The Mandalorian | Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Nov. 12

Hussar

Legend
I've always been baffled by the popularity of Boba Fett. A nothing character with a couple of throwaway lines killed off for a quick laugh.

Why do people care?
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I've always been baffled by the popularity of Boba Fett. A nothing character with a couple of throwaway lines killed off for a quick laugh.

Why do people care?
Badass, armor, his overall look, and source material outside the movies. Videogames as well.

He trained Jaina Solo to defeat her darkside brother. Taught her to fight dirty using shot gun pellets. Deflect that.
 
"He's no good to me dead."

But yeah, the helmet.

But I remember people being upset about his unceremonious (humorous) death.

On the other hand, he's a bit like the githyanki of Star Wars: when you grow up, he's not quite as amazingly cool as he seemed as a 12-year old.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
If you think The Mandalorians armor looks good, well you just explained the appeal.

Also Darth Revan used a Mandalorian mask and he's one of the more popular Sith Lord's. And the big reveal surrounding that mask removal.
 

Hussar

Legend
Badass, armor, his overall look, and source material outside the movies. Videogames as well.

He trained Jaina Solo to defeat her darkside brother. Taught her to fight dirty using shot gun pellets. Deflect that.
What's a "Jaina Solo"? Who is her brother and why should I possibly care? And, of course, I can stop LASER beams, but, I can't stop shotgun pellets? Yeah. "Darth Revan"? Some sort of bird sith lord? Taps on windows and talks about how things are nevermore?

God I loathe the EU. What a hot mess of garbage that I so glad they ejected. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

It's funny. People bitch about Rei as a Mary Sue, yet, now we have a character that can do everything better than everyone else, but, apparently, he's just cool?

I freely admit that he's a popular character, for some very bizarre reason. Frankly, it wasn't until the Prequels that I even knew that Boba Fett fandom was a thing.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
What's a "Jaina Solo"? Who is her brother and why should I possibly care? And, of course, I can stop LASER beams, but, I can't stop shotgun pellets? Yeah. "Darth Revan"? Some sort of bird sith lord? Taps on windows and talks about how things are nevermore?

God I loathe the EU. What a hot mess of garbage that I so glad they ejected. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

It's funny. People bitch about Rei as a Mary Sue, yet, now we have a character that can do everything better than everyone else, but, apparently, he's just cool?

I freely admit that he's a popular character, for some very bizarre reason. Frankly, it wasn't until the Prequels that I even knew that Boba Fett fandom was a thing.
EU did have a lot if garbage in it but the best if it is better than Disney's efforts and it did revive Star Wars.

The modern EU also lasted 23 years which is basically a generation of Star Wars fans. Millions played the video games as well.

And how is Revan any more absurd than Sideous?

Fett's also the most expensive Star Wars figure iirc. His popularity started in the holiday special. It really took off in the RPG and 1991s Dark Empire.

He wasn't a clear cut goodie like Luke, and be wasn't as dark as Jabba, Vader, and the Emperor.

Any hero that's to over the top goody two shoes is probably going to be rejected at least since the 90s.
 

ccs

39th lv DM
Badass, armor, his overall look, and source material outside the movies. Videogames as well.

He trained Jaina Solo to defeat her darkside brother. Taught her to fight dirty using shot gun pellets. Deflect that.
That's the reason right there.

Fett's wild popularity started in '79 when he was introduced as a mail order promo action figure for ESB.
He was supposed to come with a missile firing backpack..... And then didn't.
His popularity was solely cemented by his badass look & his cool ship, his 29 words of dialogue, & the fact that he was pretty much a blank slate from ESB through the early 90s.

And then the EU happened.

But Fett was already a fan favorite. Had been so for over a decade. The EU simply capitalized on that (and likely tarnished it a bit.).
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Fett EU was a mixed bag, can't recall anything about him dramatically awful but his trilogy wasn't that good either (Solos trilogy was great).

He resurrected the Mandalorians that was kind of cool. TV show seems similar to the old EU in the immediate aftermath of post Endor. New Disney EU hasn't hit the heights if the old but it's avoided the pits as well.

If this show is good it might be the new Thrawn Trilogy for Disney. It looks good, reception has been positive online and I want to see it.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
And the prequels, which completely stripped him of any mystery. Whoever asked to see The Man With No Name as a child?
Can we call that the Anakin effect?

Kid Vader, AotC tweaked should have been part 1 IMHO.

Star Wars isn't perfect it has its ups and downs.

A warning. Avoid the Crystal Star and Children of the Jedi.

Positives of the Mandalorian from that trailer.

1. The armor
2. The look and feel of the scenary
3. The badass ex New Republic special forces lady. Tell me more.
4. IG 88s in it. It's EU story was a bit meh, good candidate for better story.
5. The armor
6. Overall gritty feel
7. The armor
8. Doesn't say anything
9. The armor
10. Faces down the death troopers from Rogue One.

10 good reasons to watch it.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I'm not sure you're fully comprhending my relationship with the EU.
Your life, don't care. Not going to insult you for your opinion.

The best if the old EU is up there with ESB. The worst if it makes TLJ look like ESB.

It still influences the new and no EU would mean no Disney Star Wars.

One would have thought they would have learned from the old EU. They didn't.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Well, that escalated quickly. If you don't care about my opinion, don't talk to me about it. Pretty simple.
Context if you don't like the old EU but if you're a Star Wars fan between say 25 and 55 you grew up with it.

Games like KoToR sold millions of copies and you could play a Mandalorian in it. Well have one in your party.

They also had Sabine Wren in Rebels and she is a Mandalorian as well. And she stole the show.

You were dismissing everything outside the movies and being aggressive about it.

Disney can do what they like but I think the main problem was they aimed it at kids, the fanbase isn't kids and you need them to take their kids to the new movies and theme parks.

You are aware they canceled the latest show aimed at kids and the theme parks not doing so well.

The Mandalorian is a lot grittier, people like Fett, Mandalorians and the old Knights of the Old Republic/Takes of the Jedi where they were heavily featured.

Do you think it was an accident Lucas added Jango Fett to AoTC all those years ago.

Fett, Sabine, Cancerous, Cassius. Saints if Mand'oa. Trekkies have Klingon you can learn Mandalorian lol.
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
Ah Canderous. What a meatbag.
"And of course, they refer to meatbags as 'organics'. Unacceptable."
―HK-47

I've always been baffled by the popularity of Boba Fett. A nothing character with a couple of throwaway lines killed off for a quick laugh.

Why do people care?
Probably the same reason I like voiceless protagonists in RPG video games over fully voiced ones. I get to write their backstories in my head.
 
I'm in the middle of that age range, Zardnaar, grew up loving the original trilogy and playing with the action figures in the early 80s. I think I even saw all three movies in theaters when they came out, but am not sure about A New Hope as I was very young. But definitely Empire and Return. But I never read one EU book. Not one. I also never played any video games or watched the Clone Wars or anything other than the eight "episodes" and two anthology films.

I am just one person, but my guess is that the EU was read by only a small percentage of overall Star Wars fans, even if we consider only semi-serious fans. I think the issue some folks are having with your constant mention of it is that you speak of it like it is more central to the Star Wars oeuvre than it actually is, or at least is for 90% of fans.

I mean, EU is really nothing more than published fan fiction. Nothing wrong with that, but it shouldn't really be mentioned alongside canon and kind of muddies the waters a bit.
 
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trappedslider

Explorer
As someone who didn't see the Original trilogy till the 90s (which means the special editions) and didn't read the books till late 00s and only played the pod racer game,and episode one's computer game,along with the Lego games here's my take :

Whose IG-88? real answer from someone who has no clue other than movies: He's that droid that stood with the other bounty hunters on the bridge in ESB or one like him?

Oh cool,he's wearing armor like fett,why is he wearing armor like that? What's Mandolarin?

(yes, I know who IG 88 really is or was in the old stuff and all that stuff)
 

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