Star Wars, like Marvel, is well out of the free pass zone and well into the wait and see zone. I've been instructed well by the D+ cadence, which is to say that you really, really have to wait for the episode after the ones they release initially. You have to see the middle of these shows to know. After four of these, I think we can call it: Andor is completely unlike their other efforts. Someone appears to have thought the entire thing through.
I can understand a bunch of reasons why a person might he hesitant, but they're making something like a prestige British show that just happens to be set in Star Wars. That isn't to say Star Wars is incidental to it, because it's very, very well respected. This is the story of the beginning of the Rebellion, which I had no idea I wanted so bad until they proved they could actually do it. This isn't just throwaway stuff with characters whose fates we already know. It's something like a Star Wars historical drama. To be this audacious, and then actually fucking do it? Who let them? That's who should be running shit over there.
Something incredibly frustrating about discussing Star Wars since The Last Jedi is that, should you have the temerity to criticize a product made by one of the most powerful media corporations that will ever exist, the only conceivable reason is that you harbor some kind of evil politics. It even happens in the inverse, as I saw when I suggested that Andor is actually just good science fiction - you get accused of being a mindless consumer, the vanguard of some "progressive" cadre with its own wicked schemes for dominance. The end result is that, in the most public spaces we have, actually discussing reality is impossible. I wonder how long such a state of affairs could possibly continue.
Oh! Also, apropos of nothing, the fuckin' Melbourne International Games Week pinny is doing AR shit again and it bangs:
So rad https://t.co/QPbp4u3Ivi— Tycho Brahe (@TychoBrahe) October 2, 2022