going up against them.  You can't have a good protagonist without excellent antagonists.

I'm a bit concerned about the pre-show interviews though where the actors made it sound like the show will be a negative commentary on the Trump administration or something, but then again I remember actors in the Hunger Games movies saying it was about the 1% when it was clearly more about the evils of a centralized government.

Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:07:58 AM EST
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Drinker's Chasers - Shocking News! Andor Is Pretty Good



"I know - I'm as shocked as the rest of you. The show that seemed to have everything going against it, has turned out to be the best Star Wars show that Disney have produced."
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:08:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By gotigers:


LOL

Fett wasnt great, but Kenobi is one of the best Disney SW shows made to date.
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I like it. Worlds better than kenobi and BoBF.


LOL

Fett wasnt great, but Kenobi is one of the best Disney SW shows made to date.

lol

Kenobi was trash.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:21:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By KaerMorhenResident:

I like that the Security Forces were actually somewhat competent.  I'm hoping that the Empire will be portrayed as highly competent.  Although I love "The Mandalorian" the one thing I think it does wrong is make the Empire look sort of idiotic and incompetent other than Moff Giddeon.   I think the more competent and deadly the Empire is the more heroic the protagonists are for going up against them.  You can't have a good protagonist without excellent antagonists.
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Mandalorian is 5 years post-Empire, you're seeing Imperial remnants controlled by local warlord equivalents which is why there's a real mix of quality.
In a way they're MORE dangerous.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:48:33 AM EST
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I did not like the Lord of Flies origin story, needs subtitles, I dislike having to infer language..
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 12:05:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By macman37:


And thankfully NO SKYWALKERS. I love Star Wars, and I love the Skywalker saga... but it's a huge universe and honestly we're only scratching the surface of it... Let's tell those stories.

Hopefully Andor is a success and we get more, quality shows like it seems to be.
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No Skywalkers AND no FORCE users.

I know both are the main points of the Star Wars entertainment universe, but force users are a microscopic slice of the hundreds of trillions of beings in the Galaxy. It's refreshing to go beyond the force for stories like this.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 12:20:50 PM EST
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I fell asleep somewhere in episode 2.  Didn't like it, was so slow and just blah story line. Might try again, but so far its crap.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 3:23:08 PM EST
[#34]
I hadn't heard of this series before this morning.

Some of the posts intrigued me enough to break the promise to myself to never buy Disney+ again - and I'm actually glad I did.

Episodes 1 and 2 built toward Episode 3 nicely (Ep 3 was terrific) and I'm looking forward to the rest with eager (and hopeful) anticipation.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 4:53:11 PM EST
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I've been a life-long SW fan, I was 11 when I saw the first movie in the theaters in 1977. The only SW movies I didn't see in the theater were Solo and the last one. Mando has been good, but Rogue 1 was by far the best Star Wars ANYTHING since Empire Strikes Back. Stupid woke assholes and commercialism by Lucas made for shitty sequels and prequels.

I watched the first episode Wed night, the second and third last night.

It is good. Loads better than the Dragon thing has been so far, except for a couple of brief scenes across what, 5 or 6 episodes?

The interaction between the seasoned "Inspector" for the Corpo-MallCops and his exuberant Junior is fantastic. When all the Paul Blarts get together in Ep. 3 it is so believable.

Link Posted: 9/23/2022 5:07:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Delta10mm:
I was in shock when andor executed the extra guard. I was thinking FINALLY a decent star wars . Cold blooded.

I was also happy to see the rat get his due. Can't believe they paid that off.
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Was a bit surprised too.  It’s been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn’t he off his contact so he wouldn’t talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 6:34:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By G-lock:
I did not like the Lord of Flies origin story, needs subtitles, I dislike having to infer language..
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Really? I found it pretty damn easy to infer exactly what was being said. In fact I enjoyed that they understood I DIDNT need the subtitles.

“Look at that ship crashing - let’s go check it out - no you can’t come, you’re not old/tough enough - brother please don’t go and leave me here”

Hell even my 14 year old understood what was happening
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 6:36:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By willi3d:


Was a bit surprised too.  It’s been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn’t he off his contact so he wouldn’t talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.
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Originally Posted By Delta10mm:
I was in shock when andor executed the extra guard. I was thinking FINALLY a decent star wars . Cold blooded.

I was also happy to see the rat get his due. Can't believe they paid that off.


Was a bit surprised too.  It’s been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn’t he off his contact so he wouldn’t talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.


Yep he definitely executed a wounded informant rather than let the troopers capture him
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 6:38:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Boedy:
I fell asleep somewhere in episode 2.  Didn't like it, was so slow and just blah story line. Might try again, but so far its crap.
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@Boedy

The third episode is excellent and worth your while.

This is a little more slow, plot driven stuff. I think in the end I’d prefer a slower moving but more well-written show.

Link Posted: 9/23/2022 6:47:59 PM EST
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As many have said, the first two episodes are a little slow, but it really picks up in episode 3.  I really like Stellan Skarsgard, and I think he will carry it.  No wokeness so far, that’s a plus.  But I’m having a problem with the stuttering droid.  He’s just as annoying as BB8.

I know I’m one of the outliers, but I’ve liked all the spin off shows, BOBF, Mando, AND Kenobi.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 6:48:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pair_of_ACES:


Yep he definitely executed a wounded informant rather than let the troopers capture him
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Originally Posted By willi3d:
Originally Posted By Delta10mm:
I was in shock when andor executed the extra guard. I was thinking FINALLY a decent star wars . Cold blooded.

I was also happy to see the rat get his due. Can't believe they paid that off.


Was a bit surprised too.  It’s been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn’t he off his contact so he wouldn’t talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.


Yep he definitely executed a wounded informant rather than let the troopers capture him


Right. By then he was a seasoned spy/saboteur/assassin. When Andor starts we don’t know his backstory yet but he obviously has no love for the Empire. In the third episode, Skarsgard mentions that Cassian’s father was hung in the public square. So for sure he knew it was a kill or be killed situation in that alley with the security guards.


Edit to add: by “father” I’m sure they meant adopted father. Probably the guy that finds him in the wrecked ship. We’ll probably see a flashback of the hanging in an upcoming episode.
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 7:38:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By willi3d:


Was a bit surprised too.  It's been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn't he off his contact so he wouldn't talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.
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Originally Posted By Delta10mm:
I was in shock when andor executed the extra guard. I was thinking FINALLY a decent star wars . Cold blooded.

I was also happy to see the rat get his due. Can't believe they paid that off.


Was a bit surprised too.  It's been a while since I saw the Rogue One movie, but when you first saw him, didn't he off his contact so he wouldn't talk if he was caught by the Empire?  He was pretty cold blooded in that movie too.
When the one guy was dead, he knew he couldn't leave a witness.  Like in Heat, once you have one death, you gotta kill em all
Link Posted: 9/23/2022 11:49:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AR-1904:
Edit to add: by “father” I’m sure they meant adopted father. Probably the guy that finds him in the wrecked ship. We’ll probably see a flashback of the hanging in an upcoming episode.
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Yeah, and in response to the buyer knowing that - he pulls his adopted father's pistol on him.
Link Posted: 9/24/2022 5:30:43 AM EST
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Watched episode three last night. After two episodes of backstory and character development, it was nice to see some kinetic dispute. I think we know who/what Skaarsgard's character is now, too.
Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:04:56 AM EST
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When the one guy was dead, he knew he couldn't leave a witness.  Like in Heat, once you have one death, you gotta kill em all
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Cassian had to get it on.
Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:22:51 AM EST
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rewatching

What were they mining on Kassa's home world?  Where are the adults on the home world?

Even grittier than I first thought.  Music is nothing like SW before.  There is no way that KK had a damn thing to do with this show.
Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:30:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RattleCanAR:
rewatching

What were they mining on Kassa's home world?  Where are the adults on the home world?

Even grittier than I first thought.  Music is nothing like SW before.  There is no way that KK had a damn thing to do with this show.
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Rumor is that it was first abandoned during the Clone Wars by the Old Republic and then restarted during the early days of the Empire. The accident happened under the Empire.

My guess is they were mining materials for Star Destroyers or some other large equipment.

Again, the first part of my post is a rumor from Reddit so. And the other part is just my guess. Maybe we’ll find out later on in the show.
Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:32:22 AM EST
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I thought 1 & 2 sucked and 3 was desent and was totally disappointed they hyped this series so much. Then I found out there are more episodes and these first 3 were just the beginning.


I need pay better attention I guess.

Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:33:17 AM EST
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I think we are getting a throw back/forward.
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Link Posted: 9/24/2022 6:34:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SCPigpen:
I thought 1 & 2 sucked and 3 was desent and was totally disappointed they hyped this series so much. Then I found out there are more episodes and these first 3 were just the beginning.


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This is why I am rewatching.  It is subtle in the story like many good adult stories are.
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