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I Can’t Believe We Only Have Three Episodes of ‘Andor’ Left

Wow, it’s been quite an adventure of sci-fi and fantasy television for the last couple of months. Andor is the last of the late-summer premiering series to enjoy and sadly, it’s coming to an end.

This series has been absolutely fantastic from start to finish, its slow-burn method of storytelling transforming into something that will be regarded as a highlight of the franchise for many years to come.

I think the thing I like the most about Andor is that it feels like a Star Wars novel brought to life. The way this story has developed and the amount of characters we’ve gotten a chance to follow and become invested in is something we’ve never had in this franchise. There are so many storylines happening at once, each with its own level of depth, that I’m always in awe at how the writers have managed to juggle these stories with such cleverness.

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‘Andor’ Is a Great Show But It Has One Glaring Flaw

Last week we got the three-episode premiere of the newest Star Wars Disney+ series, Andor and it was fantastic. Tony Gilroy is one of the best writers that has ever gotten their hands on this franchise and he is back at it again, weaving a new, complex, brilliant storyline featuring a bunch of new instantly fascinating characters. This new story is, as expected from the title, centered around Cassian Andor, the Rebel Intelligence Officer who helped retrieve the Death Star plans.

In four episodes the series has already given so much more depth to his character with Gilroy painting an even deeper portrait of this morally complex man. And while the series is brilliant in so many different ways it does have a glaring flaw that I felt I had to share: its episodic structure.

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‘Star Wars: Rebel Rising’ Has Reaffirmed Why ‘Rogue One’ Is My Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars film mainly for its gritty, no-nonsense storytelling that fully displays the ugliness and unforgiving aspect of war, leading to the (SPOILER ALERT) ultimate demise of the movie’s primary cast.

One of my personal favorite Star Wars novels was Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel which features Galen and Lyra Erso during their days as Imperial enthusiasts and their evolution into the people we see by the time of Rogue One. Like Catalyst, Star Wars: Rebel Rising gives us Jyn Erso’s backstory, delving deep into the psyche of the character and all of the challenges she had to face growing up.

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‘Star Wars: Rebel Rising’ Has Reaffirmed Why ‘Rogue One’ Is My Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars film mainly for its gritty, no-nonsense storytelling that fully displays the ugliness and unforgiving aspect of war, leading to the (SPOILER ALERT) ultimate demise of the movie’s primary cast.

One of my personal favorite Star Wars novels was Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel which features Galen and Lyra Erso during their days as Imperial enthusiasts and their evolution into the people we see by the time of Rogue One. Like Catalyst, Star Wars: Rebel Rising gives us Jyn Erso’s backstory, delving deep into the psyche of the character and all of the challenges she had to face growing up.

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Fan Art Wednesday

It’s another week of beautiful art but this week I wanted to change the pace a little and share both original and fan art. Enjoy!

In the top left piece we’ve got a sketch of Mando wielding his new Beskar staff. I already know Favreau and Filoni are giving him this weapon as a setup for his imminent duel against Moff Gideon later this season. That’s a confrontation that I am so freaking excited to see, if that does in fact happen.

The next piece is also inspired by the latest episode of The Mandalorian but what I love about it is how it not only highlights Ahsoka Tano, the bad*** that she is, but this newcomer, Morgan Elsbeth who simply oozes coolness.

And last but not least, this stunning and very lovely picture of Jyn and Cassian. There are so many romantic pieces drawn for the likes of Rey and Kylo Ren (geez, it’s overwhelming…and not in a good way) but I think people are sleeping on one of the best romances in the franchise: Jyn and Cassian. There’s nothing complicated or nonsensical and even though they’re only given one movie to build a foundation on their relationship I love their story more than every other couple in Star Wars (besides Kanan and Hera of course.) Hence, I love this piece! They, as well as this movie, deserve more love from the fan art community!

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What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?

Who doesn’t love a good poster? For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m looking back at some of the greatest posters ever made; the Star Wars posters. Enjoy!

The Phantom Menace

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With the classic drawn-look of the prequel trilogy posters we get to see all of the main characters of this story with young Anakin standing front and center and Darth Maul lingering in the background as a menacing (get it😉) presence. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?