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Star Wars: Andor gets a funky 1975 style TV intro

Andor has swiftly become one of my favourite live-action Star Wars shows. Going from “why are they making this about that guy” to something that wipes away, for me, the mess and disappointment of The Book of Boba Fett and the Kenobi show really surprised me. If you enjoyed those two shows then that’s great. They just didn’t hit the spot for me.

Andor shows the beginning of the Rebellion and the machinations of the Empire. We see many different sides of the galaxy far, far away as well as some familiar planets and faces. A lot of thought has obviously gone into the story and characters with some very deep cuts to Star Wars lore often mentioned in passing during the various conversations. Also, there are some lovely little references to characters and events from the animated shows – Clone Wars and Rebels – both of which I hugely enjoyed.

The fact it has taken its time in telling the story and letting us learn about the characters by the conversations they have is so much more satisfying then pointless exposition.

Having so much of it shot on location also makes a huge difference. While The Volume technology is brilliant and can do wonderful things it has made some of the other Star Wars show look a bit the same with regards cinematography, camera angles and so on. Andor, on the other hand, feels like a much larger show.

The acting is superb with Stellan Skarsgård being the stand-out for me. Loved his transformation on getting back to Coruscant and that monologue about sacrifice was incredible. Also enjoying Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma and the political intrigue she is facing while keeping her involvement with the Rebellion hidden from those closest to her. Then there is Diego Luna, back as Cassian Andor. A complex character who is not afraid to shoot first. Great to see a main character grow and change as they see more the “world”around them.

Well, that all went on a bit longer than planned so let me crack on with the initial point of this post, which was to share this lovely retro style TV intro from Auralnauts. There are some spoilers from the latest episode if you have yet to watch it.

Share your thoughts on Andor in the comments below.

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