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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Andor (possible spoilers)
« on: August 01, 2022, 02:21:36 PM »
This is one I’m really looking forward to  8)

https://youtu.be/cKOegEuCcfw

Looks to be an expansive budget, some good actors, some great visual transitions between the originals and the prequels and more importantly, so much gaming potential  :D

Let’s try and keep it focussed on the series itself and gaming if we can  ;)
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Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Andor
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 06:06:21 PM »
It does look good. Especially the iconic scrapyard scene, and that flying gantry spaceship whatever thing which I want a closer look at!

Offline ithoriel

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Re: Andor
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 06:32:34 PM »
It looks brilliant ... but I doubt I'll ever see more than the trailer since it's on Disney+
I despair at the fragmentation of the movie industry. These things deserve to be seen on a big screen with excellent sound systems ... and popcorn. Not watched on a phone or laptop.
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Re: Andor
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2022, 07:17:07 PM »
Quote
It looks brilliant ... but I doubt I'll ever see more than the trailer since it's on Disney+
I despair at the fragmentation of the movie industry. These things deserve to be seen on a big screen with excellent sound systems ... and popcorn. Not watched on a phone or laptop.
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That goes for me too. :(

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Re: Andor
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2022, 10:39:53 PM »
SAW muthaflippin' GERRERA!!!!!!!!!!!
AAAAaaaaAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
YEAH BABY Yeah!.
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Re: Andor
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 01:55:32 AM »
Oh yes!
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Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Andor
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2022, 11:08:04 AM »
Looks very promising.

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Re: Andor
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2022, 11:12:30 AM »
is it the prelude to "Rogue One"? Looks very good.
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Re: Andor
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2022, 11:51:41 AM »
That does look good. I thought the first half of Rogue One was the best Star Wars thing for ages, so if this is more of that it'll be fantastic.

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Re: Andor
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2022, 01:19:00 AM »
It looks okay, but I fear will suffer from the same problem as Boba Fett and Obi Wan.  Established characters with known arcs as the main leading to lack luster plots.

The Mandalorian works precisely because they are all new characters, and the legacy characters only show up for cameos in ways that don't affect their overall story arc. 

Here's hoping it doesn't suffer from it's inability to kill anyone (Cobb, Inquisitor A+B, Fennec Shand, Fett, etc)
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Re: Andor
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2022, 02:59:40 AM »
Very much looking forward to this. There's allot of potential here to do Mando-like exploration of a non-central character's adventures.

My standard for new SW is simply that it as long as it's better than the 3 prequel films then I'm just happy to be back in that universe.   Keeps my expectations realistic so that in addition to being impressed by Mando and Rogue 1, I can enjoy average offerings like solo and Obi Wan and even drive derive pleasure from flawed installments like episodes 7-9 and Boba Fett.

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Re: Andor
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2022, 08:15:49 AM »
Looking forward to this. Start of the rebellion.


Offline Littlearmies

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Re: Andor
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2022, 08:46:52 AM »
It looks okay, but I fear will suffer from the same problem as Boba Fett and Obi Wan.  Established characters with known arcs as the main leading to lack luster plots.

The Mandalorian works precisely because they are all new characters, and the legacy characters only show up for cameos in ways that don't affect their overall story arc. 

Here's hoping it doesn't suffer from it's inability to kill anyone (Cobb, Inquisitor A+B, Fennec Shand, Fett, etc)

I thought the big problem with Boba Fett was that you had a clueless OAP in the title role - one of the few series I've seen where the best bits were those without the lead character. I thought the Mandalorian worked because it just followed the "Clint in space" vibe, and you didn't need good acting when the lead character was wearing a suit of armour for 95% of the show. Star Wars had a brilliant vision of the future in terms of set design and visuals - it just needs someone who can add good plot, dialogue and acting to the mix.

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Re: Andor
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2022, 02:00:35 PM »
looks promissing
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Re: Andor
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2022, 04:21:17 PM »
I thought the big problem with Boba Fett was that you had a clueless OAP in the title role - one of the few series I've seen where the best bits were those without the lead character. I thought the Mandalorian worked because it just followed the "Clint in space" vibe, and you didn't need good acting when the lead character was wearing a suit of armour for 95% of the show. Star Wars had a brilliant vision of the future in terms of set design and visuals - it just needs someone who can add good plot, dialogue and acting to the mix.
What's an OAP?
My biggest issue (besides the shiny bikers) was that Fett talked so much, going against one of the most iconic aspects of the character.  I read somewhere that  Temura felt the same way.  I would have much preferred less talking more nuance from writers and directors who trusted their viewers.

I prefer small stories without galaxy spanning implications told well and I don't mind at all if they're somewhat derivative  Mando nailed that while hitting every western trope in just the right way.  Fett could have been the same with gangster tropes but fell a bit flat. 

Andor could pull a Mando with spy tropes. Fingers crossed...

 

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