25 ways Star Wars is better than Game of Thrones

Star Wars Rey and Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen. Composite photo: Dork Side of the Force.
Star Wars Rey and Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen. Composite photo: Dork Side of the Force. /
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5. The spinoffs

Yes, we know the planned Game of Thrones spinoff shows haven’t even gotten trailers yet, let alone been released, but we’re still putting them up against the slate of spinoff Star Wars shows.

There are several spinoff series in the works for Game of Thrones, though only House of the Dragon is one we are getting for certain. Others are in development, including 10,000 Ships, Flea Bottom and 9 Voyages, and shows without titles like one based on George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg, Robert Baratheon’s Rebellion and an animated drama.

House of the Dragon also has a cast, concept art and details about what it’ll be about: the backstory of the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war that happened more than 100 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.

But while we wait for Game of Thrones’ spinoff shows, Star Wars already has a slew of series readily available with even more to come.

The most recent release is The Mandalorian, which just finished its second season. It focused on the adventures of Din Djarin and his cute companion Grogu/Baby Yoda, showing the best of the Star Wars franchise. It also featured the return of bounty hunter Boba Fett and the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano.

Then there are The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series, crafted for a younger audience but loved by adult fans around the world. They both gave us a richer context of the times between films and beloved spinoff characters to fall in love with. They also showcased the best of Star Wars: thrills, humor, politics and compassion.

Yet to come are spinoff series The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett, Kenobi, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Andor, The Acolyte, Lando, Star Wars: Visions and A Droid Story. Oh, and The Mandalorian Season 3.