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  • This has been discussed ad nauseum, yes.  You can't expect to keep making fiction in a setting where you limit it to something like half a dozen features.
  • Ooh, maxi big the Force.
    Well that smells stinkowith!
  • I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm convinced it's just a show with Star Wars costumes.
  • cameroncrazy1984: I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm convinced it's just a show with Star Wars costumes.


    ...As opposed to what?
  • Last Man on Earth: cameroncrazy1984: I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm convinced it's just a show with Star Wars costumes.

    ...As opposed to what?


    I'd watch a nude Star Wars show.
  • There's space for these stories to be told. I would argue they're needed. At some point the actual people who are caught up in the conflict should get some attention. The Jedi and the Sith are fighting at a whole other level, that conflict has been covered to death. We are at the point where there is just *ONE*  Sith lord who got to the top because the Jedi were a bunch of arrogant, cool with slavery, uncaring dipshiats.
    The story of the rise of Palpatine is done, there are no more Sith and within the timeframe the holding pattern is for Luke to do his thing. The other Jedi are ...whom? Ah, Caleb, Ezra, and Ahsoka. We know what happened to Caleb which leaves Ezra farting around in the Unknown Regions, Ahsoka (that's a stay tuned but can't actually do anything that f*cks up the timeline) OH, AND GROGU, who chose to be Mandalorian instead of Jedi (can't say I blame him).
    So, since "fans" threw a shiatfit when Rian Johnson tried to course correct the access to the Force in TLJ  (GOD FORBID THERE ARE OTHER JEDI WHO AREN'T SKYWALKERS) now everyone is stuck within the prequel-OT era.
    Congrats, dipshiats.
  • Xythero: Last Man on Earth: cameroncrazy1984: I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm convinced it's just a show with Star Wars costumes.

    ...As opposed to what?

    I'd watch a nude Star Wars show.


    Yeah but if these show runners did that, it would be like the darker parts of "The Wire" and set in a Hutt's palace.

    /Love Andor
  • Xythero: Last Man on Earth: cameroncrazy1984: I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm convinced it's just a show with Star Wars costumes.

    ...As opposed to what?

    I'd watch a nude Star Wars show.


    Most of the main characters are nekkid, but be careful about what you ask for.

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  • Bslim:

    Even within the expanded universe and legands


    The Jedi and the Sith are the spiritual/philosophical battle

    The political figures, mega corporations ( Zerka etc) and royals battle over power and control of laws and regulations etc

    The armies/Navy's/rebels battle as they are told

    The civilians face the repercussions and react by joining one of the above or just living their life
  • Oh, and my solution?
    1. Do a back jump to the Old Republic.

    2. Do a forward jump like for...200 years, minimum.

    3. Completely scrap the sequels and re-do that shiat properly. It could even have the same characters. Get rid of the Palpatine nonsense or do it right.
  • AuralArgument: csi_yellowknife:

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    Very nice.
  • AuralArgument: Bslim:

    Even within the expanded universe and legands


    The Jedi and the Sith are the spiritual/philosophical battle

    The political figures, mega corporations ( Zerka etc) and royals battle over power and control of laws and regulations etc

    The armies/Navy's/rebels battle as they are told

    The civilians face the repercussions and react by joining one of the above or just living their life


    The problem with that is that it is BOOOOORING AS F*CK.
    Hey, and I get it, some folks want the Force and weilders jumping around and sh*t. Because that's all that it comes down to.
    Did you read the Sith Lost Tribes stories? Those were really good, guess what they had more than stupid laser swords: Poiltical machinations, intrigue, and explorations on the nature and of the Force. Saber battles were almost an afterthought.
    There comes a point when Force users jumping and dicking around with silly toys gets stale. The prequels showed that.
    Hell, they could actually do Rogue and Wraith Squadron stories.
  • Cows gotta dry up eventually
  • https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/11/18/candor

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    I've been avoiding watching Andor because I'm just burned out on watching a big corporation try and monetize their investment poorly. Star Wars became a big, dumb, mess with the last couple movies and the TV shows just seem driven by fan service. I watched some of the Mandalorian, and it was OK-ish at first, but quickly lost interest in season 2.

    But evvvverybody is talking about Andor like it might be worth giving a shot.
  • I could not have given less of a shiat about Cassian Andor and this series is giving me the background world that always had me interested as a kid. The one that was just on the edge of your sight but seemed more interesting than Trek Land
  • mongbiohazard:
    But evvvverybody is talking about Andor like it might be worth giving a shot.

    It absolutely is.
  • mongbiohazard: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/11/18/candor

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    I've been avoiding watching Andor because I'm just burned out on watching a big corporation try and monetize their investment poorly. Star Wars became a big, dumb, mess with the last couple movies and the TV shows just seem driven by fan service. I watched some of the Mandalorian, and it was OK-ish at first, but quickly lost interest in season 2.

    But evvvverybody is talking about Andor like it might be worth giving a shot.


    It's the best pro-antifa show out there.
  • When I want to be put to sleep, I start watching Andor.


    /I keed mostly
    //I haven't watched the finale yet and will do so...
    ///it's "okay" at best...honestly, don't really care about the characters and don't know who they are supposed to be (beyond Cassian)
    ///and we know he'll live to die in Rogue One
    //palindrome slashies
    /ftw
  • Now I want a show that's nothing but talking lightsabers having adventures together as they learn the ways of the Force, just so we can watch a bunch of Farkers' heads explode like the ending of Kingsman.
  • smd31: When I want to be put to sleep, I start watching Andor.


    /I keed mostly
    //I haven't watched the finale yet and will do so...
    ///it's "okay" at best...honestly, don't really care about the characters and don't know who they are supposed to be (beyond Cassian)
    ///and we know he'll live to die in Rogue One
    //palindrome slashies
    /ftw


    No spoilers, but if/when you do watch the finale there is a post-credits scene.
  • replacementcool: mongbiohazard: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/11/18/candor

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    I've been avoiding watching Andor because I'm just burned out on watching a big corporation try and monetize their investment poorly. Star Wars became a big, dumb, mess with the last couple movies and the TV shows just seem driven by fan service. I watched some of the Mandalorian, and it was OK-ish at first, but quickly lost interest in season 2.

    But evvvverybody is talking about Andor like it might be worth giving a shot.

    It's the best pro-antifa show out there.


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    A..are the Antifas in the room with you now?
  • Need 4 more seasons of Andor. I really want to know how Nexus dies...
    I'm kinda curious about Mr I can't swim as well.
  • mongbiohazard: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/11/18/candor

    [Fark user image image 425x177]

    I've been avoiding watching Andor because I'm just burned out on watching a big corporation try and monetize their investment poorly. Star Wars became a big, dumb, mess with the last couple movies and the TV shows just seem driven by fan service. I watched some of the Mandalorian, and it was OK-ish at first, but quickly lost interest in season 2.

    But evvvverybody is talking about Andor like it might be worth giving a shot.


    Because it's none of the things before it.

    Give it a shot and be pleasantly surprised that it's got nothing with regards to fan service because it's all new. Every location, every set piece, every character (except for two main roots of connection to the history of Star Wars past and present). It looks at the seedy side of the Star Wars universe. Even in the middle of a prison riot the main character is under an assumed alias and it didn't mean as much to him as it did for the men who were forced in to prison labor for decades of their life. And there's this momentary pause where you are hit with the realization of that. He's under an assumed identity.

    We see different perspectives, like what does android do when it's owner dies? What is the sacrifice and cost of a Senator about to be audited and coming up short on funds by a mindlessly bureaucratic evil that is all encompassing threatening to swallow her and her family up in it? Is it even worth fighting to protect the secret with her family completely oblivious to her sacrifice?

    It has its problems of which there are many, but they aren't the problems of being too Disneyfied or Too LucasFilm. They are the problems of an experiment in to originality that isn't derivative of any of the works that came before it. It instead samples other works of science fiction, ever so briefly. There's hints of Aasimov, and Bradbury and Adams. And for what ever it's worth, it's a different take that has people calling it the adults version of Star Wars. Not because it's boring with not enough space wizards and space knights, and scoundrels and princesses to rescue, but because it doesn't talk down to its audience. It doesn't treat you like a miserable intellectually deficient mindless consumer. And it doesn't attack modern cultural warfare like a primate under a black obelisk.

    It BARELY qualifies as Star Wars, if it wasn't for the iconography of storm troopers and imperial officers, you could drop it in to any science fiction world and it would be right at home, for good or for ill.
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