"Television has been trying to reach this point for some time," Travis M. Andrews says of Disney+'s Star Wars series. "Game of Thrones came close, after bumping up the budget for each episode from around $6 million to a reported $15 million for the final season. Each one of those supersize episodes ran around 80 minutes or so, and while they were visually stunning at times, ultimately they wouldn’t stack up against most things you’d see on the silver screen." Andrews adds of The Mandalorian: "That the show is arguably indecipherable from the films in term of production, acting, sound and more raises some interesting questions...If fans get accustomed to feature film-quality production from their television shows, and if they enjoy watching them curled up on the couch at home, who’s to say they’ll be willing to head out on a cold winter night to drop upward of $10 for a movie ticket? That’s exactly what frightens (Martin) Scorsese and everyone else arguing about what constitutes a movie. The Mandalorian might be the first show to justify that fear."