Star Wars Andor (Disney+ TV series)

Kylash

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It was a good suspense thriller feeling show, but it really didnt feel like Star Wars. The occasional droid or alien would remind me, but yeah, felt weird.
 

Psab keel

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I can’t really understand why people are so upset over red brick houses and buildings. We had no problem with characters living in caves, and adobe domes, or even shiny metal and glass buildings on high-ranking planets, but red bricks! Oh my goodness! That is so not Star Wars!

And, is that character wearing a hoodie! Oh my goodness! It’s not like Luke Skywalker, and princess Leia didn’t wear ponchos on Endor.

Isn’t it just possible that out of thousands of inhabited planets, some of them would resemble what we see today?

No one I know or have ever met lives in a cave or adobe dome. I live in a building with a red brick face. I think it's just a little too familiar that it reads like home on our earth. This is the same gripe with the AK47s and the ASICS hoodies. Some things from our world just look so distinct that it's hard to mask them. We all know they used real world elements to make the original films, but some pieces were more well disguised than others. Prior to 1977, unless you were a camera buff/ photographer or WW2 enthusiast, barely anyone knew what a Graflex 3 Cell or Sterling Submachine gun were.

Honestly it's not likely to be a deal breaker for most if the story is well written. I think the key to any good design in a genre like this, whether it's a set piece, a costume, or prop is that even if it's made from a real world part, it's hidden well enough so that it's not always as easily recognizable, or the piece being used isn't an everyday item. I mean most people would never know that, that stupid mandalorian/ cloud city prop is an unmodified ice cream maker. It's actually kind of funny that fans are spending lots of money to buy an officially licensed ice cream maker replica and using it to store collectibles.

By contrast? Everyone has seen a brick building before. Couple that with a fandom and message board obsessed with identifying every component used on a 45 year old prop and going so far as to make templates to recreate every paint scratch, and it's no wonder you don't see a bunch of nerds rioting in the streets over a brick building.

If sports fans can riot whether their team wins or loses, nerds likewise will take to the internet to complain about some minor detail in a new show. I don't say any of this as a means to argue, but more to shine light on the absurdity of our obsessions.
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
No one I know or have ever met lives in a cave or adobe dome. I live in a building with a red brick face. I think it's just a little too familiar that it reads like home on our earth. This is the same gripe with the AK47s and the ASICS hoodies. Some things from our world just look so distinct that it's hard to mask them. We all know they used real world elements to make the original films, but some pieces were more well disguised than others. Prior to 1977, unless you were a camera buff/ photographer or WW2 enthusiast, barely anyone knew what a Graflex 3 Cell or Sterling Submachine gun were.

Honestly it's not likely to be a deal breaker for most if the story is well written. I think the key to any good design in a genre like this, whether it's a set piece, a costume, or prop is that even if it's made from a real world part, it's hidden well enough so that it's not always as easily recognizable, or the piece being used isn't an everyday item. I mean most people would never know that, that stupid mandalorian/ cloud city prop is an unmodified ice cream maker. It's actually kind of funny that fans are spending lots of money to buy an officially licensed ice cream maker replica and using it to store collectibles.

By contrast? Everyone has seen a brick building before. Couple that with a fandom and message board obsessed with identifying every component used on a 45 year old prop and going so far as to make templates to recreate every paint scratch, and it's no wonder you don't see a bunch of nerds rioting in the streets over a brick building.

If sports fans can riot whether their team wins or loses, nerds likewise will take to the internet to complain about some minor detail in a new show. I don't say any of this as a means to argue, but more to shine light on the absurdity of our obsessions.
Very well articulated. Fair points. I can see what you mean and agree with your line of reasoning.
 

Psab keel

Legendary Member
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Very well articulated. Fair points. I can see what you mean and agree with your line of reasoning.

I hope you know I wasn't trying to discount your perspective. I completely understand you're coming from. I think your point was completely valid that fans have to draw a line somewhere and based on your posts, I'd say it's really logical to allow certain aspects to be overlooked as long as the story is well written and acted. I can happily overlook a production choice, even if it does take me out of the moment, as long as what I'm watching is really engaging me. I think you're the same in this regard.

I hope this show continues to deliver for fans. We really need a win.
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
I hope you know I wasn't trying to discount your perspective. I completely understand you're coming from. I think your point was completely valid that fans have to draw a line somewhere and based on your posts, I'd say it's really logical to allow certain aspects to be overlooked as long as the story is well written and acted. I can happily overlook a production choice, even if it does take me out of the moment, as long as what I'm watching is really engaging me. I think you're the same in this regard.

I hope this show continues to deliver for fans. We really need a win.
No worries. We were discussing points of view. There were no attacks on either side. That’s why I love the RPF. Aside from just a few trolls in certain threads, the majority of us hash and rehash, point out what’s stupid and then go have a Diet Coke together.
 

Mottrex

Sr Member
I'm enjoying it so far..
I like the colour pallette of greens brown and oranges and see nothing wrong with the Italian brickwork and hey it was good enough to have a Tunisian village in ANH.
Its like a who's who of British actors for me..
I dont mind the slow burn as it makes sense and seems a bit more grown up than some of the recent offerings..have we had a provocative scene by implication in a SW show before ?
The Adidas teen was easily the scene that took me out of the show but hopefully that will be it..
 

ScourgiousJinx

Sr Member
I agree with the assessments that the red brick wasn't a great idea and the hoodies/costumes could've been easily altered to be otherworldly.
While watching I noticed but was too lost in the story/writing/directing/etc. to care significantly. I definitely don't view those issues as "nitpicks" at all though because I can relate to the feeling of being pulled out of a story by similar issues in other shows/movies. In hindsight I can see why this series(or aspects of it) doesn't feel like SW to some but so far it's been is big a step in a good direction for me. Hopefully Andor will continue to deliver.
 

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