What planet was the Death Star above in Andor's finale?

What planet was the Death Star above in Andor’s finale?

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Andor’s final episode shows the explosive protest over Ferrix, but the episode’s post-credits reveal something more sinister. The construction of Death Star, the super weapon that will sow terror. But which planet was the Death Star above in Andor’s finale? Spoilers for Andor episode 12.

The first season of Andor ended with the citizens of Ferrix attempting to rise up against the Empire, having been inspired by Maarva’s call to action. This breathtaking last episode is a fitting release from the tension that has built up throughout the season. But the post-credits scene reveals a sinister terror lurking in the darkness of space, quietly building. The Death Star is shown, but the planet above is unknown.

What planet is the Death Star on?

Although the Death Star is synonymous with star warsthe story of its construction in the Disney era is still told. A thug did not show the public many things related to the construction phase, only the installation of the superlaser dish and very little else. The A thug prequel novel Catalyst goes a lot further into its construction, revealing that for a time the station was built above the planet Geonosis.

But this would not be the case for all of its construction. At some unknown time and for some unknown reason, Death Star construction was moved to a new system, the system that audiences saw in Andor. This system is shown to have a planet that has tropical blue oceans, which likely means the base is being built above. Scarif.

Scarif is referenced in episode 4 of Andor. ISB supervisor Lonni Jung asks that there be an increase in construction expeditions to the planet, but does not say why. Scarif is in the Abrion sector in the Outer Rim and is a key junction point with access to several different hyperspace lanes.

The implication here is that building materials are being sent to Scarif for a massive project, and the tropical blue oceans seen in the post-credits scene would line up as the planet has a tropical climate.

Will the Death Star be in Andor season 2?

With the final episode ending on this ominous plane, it’s likely that the second season of Andor will include the Death Star in a larger role. Cassian could investigate what he was building in prison, setting the rebellion on the path to discovering that something is being built. A thug confirms that the Rebels know the Imperials are up to something, they just don’t know what. It would make a great premise for a spy story.

He could also feature in imperial intrigue. They could plug information leaks and try to cover up what’s going on. It could also feature characters like Director Krennic try to operate the superlaser. The Empire notoriously struggled to do this, which audiences found out in A thug.

Andor and the Death Star are of course linked. His final act of rebellion was to steal the station’s blueprints, and his death is at the hands of the superlaser. This connection is seen further with the similarities between the title sequence and the final shot of the post-credits. In the title sequence, the symbol of the Rebel Alliance is revealed above Andor, rising from the darkness like a moon. The final shot shows the Death Star in shadow, in a position similar to the symbol of the Alliance.

Were the prisoners of Narkina 5 Death Star building blocks?

The post-generic sequence also confirms what prisoners were building on Narkina 5. As the camera moves, the droids on the panels can be seen carrying the seals from the prison and putting them down to grab the panels. The audience gets a taste of just how many of these joints are needed, as the camera zooms out to reveal the megastructure.

The Empire used slave labor and prisons to build other parts of the Death Star. In Catalyst, the Republic and then the Empire enslaved the Geonosians to build the work itself. The Empire also used Wookiee slaves.

There had been earlier speculation that prisoners were building Death Star parts, but the latest episode of Andor confirms it. The revolt on Narkina 5 also did not slow down space station production, although the Empire lost about 5,000 workers.

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