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This article discusses 10 series like the Disney+ Star Wars series Andor you must watch.
the Star Wars shows on Disney Plus have been doing well among the fans, and now ‘Andor’ is a month away. The prequel to Cassian Andor’s (Diego Luna) story from Rogue One. What we look for in sci-fi series such as Andoro is strong character arcs, fun action sequences, and a wonderful crew that people can connect with. The 10 shows to watch before or after watching Andoro are on this list, and the sci-fi/fantasy fans will be more than happy to dive into the following series.
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The Mandalorian (2019)
The best show to come out of the Star Wars franchise on Disney Plus is The Mandalorian. After the master Dave Filoni took over the franchise with television series (also listed below), Marvel director Jon Favreau entered the franchise. He made a different space western for everyone to enjoy, not only the fans of the franchise. Casting Pedro Pascal as Djin Djarin and having Baby Yoda aka Grogu in the series is what made it so fun to watch.
Book of Boba Fett (2021)
Following the success of The Mandalorian, the Boba Fett cameo in one of the episodes gave Disney an idea for a spin-off. He has always been an underrated supporting character that many fans loved because of how cool he was. The show does highlight Boba Fett (Temenuga Morrison) and his endeavours, but the other characters that step in overpower him. The second half of the season has many surprises and that’s why it’s a necessary watch.
The Bad Batch (2021)
If you lean more towards the animated side of Star Wars then the most recent addition of The Bad Batch will be right up your alley. The ‘Bad Batch’ of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. If you’re a diehard fan of the clone wars, then this is a great follow-up to the series because of what it explores. The characters are a lot of fun as well.
Star Wars: Rebels (2014)
More on the animated side of Star Wars, Rebellious was an interesting exploration of the galaxy. It is also an underrated series that not many fans of the franchise even mention. It’s more of an acquired taste. A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights. Rebellious is similar to The Bad Batch because of the crew-like structure, but it’s so worth it.
Clone Wars (2008)
Dave Filoni knew what he was doing when he made the Clone Wars. It’s one of the highest rated Star Wars projects in the franchise. It’s because of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s relationship. On top of that, fans got to meet a young padawan named Ahsoka Tano who worked under Anakin before he turned to the dark side. Like any other series, Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists. It may sound the same, but the characters are so well-written thanks to Filoni.
Obi Wan Kenobi (2022)
There is one Jedi in the galaxy that is loved by everyone, and that is Obi-Wan Kenobi. His story was never fully fleshed out and there are still some pieces that needed to be sorted out. Seeing Ewan McGregor back in the role was one of the highlights of 2022 and watching Obi-Wan fight Darth Vader was another. Many fans love Hayden Christensen and think his treatment was unfair during the prequel era. So to have them both back to bridge the gap between narratives was interesting.
Star Wars: Visions (2021)
One of the newest animated projects from Disney Plus has a different style closer to anime to bring the galaxy to life. the Star Wars franchise took a new approach with mini-stories that are considered possible outcomes in the storyline, which is something fans love. There is so much lore in the universe in this franchise that it is almost impossible to get to every single aspect in one movie or one trilogy.
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
It’s hard not to have the other countering franchise on this list because Star Trek does sci-fi extremely well in a different way. Discovery breathed new life into the franchise right after Star Trek: Beyond came out. They needed a new program and this one made an impact. Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien. Since it is a prequel, it fills the gaps for Starfleet officers before Kirk and Spock even existed.
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
After the success of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Nemesis Jean Luc Picard was a household name on television. Sir Patrick Stewart has been famous on the small screen and of course as our Charles Xavier. It was fitting that Stewart came back for one more round late in his life to close the chapter on Picard’s life. The series is well-made and is more of a character piece for him.
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Another underrated series that is a staple in the sci-fi genre is Battlestar Galactica. The show only had four seasons, but it was jam-packed with great storylines and strong characters. When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet – the last of humanity – as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. It is always a group of people coming together to save humanity and that is what makes a good sci-fi series.
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