Mandalolrian Season 2 Discussion (Spoilers n such Included)

I woke up this morning ready to be all productive and then I remembered the new season was out. I will wait for more people to watch before I start diving into it, but it did not disappoint in the first episode. If you are a more classic Star Wars Junkie, there are several easter eggs from Legends story's including Knights of the old Republic.

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Plan on watching the first episode here at lunch. Looking forward to it.

My oldest woke me up at 0430 asking if it was time to watch yet. He was very disappointed when we had to wait for the rest of the house to wake up.. But we got it in before school and it was great. Left off right where the first season ended, great show!

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Really great way to start the season. Loved when they pulled the Krayt pearl at the end. One of my fondest parts of KOTOR.

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Realized there arn't spoiler tags on this post. Loved the last shot. Could be a really great storytelling choice if that particular character is used in moderation.

I should have tagged as spoilers, so fixed that.

I guess everyone assumes it is Boba based off his armor being in the whole episode, and it probably is. But it wouldn't surprise me if it is some other clone.

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I just mean I don't know how many people will recognize that is the same actor that played Jango Fett. People don't have the best memory/attention spans these days and Episode 2 came out awhile ago.

I can't imagine it being some random clone. How would the Jawas have his armor unless Boba himself got out of the Sarlacc Pit? It's not like they could have gone down there and gotten it themselves.

I know that's been his story in the non-canon Legends expanded universe. This just seemed to make it official. I would love if Mandalorian actually gave us that scene of him getting free.

Agreed on all counts. I guess my question is only why would he have had to be separated from the armor int he first place?

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Traded it so the Jawas would save his life in the desert?

The show has done a good job showing further how shrewd they are as traders.

The only way he gave it up was willingly, that much is clear. It is The Way. I almost feel that was the entire point of the first scene. "You arn't getting this armor unless you kill me or I give it to you." That crime boss had no interest in Baby Yoda, he wanted the Beskar steel.

Boba Fett gave up his armor for some reason.

Seriously I am not sure, but I feel like we will find out. And that will be fun storytelling

But Fett is not a Mando since he took his helmet off correct?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Imma shit my pants if that's rex or one of the last few clones

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Don't over think it. It's going to be Boba Fett. I love Star Wars but I have no idea who you are talking about.

Also, why would a clone feel any source of loyalty to some armor? They were in effect programmed except for Boba.

rex is from clone wars and rebels cartoon series. but there would be no reason for him to pursue Boba's armor let alone even know about it.

You are correct without a doubt about that. I also do not feel like the show is trying to pull a fast one on us.

Now that being said, there is no way to fully assume that whoever that was at the end was even interested in that armor; could have been interested in Mando himself.

But I am only thinking of reasons why it could turn out to not be Fett. I fully expect it to be Boba Fett.

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Mando took his own helmet off at least twice in the first season. When we see his face finally it was with IG, but he also took it off in the village when no one was around to see him.

Technically we have never seen Boba Fett take his helmet off. He picked up Jango's helmet after his head got cut off. I get your point, but there is evidence in canon that Mandalorians do take their helmets off when they are not concerned about who will see them/know they arn't breaking The Way. It was stated directly that it's not a problem to take it off in front of a droid.

correct. the rule not to never take it off. it's don't take it off in front of others.

Really enjoyed episode 1. Do they release a new one each week?

yep. every week

Just watched with the 10-year old (who actually picked The Mandalorian as his costume). Worth the wait. Really enjoyed the first ep. looking forward to this season.

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Only thing that could've made the first episode better is clint eastwood as the town sheriff but oh well still was an awesome start to the season. Curious to see if they find anyone else while on tatooine

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What I gathered from watching Episode 1 of season 2 is that Danny Cordray kind of landed on skid row after leaving Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin.

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Did the Mandalorian just pull off Justified in space?

He said give to me Roscoe

That was 100% a justified episode, Olyphant even shoots his blaster the exact same way as he does in Justified. Loved it

Also strong Deadwood vibes. The bartender at Most Pelgo was W. Earl Brown, who played Dan Dority in Deadwood with Olyphant.

long thread about him getting this gig:

That was such an entertaining thread. I think most of us would fan girl if we got the chance to be in a Star Wars show. It's always amusing to see actors act like the rest of us.

Some other cool easter eggs besides the Krayt Dragon pearl from Knights of the Old Republic;

R5-D4 got his bad motivator repaired and found a home!

Olyphant's speeder looked suspiciously like the podrace engine Anakin built in Episode 1

So I believe a Podracer engine that is standalone and a bike is called a Swoop. They definitely want you to think that "Swoop" is made out of one of Anakin's engines. I doubt we ever hear anything else about it so a really fun easter egg there.

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(mando spoilers for those of you who are comments via the New Comments tab) Gotta be boba fett. Just gotta be. Totally headfaked me with the marshall being Just A Guy making me think that there was no way boba was alive. Awesome episode. I am SO JAZZED rn

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It was a really good way to start the season. One of my favorite episodes of the series so far.

Having the Marshall come in and take his helmet off was a great head fake, no pun intended

So the armor the marshall was wearing was Boba Fett's old gear?

Yes

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Yes. That was Fetts armor.

Great Easter egg too with him firing the rocket and blowing up those guys.

The original Boba Fett action figure had a jet pack with a shootable rocket but it got pulled because kids were hitting themselves in the eye with it.

If you have one of the original figures with fireable rocket it's worth a ton.

My favorite part of the whole episode is when Mando whacks the back of Fett's pack with a stick and ignites it on the Marshall's back the same way Han accidentally did before Boba went on Hiatus in the Sarlac.

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Totally headfaked me with the marshall being Just A Guy

They'd already pulled the "is that Boba Fett? nope, just a guy" reveal in the Aftermath books. His backstory is littered in all three books of that trilogy. Folks who read those were watching that scene like...

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The backstory was covered (the first time, i think) in a collection of short stories call Tales of the Bounty Hunters, about 10 years before the Aftermath books were released (which admittedly I haven't read). The short version - after a long telepathic discussion between Fett and the Sarlaac he manages to reignite his jump pack and fly out.

IF there is any tie-in to that story and the Mandalorian series it definitely helps explain his presence on Tatooine and the extremely rough shape of the armor we saw in the episode.

This was in response to you, gobble

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Love it!

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When I first saw the armor I started thinking about this video. When they said a Sarlac was killed by the Krayt Dragon thought about it even more.

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Great episode. So much to love that I can barely unpack it all!

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I just watched season 2, episode 1 and it was fantastic! I loved the Tatooine Easter eggs and it was clearly Boba Fett! I can't wait to see how his story unfolds this season!

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Such a great start to this season. Favreau just straight up gets it. What we have been given so far has been gold. I hope to the high heavens that Hollywood takes a ton of notice when future star wars movies are made

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This.

The Mandolorian just "gets" the feel of Star Wars that I havn't felt with the most recent movies.

And credit Disney too (that was hard to type). The budget and production values for the show are top notch. Just look at that Krayt Dragon. That thing looked phenomenal

I'd argue having a guy like Dave filoni alongside the other director is huge. After watching clones wars Filoni might be my favorite star wars director george aside. He just gets it and knows how to do a star wars show

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This 100%. Faveau is a tremendous director, but also so intelligent and dare I say humble to get a guy like Filoni. Filoni really knows the ins and outs of the SW universe which adds to the credibility and legitimacy.

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The more I watch them the clone wars might be my favorite star wars content Filoni is a God amongst men for that show. If you love star wars at all and mandalorian go watch the Clone wars show it's so good you'll lose yourself in it for weeks.

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I thought Rogue One was the only movie that had the "SW Vibe" to it. Favreau and Filoni definitely get the vibe and have crafted the show appropriately. Filoni has done that with most of his SW projects, which goes to show that Star Wars should have had a head man like Marvel had (Kevin Feige) all along. If they let Filoni be in charge of SW like Feige was of Marvel, I guarantee you every one of those sequel movies would have been excellent.

Also, I love how this show really takes advantage of its guest stars.

Olyphant was fantastic and I hope we see him again this season.

And I love Amy Sedaris' character. "If this thing ever divides or buds let me know."

Now I have to rewatch Justified again.

Just watched it last night, really becoming my newest SW crush. Mandalorian is helping me forget the many storytelling failures of episodes VII thru IX. Seriously intrigued about how this whole season will play out, please don't screw it up Mouse like you did other SW projects. Help us Obi-wan Filoni, you're our only hope.

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What makes me love The Mandalorian so much is that it's clearly made by people that love the original movies as much as I do.

Just had a chance to watch the first couple minutes of the 2nd episode before heading to work. Just really entertaining television. For as much as people love Boba Fett, Mando is way more of a badass.

I think a lot of that is colored by the decades between how stars made people badasses. If you took all of Boba's built up lore and then let Favreau and Filoni work him onto screen then IMO Boba is gonna be the bigger badass, which is ideally what we will see later this season.

I don't disagree. It would be a waste of bringing the character to the show to not make it clear that the lore was justified.

Second episode was good, leaves you with another cliffhanger with out answering the previous one. Baby yoda causing shenanigans again, dude is always hungry and my 7 year old informed me that is because he has been a baby for 50 years so he has a lot of catching up to do. Duh dad

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Being in quarantine the last 3 weeks I've watched alot of star wars but man that was a good episode. My wife hates spiders so she almost passed out when the eggs started bursting. This show had a way to get you invested quickly and I felt tense when they were escaping the lair.

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Another episode, another fun cameo. This time it's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, one of the stars of Kim's Convenience. He's a big Star Wars fan and regularly cosplays, so this was a dream role for him.

Co-creator Dave Filoni also reprises his role as an X-Wing pilot in the episode as well.

Episode 2 was too freaking adorable.

I don't know what Baby Yoda is exactly, but his diet is *disgusting*

just think of the eggs as extremely oversized caviar

Enjoying this series more and more. For whatever reason I like this season better than the last.
Baby yoda having a thing for the frog eggs was pretty funny.

I may be the only one a bit disappointed with episode. It was not bad at all, but coming off that last ons it really felt like a place filler. With only 8 episodes a season they have alot to get to, and that one seemed to really not expand the overall story any, but was a decent standalone. It was an excuse to flex the new republic muscle a bit and show you they are out there.

Not bad at all but not constructive to the overall plot line. Unless that frog spawn turns out to be really important.

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100% agree, I was pretty disappointed. Entertaining? Yes. But it didn't feel like the plot advanced in any way what soever. Did I care about this frog character? Not at all.

With Frog Lady being in at least the next episode, you'd have to think she's not going to end up being some throwaway character.

There were little tidbits given that she might be more interesting under the surface:

She could clearly understand the Mandalorian. She only needed to hack the droid so it could interpret for her, not the other way around. And the fact that she could hack the droid in the first place.

She has pretty decent aim with a blaster.

And I thought it was pretty sweet when she straight up started frog hopping

frog lady was the mcguffin, the spiders were the key to the episode.

How do? Not her being the McGuffin but the spiders being the key?

those spiders were in Rebels animated series. Sabine Wren, who is a Mandalorian and one time holder of the dark saber, fought them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3oYbI-4BBI) and she is rumored to be in the series this season. Also she was last seen heading off with Ahsoka Tano (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bhX7ABpj8) in the series finale who is also rumored/confirmed to be in this season played by Rosario Dawson. These are two of Filoni's favorite characters. So IMO the spiders are foreshadowing for Sabine appearing soon.

So admittedly, as big of a Star Wars fan as I am I have never seen any of the animated stuff. I overdosed on all the old canon when I was younger so I just haven't gotten there yet.

That being said, are the spiders important? Or just something for everyone who has seen Rebels to go

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for as much foreshadowing Season 1 did I feel confident in that, also given that both characters are meant to be in this Season. The spiders though are old canon that Filoni brought back. I assume he is using them here in an otherwise throwaway episode for a reason beyond just having a larger danger

I know there is a some great original art by McQuarrie that shows a white spider laying eggs on Dagobah. It was in the Illustrated Universe book which I've had forever.

Those spiders looked closer to that than the krykna

That's exactly where Filoni pulled the spiders from. They were never used except in that image and he wanted to introduce them.

You should watch the clone wars and rebels. I only did bc DCIMSA recommended to me in one of the movie threads (VIII? I think). The Clone Wars series is the best star wars content.

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This is the way.

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This is the way.

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Ah ok. I thought you meant more in terms of them being an important plot point.

But as foreshadowing, certainly.

wrong Dark Saber holder from Rebels series (at least in this episode). Right foreshadowing.

I hear ya on the limited episodes this season part and they need to get on with the story. If they are still doing the adventure of the week type deal next week or really, with any more episodes left in the season, then this episode will look at a lot worse in retrospect. But for now, I thought it was a fun little adventure

Chapter 11 awesome, Mando kicking ass and taking names with some new friends

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Chap 11 is about everything you could want in a Star Wars Show. I also like how they aren't trying to surprise anyone with Ahsoka, I think it leads to better writing when you don't focus everything into a big reveal.

Gideon and Ahsoka saver fight coming?

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I would've liked it more if I didn't know that Ahsoka was going to be in the show. They could've done the reveal the same way as in this episode or wait til he actually gets to her. I agree focusing on reveals can ruin the moment, but I'd still like to have surprise reveals, it makes it more fun.

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She is inevitably going to have a duel with Gideon so she will get her moment.

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The first two season of Clone Wars is definitely too kiddy. But the rest of Clone Wars and Rebels are definitely not just for kids. But even if they were, who cares, they are two of best Star Wars products out there to watch, so damn... that's some amazing kid shows.

As someone who has not watched either (other than a couple of random episodes while flipping through channels when insomnia kicks in) - which should I start with? Rebels or Clone Wars? Just got Disney+ so figure I should take advantage of it!

Clone wars is after Episode II leading literally into order 66 of Episode III and Rebels is a few years after III leading towards Rogue One (the ship "Ghost" is an easter egg in that movie though none of the characters are shown). Based on that I would start clone wars since it is earlier in the timeline but since Star Wars does not tell stories in order no need to follow a logical path and you can do either without messing yourself up.

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Agreed. Clones Wars is probably the better start as Rebels co-mingles some of the same characters and is later in the timeline

Funny thing I noticed the ghost in the last movie of the newest trilogy at the end when chewie and Lando show up they're the ship right behind the falcon. Personally clone wars the show is my favorite show but I haven't finished rebels yet so we will see but rebels is also top notch stuff

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Watch the first six seasons of clone wars, then watch rebels, then watch season 7 of the clone wars

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this is good advice

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Why? I know that that's the order the shows came out, but I watched them straight through and thought it was fine

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I watched them in this order and I believe this is the order they were released in. I think seeing the S7 Siege of Mandalore arc after Rebels (with the crossover characters, no spoilsies here!) makes the payoff that much better. Maybe Rebels payoff is better after watching S7? But I don't think so. I like the filled in history of S7 affecting the way I look at Rebels in retrospect

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Thanks! This sounds like a winner!

Piggybacking on what Gobble Gobble Chumps said, I would recommend doing Clone Wars Season 1-6 chronologically. As it is on Disney + it's a little out of order.

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-clone-wars-chronological-epi...

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So this definately makes it more of a task (instead of mindlessly letting episodes autoplay). In your opinion, what is the main benefit to doing it this way in terms of viewer experience? Do the "out of place" episodes make following the story more confusing at times?

Thanks again everyone for the suggestions/input!

Nah, it won't be confusing. It's more a narrative impact kind of deal if you watch it in the order they suggested (which I agree with). If you watch Rebels before the final season of Clone Wars, you'll gain a deeper understanding of certain characters and story arcs when you do watch that final season of CW. It's one of the rare instances where knowing the outcome of story events doesn't hurt the story. It actually adds to it. But if you wanted to watch all of Clone Wars beginning to end and then do Rebels, there wouldn't be any issue there as far as plot confusion.

i agree with this. it's not crucial to understanding, but do feel the payoff of S7 was incredible.

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Yes, highly highly recommend watching in chronological order. I found the discontinuity in CW very confusing, especially since they mostly happen in earlier seasons when you're still getting a grip on everything.

As for CW S7 and Rebels, I think 101WildTurkeys makes a good argument. As someone who watched all of CW and then Rebels, I thought it set the stage for some Rebels events pretty well.

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I've used these sites to weave together a modified Rister order for watching the Star Wars universe. I weaved the shows and movies into one large overarching story.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline_of_canon_media#js - you can customize what you want included in the list

https://www.polygon.com/2019/11/13/20959862/star-wars-watch-order-disney... - good article with a couple different watching orders. It focuses mostly on the movies though

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Def clone wars, it adds so much more substance to episode III imo.

Trying to watch Clone Wars, but I'm about 10 episodes in, and it's hard to get motivated to watch it. Not enjoying it so much.

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Yeah I have been struggling with it as well. I'm thinking about just binging that group where Disney+ just put together the relevant Ashoka and Mandalore episodes that relate to the show.

Season 1 & 2 are not very good. I skipped at least half of them tbh. thankfully it changes from there. characters develop, storyline get darker. by the end it's a great payoff.

Can't stress it enough get to season three it picks up from there and by the end you'll be pissed it's over.

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Call me a 41 year old kid then because I love them and so do my 4, 7 and 10 year olds which probably proves your point. Growing old is required, growing up is optional...

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Yes the Attack on Umbara and Siege of Mandalore are definitely for kids...

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So uh Bo-katan is definitely qualified. Love that they're bringing her and the fight for mandalore into this potentially. Would've loved to see moncala underneath the waters surface though.

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Yep very qualified as I said. Personally was hoping it might've been sabine till I saw the armors paint job still exciting for Bo-katan to join the show.

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Really liked the introduction of those 3. The soundtrack was on point when they initially showed up too.

This show has become required watching, and my favorite Star Wars storyline since the original trilogy.

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What're the chances sabines with ahsoka when and if mando gets there?

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Decent chance, but I'd lean more to that being something they save for another season. From what I can remember from casting news, the only person I remember people who thought might be Sabine was gonna be Sasha Banks. Well, we know its not her since she showed up this episode as a different character.

I'm not sure if Sabine is going to be in this season, sadly. I could be wrong but I feel like pulling one more character into this current season for a major plot point might be just a bit too much of a good thing.

That being said, one thing I would love to see is Mando walking into a bar and he passes a table and it's an old grizzled Ezra Bridger and and old Cal Kestis seated and having a beer talking about how they might be the only two people that faced down Vader and lived. And then the camera pans off to follow Mando again and that's all we see of them.

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I'd agree it would be cool though sabine and ezra are two of my favorites. I'd love to see a grizzled Ezra but honestly I wouldn't mind that being held for another show one day if Filoni decided to follow the Rebels story since he did talk about how he wanted to leave rebels open just in case. Ezra was one at the beginning I hated but really fell for the character by the end of rebels.

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Episode 3 was awesome. Fist pumped when Bo-Katan showed up. But I gotta say, based on when Rebels was and the time frame for this show, she should be like in her 50s, maybe older. Katie Sackhoff might be too young to play her. Maybe her clan just has really good genes

I had similar thoughts. Considering how old Obi Wan looked in ANH and Rex in Rebels, I expected Bo-Katan to look a bit older. Or maybe just good skin care is also the way.

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Just guessing here (and I could be way off), but didn't Rex and company have the whole age acceleration thing going? As for Kenobi, I completely agree - the 20 years or so between III and IV certainly didn't treat him well. I guess living in a desert will really get after ya.

This has long been a continuity thing with the prequel vs the original trilogy with concern to Obi-Wan ageing. Luke is supposed to be 17 in a New Hope so only 17 years have passed from Ep III and Obi-Wan aged like 40 years? I think when looking at the timeline Bo-Katan would be in her 50's, but that lines up better here than with Alec Guinness being in his 50's in A New Hope since it feels like they made him out to be in his 70's.

Bearing in mind when A New Hope was made, most people thought it was just a silly sci fi B movie (Alec Guinness especially) that was going nowhere. George Lucas himself famously bet Spielberg about its possible success.

I can look past the aging issue considering having Ewan McGregor play a younger Obi Wan in a prequel trilogy wasn't really on the radar at first.

She keeps her face in a Hyperbaric chamber all day I'm sure that helps slow down the aging.

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This is about it, I doubt they thought they would ever show a younger hence the ageing is off a bit but I dont mind, kind of like they went back in and edited Anakin in the original trilogy at the end. Unfortunately Ben was a bit more involved in the original but personally I dont mind it.

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No to go fill nerfherder or anything but luke and Leia's are 19 in a new hope...

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This has long been a continuity thing with the prequel vs the original trilogy with concern to Obi-Wan ageing. Luke is supposed to be 17 in a New Hope so only 17 years have passed from Ep III and Obi-Wan aged like 40 years?

The most plausible answer is Obi-Wan was dyeing the entire time in the prequels. It's really hard to get Just For Men out on Tatooine, especially after the fall of the Republic, so that explains the difference when ANH starts

I would take a look at every recent before and after office photos of our US presidents and you can see what stress can really do to accelerate the aging process. I'm sure Obi-Wan spent 17 years talking to himself about what he could've done differently.

Perhaps he should have taken his own advice...

don't species all age differently in Star Wars? Bo-Katan still looking young could be within reason.

But Mandalorian is not a specific species, right?

The clans can be made up of members of different species, and its heavily implied even in The Mandalorian that is still the case.

ah yeah, that's probably right. I just remember that Mandalorians average 150 years lifespan, but that could all be old Legends material.

we also have a 50yo baby in the series... There's no universal aging scale in the star wars universe so no sense in trying to rationalize it.

Bo-Katan and Ashoka are obviously huge reveals, but Din being an even more extremist offshoot of DeathWatch is crazy! I also like that they've now explained the whole helmet thing and it makes perfect sense. I wonder if he'll ever be able to leave that cult.

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I was a little confused on when Bo-Katan said The Watch if she was talking about Death Watch (and didnt want to reveal her own involvement), or if it was really an independent organization.

Edit: A pretty good summary of what we know and the likely distinction between the two here: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMandalorianTV/comments/jx6lra/why_do_people_...

Still though, I find it odd to describe Children of the Watch so similarly to Death Watch's known traits if you are trying to introduce something new and obviously separate. Maybe they were actually children of the (Death) Watch, which was an attempt to create a grass roots clan system througout the galaxy, or something. But it would be weird to keep Mandalore's habitability a secret. And also you would think they would instill hatred for the Jedi within the Children of the Watch above all else. The Armorer only describes the war with the Jedi from the old republic, not a more recent hatred of them. Sooooo, who knows. In Felini we trust that it all makes sense!

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Genuine enthusiasm about a quality product that honors its history in a new, exciting way? And of course, The Child

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So what you're saying is we should hire Dave Filoni as head coach?

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Just got caught up and what an episode that was. I then queued up some Rebels and started watching the Bo-Katan episodes. I'm pretty pleased with the way she was integrated into Mandalorian. Starting to feel like Bo-Katan going after the Dark Saber to free Mandalore is going to lead into a Ahsoka vs Moff Gideon lightsaber duel and I'm here for that.

Two other things about this episode that pleased me greatly: Frog Lady and Frog Dude and Lil' Frogs. I enjoyed watching something turn out good and happy. And the Razor Crest's landing made me literally LOL.

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I honestly hope we end up with a Bo-Katan heavy story. She's always been in the background with Clone Wars and Rebels, but I really want to see how things went down between her and the Empire and how she's gonna take back Mandalore and reunite the clans.

The more I think about it, after watching Baby Yoda and his "diet", I'm starting to think that actual Yoda was on Dagobah for more reasons than just the sheer amount of life hiding his Force profile from the Emperor.

Yoda was the apex predator in that swamp. Jedi Master that will literally eat anything

Also pretty sure his home on Dagobah was a straight skull from some forsakenly large beast he probably just killed with a quick force snap and then made its skull his home.

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😂 the force is strong with this one

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Star Wars related, just watched the lego holiday special with my kids and it was definitely entertaining

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Chapter 12 does not disappoint. Mando teams up with old friends to kick more imperial ass, Moff shows back up, clues to why they wanted baby Yodas blood. They really need the team doing this show working on any future movies and shows to Make Star Wars Great Again

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the moment they mentioned "m count" I got disappointed that they were about to re-tread all the dumb stuff from The Phantom Menace.

*Scout Troopers speed out of the hanger on their speeders and ride down the side of of the cliff*

Me to the gf: "oh hey, look at the storm troopers doing something badass!"

*Scout trooper immediately clips a rock and crashes into another trooper*

At the end of the episode, was Gideon standing in a room full of Dark Trooper (!?!) armor?

I thought it might be uniforms for TIE fighter pilots.

edit: you're right. the descriptive audio confirms it (you can turn it on via the audio/subtitles menu)

I dunno what they were but they looked bad ass.

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Mando Chapter 12 goes a long long way to explaining some of the plot holes in the sequel trilogy -- namely: 1) how did the First Come come to be if there was already a New Republic in place, 2) wtf is snoke 3) wtf is with "resurrected"/"never actually fully dead" Palpatine return and what was the mechanism of that

The lab scene is pretty awesome in that regard -- needing high-midichlorian blood from a force user to do genetic or bio engineering in lab to make force sensitive clones?

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I wish the sequel trilogy had gone the Dark Empire route regarding Palpatine still being around. It was explained really well and was a much bigger part of that story, but it wasn't ridiculous either.

Hell, I wish they had just made the Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy into the 3 new movies. So much good material from really talented writers out there.

i read those books in the last two weeks -- pretty good! I think we see some parallels with the cloning stuff happening. i appreciate filoni and favreau taking time to canonize some things that were "established" but decanonized

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If anyone has any book reccomendations I would love the hear them, just finished clone wars and rebels and have a lonely star wars void that needs to be filled with more lore. I'm personally super pissed Maul wasnt involved in the sequel trilogy.

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how could he be, tho

also, read the decanonized Thrawn trilogy (Timothy Zahn's originals)

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I can't emphasize this enough. The original trilogy books written by Zahn were excellent reads, and I have re-read them a couple times since the original release back in the early 90's. If you are looking for some fun reads I would go back to 1990 and starting reading in release order:
https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_novels_by_release_date#1991

Ah shit I got my timelines confused. Forgot rebels was before the original trilogy. But to get wacky with it maybe palpatine could have resurrected him and used him as a truly evil apprentice not some flaky kylo guy. I dunno I just felt he never got used to his potential in the story the way other siths were.

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Yes.

Dark Force Rising
Heir to the Empire
The Last Command

You can get all three on Amazon for about $20. Really really good read. And Disney can tell us all they want they arn't canon...but we know...we know.

The Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson is also really good. Kyp Durron and Exar Kun are some of my favorite SW characters. Han and Chewie in the spice mines of Kessel! The Maw installation and Admiral Daala. So much good stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedi_Academy_trilogy

have you read the second Thrawn trilogy? that might be next for me

as far as the first thrawn trilogy not being canon (and we know they aren't), sure seems like this most recent episode started hinting at a lot of the bigger plot points.

Edit: this most recent one too

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[confirms book existence]
[heads to amazon]
[adds all three to cart]
[places order]

This thread is really a warm happy place, thanks all for the reccomendations I'll start digging and start reading. Personally I really loved the way the shows flesh out the main characters in ways not seen in the movies so its made me more interested than ever in digging into the expanded universe.

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I was surprised to hear the word midichlorian honestly. I would be interested to see how you feel this fills in the gaps in regard to the first order as I only see Moff as more a leftover from the war and not an official first order thing. I couldnt tell what the clones were they looked snoke ish but so does alot of things I see in toilets all the time. Did they say or confirm that those were snoke clones somewhere?

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no confirmations, just filling in the holes based on what we know...

Regarding the First Order: it's clear there is still an imperial remnant in the outer rim that is not only around, but active, operating as if the war isn't over. It's not yet the First Order, but it's pretty clear that the imperial remnant is just re-formed under a reshuffled leadership to become the First Order. You can see from this past episode that the New Republic isn't entirely concerned with the events in the outer rim... "something's going on", "they don't believe it on the core worlds", etc. A lax and dismissive approach by the New Republic would allow the (edit: strengthening and organizing into a new system pretty easily)

Where Snoke comes from, or what Snoke is, or why Snoke is important, we don't know. But it's obvious Snoke is a Force user, and given what we see in the lab, it's not a stretch to think that these kinds of experiments could be an explanation for Snoke's origin. He's just a weird clone experiment who was implanted with force sensitivity and either learned or was taught how to use it.

Or, like I tend to think, was simply used as a conduit for another, more powerful Force user who may not have had a very functional body. Given what we saw with Episode 9, it's not beyond belief to me that Palpy was using the force to control the force-sensitive clone experiments, including Snoke.

edit: lol finished my sentence above...the one i left hanging right in the middle 🤦

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Makes sense, hadnt noticed the bit where the republic officers say those little bits but thats a good grab. I'd agree with your last point the most to me everything was always a puppet of the sith lord old palpy and I tend to believe he simply controlled and saw everything and most things were done by his bidding or his ability to accurately predict others moves. Unless they show us otherwise the way the last movie went I would tend to believe that snoke simply was a puppet and conduit for palpatines ways so he could remain hidden and still control what was going on. I would enjoy seeing his role explained more if it fits the show so we can maybe get some answers on that front to maybe help tie the sequel trilogy together since they wont just jettison it off into space.

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The show has done a pretty good job of framing what the New Republic actually was, from a canon point of view.

The expectation would be after the original trilogy "Oh hey the Emperor is dead and we got the Death Star again. Everything is going to be fine now." Thats just kind of how those types of happy endings are supposed to go. Kind of brushing over the fact that there were still tons of Star Destroyers, loyal Imperial crews, stormtroopers, and entire planetary systems with a vested interest in maintaining Imperial power and control out there.

But the reality is that the galaxy is massive, the Old Republic couldn't maintain control, and the Empire was able to step into situation and take over. Reasonably, it makes total sense that the New Republic would not be super smooth in transitioning from being an organized rebellion to being an organized government that easily.

I wish the movies had done a better job with fleshing that out, but happy to be seeing it now.

What if snoke was just 99 reincarnate to take over the galaxy? Or even nuttier but what if 99 was the real sith lord with his own cloning(them clones can clone) setup and palpatine was his puppet like snoke was?

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This scene reminded me of Rocket trying to tutor Baby Groot for arming that explosive for planet Ego.

As an electrician this describes how working with an apprentice feels on a daily basis.

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...or me trying to explain to my in-laws how to join a Zoom call.

LOL I know how you feel. I always loved being underneath something, asking for a tool, getting the wrong tool, then having to describe the right tools. Then just climbing out and getting the damn thing yourself.

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Always loved the ol' I need a left handed allen wrench, or the left handle screw driver. The shit I've seen em do is enough to turn my blue with laughter over the years but this scene made me damn near piss my pants with how close it hit me. My wife thought I was dumb for laughing so hard but its perfect in every way.

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Rewatched Siege of Mandalore last night and some other CW prereqs with my roommate. Siege is so incredibly good, I wish they had done it as one movie rather than 4 episodes.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Episode 13 - HOLY $HIT. The name drop at the end has massive implications for where this show (and the whole Disney+ streaming content) will go next.

That was my exact reaction and I'm not much for swearin'

HOLY GAZOONES IS THIS AWESOME IN LIVE ACTION

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Yeah that character was a hell of an antagonist for a Disney show aimed at a younger demographics. I can only imagine how terrifying he would be in a live action series.

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I don't know as much about Ahsoka as I would like not seeing the animated stuff yet, but I very much love Rosario Dawson and thought she was fantastic.

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Yeah she was great as Snips. Really loved how her tone completely changed when Mando asked her to train the kid and she was like "uh no I saw a good friend turn into Vader so that's a no from me dog".

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I love Rosario Dawson, but her ahsoka was a bit jarring for me because of the voice. I know she hasn't done much on screen stuff, but would have really liked to see Ashley eckstein reprise her role, like katee sackhoff. I'm sure they probably explored that though.

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She isn't a screen actress though. Voice acting and real acting don't necessarily translate.

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She hasn't done much, hence why I said "She hasn't done much on screen stuff", but she was in live action Disney stuff pre 2010.

Again, I know she hasn't done much on screen stuff, but would have loved to see her because of the voice. Especially as ahsoka has heavy prosthetics.

This does not mean I think the show is bad or everyone at Disney should be ashamed, it's just something that I would have loved to see.

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I would say she certainly appears qualified. However, I thought Rosario was great in the role.

Being qualified in that sense doesn't mean she can act. I mean nothing but love for her. Maybe she was just not a big enough name, but I feel like if she was the right fit for live action they would have done it. Most people don't know who Katie Sackoff is, but that worked out perfectly.

Just my opinion.

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More people know who Katee Sackoff is than you realize. BSG was on for 4 seasons and she was also in Longmire which ran quite a few seasons too.

So go with me on this, what if Mando takes the kid to the temple and send the call and the Jedi that hears it and comes to the temple is Samuel L Jackson.

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He'd have a lot of splainin to do and I wouldn't be very happy about that

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I've been thinking that too, and who better than to finish him off for good than someone else we saw in the first episode.

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Genius direction to take this show

Still not buying Rosario Dawson as an acting star, that aside good episode overall and did alot for the plot. Also still gonna call him baby yoda, gtfo with that grodu shit!

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You will have to explain the Rosario Dawson thing to me because I thought she nailed it.

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Just always seen her as eye candy, hard to get over those first impressions of her in Alexander

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Never saw Alexander but I did see Clerks 2. MIB 2 sure was god awful lol.

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I don't know if she is a "star" necessarily. But definitely a talented actress and she played the role well. Not overly serious, but certainly convincing. I'll enjoy seeing her in episodes down the line.

And I thought I was a Star Wars nerd. This show is the best modern-day Star Wars thing (barely edges out Rouge One).

What about Rogue One, though? Where does that one rank

/ducks

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I definitely enjoy the best Trek better than I do the best Star Wars but Trek is not putting out television like this right now.

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Filoni just gets it. He blends fan service with references to previous SW lore, with believable story sequences that fit the SW universe, and he breaks new SW ground with the Mando culture exploration that appeals to old and new audiences. It all blends together to make Friday nights my favorite TV time nowadays. Disney cannot be paying him enough to help us forget the Mouse's many SW mistakes.

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The only thing that really bothers me with the show (and it's a small nitpick at that because this is far and away my favorite watch on TV right now), and it's one of many problems I had with Episode 7...but we arn't that many years off relatively speaking from the Clone Wars, why do so few people know who/what the Jedi were or even about the Force? Even in the timeline of the show, you would think at the very least a lot of people would know about the powers of the Emperor and Vader.

I would think every Mandolorian would be taught about them as hated enemies.

I get it's a huge galaxy, but I can't imagine how how a caste of magic asskicking knights that helped enforce peace and stability across the Old Republic for literally thousands of years would be forgotten so easily.

Your answer is right there, vast galaxy, degraded communications due to years of war,

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But even years of war shouldn't make up for that discrepancy. If anything, it would reinforce the idea that people would be at least tangentially aware of Jedi, the Force, etc. They were a hugely influential force in the galaxy for thousands of years. You don't just forget about that in a decade or two.

I don't know what Han's age is supposed to be between 6-7, but it's not THAT long, and the Jedi are a straight up myth.

But still begs the question, it's well established that the Jedi and Mandalorians were hated enemies. It seems strange that the first time he heard about them was after being quested to deliver The Child

This is a difference in how Filoni displays the Force opposed to others. The galaxy is VAST. Even in Rebels series Jedi were something few thought real unless they were directly in front of one. The galaxy at large are just going about their business affected by the whims of forces of light and dark when it lands on their doorstep. Jedi are just legends to most even when they were in power on Curosant.

I prefer it this way. The idea of someone doing things Jedi and Sith can should be unimaginable to most. Much more interesting than Jedi being some kind of galactic police force.

I was a bit wary of Dawson displaying Ahsoka. Not because of acting skills but because I thought she may be too old. But IMO she nailed it. I think she needs a bit more training to capture Snips unique fighting style and to get her cadence down. But she did a great job.

Loved that the owl was there. And like the spiders we now see a loth cat foreshadowing to Thrawn and Ezra. My first thought when I saw it, confirmed then when Ahsoka says his name to the magistrate.

The use of Jedi Temples is very Filoni as well. The mysticism of the force is something I've always enjoyed with his versions of them. Looking forward to that and would love to see the whole damn mountain move when Grogu reaches out.

So the question is who does Grogu call? Windu, Luke or maybe it's Ezra. Ezra was always been hypersensitive to Jedi and Sith temples, pretty much what the Rebels series revolved around, and conceivably is still surfing through the Galaxy atop the purrgils. If anyone was going to take up a Padawan he would be a really interesting one and he's battled and won his own attachment demons that Ahsoka is so afraid of.

Above all I cannot wait to see Thrawn. I really hope that casting is nailed and he's as coldly calculating as he should be.

So the question is who does Grogu call?

So giving this some thought, the timeline does line up for Luke to start looking for younglings so maybe he's the one that answers the call? Not sure if they would recast Luke for this show but in Dave I trust.

That said I believe that the most reasonable outcome is that Grogu calls no one, deciding to stay with Mando instead.

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yeah that's a good bet. half the show is watching the little guy eat things.

I'm clearly missing something because I havn't watched the animated series, but how would Windu answer the call?

Last I saw he was hurled out of a window into traffic. Does he survive that?

Because he's a baaaaaaaaad mother

For real though, Windu is def dead so he won't be answering the call, so it's just wishful thinking on my part.

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Oh yeah. I forgot that falling down something in star wars meant you were dead.

/Sssssssssssssssssssss

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I don't personally believe Windu is alive or will answer the calls, and it wasn't in the animated series, but it's definitely a heavy fan theory because he was never shown to be dead.

Seems unlikely it would be Luke due to
1) the apparent need to recast someone in Mark Hammil's iconic role
2) the fact that if Grogu was one of the jedi Luke was training, it doesn't exactly bode well for him...

Wouldn't totally rule out Windu because who knows and I haven't seen Rebels so I don't know anything about Ezra

The smoke around Sebastian Stan playing Luke has been there for quite awhile now. It will happen eventually if not in this show than another.

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Hadn't heard that, but a quick google search confirms a lot of smoke.

Would still present an issue with #2 above since I'm pretty confident Disney wouldn't set up one of their most popularly marketed characters for slaughter, but there's certainly a good option for a story line about him training with Luke for a period of time and somehow escaping or leaving

Don't disagree with you at all. I don't think it will be Luke at this time. Not the right time for him to hop into this story line. It's functioning really well right now without the Skywalker name even being mentioned yet.

Mace is a Stretch but I see it over Ezra at this time. I think the Ezra reveal would only appeal to the people who know him (which is alot but not everyone). If Mace shows up it will blow everyone away because almost everyone knows him.

I am speaking as to what makes the most cinematic sense and not storyline wise.

Also, Mace should have always died at the hands of Boba. Doesn't it just feel like they could be potentially going that route?

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Me every time Ahsoka appeared on screen:

Me when she mentioned Thrawn:

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Thought rosario did a good job playing snips, the owl and loth cat felt like a huge foreshadow. Real question who plays thrawn, hera, and ezra? Can hayden christensen play ezra /s

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Real question who plays thrawn, hera, and ezra?

Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage, and Nicolas Cage. He plays all three at the same time.

Edit: obvious /s

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I am excited for this now so make it happen.

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It all makes sense now, Grogu is being guided by the force to steal the constitution.

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I scrolled down all the posts so I wouldn't get spoilers. I started watching the Mandalorin and have caught up to Season 2 Ep 5.

My question is: I'm watching this show in a vacuum other than watching all the Star Wars trilogy Sagas (Ep 1 to 9). Am I losing something here by not watching the other shows / series? I know there's probably more details and stuff in there, but i'm not a huge Star Wars fan regardless, so I didn't watch any of the animated series etc.

I haven't seen them although I just started. So easy to watch because each episode is so short.

I know tons about the old expanded universe though, so that helps a bit. I think you are fine. They try to make it as stand and alone as possible. I guess my question would be do you know her her Master was? I won't ruin that for you if you actually don't know.

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No I don't! thanks.

I feel like the showrunners here have done a GREAT job of using the existing lore to set up the "hardcore fans" to geek out at some reveals and have bigger payoffs for the those fans, without needing the backstory and lore to understand what it means immediately for Din and the child.

for instance, i watched the final chapter of last season and flipped tf out when i saw Moff Gideon cut his way out of the tie fighter with the dark saber. my buddy who was with me and hasnt seen any of the animated series, was just like "wow neat a black light saber". you might not know why exactly the Dark Saber is important, but you now know it's important. you don't necessarily know who Bo Katan is, but you know that she wants the dark saber, that she's a Mandalorian herself, and that she's connected enough with Ahsoka to know how best to point Din in her direction. And you don't need to know who Ahsoka is or her backstory, or know who she's talking about with Morgan Elsbeth's master, to realize that she has bigger machinations and a different goal immediately than Mando does.

the tldr is that you don't necessarily need to know the backstory of all the other stuff to understand the story that's told in The Mandalorian series or to enjoy it for what it is, but having watch The Clone Wars and Rebels will give you a much better understanding of how it fits with everything else you already know.

to me, that makes the series incredibly more enjoyable, but the tie-ins with other canon entries don't change my enjoyment of the story being told. at the end of the day, it's the still the story of Din Djarin and the child and Carassynthia Dune and Greef Carga and not a story about Bo Katan Kryze or Ahsoka Tano

The way this is unfolding, it almost reminds me of Forrest Gump and how he seems to be involved in so many bits of important history, but just from a tangential involvement. You can write a whole story about the Watergate scandal, or you can show just the bits and pieces that's shown in Forrest Gump. You don't need to know that ins and outs of the watergate scandal to understand what it means for the story of Forrest Gump

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Might check-out The Clone Wars and Rebels then. Thanks!

i can not recommend highly enough tbh. force yourself through the slow episodes early on in both series while they find their voice bc the payoff is totally worth it

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Perhaps you can shed some light on this but I have heard from other people. That a good way to get I to this without watching them all at first is to follow this viewing order. Just curious on your thoughts.

Viewing Order Animated Star Wars

Sorry should clarify. This is only clone wars and not season 7.

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Mando has piqued my wifes interest so now I'm watching clone wars and rebels with her to fill her in on it all. I originally watched them all as they were released and had a good time but I'm enjoying following them in chronological order which a quick google search will give you an easy to read list on how to watch. Both ways work if youre a hard core fan not in chronological order isnt bad but if youre new to it watching chronologically is a good way to do it.

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That's not bad. I enjoyed watching all of them but some arcs (especially the droid-centric ones, the space politics ones, and the jar jar ones) can be a little tired, that looks like a good balance of chronological and cutting out the filler. That seems like it's most of the important ahsoka-anakin-obi wan-clones arcs. you pretty need to also watch the Mortis arc (it's in the article as optional which i think is total hooey) to get a better understanding of Ahsoka and Anakin.

in S7, the bad batch arc is awesome, the Martez sisters arc is pretty forgettable (but develops ahsoka even more), and the final Siege of Mandalore arc is visual poetry and a cinematographic masterpiece that is set concurrently with Ep 3 and is a must watch (and also my vote for Best Star Wars content, even including Mando)

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That's a pretty good order for Clone Wars. I posted earlier in this thread a couple of links to some lists for more in depth chronological lists. The Wookiepedia one let's you filter out the content you don't want (book, comic books, unreleased)
Chronological Order Links Post

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I haven't seen the animated series, but by golly is the Mandalorian some good clean star wars fun.

That last episode was kickass through and through.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

It's been said above and will be alot but if you love the mandalorian the animated stuff is well worth a watch. This season has been a sweet relief of pure star wars fun and hopefully it ends that way as well

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Anyone wanna wager guesses on who the Magistrate lady is and if she has any other significance? I feel like we got just enough info to make some guesses.

A warrior woman whose planet was destroyed/whose people were ravagaed in the clone wars and who wears red with face tattoo and who shouldn't be underestimated? Could she be a nightsister? Or is that just me reading too much into it

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Could be. It's one of the theories out there right now.

Thought this was interesting

Ahsoka Mandalolrian Timeline

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anyone else get an eye twitch reading "mandalolrian" or is it just me?

also, the ahsoka/sabine scene is very clearly "in the future", but i'm not sure where it fits. I recall reading somewhere that the entirety of Rebels happens prior to Ep 4

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Hahaha my bad fat fingers. Not fixing it now.

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you did it in the thread title too.... not buying it.......

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You sure that's not how it's spelled?

That's hilarious. I am pretty sure I edited that title like 3 times already because I didn't know how to spell.

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Just hearing Thrawn's name was awesome. I never did watch any of the animated series, but I read the original Thrawn trilogy in the early 90s and was hooked on the character then. The anticipation of seeing him in live action has my mind blown, especially after all the EU stuff was de-canonized when the Mouse bought Lucasfilm.

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I watched the first couple episodes of Clone Wars a few months back and it did feel very much for kids, so I kind of gave up on it. That said I have been told it gets better so I will have to pick it back up and get through the early episodes.

push through the beginning, it's worth it!

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Both the first seasons of Clone Wars and Rebels are like that. It feels very kiddy because well, it is a kid's show first. But after that, the kiddy element fades out a bit and it becomes more a show for all ages.

Holy shit great episode in Chapter 14. Boba back and kicking ass, Moff kidnaps Grogu, and strike team of badassea off to recover. 15 and 16 gonna be epic!

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fingers crossed that the team he puts together also includes Cobb Vanth, Ahsoka, Bo-Katan...

i could see it including cobb and bo-katan and the night owls, simply because for bo-katan there is an obvious common goal in "get to moff gideon".

ahsoka would be a little tougher for me to see included

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other possibility is the Jedi that Grogu was communicating with shows up. I think it's probably Ezra, but there are possibilities that they could either invent a new character or go balls-out and cast Sebastian Stan as younger Luke

"is this the best episode yet???!?!?!?!!?" - Me, after Chapters 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

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Same

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I did not think they could top season 1, boy was I wrong

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I actually liked last weeks episode a bit more

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I wasn't expecting him to be back so soon! When slave one showed up I went from Six to Midnight.

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I noticed they didn't refer to it once as slave 1. I wonder if the name is now considered in bad taste

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I am totally on board with Boba Fett coming back and utilized in this fashion.

Also funny to me that for the decades that Boba has been built up as this awesome badass, all it took was a few well paced minutes of this awesome show to make him even more of a bad mf'r.

When he landed after getting his armor back on, chills.

Boba Fett coming back and utilized in this fashion.

also the revelation that jango was a foundling and therefore both actually are mandalorians and not just "bounty hunter with some stolen armor"

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Right!

It's Boba Fett, who is an absolute LEGEND for already being a badass, is somehow even more of a badass now after just this one episode.

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Star Wars Little Round Top makes for a pretty epic episode

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Am I the only one who thought of robert baratheon bitching he's too fat for his armor when boba landed with the armor on?

Awesome episode, loved seeing boba go ham with his space axe and seeing fennec brought back is cool too. Interested to see who all mando gets to go after moff. Like said above I can see him going to get Bo-katan but who else I'm not sure and that's what's awesome about how this show has been so unpredictable

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Am I the only one who thought of robert baratheon bitching he's too fat for his armor when boba landed with the armor on?

Nah. The armor just shrunk in the dryer is all. Just like my jeans have since the start of 2020.

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Just remember. Before he was Jango, before he was Boba, before he was every clone, Temuera Morrison played the best part of his life

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So backing up a couple weeks, but for those of you that are on the fence about the animated stuff, and wanna know the what the fuss is about with Bo-Katan, I'd recommend you pull up Disney + and check out Rebels, season 4 ep 1 and 2 "Heroes of Mandalore". If you like what you see hit up Clone Wars Season 5, Episodes 15-16. If you REALLY like what you see then you're probably on board to check out the rest of the animated series because they're that good.

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Best part of Chapter 14 is we FINALLY get to see Boba Fett be a badass. He had a reputation but we never actually saw any of it. Now we know.

I agree with this, he had a reputation but on the big screen he always kind of was quiet until he fell in the sarlac pit. Glad we get to see the bad assery in love action like this.

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That was my favorite episode of the season. The return of Boba Fett was sweet and then Grogu going into that trance on the rock was cool too. Really liking all of the various ships and gadgetry as well.

Great to see Boba finally kicking ass like the badass he was always meant to be. Not much more to add than what others have stated.

One gripe in the writing though:
I don't get why Boba told Mando to put his jetpack down, nor why he didn't put it back on when Boba was no longer a threat, nor why he didn't remote control it to himself after the troopers left and get to Grogu, and/or chase the dark troopers. I guess they needed him to not have it so he couldn't get to Grogu in time, but why? Why not let him have it and have him run fullspeed into the Dark troopers who use the force to toss him aside?

other than that it was a very satisfying episode.

I still think Ezra is going to come to answer Grogu but there does seem to be a lot of smoke around Sebastian Stan playing a younger Luke.

Yeah the jet pack thing bothered me a little too. As you said it seemed simply like a device to create the other added drama. It's not like Boba wanted to take the jet pack, as it seems obvious he would not take another Mandos armor. He just wanted his back

Agree on the jetpack but it's not an issue to me. I haven't dug too deep into dark troopers but they looked robotic to me I didn't know they were capable force users?

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essentially there are 3 lvls of dark troopers. I believe it goes like this:

lvl 1: robotic/cybernetic constructs (don't remember if these had force capability)
lvl 2: cyborgs, more machine than man (force capable in limited capacity)
lvl 3: Force enabled Exo-Skeleton (Iron Man suit with force use)

These looked like they were lvl 2 and I am thinking Moff Gideon is gonna eventually be in the lvl 3 armor

Pretty sure you can play as dark troopers (not sure which version) in battlefront 2 and they didn't have force powers

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yeah I could be off there. I don't remember a lot about them

It's pretty obvious that Mando has been putting all his skill points in fighting and like none in intelligence.

gotta' diversify your skill tree, my dude.

yeah... he's a bit dense. hopefully Boba can broaden his outlook a bit

Yeah but how many darkside points does he have?

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found this on CNET - the translation (assuming its accurate) at least opens the door for another character, Jaster Mereel, who has a whole lot of other ties to the Madalor.

EDIT: Pretty sure we wont get to see Jaster...

I still think it's a longshot, but now that Boba is along for the ride, it would be even more interesting for Mace Windu be the one who answers Grogu's signal.

They explored Boba's thirst for revenge against Mace briefly in Clone Wars, but it would be pretty cool to see however it's evolved since then played out.

using this timeline as a guide its possible, but it could be possible for Luke to be the one that answers. The current mandalorian events are roughly 28 years after Revenge of the Sith, and a mere 5 years after RotJ. This is roughly in the same timeframe where Luke was out scouring the galaxy and trying to rebuild the Jedi.

Yeah that would definitely make sense and there is a big push out there to have Sebastian Stan play a young Luke at some point.

Just not sure how that would play out given that having Grogu join Luke's training school would probably mean he gets killed by Kylo Ren (though his escape could make for an interesting story). At the same time, it wouldn't make a ton of sense to have two different jedi out there training young jedi.

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With all of these internet rumors about upcoming Spin Off shows, it's starting to feel like Mouse has given Filoni and Favreau the green light to "fix" the sequel trilogy as best they can. And honestly I'm here for it. The Clone Wars makes the prequel trilogy a whole lot better so it kinda makes sense that they're going to take a swing at explaining away some glaring plot holes (coughcoughcoughpalpatinecough) in various live action series over the next few years.

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i wasn't confused/upset about the palpatine plot in the last movie. I scratched my head but it didn't bother me. What confused me was how in the hell the new imperial fleet was manned - how do you keep a force of that size tucked away literally beneath a planet, presumable a planet without any ability to sustain a population, without anyone knowing about it?

Now that the season is over - the "fix" could be that Grogu manages to escape prior to Ren cleaning house. His species does have a tendency to fly under the radar and live forever. Flash-forward to the end of episode IX and Grogu would basically be a teenager.

I don't see any way in hell that Disney would ok Grogu getting lightsabered by Ren. Not just from a marketing standpoint, I just don't think that's a direction they would want to go with the new generation of young SW fans. Would be pretty dark.

Mando and Grogu will be brought back together at some point. Their relationship is the core of the show.

IMO the prequel trilogy is pretty good on its own, it just has some tumors that could be cut out.

The sequel trilogy just lacks meaningful substance

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Am I the only one that hates that they release new episodes at 3 in the morning. I tend to have to avoid spoilers all day Friday until I can watch the episode when I get off work. They are really missing out on making it more of a weekly event buy releasing it in Thursday prime time.

I've started getting up at 5:00 on Fridays so I can have coffee and watch Mando in peace, before the kids are up. #DadPowerMove

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I basically don't look at Twitter on Fridays until I watch the episode. Learned my lesson after episode 1 when "BOBA FETT" was trending all day long

Yes, this!! Every Friday when I login to TKP, I see that there's a bunch of new comments on this thread and I feel like it's taunting me....like:

"You know you want to click it....I've got a lot of cool spoilers for you!"

It's very difficult to stay away, lol

Only plausible reason why would be to prevent bogging of servers from a primetime release. As someone who watching game of thrones via streaming that shit was not fun having to wait for the episode to buffer constantly. That said I avoid all social media on Fridays untill I watch it as too many people suck and put spoilers out

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I'm late to this thread but I'm enjoying this season more than the first one so far.

The Ahsoka episode was my favorite of the entire series and caused me to watch the relevant parts of Clone Wars and Rebels to and feel for her backstory as well as that of Bo-Katan and the darksaber. Previously I hadn't seen any of those and dismissed them as "cartoons". I don't think I'll ever watch either series in it's entirety but now I at least appreciate and accept them as part of the Star Wars universe.

It was cool to see Boba Fett finally in REAL action since it has all been in my imagination pretty much since RotJ. I didn't like what Lucas did to his backstory in the prequels and I preferred the original menacing voice from Empire to Temuera Morrison's but I'm resetting my expectations and I look forward to seeing where they go with this.

After what I have seen of Clone Wars/Rebels and a few interviews I trust Dave Filoni.

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A bunch of new announcements for star wars TV series and movies just dropped. A rogue squadron movie is coming out. I loved those games

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They said 20 new star wars shows in a couple years

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As soon as I saw the Tie Fighter chasing Slave One I new what was coming. That was a fun throwback to some of the awesome the prequel movies had. I remember that noise in a THX Certified feature.

Also an operation Cinder mention, which I believe is exclusively from Star Wars Battlefront but can't be sure. If they are going to start using the Video Game stuff more openly, maybe it is Cal Kestis that is coming.

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I had the exact game thought about Cal. If he shows up in going to lose my freaking mind!! I doubt he's the Jedi coming, but a guy can dream

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Final was able to watch last weeks while we all are in quarantine. Loved the episode for its storyline but a lot of the action scenes with the storm troopers seemed poorly filmed/acted it looked like
Some of the homemade movies you see with the cosplay troopers groups you see. Also did they really need to destroy his ship! My 4 year old kid is not going to be able to watch this episode with her favorite baby Yoda getting kidnapped she already cried when he threw up after stealing the cookies episode ( baby Yoda can't steal).

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but a lot of the action scenes with the storm troopers seemed poorly filmed/acted it looked like
Some of the homemade movies you see with the cosplay troopers groups you see

Do what?

Lumping in the most recent episode, the last 3 have been better than the last 5 movies released.

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The scenes where the storm troopers are trying badly to run out of the ships and up the hill, you can barely hear the commands of the leader it looked like bad cosplay. The fight scenes with Fett were great. But the overall storm troopers needed help.

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I'm gonna throw this out there.. Filoni and Faverau make the Storm troopers act clumsy and uncoordinated on purpose. It's a callback to how they were in the original trilogy when the bulk of the troopers were just extras thrown in costume and told to go be in the shot. But bad acting? I have read alot of things about these episodes, you are the first person on the internet that has claimed any of the acting is bad.

Anytime I think of bad acting with Storm troopers, I think to the one who clocked his head on the blast door in the Original 😂

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Tbh Gina carano is not a great actor. Good enough for the role but I don't think of her as "cara dune" as much as I just think of her as "gina carano in space"

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She's in the Schwarzenegger and Stallone category. They weren't necessarily hired for acting quality.

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Say what now? Hard disagree here Fireman. Other than Rogue One storm troopers have never been portrayed better than this series IMO

Episode 15 does not disappoint. Mando kicking ass again, another old friend, they found baby yodas location and we are in for an epic season finale! All kinds if Easter Eggs again of course, so much goodness

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“I served in the United States Navy"

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This episode got you to cheer for Tie Fighters. That's some damn good writing right there.

Edit:

I keep adding other thoughts. Bill Burr really sold this one. The look in his face as he is staring at Valine Hess while he glorifies Operation Cinder..he nailed it. God this show is so much fun.

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Love the episode it did a good job of showing the humanity on the empire and then wiping it away with hess. Burr did a great job and getting to see more rod the inside of slave one was amazing.

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Love the one line homage to Office Space.

Yes I caught the TPS reports bit too.

Really good episode. Bill Burr can annoy me at times, but I thought his character development since we first met him was excellent.

Seeing the logistics of Slave One in terms of taking off and so forth was great as mentioned above, with the passenger section rotating around while Boba himself is facing up.

Obviously the big hit was Mando taking his helmet off. Showing us how much Baby Yoda really does mean to him (and his threat to Gideon).

I liked Fett's line "I think they might recognize my face" re: the imperial remnant troops. That got a LOL out of me...

I wonder if Mando ends up with Slave I as his ship somehow. That would be pretty sweet if he is rolling around in that ship in future seasons.

I don't think Boba Fett is giving up Slave I anytime soon and I can't imagine Disney letting him be killed off(again), he's too valuable. So the only way I see Mando keeping Slave I is if Boba stays on for a while.

Boba stays on for a while.

Peeeee

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Holy fuck, season finale the best. Imagine Rogue One but instead of Darth Vader mowing through rebel scum it is a Jedi mowing through imperial killer robots. The Jedi is disappointing but still good. And of course mando and friends killed a whole cruiser full of stormtroopers first...

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Also killer credit scene so make sure you dont skip it!

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Just when I thought the episode couldn't get any better they give us a legendary post-credits scene. This was a killer episode.

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It was a really cool juxtaposition with the Vader/Rogue One scene and the Luke scene too. Vader emerges from the darkness. Luke emerges from the light (when the door opens, its filled with white smoke)

Man I'm gonna miss this show til next season. They set up an interesting angle with Mando taking the Darksaber from Gideon.

I knew who the Jedi was the moment the Xwing showed up. That was pretty great watching him own the platoon of Dark Troopers.

Felt like they de-aged his face a little too much. Either that or Luke started moisturizing after the fall of the empire.

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They set up an interesting angle with Mando taking the Darksaber from Gideon

Yeah so what the hell was that "Darksaber can only be won through battle like a Harry Potter wand" stuff? Bo-Katan got the Darksaber in the first place because Sabine literally handed it to her.

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I had this thought too and I don't like it. I'm sure we get some backstory to that in S3.... Perhaps the reason Mandalore wasn't united and fell so easily to the Empire in the purge (which we still don't know much about) was because Bo-Katan's possession of the dark saber wasn't viewed as legitimate and therefore her "rule" wasn't respected

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They were same clan. She accepted in the name of her clan. (Went back and watched the episode).

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What a hell of a finale and season. The post-credit scene suggests that Boba may become the focus of Season 3? I wonder if Mando will figure in too, or if we are pivoting to a new main character.

Boba is actually getting his own show.

Pretty baller move to announce it like that.

I think season 3 will focus a lot on reclaiming Mandalore

I interpreted it as the next chapter of the Mandalorian - since each episode is called a "Chapter" and the teaser said "the book of boba fett".

The December 2021 date they showed does line up with when season 3 is supposed to release I think

The main tease right now is that Boba gets a mini series.

However there is apparently some drama with Pedro Pascal right now, and I have had rumors that season 3 (premieres Christmas Day 2021) could be Bobas story.

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The rumor about Pascal has been going on since before Season 2 even aired. According to it, he was unhappy and wanted to be able to show his face more.

By all accounts, its simply that a rumor. Everything seems to be going fine with him and the show.

Agreed, why I referred to them as "rumors"

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Yeah, I think Pascal's good in that respect. He was doing the talk show circuit this past week. If he were leaving the show over some dispute as some of the rumors were suggesting, I don't think he'd be doing that

Seeing him show up like this sure does make you appreciate how bad the new trilogy reveal was even more than you already do.

Seriously this season was just so much more captivating than any recent movie. Bravo, that's gonna get some new blood in the Star Wars universe.

Also, CGI still looks weird.

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Would have loved to see all of this leading up to a new Episode VII. Have the Disney+ shows set up Thrawn rebuilding the empire and resurrecting Palpatine and then have Episode VII be unleashing Palpatine upon the galaxy.

Bro what a finale! Holy cow. Action, plot twists... I mean FAM. Yeah the jedi was a little cliche but it serves as a way to reignite the franchise. It had to be that jedi, but I bet Favreau and Filoni will develop other less visible characters in the canon just like they did this year.

Kudos for the heads up about the post credits scene too. Wow.

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Negatives:

Something seems off with the lighting during the action scenes. I notified it last week but didn't say anything, even though a couple people mentioned weird "acting". I think it was set/lighting issues.

The cgi was horrible for the Jedi. Really wish they would have just straight up recasted like the rumors we heard about.

Positives:

Classic boarding shenanigans. Really appreciated the entire sequence of boarding the moffs ship.

Having the kid back brought a lot of suspense that I didn't realize could have been missing from the last couple episodes. You never know when he's going to pop off and save the day.

Pascal emoting

The best dual of the series

The best battle of the series with Luke mowing down the dark troopers. Wish we would have gotten more of it from a closer perspective, but oh well. I really enjoyed the juxtaposition between that scene and am rogue one like someone said earlier.

Extra credit:

R2D2 purring. Can't have enough

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He had to switch from his phone to his desktop to post this gif. I saw it happen.

FAMMMMMMing so hard right now!

Not sure why you guys keep talking about mando. Its the baby yoda show, clearly the next season will be him training.

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*sees lone X-wing show up*

Why is that pilot that talked to Cara a couple of episodes back here? Did she send a signal?

*sees Grogu start to perk up*

Oh shit, its gonna be Luke. OH FUCKING SHIT! IT'S GONNA BE LUKE!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*is a complete crying blurbing mess the entire rest of the episode*

So one thing I havent seen mentioned a ton, but Ming-Na Wen is actually doing way better than I thought, which is dumb that I ever doubted she would kill in the role. I loved her 1 off appearance in S1, but wasnt sure what they would do with her being brought back. Also think she is now first to complete the Disney Triple crown with a princess/animated role, Marvel, and Star Wars credit.

But its definitely a case of "less is more" and I cant wait for her to do more in the Boba Fett series!

Rumor is that Mando isn't the focus of the next season (may not even be in it). Boba is the main dude.

Also...Grogu is gonna get slain by Ben Solo. I'm sad.

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So I think that is over some confusion.

The newly teased Boba show is a spinoff from what Ive see, not Season 3.

I mean maybe he could be headlining 2 shows at once but that seems doubtful

I'm certain it's his own series. The Mandalorian episodes all start with "Chapter ..."

The post-credits said "the BOOK..." Books are made up of lots of chapters, so we've been watching the book of mando, and now we get the book of Boba too. FAM!

Some post finale fun:

Wow...perfect...I didn't think they'd do it, but the fanboy in me is pleased!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Fantastic ending for a finale, I'm curious if by book of boba it means a season or two of boba taking over an underworld.
Luke coming in was wonderful but I appreciated the fuel of mando and moff. Moff played it well and I was semi waiting on thrawn to show up and mess it all up. Curious where they go with season three as this wasn't a huge cliff hanger episode so I feel like they have all kinds of routes to chase

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In the last two weeks I binged seasons 1 and 2. What a great show. I enjoy Star Wars, but I haven't really watched/read anything outside of the movies in theatres.

Anyways, this series was super fun, entertaining, but not so complex that it demands my undivided attention (like GoT did). Already pumped for season 3 and the new boba fett show.

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What a way to end the season. Towards the end of the episode when the X-wing showed up and I was like no... and then the hooded figure walked down the hall and I was like No... and then the green saber came out and I was all ADOBDUESYTCLANDUX6QGDKDYWJ!!!!!!!!!!

And I did get emotional at Baby Yoda, wanna fight about it?! Please keep it coming Filoni and co.

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This is the quality of story/writing that circa-1998 me was praying for Phantom Menace to be.

I was a very pissed off 15 year old walking out of that theater.

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The Lucasfilm Christmas card this year. Perfect.

Binged it this week. I'm floored. We knew something was coming with the movie characters, but I'm glad they didn't over shadow the series with it.

I'm digging all the Clone Wars and Rebels stories coming out into the series. It's a vast galaxy, and deserves to have all the stories out there. I love it!

Season 3 should be the last one, kind of like Stranger Things, you need an ending. Then again, Clone Wars takes place over Episode II and III.

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Yeah I would agree a show needs to end at some point but what if this was just scratching mando's story? They dropped an exciting name in thrawn that makes me believe some good stuff is on the way.

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Karen Gillan Eyed as Mara Jade

Saw this today and thought it was interesting. I love Mara Jade in the old EU and I wld love Karen Gillan so I could get behind it.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Now that the season's over, what other Star Wars things do you guys recommend on Disney+ ?

All of it and if you're hammered maybe the newer trilogy. Even the lego stuff is fun

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Well in 2020 I watched the entire marvel movie universe (to date) in order with my wife... so 2021 might be the year to watch the Star Wars universe, at the very least the full length films.

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My wife and I are in the process of watching the SW full length films. We just finished episode VII. She didn't pay close attention when she saw them the first time so a lot of the stuff in Mandalorian didn't make sense. Now it does.

Binged Season 1 & 2 over the long weekend and am amazed by how good it was. The story was solid, everything felt like it fit together, and the actors were solid. The S2 finale with Skywalker gave me goosebumps and left me wanting soooo much more. This is the kind of story telling that I would have expected out of the new trilogy.

Is it just me, or does everything that Jon Favreau touch turn to gold?

At this point it's certainly hard to bet against Favreau.

I still think of him as Mikey in Swingers totally screwing up his chance with Brooke Langton. He seemed talented then but I had no idea how many skills he actually has.

It just seems that everything he pops up in/tied to does well. Marvel has been a hit, Mando was great, sounds like he's running point on the Boba Fett venture.

There's so much to the Star Wars universe that is ripe for exploring. I'd love to see a Rogue One style movie running from Endor to the Battle of Jakku.

Never overlook Filoni that man and star wars are a match made in heaven.

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