Alex Claman


Andor continues to live in my head rent-free, so I thought I might as well inaugurate this section of the site by making a post with some of my thoughts. I’ll update this as I keep thinking.

First and foremost, this is a show absolutely in a complex conversation with Rogue One, even as it is doing its own different – sometimes subtly, sometimes explicitly – narrative work. The trailer for the film:

…and the trailer for the show:

A More Civilized Age has been integral to my enjoyment and understanding of the show.

I’ll also give a shoutout to the analysis from Just Write:

Elements of resonance between Rogue One and Andor

  • Chirrut Imwe: “The strongest starts have hearts of kyber;” Luthen hands Cassian a kyber crystal (additional shoutout to the first nu-canon reference to the Rakatan Infinite Empire)
  • to be continued

There have been a number of fan edits made of the excerpt of Nemik’s manifesto heard via voiceover in episode 12; this one is my personal favorite:

From the same uploader and also good:

There’s really a nonzero chance that this show has somewhat ruined other presentations of heists for me for the next while.