The Politics of Star Wars

The Politics of Star Wars

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, TV critic Sean Collins discusses an unexpectedly radical TV show.


The Star Wars franchise has long seemed to have exhausted itself with endless sequels and prequels offering variations of the same old stories. That’s why the new Disney+ program, Andor, has come as a surprise to many viewers. In tone and story, it’s very different than the Star Wars norm, offering a much grittier story about imperial oppression, police violence, and the emergence of a revolutionary movement.

To talk about Andor, I sat with critic Sean T. Collins, who has been writing about the show for Decider. A respected TV critic, Sean also podcasts about TV and books, especially Game of Thrones–related narratives, at The Boiled Leather Audio Hour.

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