Andor: The Movie Omnibus - Season One

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2022
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546 minutes
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490 minutes
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56 minutes
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Synopsis:
This is for people who think “Please don’t edit Andor, it’s already perfect… I’d take it as movies though.”

This is Andor season one, rearranged into four movies of roughly two hours each, removing no content whatsoever, just focused on smoothly presenting each major A-plot as a movie whilst moving the supporting B-plots around to keep each movie as focused as possible, so each movie is self-contained and easily digestible.
Intention:
WHY DO THIS / WHY SHOULD I BE INTERESTED?​

- Andor suits movies. Firstly, it all leads into Rogue One, which we know is a 2hr movie. Secondly, the show is almost entirely broken down into ~2h arcs.

- We know that the upcoming season two (coming early 2025) is going to be another twelve episodes, cut into four arcs of three episodes each. Each three-episode arc will cover a year of the rebellion, so while they’ll have connective threads, each arc will work as a self-contained block - perfect for a ~2h movie structure.

- Season one was NEARLY four blocks of three. It was released as three three-episode arcs, one two-episode arc, and a standalone episode (released in this order: 3/3/1/3/2). Some people have cut that into three movies, but that feels just a little inelegant to me (mainly because it’s required some compression of storylines). Eight movies for eight (major) arcs, followed by Rogue One, feels right.

- Movies, as opposed to episodes, make the promise that in a single unit of media you get a full end-to-end story, where the majority of relevant context is given within that unit. That promise makes the content more accessible, and easier to pick up and put down, and thus more digestible. We don’t need to worry about the pacing here (the original show didn’t) but we can have it so that most of the side storylines begin and end within a single movie (ideally the one in which they pay off), making them easier to follow.

- I aimed to not remove a single scene or shot. Some people have had issues with this show’s pacing, but I was gripped the whole time. Unlike some of the other more recent Disney Star Wars shows, I really don’t feel like any trimming is necessary. This show was written and directed with an absolute strength of vision, and the ‘slower’ content I still feel is absolutely worthwhile.
Additional Notes:
Future Plans: - When it's available I'll create four movies for season two, though I expect that to be easier aggregation/smoothing rather than anything as radical as reordering, since it’s explicitly three-episode arcs each covering a year. - I’ll likely also release Rogue One as s03e01, possibly using another popular fanedit for that if there’s good consensus, and just lightly dressing it up as if it’s the ninth movie of Andor. (I’d love this to use the Andor score, like NFBisms’ movie-to-TV edit.)
Other Sources:
A single establishing shot from Bad Batch (it doesn't look 'animated' or 'cartoonish', don't worry!)
Special Thanks:
NFBisms deserves a huge amount of credit for the highly polished quality of the final (v2.0) versions. He produced over 20 audio transitions, including some covering multiple scenes. He also contributed a major structural piece to movie 4, and an even larger piece of work throughout movie 3, reordering and then fully rescoring whole sections. The last 5% of polish has taken the most work, and I couldn’t have done this without him. His efforts were huge and can’t be understated - thanks so much!

Wonderful art provided by ArtIsDead
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I’ve managed to preserve almost every last frame and beat. I’m only trimming anything at all in order to smooth audio flow across transitions, or to enable me to find appropriate new homes for montage scenes which needed to shift. To illustrate how little I’ve had to change beyond rearranging scenes and making the audio work, here’s the (almost) full list:

- Lightly changed two dialogue scenes to allow Vel to visit Cinta on Ferrix before she’s given the explicit order to kill Andor by Kleya. This ordering allows movies 3 and 4 to stay focused on only their key plots. All that’s changed is the removal of a couple of lines, to imply that Vel probably already knew that the rebels wanted Andor dead when she was on Ferrix with Cinta - but that now Kleya’s really insisting that Vel gets involved.

- Modified one reference to ‘morning’ into ‘evening’ in order to permit the placement of a few Coruscant scenes around the same time (AI voiceline by RogueLeader).

- Cut four other (very minor) voice lines total: One regular line (“It’s blue”), one instance of Syril’s mother addressing him by name from offscreen, one redundant word out of another line (“it’s both X and Y”), and a little of the background chanting done by Mon’s daughter and friends.

- Wherever scenes were descored to aid transitions, rescored them from the official score as closely as possible.

- Added a single flip-reversed establishing shot to flow audio from the opening credits to a new opening scene.

- Added a TIE fighter SFX to the shot of Cassian and Melchi running away from Narkina prison, since I’ve moved that scene later so it’s feasible there would have been a search active by then.

- Added an establishing shot from Bad Batch for the Senate Chamber, both to establish the scene and to allow “Nobody’s listening!” more time to land. (It doesn't look 'animated' or 'cartoonish', don't worry!)

And pretty much NOTHING ELSE!
Cuts and Additions:
The four movies for this season play out as follows:

s01e01 - CONVERGENCE (1h43m)
is the first three episodes, just smoothed together. A tiny amount of reordering is present to keep the flow of tone between merged scenes working. The flashbacks are still integrated in a way very similar to the original.

s01e02 - DECLARATION (2h01m)
is the full Aldhani heist, with only very light rearranging to enable the smoothing. Luthen introduces the audience to Mon Mothma, and we follow her personal issues only (husband and daughter) up until the ending where we see how unsatisfied she is with Imperial bureaucracy and disinterest. Syril is only used in one scene to introduce us to Blevin, and we then follow Dedra’s story within the ISB and her conflict with Blevin in particular. We see no more of Syril, and only one scene of Ferrix that ties to the Blevin/Dedra plot. I added two brief scenes from the orphaned episode seven into the ending, of Cinta seeing the Empire arrive on Aldhani, as part of this movie’s wrap-up scenes.

s01e03 - PRISONERS (2h09m)
contains a lot of restructuring, but shouldn’t feel like it. It begins in the immediate aftermath of Aldhani, showing the reactions of the ISB, Luthen, and Mon. Andor visits Maarva on Ferrix, Dedra’s early plot focuses just on the Imperial reaction to Aldhani (including increased prison sentences) and Andor gets captured. During this early period, Syril re-enters the story (having functionally skipped the last movie), arriving at Coruscant, spending time with his mother, and interviewing for the standards job. Mon meets Tay Kolma and shares her rebel involvement with him. Then there’s a small time jump (Andor spends ‘30 shifts’ in prison). As the later prison storyline plays out, Syril is questioned by Dedra and begins stalking her, and Mon has further interactions with Tay Kolma and then Vel. The prison escape comes late and plays uninterrupted. We don’t see Andor making landfall, cutting instead from the water escape to the Death Star being built to close out the episode.

s01e04 - SACRIFICE (2h16m)
also contains masses of restructuring, pulling into it everything to set up the final duology of episodes and playing out the full Saw Gerrera/Kreegyr plot in this one movie. It begins with Maarva’s sickness, which kicks off many storylines. Vel and Cinta meet on Ferrix and struggle to make their relationship work, but Vel leaves while Cinta stays to spy. Bix tries to contact Andor about his mother, which makes Luthen try to get Saw Gerrera and Anto Kreegyr working together. Dedra has Bix captured, and tortures her for information on Andor and Kreegyr, while a frustrated Kleya meets Vel on Coruscant to put the kill order on Andor (so that threat overhangs his return). Tay Kolma sets Mon Mothma up with Davos, and we follow the ‘pimp my daughter’ storyline throughout. Dedra returns to Coruscant and continues to pursue Andor and Kreegyr, and as Kreegyr gets compromised, Lonnie (the ISB spy) reports that to Luthen, prompting Luthen’s amazing monologue. He concludes that with “I need all the heroes I can get”, after which we finally smash-cut to Andor on the run on Narkina 5. Maarva dies, turning all eyes to Ferrix. Luthen and Saw agree to sell out Kreegyr, and the funeral occurs, drawing everything together into the season’s major conflict. Mon realises she’s in deep, and Andor convinces Luthen to hire him instead of kill him.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
546 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
490 minutes
Time Cut:
56 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is for people who think “Please don’t edit Andor, it’s already perfect… I’d take it as movies though.”

This is Andor season one, rearranged into four movies of roughly two hours each, removing no content whatsoever, just focused on smoothly presenting each major A-plot as a movie whilst moving the supporting B-plots around to keep each movie as focused as possible, so each movie is self-contained and easily digestible.
Intention:
WHY DO THIS / WHY SHOULD I BE INTERESTED?​

- Andor suits movies. Firstly, it all leads into Rogue One, which we know is a 2hr movie. Secondly, the show is almost entirely broken down into ~2h arcs.

- We know that the upcoming season two (coming early 2025) is going to be another twelve episodes, cut into four arcs of three episodes each. Each three-episode arc will cover a year of the rebellion, so while they’ll have connective threads, each arc will work as a self-contained block - perfect for a ~2h movie structure.

- Season one was NEARLY four blocks of three. It was released as three three-episode arcs, one two-episode arc, and a standalone episode (released in this order: 3/3/1/3/2). Some people have cut that into three movies, but that feels just a little inelegant to me (mainly because it’s required some compression of storylines). Eight movies for eight (major) arcs, followed by Rogue One, feels right.

- Movies, as opposed to episodes, make the promise that in a single unit of media you get a full end-to-end story, where the majority of relevant context is given within that unit. That promise makes the content more accessible, and easier to pick up and put down, and thus more digestible. We don’t need to worry about the pacing here (the original show didn’t) but we can have it so that most of the side storylines begin and end within a single movie (ideally the one in which they pay off), making them easier to follow.

- I aimed to not remove a single scene or shot. Some people have had issues with this show’s pacing, but I was gripped the whole time. Unlike some of the other more recent Disney Star Wars shows, I really don’t feel like any trimming is necessary. This show was written and directed with an absolute strength of vision, and the ‘slower’ content I still feel is absolutely worthwhile.
Additional Notes:
Future Plans: - When it's available I'll create four movies for season two, though I expect that to be easier aggregation/smoothing rather than anything as radical as reordering, since it’s explicitly three-episode arcs each covering a year. - I’ll likely also release Rogue One as s03e01, possibly using another popular fanedit for that if there’s good consensus, and just lightly dressing it up as if it’s the ninth movie of Andor. (I’d love this to use the Andor score, like NFBisms’ movie-to-TV edit.)
Other Sources:
A single establishing shot from Bad Batch (it doesn't look 'animated' or 'cartoonish', don't worry!)
Special Thanks:
NFBisms deserves a huge amount of credit for the highly polished quality of the final (v2.0) versions. He produced over 20 audio transitions, including some covering multiple scenes. He also contributed a major structural piece to movie 4, and an even larger piece of work throughout movie 3, reordering and then fully rescoring whole sections. The last 5% of polish has taken the most work, and I couldn’t have done this without him. His efforts were huge and can’t be understated - thanks so much!

Wonderful art provided by ArtIsDead
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I’ve managed to preserve almost every last frame and beat. I’m only trimming anything at all in order to smooth audio flow across transitions, or to enable me to find appropriate new homes for montage scenes which needed to shift. To illustrate how little I’ve had to change beyond rearranging scenes and making the audio work, here’s the (almost) full list:

- Lightly changed two dialogue scenes to allow Vel to visit Cinta on Ferrix before she’s given the explicit order to kill Andor by Kleya. This ordering allows movies 3 and 4 to stay focused on only their key plots. All that’s changed is the removal of a couple of lines, to imply that Vel probably already knew that the rebels wanted Andor dead when she was on Ferrix with Cinta - but that now Kleya’s really insisting that Vel gets involved.

- Modified one reference to ‘morning’ into ‘evening’ in order to permit the placement of a few Coruscant scenes around the same time (AI voiceline by RogueLeader).

- Cut four other (very minor) voice lines total: One regular line (“It’s blue”), one instance of Syril’s mother addressing him by name from offscreen, one redundant word out of another line (“it’s both X and Y”), and a little of the background chanting done by Mon’s daughter and friends.

- Wherever scenes were descored to aid transitions, rescored them from the official score as closely as possible.

- Added a single flip-reversed establishing shot to flow audio from the opening credits to a new opening scene.

- Added a TIE fighter SFX to the shot of Cassian and Melchi running away from Narkina prison, since I’ve moved that scene later so it’s feasible there would have been a search active by then.

- Added an establishing shot from Bad Batch for the Senate Chamber, both to establish the scene and to allow “Nobody’s listening!” more time to land. (It doesn't look 'animated' or 'cartoonish', don't worry!)

And pretty much NOTHING ELSE!
Cuts and Additions:
The four movies for this season play out as follows:

s01e01 - CONVERGENCE (1h43m)
is the first three episodes, just smoothed together. A tiny amount of reordering is present to keep the flow of tone between merged scenes working. The flashbacks are still integrated in a way very similar to the original.

s01e02 - DECLARATION (2h01m)
is the full Aldhani heist, with only very light rearranging to enable the smoothing. Luthen introduces the audience to Mon Mothma, and we follow her personal issues only (husband and daughter) up until the ending where we see how unsatisfied she is with Imperial bureaucracy and disinterest. Syril is only used in one scene to introduce us to Blevin, and we then follow Dedra’s story within the ISB and her conflict with Blevin in particular. We see no more of Syril, and only one scene of Ferrix that ties to the Blevin/Dedra plot. I added two brief scenes from the orphaned episode seven into the ending, of Cinta seeing the Empire arrive on Aldhani, as part of this movie’s wrap-up scenes.

s01e03 - PRISONERS (2h09m)
contains a lot of restructuring, but shouldn’t feel like it. It begins in the immediate aftermath of Aldhani, showing the reactions of the ISB, Luthen, and Mon. Andor visits Maarva on Ferrix, Dedra’s early plot focuses just on the Imperial reaction to Aldhani (including increased prison sentences) and Andor gets captured. During this early period, Syril re-enters the story (having functionally skipped the last movie), arriving at Coruscant, spending time with his mother, and interviewing for the standards job. Mon meets Tay Kolma and shares her rebel involvement with him. Then there’s a small time jump (Andor spends ‘30 shifts’ in prison). As the later prison storyline plays out, Syril is questioned by Dedra and begins stalking her, and Mon has further interactions with Tay Kolma and then Vel. The prison escape comes late and plays uninterrupted. We don’t see Andor making landfall, cutting instead from the water escape to the Death Star being built to close out the episode.

s01e04 - SACRIFICE (2h16m)
also contains masses of restructuring, pulling into it everything to set up the final duology of episodes and playing out the full Saw Gerrera/Kreegyr plot in this one movie. It begins with Maarva’s sickness, which kicks off many storylines. Vel and Cinta meet on Ferrix and struggle to make their relationship work, but Vel leaves while Cinta stays to spy. Bix tries to contact Andor about his mother, which makes Luthen try to get Saw Gerrera and Anto Kreegyr working together. Dedra has Bix captured, and tortures her for information on Andor and Kreegyr, while a frustrated Kleya meets Vel on Coruscant to put the kill order on Andor (so that threat overhangs his return). Tay Kolma sets Mon Mothma up with Davos, and we follow the ‘pimp my daughter’ storyline throughout. Dedra returns to Coruscant and continues to pursue Andor and Kreegyr, and as Kreegyr gets compromised, Lonnie (the ISB spy) reports that to Luthen, prompting Luthen’s amazing monologue. He concludes that with “I need all the heroes I can get”, after which we finally smash-cut to Andor on the run on Narkina 5. Maarva dies, turning all eyes to Ferrix. Luthen and Saw agree to sell out Kreegyr, and the funeral occurs, drawing everything together into the season’s major conflict. Mon realises she’s in deep, and Andor convinces Luthen to hire him instead of kill him.

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This is a shelf replacer, for sure. Expertly and flawlessly executed, it really brings the best of the series to bear.
And you can definitely notice the amount of work required for this, every transition was seamless and invisible, impressive!

In terms of the narrative, although the original has really good writing, I felt there were a few chances for improvement, here and there.
Personally, I’d be all in favor of cutting all the bits of Syril with his mother. That subplot goes nowhere and it’s just awkward. Also, Syril’s entire story and motivation work just the same without this weirdness.
The scene on Episode 4 of Andor running on snow, after getting out of prison (at 0h52m50) should be earlier in the episode. The way it’s edited, it looks like he spends days to weeks running on the same planet, to then being able to get to Ferrix in mere hours.

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Andor to me is, second only to The Last Jedi, the best thing to come out Disney Marvel so far, and miles better than any of the other series.

This edit cleverly combines the relevant episodes into easily digestible story arcs. Though there's nothing wrong with the episodic format, the show could drag a little as by nature of the structure, there would be less eventful episodes. Being able to watch the entire story arc in one sitting eases those transitional epsiodes into their natural 3-act structure and makes for more enjoyable viewing.

The blending of the episodes looks and feels natural and easy, but I know for a fact EddieDean put tons of work into those transitions to get them to feel that way. I love invisible edits, and this one certainly fits that.

I have no technical notes on this one, everything looked and sounded great.

Overall, this is probably the best way to digest the story of the first season of Andor. Can't wait to see you do the same with Season 2 and Rogue One in the future!
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The editor has expertly repackaged this into 4 digestible story arcs that greatly improve the viewing experience. Now my go-to version of Andor. Thank you !!

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Awesome edits. I loved watching them as movies. They flowed great, was seamless editing. Made me appreciate the show even more than I did before. Great work.

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This was brilliant. Like some others, I found the original Andor good, but slow moving. Having watched this edit, I realised the episodic nature of the originals didn't really work for me. I did watch another similar edit that transformed the story into several "movie" arcs but had been trimmed down - and I realised I missed everything that had been removed.

This edit is flawless and will be my new go to method for rewatching. An Excellent job!

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this edit is masterfully subtle and is the best way to watch andor.

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“Omnibus” is the right word here for sure. As individual “movies” this format wouldn't fly; “Andor” is far too meditative, patient, and brooding to fulfill our modern Dexedrine-paced excuse for movie storytelling.

What works here is being able to watch the series as 4 completely satisfying, self-contained stories, each building to its own finale where it all comes together.

You can now watch the series without having to sit through the “recaps”. That’s all that’s needed; Eddie knows the value of Andor, and lets the story tell itself.

Less sometimes is more with editing, and, in this case, giving us a format to take in the show without the start-stop-recap nature 30-minute weekly serials do we can appreciate the series as, indeed, an “omnibus”, if not 4 standalone “movies”.

Bravo, Eddie!

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