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.