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The Mandalorian
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:34:01 AM »
Mandalorian episode 1 absolutely ruled. Thats how you grab someone with a first episode. The cast is great too and I hope we see more of Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers, and Nick Nolte's weird goblin farmer. I was surprised at how much action they jammed in. I imagine not every episode will be this high octane, but I'm still very interested in the story and main character. Really loved the ending as well.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 12:54:21 AM »
Really dug the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. Really like that they're trying to do kind of the Star Wars equivalent of a Western. Plus Werner Herzog as the baddie! And Bill Burr is gonna show up!?

And with all due respect to the Porgs, Baby Yoda is the cutest thing to ever exist in Star Wars Universe.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 02:20:46 AM »
Loving the Mando. Wish they'd fix the Simpsons sooner as I'd like to start watching now as opposed to "early 2020."

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 02:25:56 PM »
Watched the first episode of The Mandalorian and enjoyed it.  I'll probably catch up this weekend.  The first movie I watched was Bedknobs and Broomsticks which I watched a ton of as a kid.  It's ok, but definitely on the lower tier of Disney movies.

I'm starting The Muppet Movie.  I assume they have the rights to The Muppet Show.  That seems to be a no-brainer for this service.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 01:44:39 AM »
Really dug the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. Really like that they're trying to do kind of the Star Wars equivalent of a Western. Plus Werner Herzog as the baddie! And Bill Burr is gonna show up!?

And with all due respect to the Porgs, Baby Yoda is the cutest thing to ever exist in Star Wars Universe.

So I haven't been able to find a source for this outside of Wikipedia but apparently Mandolorian is set after the ROTJ? Is this confirmed?

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 01:48:52 AM »
Really dug the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. Really like that they're trying to do kind of the Star Wars equivalent of a Western. Plus Werner Herzog as the baddie! And Bill Burr is gonna show up!?

And with all due respect to the Porgs, Baby Yoda is the cutest thing to ever exist in Star Wars Universe.

So I haven't been able to find a source for this outside of Wikipedia but apparently Mandolorian is set after the ROTJ? Is this confirmed?

It's what I've heard. And episode 3 was just an enjoyable time. I'm liking this way more than I thought I would. I honestly think a 30-45ish minute running time is such a bonus. At an hour an episode the episodes would probably drag a little.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 01:53:26 AM »
The relentless pace really makes the show stand out. I'm loving it

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 02:50:24 AM »
As somebody who's never been big on the Star Wars stuff in general, I've been digging The Mandalorian episodes thus far. The quick pacing + run time really helps.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 02:26:44 PM »
I was going to start a separate thread for The Mandalorian but I don't have much else to say about it so far other than it's a really easy and enjoyable watch.  They are keeping everything really simple and each episode feels like a self-contained story with some character development for The Mandalorian sprinkled in.  It's obvious that he isn't a stereotypical roughneck bounty hunter and the little glimpses into his past are interesting. 

If they haven't flooded the stores with Baby Yoda toys yet they are missing out.  I kinda want a little plush one myself (although he just kinda does look like a little green Mogwai)

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 03:16:49 PM »
The Mandalorian keeps getting better and better every episode.

This latest one was great. Really driving home that it's a modern sci-fi twist on an old Western wandering hero TV series. Plus Gina Carano kicking ass and Baby Yoda looking cute as hell sipping bone broth.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 06:15:45 PM »
such a great show. The classic "mercs defending homsteaders" is always great. Baby Yoda is appalling cute and I don't care one bit that he was designed by some kind of corporate algorithim to tug at my heart strings. I JUST WANT TO HELP DRIVE THE SHIP DAD!

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 11:29:01 PM »
So they're tracking Baby Yoda because because of the midichlorians in his body, right? That's the only thing I can think of.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 01:21:13 AM »
Gina Carano was great. I love how they are setting up these characters to return for a big time battle down the line.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 06:00:48 AM »
And we still haven't seen Giancarlo Esposito and Bill Burr yet. Wonder if Bill's gonna use any homophobic slurs to Baby Yoda. I'm betting Werner Herzog (and the creepy Dr) will pop up again.

I was legit bummed to find out that Season 1 is already halfway over.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 02:36:46 AM »
I'm still kind of shocked that bb yoda is a puppet. I legit thought he was just really good CGI. Good for them for going the classic fx route.

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 04:11:12 AM »
I've noticed a lot of practical effects which all look amazing. I'm hoping more big projects go that route because The Mandalorian shows how fantastic they can still look.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2019, 08:03:45 AM »
I think you can safely skip this week's episode.  There's some fun stuff with Amy Sedaris as a crusty hangar mechanic, but not much else.  Honestly,  it feels like it should have been the second episode, not the 5th.

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 08:45:17 AM »
While I loved the episode, I expect to see many people who won't. I think the way most TV shows have gone with these short 8-10 episode seasons compared to 20+ episodes like they were in the past has had one big negative consequence. When you do a series that consists of 20 episodes, you can easily have several of those for "filler" episodes that don't directly advance the plot, but do include things that will eventually matter to the overall plot. When you only have 8 episodes to tell a story, it's a bigger issue when you use 1-2 of those 8 for this, and most people just want plot advancement every week.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2019, 09:42:13 AM »
I liked Mando being a dick to the wannabe bounty hunter, but the acting from everyone who wasn't Mando, Amy Sedaris or a puppet was pretty terrible and the "twist" you could see coming a mile away. 

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2019, 11:29:12 AM »
I thought it was fine. Definitely the weakest of the five, but still entertaining. I didn't like the new characters that much (even Amy Sedaris), but it moved fairly fast and I wasn't bored. The young guy's acting was Hayden Christensen esque though.

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2019, 11:37:07 AM »
For sure the weakest and I agree the acting wasn't very good. If the other episodes hadn't been so strong it would have seemed better though I think.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2019, 11:41:25 AM »
I enjoyed the new episode, but agree with it being filler. I think it was done to just establish the connection to the original trilogy.

As an aside, anyone else watching The World According to Jeff Goldblum? I'm loving it. He's a great, quirky host. The show is a lot of fun.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2019, 12:15:54 PM »
I think The Mandalorian deserves its own thread. I haven’t seen the latest ep and have been running a week or two behind. This thread gets bumped and I assume it is to discuss content, problems, news, or whatever but there is discussion about what went on in the latest episode of The Mandalorian. I have to hurry and back out and wait until I catch up before coming back to see what else is posted.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2019, 02:47:59 AM »
Finally watched last week's episode yesterday. I think it was definitely the weakest episode (the two rival bounty hunters seemed ripped out of a CW show or something-acting wise) but still pretty fun. You got to love a visit to Tattooine and Amy Sedaris as Baby Yoda's surrogate mother. I think people got to remember that this isn't meant to be prestige television, it's just a fun episodic TV series and sometimes you're going to have filler episodes.

Apparently today, we finally got motherhugging Bill Burr showing up on The Mandalorian.

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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2019, 10:40:22 AM »
This weeks episode was GREAT. The classic Mexican standoff didn't even feel hokey. Mando felt like a badass, cute Baby Yoda moments without going overboard, and they also revealed a little more of his past without too many details.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2019, 05:06:22 AM »
Yeah, this might have been the best episode of the season so far.  Don't fuck with Mando.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2019, 08:44:22 AM »
Yeah this was one of the best of the series. I like Bill Burr as an actor way more than as a comedian.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2019, 11:44:17 PM »
Agreed that this was the best episode so far.

Of course, Bill Burr would let off the first swear bomb in Star Wars franchise history. That's just something I read on Facebook though. I feel like Han might have dropped some mild swears at some point?


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I like that 3/5ths of the bad guys in the episode managed to survive. I am imagining/hoping they're setting up some big showdown in the last episodes with Mando facing off against all of the surviving antagonists

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2019, 01:45:01 AM »
I must have missed it - what did he say?

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« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2019, 01:56:54 AM »
He said "I wasn't a stormtrooper, wiseass!" after Mando chuckled at him being called one of the best sharpshooters in the Imperial Army.

Not just first swear word in Star Wars but damn good inside joke

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« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2019, 01:53:36 AM »
Yeah I completely missed that part - definitely need to do a rewatch. I did notice Richard Ayoade as the voice of the droid on that team though, which was kind of cool.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2019, 02:57:23 PM »
Latest episode dropped today instead of Friday, and, well, things picked up quite a bit.

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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2019, 07:37:52 AM »
That episode was fantastic. Great cliffhanger

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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2019, 03:08:52 PM »
P. surprised they didn't end the season with that cliffhanger.  Next episode is the S1 finale, so wondering how they're going to top that.

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2019, 11:56:04 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2019, 04:14:43 PM »
Just finished 6 and I’m of the opposite mindset as everyone else. Thought it was the weakest.

So so so tired of the trope where everyone is doing a job together, but all decide they’re going to be an unnecessary dick to the main character. Just no reason at all. And if you’re going to betray the guy at the end... especially no reason for it. It’s just a tired act that is all over tv and film. I get that it was a good enough episode. But this just took me too far out of it.

The female character in the episode was also just obnoxious to me.  It was also just weird hearing a heavy Boston accent in the Star Wars universe. Although I thought Burr was pretty good.

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« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2019, 12:11:21 PM »
Loved the finale. Wrapped up just enough while leaving a lot of things for the next season. This is one of my favourite shows I think.

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« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2019, 01:15:04 PM »
"Come on baby, do the magic hand thing!"
*Baby Yoda waves*

Best moment of the season.  Saying this series "saves Star Wars" is hyperbolic, but I definitely would rather see smaller-scale but better quality stuff like this than another trilogy.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2019, 08:35:24 AM »
Watched the last two episodes and yeah this is one of my favorite shows. Just nonstop fun with great action scenes, really entertaining characters, and one of the best paced series in a while. The cute and meme type moments totally work for me and aren't annoying which is a problem some of these culture zeitgeist type shows have.

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Sad to see space troll Nick Nolte and Werner Herzog go, but more Giancarlo Esposito is always great. Glad Carl Weathers and Gina Carano are sticking around and I'm pumped to see who shows up for next season.


Season 2 airs in Fall 2020 according to Jon Faverau's twitter.

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« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2019, 08:46:18 AM »
I really like Carano in this, hopefully we see a lot more of her going forward.

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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
 I really like her as an actress. She's got a ton of presence and handles the dialogue well. She nails the action scenes of course. Compare her to Ronda Rousey's performances in film and TV and it's hilarious how much better an actress Gina is.

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« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
OMG yes, it's not even close.

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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2019, 02:45:55 PM »
Loving this show way more than I thought I could. I’m a pretty causal Star Wars fan. I wasn’t hyped for this. Did the last two episodes tonight and was fiending for more.

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« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2019, 12:14:27 AM »
I really like her as an actress. She's got a ton of presence and handles the dialogue well. She nails the action scenes of course. Compare her to Ronda Rousey's performances in film and TV and it's hilarious how much better an actress Gina is.

Carano is solid but using Rousey as your bar isn't exactly a high standard.

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« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2019, 01:44:35 AM »
There's not a lot of female mma fighters turned actresses to compare. Maybe a better comparison is Dave Bautista idk. There still aren't a lot of female actresses like Gina. She's sort of a female throwback to the 80s male action stars where she doesn't need to say much and still be good.


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« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2019, 02:23:25 AM »
Loving this show way more than I thought I could.
Same. I was ready to not be into it at all, but it ended up becoming one of my favourite parts of the entire "extended universe" content. :)

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2020, 04:04:46 AM »
Finally was able to watch the finale. It was great as expected. I loved IG-11's arc.

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Excited to see where they go in Season 2 with Moff Gideon. Is he force sensitive? Why does he have the saber.


I kind of got the sense at times that this was a contingency series finale in case it got a Solo like reception. A few moments that could have been saved for later IMO but all very minor stuff. One of my favorite first seasons for a television show in a while.

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« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2020, 09:10:21 PM »
Finally was able to watch the finale. It was great as expected. I loved IG-11's arc.

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Excited to see where they go in Season 2 with Moff Gideon. Is he force sensitive? Why does he have the saber.


I kind of got the sense at times that this was a contingency series finale in case it got a Solo like reception. A few moments that could have been saved for later IMO but all very minor stuff. One of my favorite first seasons for a television show in a while.

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The dark saber isnt used by force sensitives, whomever controls the saber is leader of the mandalorians from what i remember. so unless he is plotting to take them all down or has killed mandalore for it, its def going to be interesting.