The mandalorian [Spoilers]

Zaukrie

Adventurer
I just watched the first episode, and it was okay-ish. The costumes and practical effects are fantastic. But plot-wise it hasn't hooked me yet, and it fails to really build a mood. But I will continue to watch it and see if it gets better. It's not bad, but it's not great either.
It was 30 minutes-ish long. How much plot did you want in that short of time?
 

Ovinomancer

No flips for you!
The show is also a lot shorter than I thought it would be, eight 30ish minute episodes. But I liked the first episode pretty much. I don't know why the Mandalorian didn't park his ship like one or two miles away from the town and hoof it in (like IG-11 did). Instead we had to get that whole beast training montage.
He didn't kniw where the bounty was, just a general area. We have no idea where IG-11 landed. The training scene was because it's a western -- gotta do a horse scene.
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
The whole mood of this series is that of a sci-fi-western (even the music was more like a spagetti western than Star Wars).

And they have said that there are so many easter eggs, the scene with the training of the BLURRG (?) was a reference to the mythosaurs creatures that Mandalorians used to ride in the past.
 

RobShanti

Explorer
Boba Fett wasn't a "foundling," he was a clone.

Some nods I noticed and appreciated:
  • The Man with No Name, literally, so far
  • Madmartigan and the baby (see also Lone Wolf & Cub manga)
  • The 1960s Batman TV series climb up the side of the sandcrawler
  • The weapon Boba Fett used in his Star Wars Holiday Special cartoon debut
 
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trappedslider

Adventurer
Baby has force like powers......The Jawas stripping his ship, just reminded me of jokes about walking away from your car in Detroit for five mins and coming back to finding it up on blocks with just the frame lol

I have spoken.
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
It was 30 minutes-ish long. How much plot did you want in that short of time?
I was mostly hoping it would hook me. I understand that a plot takes time to build, so I will watch another episode. But so far it didn't click with me, if that makes any sense.

I've watched plenty of shows over the years that also had 30 minute episodes and were able to click.

EDIT: I have now watched the second episode, and there's plenty of stuff to like in this episode. But still, it hasn't hooked me. Its entertaining, but not anywhere on the level of other scifi shows that I enjoy watching. What I do admire is the practical effects (still), and the direction. I like that they take the time to let a shot play out, much like an old western. The old western vibe is all over this show.
 
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Philip Benz

A Dragontooth Grognard
Isn't the guy who played the speeder driver the same actor who plays the geology professor on Big Bang Theory?
 
I'm completely hooked on the show after seeing both episodes. I like how he's competent but not a complete badass (he's gotten beaten up pretty bad and his fight with the Jawas...lol, in a good way), which gives him room to grow. Love the visuals and plot regarding his important bounty.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
We're not watching it until we can binge-watch the whole thing in a single weekend. Cuz that's how we roll.
We're not watching it because Disney has decided we're not allowed to until March. And that's not how we roll, watching all our friends talk about a show we're not allowed to watch.

I'm really against piracy. I'll pay for stuff any time I'm allowed to. This broke me.
 

RSIxidor

Explorer
The only thing that matters is: what does @Zardnaar think?! ;)

Seriously, though, I haven't seen it yet, but am inclined to agree with this take:

The Mandalorian is totally Boba Fett, you guys
Personally, I hate this take. I don't want him to be Boba Fett.

Besides the fact that he's a foundling, which implies he was found, and the flashback of CIS battle droids destroying what is implied to be where he lived, there's also that the producers have stated IG-11 isn't IG-88 because they didn't want to step on the toes of existing stories from legends. I think they'd have the same opinion about Boba Fett.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
We're not watching it because Disney has decided we're not allowed to until March. And that's not how we roll, watching all our friends talk about a show we're not allowed to watch.

I'm really against piracy. I'll pay for stuff any time I'm allowed to. This broke me.
Yeah, it's a terrible model and I can't believe they chose to handle it that way. Instead of building excitement and anticipation among non-subscribers, they chose to build resentment and spite.

We aren't going to do anything illegal either, we will wait for the "new" to wear off and all episodes are available to watch, and then we might subscribe for a month. (We are equally likely to spend a weekend at our subscriber friend's house and watch it there.) If that isn't possible, we will probably give it a miss.
 

ccs

40th lv DM
Yeah, it's a terrible model and I can't believe they chose to handle it that way. Instead of building excitement and anticipation among non-subscribers, they chose to build resentment and spite.

We aren't going to do anything illegal either, we will wait for the "new" to wear off and all episodes are available to watch, and then we might subscribe for a month. (We are equally likely to spend a weekend at our subscriber friend's house and watch it there.) If that isn't possible, we will probably give it a miss.
What was Disney's rational for the delay?
 

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