Andor Episode 3 Perfectly Builds Tension and Panic With Sound

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Andor Episodes 1-3Star Wars is a franchise with one of the most recognizable sounds.

From John Williams’ epic score to Darth Vader’s breathing, to the Death Star’s Imperial alarms, and to the infamous Wilhelm scream as Easter eggs.

Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One was the first spin-off film apart from the main Skywalker Saga during the Disney-Lucasfilm era, and it was a risk to employ Michael Giacchino as the main composer and to use Williams’ Imperial theme to a minimum.

But because it takes place just before A New Hope, there were still the familiar sound effects of the original trilogy.

Even Darth Vader and his breathing make an appearance throughout the film.

The new Disney+ series Andor, being a prequel of a prequel, distances itself further from the familiarity of the original trilogy.

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