The mandalorian [Spoilers]

Zardnaar

Legend
I was trying to be silly. The Mandalorian is not Boba Fett. His backstory as a "foundling", rather than as a clone, has already been established in the first couple of episodes.

However, in episode 3 the Mandalorian gets kinda jealous of another character who does have a jetpack, and says, "I've got to get one of those!"

Also, the Mandalorian's ship, the Razor Crest, is waaaay cooler than Slave-1. Yeah, I'm going there.
I don't think it's Fett either.

Live action jetpack was cool. They did that in Rebels so watch that if you have Disney+ imho.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
I'm pretty confident Boba Fett is still digesting in the Sarlacc's stomach on Tatooine. None of the Mandalorians in this new show are Boba Fett.

The titular Mandalorian himself isn't Boba Fett either, of course . . . . but he most certainly is Fett's spiritual successor. Fett himself is not needed, and having him pop back into the story would be silly and irritating.

The only thing Fett had going for him anyway was a cool outfit and a reputation for disintegrations. Our new Mandalorian has all of that and he's a badass to boot! With a soft spot for baby aliens, awwww . . .

Also, Mando has Fett’s rifle from the holiday special, so it would be even more weird for them to bring Fett back.
 
I really liked the world building in Ep3 - learning more of the Mandalores, how they’re intentionally hiding and how they’re rebuilding their culture (and numbers)? What’s the Great Purge all about anyway?

This is the way.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
I really liked the world building in Ep3 - learning more of the Mandalores, how they’re intentionally hiding and how they’re rebuilding their culture (and numbers)? What’s the Great Purge all about anyway?

This is the way.
Not sure about the great purge but the planet was occupied by the empire.

There was an event in Rebels where they got wrecked by the Empire.

But the Mandalores are not united, these ones could be deathwatch remnants, or some clan that got on the wrong side of the Empire.

Looks like the purge is not the Rebels event I was thinking of.


One if them is clan Vizla which were in Rebels.
 
They should rename the show for season 2.

The Baby Yoda Show Featuring the Mandalorian.

Yay/nay?
Nay. Yes, Baby Yoda is a big deal. But the show should focus on the Mandalorian. One thing I’m really enjoying is how they are fleshing out the culture of the Mandalore.

I’m betting this story arc will be resolved by the end of Season 1 (though leave open possible continuations). I really hope Baby Yoda gets to a safe place (and it’s not with the Mandalorian).
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
I heard that George Lucas had deliberately stated Yoda's species will always be "unknown" in his canon, and as a joke claimed Yoda was the illegitimate offspring of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Considering both Miss Piggy and Yoda were played by the same puppeteer (Frank Oz), the family reference is... possible. LOL
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
The third episode was interesting. Although the show never clearly states where and when it takes place, it is now perfectly clear that this is post Return of the Jedi, and pre The Force Awakens. I noticed there was a brief musical reference to the First Order in this episode (at the beginning of the episode, when the Mandalorian lands), but as of yet they have not appeared. This eliminates a lot of fan theories. The episode also makes clear that this is not Fett, if it weren't already painfully obvious. We are also shown that Jawa's appear on other worlds as well, which means the sand planet we saw earlier does not need to be Tattooine.

The episode also fleshes out Mandalorian culture further, which was interesting to see. It also seems we have a reocurring bad guy.
 
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BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
I was trying to be silly. The Mandalorian is not Boba Fett. His backstory as a "foundling", rather than as a clone, has already been established in the first couple of episodes.

However, in episode 3 the Mandalorian gets kinda jealous of another character who does have a jetpack, and says, "I've got to get one of those!"

Also, the Mandalorian's ship, the Razor Crest, is waaaay cooler than Slave-1. Yeah, I'm going there.
The Razor Crest reminds me both of the Slave-1 and the Serenity.

Which is to say, I like it a lot.
My new favorite way to end an argument is now "I have spoken"
I keep trying that on my toddlers 'It is time for sleep. I have spoken"
 

Zaukrie

Adventurer
I'm interested in the Madolorian culture being fleshed out. I hope we see more of that.

I don't quite get why the others helped Mando at the end of the episode. It's not like they are all that worried about honor and clearly some of them would have liked to get their hands on his armor.....
 

cmad1977

Adventurer
I'm interested in the Madolorian culture being fleshed out. I hope we see more of that.

I don't quite get why the others helped Mando at the end of the episode. It's not like they are all that worried about honor and clearly some of them would have liked to get their hands on his armor.....
My personal vibe is that it has to do with the Mandalorians diminished numbers. Maybe if one is in trouble, those available must come to help. Survival and all. Who knows.
 
My personal vibe is that it has to do with the Mandalorians diminished numbers. Maybe if one is in trouble, those available must come to help. Survival and all. Who knows.
That's how I took it. It's obvious they don't like each other necessarily but "our survival is our strength". Some things I was thinking:
  • They're hiding, not wanting to show their numbers, and it was caused by the Empire. But they're gone now - so now what?
  • They mention the Great Purge - was this done by the Empire? I'm assuming that's the case. But there's a Battle Droid?
  • Pretty cool they have to stick together ("This is the Way"), even to the extent of exposing their coventry. That was a big deal, but done subtly (which I loved).
I'm just glad that we're seeing the dark, grittier side of SW - something that really hasn't been focused on, at least not in live action. I really hope they don't go all "Jedi" on us for THIS show.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Rewatched episode one. They referenced themselves as the tribe.

The Great Purge wasn't clone wars, the Empire was occupying Mandalore in Rebels which is 9 years before The Mandalore.

One of the Mandalorians is a Vizla, they're a clan back on Mandalore.

The great purge would have happened in that timeframe. The tribe are clan survivors or survivors of the great purge who are wanting to go back to the old ways.

Most Mandalores don't wear the armor. Most Mandalorians might be dead in the great purge idk.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
That's how I took it. It's obvious they don't like each other necessarily but "our survival is our strength". Some things I was thinking:
  • They're hiding, not wanting to show their numbers, and it was caused by the Empire. But they're gone now - so now what?
  • They mention the Great Purge - was this done by the Empire? I'm assuming that's the case. But there's a Battle Droid?
  • Pretty cool they have to stick together ("This is the Way"), even to the extent of exposing their coventry. That was a big deal, but done subtly (which I loved).
I'm just glad that we're seeing the dark, grittier side of SW - something that really hasn't been focused on, at least not in live action. I really hope they don't go all "Jedi" on us for THIS show.
As long as it doesn’t become Sopranos In Space, I’m fine with it.

Star Wars Should never be that. Not even tangentially.
 

Khelon Testudo

Cleric of Stronmaus
We are also shown that Jawa's appear on other worlds as well, which means the sand planet we saw earlier does not need to be Tattooine.
It definitely wasn't Tatooine. There's no rain on Tatooine, no water in runnels, and the Jawas have yellow eyes. Definitely no edible frogs. ;)
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
They're hiding, not wanting to show their numbers, and it was caused by the Empire. But they're gone now - so now what?
That is not entirely true, technically. While indeed the Empire has fallen apart, there are a lot of emperials remaining. It is these groups that probably gave rise to the First Order. We see some of them in the show.

They mention the Great Purge - was this done by the Empire? I'm assuming that's the case. But there's a Battle Droid?
The Great Purge was indeed a conflict between the Empire and the Mandalorians. It is the reason they now live in secrecy.

I don't quite get why the others helped Mando at the end of the episode. It's not like they are all that worried about honor and clearly some of them would have liked to get their hands on his armor.....
I got the impression that the fact that The Mandalorian was dealing with the empire, created a lot of resentment among his own people. It is a sensative issue. The Empire forced them all into hiding. So to have him turn on the his employer was a reason for them to back him up.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
From the other canon there's no empire. In this they say episode 1 there's no empire only warlords.

Empires already surrendered after Jakku, the First Order seeds are already out in the unknown regions.

In the new canon they haven't been very clear on the leftover imperials that didn't go join the 1st order.
 

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