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“Star Wars: Andor: The Complete First Season” 4K, Blu-ray Review

 

Though it was released in 1977, the original Star Wars was somewhat different from other science fiction movies that came out in the ’70s. It wasn’t as slow paced, it wasn’t more intellectual than action-oriented, and it wasn’t set in a world that was clean to the point of feeling sterile.

Which is why it’s interesting that the Disney+ show Star Wars: Andor — the first season of which is now available on 4K and Blu-ray as Star Wars: Andor: The Complete First Season — would be the most ’70s-esque entry in the Star Wars canon, despite being made in the ’20s.

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“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Complete Series” 4K, Blu-ray Review

 

While Star Wars fans remain divided over the prequels, those movies had their fans then, and they have their fans now. And as one of them, it’s been great that the people who oversee Star Wars are not divided, but supportive. Hence why we get novels like John Jackson Miller’s The Living Force, which takes place a year before The Phantom Menace, and Steven Barnes’ upcoming Mace Windu: The Glass Abyss, which it set right after that movie.

It’s also why we got the Disney+ show Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, in which Ewan McGregor got to reprise his role as the titular Jedi, and bring some of his co-stars along as well.

Thankfully, for people who don’t have Disney+ or who prefer physical media, we also now have Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Complete Series on 4K and Blu-ray, and yes, I’m going to say it: The Force is strong with this one.

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“Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Complete Second Season” 4K, Blu-Ray Review

 

While it will forever be known as “that show with Baby Yoda,” The Mandalorian has become much, much more. And that became especially clear in the show’s second season, which went even deeper into Star Wars lore, Mandalorian culture, and the aftermath of the Empire’s fall.

Well, now you can enjoy all of it, and without the fear of it being delisted or glitching out, thanks to Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Complete Second Season (4K, Blu-Ray).

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“Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Complete First Season” 4K, Blu-Ray Review

 

When the original Star Wars came out in 1977, some people really hated C-3PO. That is, until Return Of The Jedi was released, and then they hated the Ewoks. Which, of course, lasted until The Phantom Menace, at which point people hated Jar-Jar Binks.

So you can imagine that the people behind The Mandalorian were bracing for the worst when The Mandalorian — a live action show in which one of the main characters is cuteness incarnate — premiered on Disney+ at the end of 2019.

But a funny thing happened: that scamp — called “Baby Yoda” by everyone who saw him unless they worked for LucasFilm, Disney, or their subsidiaries — didn’t become the next big thing in Star Wars to hate. People loved the little guy, no matter how cynical or dead inside they may be.

Now, thankfully, people can enjoy the joy of Baby Yoda, and the rest of the gang, even when their Internet goes out, courtesy of Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Complete First Season (4K, Blu-Ray).

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“WandaVision: The Complete Series” 4K, Blu-Ray Review

 

One of the many highlights of The Marvels was getting to spend more time with Monica Rambeau, the grown-up version of “Lieutenant Trouble” from Captain Marvel. But it wasn’t the first time we had the pleasure, as the adult Monica was actually introduced in the Disney+ show WandaVision.

Newly available on 4K and Blu-ray, WandaVision: The Complete Series presents all 9 episodes of this engaging and inventive show, as well as some cool extras. Which makes it as good for people who loved it on Disney+ as those who haven’t had the pleasure.

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“Loki: The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition” 4K, Blu-ray Review

 

It’s always interesting when someone makes a big story out of a small moment in another story. Like how Rogue One: A Star Wars was born from Vader mentioning that the Death Star plans were stolen. It’s also how we got the first season of Loki, the Disney+ TV show that follows the titular Asgardian after he grabbed the Tesseract and disappeared in Avengers: Endgame.

Or, how it shall henceforth be known, the show on the 4K and Blu-ray collections Loki: The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition, which follows the titular Asgardian…well, you know.

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“The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is The Blood Of The Baboon Heart” Review

 

If I had a dollar for every TV show that was unceremoniously cancelled, and with a cliffhanger no less, I would start my own network and give all a reprieve. Or at least a satisfying conclusion. But no abruptly cancelled TV show hurt as much as The Venture Bros., the irreverent and intelligent Adult Swim ‘toon that came to an unexpected end in 2020. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one bothered by this, as fan outcry led Adult Swim to give the show the send off it deserves in the form of a finale movie, The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is The Blood Of The Baboon Heart, which has just been released on Blu-ray and digital. And while it didn’t make me okay with the show coming to an end, at least it gets to end, and in an interesting way.

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“The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series” DVD Review

 

While a lot of people were upset when The Venture Bros. was cancelled in 2020, there were also a lot of people who asked, “Who the hell are the Venture brothers?” It is for those people — and Venture Bros. completionists — that we now have The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series DVD, which presents every episode of the TV show…well, sort of.

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“Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season 1” Blu-ray, DVD Review

 

Nearly twenty years after William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and the rest of the Enterprise crew played Star Trek for laughs in the Futurama episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before,” Starfleet is getting colorfully comedic again with Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated comedy that’s also the newest addition to the Star Trek cannon. And while it takes more than one episode to really get good, watching all ten on the Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season 1 Blu-ray, DVD, or limited-edition Blu-Ray steelbook is the best way to see it happen.