Hear he hear he! The Stellaris: Galactic Paragons is next on our agenda, and we couldn’t be more excited. Why? Well, for one it’s been a long-awaited DLC for us, and secondly… It’s got a cool discount right now that you can fully take advantage of.
But it’s not like we’ve never written about Stellaris before. Our article about Stellaris Nemesis focused on some cool intergalactic baddies. Like Gul Dukat for instance (my personal favorite). You can check it out here. And our Stellaris Apocalypse articles focused more on some of the fictitious planet killers. You can look back at this particular article here.
However, we’re here about Stellaris: Galactic Paragons. Which leads us to the first logical question.
What’s Stellaris: Galactic Paragons All About?
Developed by Paradox Development Studio, Paradox Arctic and published by Paradox Interactive, Stellaris: Galactic Paragons is the 7th expansion for Stellaris.
The galactic council is vast and full of personality! Add Galactic Paragons to your empires and experience a new level of character and story. As great leaders rise to positions of power and follow their lead to the stars. With exclusive additions to the all-new Council mechanic, leaders who you can shape to amplify the vision for your empire, new civics, and much more… Galactic Paragons will shape the future in ways the galaxy has never seen before.
The Stellaris: Galactic Paragons DLC is available for purchase here. But so are the rest games, packs and sets from the Stellaris which you can also get with a simple click here.
And What Are Some Of The Steam Users Saying About It?
Twinkeh says: space game fun. new leaders’ fun.
While Rime Pendragon adds: Love the new leader system.
Stellaris: Galactic Paragons & Some Cool Science Fiction Series
That’s right. All of our picks go hand in hand with Stellaris. Especially for Galactic Paragons. This is a pack that introduces a Council mechanic and adds new leaders, civics, tradition trees, and agendas. And these 5 TV series have all of that and then some. They have intrigue, coups, and missions and they’re all exploring the uncharted parts of our known (and unknown) universe. Seemed fitting to us. So, yeah. We hope you like our summer pick suggestions.
We hope you like them. All right let’s begin, shall we?
We already mentioned Farscape in our Outer Worlds article (check it out here). And of course, in our Void Bastards article as well. But in essence, it’s a late 90’s gem of a TV show that I’m sorry to say that I discovered pretty late in life. And in Farscape, the modern-day astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) will accidentally flies into a wormhole. Later on, he will find himself on a weird bio-mechanical ship – The Moya.
And will find himself surrounded by a group of misfits, outlaws and fugitives. Each with its particular character and history, they’ll find a way to work together, However, Crichton will spend the majority of the runtime searching for that wormhole in order to get himself back to Earth. It’s a fantastic TV show that to this day serves as an inspiration for dozens of Hollywood directors. From Joss Whedon to James Gunn. Check out the similarities between Guardians of The Galaxy and Farscape for this claim. And check out the TV show as well. You won’t regret it.
Andromeda is from roughly the same time as Farscape, and with roughly the same number of seasons. However, Andromeda has Kevin Sorbo in the lead role. That of Dylan Hunt- the captain of e Andromeda Ascendant. A man on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall. Andromeda is one of two television series (alongside Earth: Final Conflict) produced after Gene Roddenberry’s death. It’s a TV series based on concepts he had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s. Sadly Roddenberry died in 1991, nine years prior to the series premiere and didn’t have the chance to watch it premiere. The show however had a rocky start with mixed to negative reviews from the critics. But right now, from this point of view, it was fairly decent. Great cast, good writing and solid production. It’s worth the watch.
How about we move to something fresh and modern? The Orville is the first stop in order to do so. Created by the one and only Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is his love child. If Seth and Gene Roddenberry had a child of course. But all in all, he attempts to go full Star Trek without being Star Trek. The Orville follows the crew of the starship USS Orville on their episodic adventures. With Captain Edward “Ed” Mercer at the helm of the deck. It’s a funny, well-acted and incredibly written TV show that demands your attention. Not to mention it has a fantastic list of unique characters, locations and themes that are explored in each episode. You won’t regret it if you give it a shot. If you’re a fan of Seth MacFarlane, you love The Orville too.
Speaking of humorous TV series that is set on interplanetary ships… Avenue 5 is just that. It’s set on the interplanetary cruise ship, the Avenue 5 and it sadly got only 2 seasons. But what was so great about it? First and foremost, it had Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad in lead roles. As captain and owner of a fictional interplanetary cruise ship Avenue 5. Secondly, it was created by the incredible Armando Iannucci. And finally, the plot had things going wrong situation from the start. Much like most of Iannucci’s projects.
A space cruise ship filled with spoiled, rich, snotty space tourists. Plus, a ship that gets thrown off course into space and ends up needing three years to return to Earth. What could possibly go wrong from here, right? Although short on seasons, Avenue 5 was great for laughs. It had fantastic writing and an incredible cast. Check it out.
Star Trek: Lower Deck
Last but certainly not least. Star Trek: Lower Deck is an adult animated TV series, but one that bares the Star Trek title. Not to mention the first comedic Star Trek series of all the Star Trek series that actually exist. It’s also set in the late 24th century in the Star Trek universe, the TV show focuses on the missions and adventures of the “lower deckers”. Meaning the low-ranking officers with menial jobs. While the captain and other senior staff appear as supporting characters. Something that also deviates from the original Star Trek concept. One might say that it’s an ironic take on Star Trek, but it’s an enjoyable, funny and creative take as well. It’s got a fantastic voice cast in the talents of Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero. And fantastic writing. It’s good.
Have You Tried The Stellaris: Galactic Paragons Yet?
Let us know what you think. Do you like it? Tells us about the DLC in the comment section. We’d love to know.