Senior HTF Member
- Jun 30, 1999
Stormtrooper shooting acumen still not too high...
My favourite subtle thing is that the rebels all wear open collared shirts. Just before Mon Mothma's husband gets into their car, Mon Mothma opens her collar. She's "all in' at that point. Then she throws her husband to the wolves and marries off her daughter.
The tension in every episode is just unbelievable and the writing is, by far, the best that any Star Wars has seen. Luthen's speech at the end of episode 10 and Maarva's speech in episode 12 are stirring, Founding Fathers-type statements. This is what a rebellion against a Galactic Empire would feel like.
I think the closest we got to seeing the dread the citizens faced from the Empire is in the deleted Biggs scenes in the original movie.I've not consumed all of Star Wars, though I'd say I've consumed a fair amount, but I'm wondering if the dystopian aspects of the Empire have been explored before, or to this degree before. Even my reading of the Thrawn novels (both the original and the re-boots) have not really imparted the sense of dystopia that this series has. Upon experiencing it, it's kind of a "no duh" moment. Of course things would be like this under the Empire's rule. Strangely, it took Andor to finally make it clear despite this franchise existing, and being milked, for as long as it has.
I think three seasons would be the sweet spot for me. Five seems a bit too many, but it just depends on the stories left to tell. So how many years is it before the events in Rogue One?
Edit: I see the Google says it's five years before, so five seasons would be nice to have in that sense.