“Blue kyber. Sky stone. The ancient world,” the man mutters, before adding “celebrates the uprising against the Rakatan invaders.”
Out of nowhere, Andor casually dropped the first Disney-era explicit reference to a deep, deep cut piece of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lore. It’s the kind of thing, unlike Star Wars’ recent nostalgic, cameo-laden self-references, that will pass by most viewers completely. But for the people who know it, it’s an out of nowhere shock to your system.
I personally knew that the cypher crystal was super valuable, and probably more than 50k, but I didn't knew how rare it really was.The Rakata first appeared in the 2003 Bioware video game Knights of the Old Republic, a beloved Star Wars game that’s set to get a lavish remake (... at some point). An ancient race of cone-headed, fish-eyed aliens, it’s revealed that they are the architects behind the devastating weapon at the heart of KOTOR’s climactic act, the Star Forge—a massive automated factory-fortress that, channeling the power of a star and the Force itself, could endlessly churn out fleets and armies of droids to wage war with.
And when we say ancient, we mean ancient. KOTOR is set about 4,000 years before the Star Wars movies, and the Rakata were around almost 30,000 years before that. Believed to be the first species in the galaxy to develop hyperspace travel, the Rakata were masters of technological prowess to a point that would even be inconceivable in the “contemporary” time of Andor, let alone the time of their height in the status quo of the galaxy. But they weren’t just good with machines, the Rakata could wield the Force as well—having learned of its powers from a similarly ancient race called the Kwa, but ignoring their teachings of balance to only tap into the destructive power of the Dark Side—and what made their technology so powerful was a fusion between their mechanical ability and this spiritual one that fueled every aspect of Rakatan society.
During the Imperial officers' meeting in Andor Episode 4, one of the security issues that must be addressed is added security resources needed in the Abrion sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Major Partagaz (Anton Lesser) demands to know the reasoning for the increased security focus, and an officer explains that they are "proactive measures" for "an increase in construction shipments going to Scarif..."
I was also slightly surprised that the mountain goat posse knew Saw Garrera. I know I didn't mentioned in my original post, but I get a feeling that they are giving depth to the story by dropping in big name references.Scarif was a remote planet in the Abrion sector of the Outer Rim Territories. The Abrion sector was a key junction point, as it was a convergence of multiple hyperspace routes through the Outer Rim. Scarif was, therefore, a place that was accessible enough for the Empire to move the necessary resources for building the Death Star – but still remote enough that no one came looking at what Krennic and co. were actually building there until it was nearly too late.
The final act of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and their team of Rebel spies infiltrate Scarif in order to steal the Death Star plans containing the energy core weakness Galen Erso built into it.
Smith said he wasn't into the premise, but the first few episodes hooked him immediately.
"Number one, I trust this man to do anything because Michael Clayton is one of the greatest films ever made," Smith said. "That being said, this f---ing show is dope. This was the f---ing show that I had no interest in whatsoever. I'm like Andor? He dies! Why the f--k would I care? And this is the first show that I really feel like kind of expands the SW universe. We're not on Tattooine, we're not necessarily dealing with a Skywalker story. Yes, the Empire is this gathering storm, but here in the outskirts, the rebellion slowly begins. I had no idea I would like it as much as I do. And it's doing things no other Star Wars things have done. For example -- casual overnight sex. How about that?"
Smith and Star Wars have been bound together since his career started, with Dante and Randal debating which of the sequels was better in the first Clerks. Back then, of course, there were only three Star Wars movies, but they still managed to get into an argument over whether the contractors hired to complete the second Death Star were unfairly targeted for assassination by the Rebels when Lando blew up the superweapon. That discussion became so viral that George Lucas later joked about it on DVD bonus features for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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