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I'm not going to watch the trailer because I've stopped doing that for TVs and films and it's much better going in blind.

Always happy to see more Star Wars content though. Weirdly, I find it somewhat annoying how often Disney shits out Marvel content... but if they're just constantly shitting out Star Wars content, I'm absolutely fine with that.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I'm not going to watch the trailer because I've stopped doing that for TVs and films and it's much better going in blind.

Always happy to see more Star Wars content though. Weirdly, I find it somewhat annoying how often Disney shits out Marvel content... but if they're just constantly shitting out Star Wars content, I'm absolutely fine with that.

That trailer is epic though 😅 really really good.

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I will take your word for it and experience the epicness once the show's out!

Fair enough :P

I kind of see your point of not watching trailer; I'd never be able to resist the temptation though xD

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New trailer: 

It looks epic! Can't wait to see it...

Premiere got delayed by 3 weeks though, will stream on the 21st September. 3 episodes!

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Just watched the first 3 episodes, and I'm really impressed. A dark, mature, serious noir thriller in Star Wars skin; very different from anything we've seen in the franchise so far. Picks up somewhat slowly, has a lot of depth and development in both the story and the characters in the first few episodes already, the casting and acting is great, the world building is fantastic. It's so refreshingly different. I think this would appeal even to those who don't watch or like Star Wars much; easily watchable as a standalone series.

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Just finished all three episodes. Amazing. Very gritty. Some great characters with great acting.

The ending of Episode 3 was fantastic. 

How they showed every character dealing with what just happened. Showing the montage of Andor getting brought out of Kenari as a kid, and now getting brought off Ferrix was incredible! 

I also love the stuttering kind of crappy old droid. Very endearing. 😅

I also thought the Syril Karn character was interesting. I'm not sure if I like him, hate him, should feel for him, or want him to die. xD

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I'm going to start this on Saturday probably. Looking forward to it - people who've watched the 3 episodes seem to all think it was very very good.

Can't lie, I can't stop seeing "And/or" when I see the name, so I'm hoping my brain will eventually get passed that.

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Another episode out. 

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Really enjoying the pace, the worldbuilding, and the in-depth storytelling with multiple storylines. My most favourite part in today's episode was the glimpses at how the Empire works - the inner workings, organisation and politics, and the challenges Mon Mothma and other secret Rebel supporters face at Coruscant. Mon Mothma's husband is a proper dickhead... 
Also, Luthen is such an interesting character, and Stellan Skarsgård presence on screen is incredible. 

 

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10 hours ago, nudge said:

Another episode out. 

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Really enjoying the pace, the worldbuilding, and the in-depth storytelling with multiple storylines. My most favourite part in today's episode was the glimpses at how the Empire works - the inner workings, organisation and politics, and the challenges Mon Mothma and other secret Rebel supporters face at Coruscant. Mon Mothma's husband is a proper dickhead... 
Also, Luthen is such an interesting character, and Stellan Skarsgård presence on screen is incredible. 

 

Just finished the 4th episode. I agree with all you said. 

Skarsgard really is an amazing actor, and it's great to see him in that series. And it looks like the character he plays really suits his acting abilities. Very multi layered. 

Also hearing the Tie fighters when Vel and Andor hiked through the mountains really gave me goosebumps. 

Positively surprised how good this series is. Very in-depth, political, intriguing. Feels like a real good Star Wars adventure, drama, crime noir thriller kind of thing.

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22 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Latest episode felt a bit like a filler episode. Still interesting enough.

Yeah, the weakest one so far, in my opinion. But it's clearly a buildup to bigger things, so I am not complaining...

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1 minute ago, nudge said:

Yeah, the weakest one so far, in my opinion. But it's clearly a buildup to bigger things, so I am not complaining...

Yes, indeed. 

I'm also very curious about Syril, and what he ends up doing. They are clearly building something up for him too.

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16 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Yes, indeed. 

 

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I'm also very curious about Syril, and what he ends up doing. They are clearly building something up for him too.

 

Oh definitely. I just hope that they will not make him defect to the Rebels, that would be too cliched and we'd lose a good character on the Empire side. I personally think that he and Dedra will team up and become the main threat to the rebels (and Andor). I like how both of them are shown as complex characters, would love to have non-caricature villains for a change!

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Episode 6 was really good. Lots of action. I thought it's not going anywhere much plot-wise, but it got really interesting towards the end. 

 

RIP Nemik.

:( By the way they portrayed him, I knew he was a goner from the start. 

I thought Skeen was just testing Andor, when he asked him to split and bail. So Andor shooting him took me by surprise. Also very curious how and where he ends up, now that he apparently bailed from Vel. 🤔

Also the Eye really was beautiful. And I loved the Tie-Fighters in this.

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5 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Season 6 was really good. Lots of action. I thought it's not going anywhere much plot-wise, but it got really interesting towards the end. 

 

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I'm only on the first Season myself, need to catch up... :ph34r:

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6 minutes ago, nudge said:

I'm only on the first Season myself, need to catch up... :ph34r:

Ah shit. It was only the matter of time until I accidentally reveal that I'm a time traveler. I thought the IP address from Mars would eventually give it away. 

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50 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Episode 6 was really good. Lots of action. I thought it's not going anywhere much plot-wise, but it got really interesting towards the end. 

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RIP Nemik.

:( By the way they portrayed him, I knew he was a goner from the start. 

I thought Skeen was just testing Andor, when he asked him to split and bail. So Andor shooting him took me by surprise. Also very curious how and where he ends up, now that he apparently bailed from Vel. 🤔

Also the Eye really was beautiful. And I loved the Tie-Fighters in this.

Just finished watching the latest episode.

I expected everyone except Andor to die during the mission, so I was surprised that Vel (and Cinta, most likely) survived it. And yeah, Nemik was destined to die. He's this young, idealistic proto-rebel that believes in the cause and inspires others to hope. I find it pretty cool that his manifesto will also play a role in transforming Cassian from a selfish bastard into someone who will sacrifice himself for the cause 5 years later.

Oh and yes, The Eye is incredibly beautiful.

Good stuff, this episode was all tension and felt like a movie. So we're 6 episodes down now, that's two story arcs. The next episode will likely start with some time gap.

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Another brilliant episode... 

The character development and world building is just incredible, and it gets better with every episode.

I must say I absolutely love the whole politics angle; whether it's Imperial politics and intrigues, or the internal workings of the Rebellion at the start of its existence - it's probably my most favourite part of the show. Mon Mothma is absolutely brilliant, Genevieve O'Reilly is doing a great job with the character. Luthen is another great one, and I like how through him, they show the dark side of the Rebellion as well - being pragmatic and not caring about people's lives and well-being as long as it's beneficial for the cause. I think we will finally see  the Rebellion split into two main factions later in the series; the more sophisticated, subtle and diplomatic one led by Mon Mothma and her network, with Luthen and his followers taking the more radical path. I think we saw Saw Gerrera in the trailer of this show? That would make a lot of sense, considering his image as an extremist even among the rebel circles. His ideals seems to align with those of Luthen; namely the pretty hardcore "the-end-justify-the-means" approach to fighting the Empire. I imagine Luthen and Saw will join forces and do things that will lead to them being cut off the main wing of the Rebel Alliance led by Mon Mothma.
The inner workings of ISB are equally as interesting, and I am happy to have some very competent, interesting villains/antagonists. I was always fascinated by Tarkin, but the rest of the Imperial officers were generally disappointing, one dimensional, or just straight out inept. Dedra is going to be the force to reckon with for sure. The actress is doing a stellar job... Major Partagaz is another interesting one. Was pretty excited to see Colonel Yularen in live action as well. I wonder if we will see Palpatine in that special session of Senate he was talking about.
Talking about villains, Syril's new job in a space cubicle is pretty depressing xD 

Cassian Andor going on vacation to a beach planet and getting arrested for literally just walking was pretty hilarious... especially considering he just pulled off a massive heist and got away with it. I imagine that Vel will find him and get him out of prison instead of killing him as per Luthen's order.  His last meeting with Maarva was hearbreaking, too.

This is genuinely a top shelf stuff when it comes to Star Wars. Exceeded all expectations already.

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22 hours ago, nudge said:

Another brilliant episode... 

 

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The character development and world building is just incredible, and it gets better with every episode.

I must say I absolutely love the whole politics angle; whether it's Imperial politics and intrigues, or the internal workings of the Rebellion at the start of its existence - it's probably my most favourite part of the show. Mon Mothma is absolutely brilliant, Genevieve O'Reilly is doing a great job with the character. Luthen is another great one, and I like how through him, they show the dark side of the Rebellion as well - being pragmatic and not caring about people's lives and well-being as long as it's beneficial for the cause. I think we will finally see  the Rebellion split into two main factions later in the series; the more sophisticated, subtle and diplomatic one led by Mon Mothma and her network, with Luthen and his followers taking the more radical path. I think we saw Saw Gerrera in the trailer of this show? That would make a lot of sense, considering his image as an extremist even among the rebel circles. His ideals seems to align with those of Luthen; namely the pretty hardcore "the-end-justify-the-means" approach to fighting the Empire. I imagine Luthen and Saw will join forces and do things that will lead to them being cut off the main wing of the Rebel Alliance led by Mon Mothma.
The inner workings of ISB are equally as interesting, and I am happy to have some very competent, interesting villains/antagonists. I was always fascinated by Tarkin, but the rest of the Imperial officers were generally disappointing, one dimensional, or just straight out inept. Dedra is going to be the force to reckon with for sure. The actress is doing a stellar job... Major Partagaz is another interesting one. Was pretty excited to see Colonel Yularen in live action as well. I wonder if we will see Palpatine in that special session of Senate he was talking about.
Talking about villains, Syril's new job in a space cubicle is pretty depressing xD 

Cassian Andor going on vacation to a beach planet and getting arrested for literally just walking was pretty hilarious... especially considering he just pulled off a massive heist and got away with it. I imagine that Vel will find him and get him out of prison instead of killing him as per Luthen's order.  His last meeting with Maarva was hearbreaking, too.

This is genuinely a top shelf stuff when it comes to Star Wars. Exceeded all expectations already.

 

Yea, not much more to add really. Brilliant stuff. 

The interactions between Andor and Maarva were indeed heartbreaking. 

Also Syril in that cubicle was indeed depressing. That he got out of the way for that mouse droid speaks volumes about his character. And the collar thing. xD

The last 3 minutes were a lot to digest. One minute you are in space Miami enjoying your vacation, the next minute you're in jail for nothing. 

This show also shows how vast the Star Wars universe really is.

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Ooooh it's another incredible episode. This show has such a good writing, all the characters have proper backstories and clear motivations, and their storylines are intertwining nicely. There are still 4 episodes to go in this season, and they have already shown so much. If you're not watching, you are seriously missing out. 

 

That prison planet, the prison complex, and the Imperial prison system in general is fucking brutal and frightening. Such a powerful portrayal of bureaucracy, dehumanising conditions, brutality, slave labour and exploitation. It was honestly petrifying. The aesthetics looked cool though, definitely inspired by THX 1138! Also, I wonder what parts are they working there in Cassian Andor's prison? Bet it has something to do with the Death Star; would be a beautiful connection to him helping destroy it by getting those blueprints on Scarif later in Rogue One... One of the prisoners killing himself was very, very dark. Very unusual for Star Wars, too. 

My favourite part of the episode was Luthen meeting Saw Gererra. That monologue about every other rebels group being wrong and him being the only true one was the best and scariest portrayal of his fanaticism we could ever get. Forest Whitaker is such an incredible actor. He seems to do really great in playing characters like that, too - I can't forget his performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland haha. Having him and Stellan Skarsgård both on screen at the same time with an exchange like that, damn. Hope to see more of it. 

Dedra must be one of the most fascinating villain characters in Star Wars, ever. A lot of depth, a lot of brain, and the moment you start to think she's alright, her brutal, violent side comes out just at the right moment. I loved her and Syril's dynamic too, and I still think they are definitely going to team up sooner or later. 

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