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|OT| Spoilers The Mandalorian |OT| I Have Spoken

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Two things.
1. I had no idea Tie-Fighters could land like that. Is this something new and do they now have hyperspace ability or is there a Star Destroyer in orbit?

2. I like that despite losing to the Rebels, Imperials keep rocking capes.

This was a great episode. Loved the campfire assault.
That TIE was designed for The Force Awakens but JJ thought it was too new and not nostalgic enough for the movie, so he rejected it and then Favreau picked it up for The Mandalorian.

This is the TFA concept art:
 
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You people still calling them "filler"? They're not fillers, love it or hate it, it's how the serie is designed.
You never saw The A-Team, McGyver, The Incredible Hulk and so on?
Very old school.
Or the Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serials from the 50s, which is what SW was primarily inspired from.

The Mandalorian is straight up like some Buck Rogers. Each episode is like its own self contained adventure with a single constant (the baby Yoda ordeal).

Those expecting some sort of closure next week need to pump the breaks. This show will be on for awhile. They won’t be tying up anything with a bow on the 27th.
 
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Episode 7 was the best one so far. I was worried about the show until this episode. Glad they managed to turn it around.
 
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This was the best episode by far. Holy shit it was great. That ending tho, i hope the guy survives really liked his character. Dam that was brutal tho.
 
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The folding wing Tie makes sense as the Imperials are forced into different operations and need ground landing ability as much as Destroyer-based space ops.
 
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Just watched episode 7, haven't been on the edge of my seat for star wars in a long time, DAMN

Edit: last time I think it was in rebels with kanan
 
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Really good lead-up to the season finale, and pay-off for a bunch of the elements in the season so far.

It’s also cool that the reason this episode came out today, was to lay a little groundwork for something in Rise of Skywalker. I won’t spoil that, though.

Although it’s a shame it’s hitting its stride just as the season is ending, I think Mandalorian might just stick the landing. It’s not must-see TV, but there’s enough positive elements, and now, good episodes, to leave this season with an overall positive impression.

It’s also not lost on me that the TLJ wokeness is gone. You can argue that Carano’s character is a essentially a guy in a female wrapper, and you’d be right, but she’s also really likable.
I want to make love to Carano, I don't want to make love to Rose.
 
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Or the Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serials from the 50s, which is what SW was primarily inspired from.

The Mandalorian is straight up like some Buck Rogers. Each episode is like its own self contained adventure with a single constant (the baby Yoda ordeal).


Those expecting some sort of closure next week need to pump the breaks. This show will be on for awhile. They won’t be tying up anything with a bow on the 27th.
Exactly this. People seem to forget that Star Wars was largely inspired by those old scifi serials. Lucas admits that he wanted to make a new Flash Gordon film but couldn't obtain the rights, so he made his own take. Still, he took a lot of inspiration from them, like the opening crawl from Flash Gordon.



Mando as a character is cut from the same cloth as other space heroes like Flash and Buck Rogers. Although thankfully TV production standards have vastly improved since the days when Star Wars first hit it big in the 70's. Here's a clip from 1979's Buck Rogers:

 
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No complains here. Sometimes i see myself shouting “WTF Mando!!!” But i really love the thrill of it. And yessss, although it seemed cheesy picking up former partners and all, it was kinda cool. Especially how the epidode ended. Fuck meeeee Kuill 😰😰. Something tells me the IG bot is gonna get useful soon.
 

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Yeah that episode was fucking awesome

I can’t believe the season is over next week 😩
 

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I feel like the thing this show does right that other star wars movies have failed at is maintaining the proper amount of grandeur in its use of iconic visual design & lore.

The movies treat the force as a thing that exists but isn’t impressive. It’s like everyone’s got that shit and it can just do whatever, no consequence.

This show makes the force special, when used it’s generally a big deal and is treated as such.

Same with the tie fighters or the big walker. These things aren’t flash in the pan throw away visuals. They are impressive set pieces that drive home the size and terror they strike in their enemies.

It’s great.
 

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Historically TIE Fighters open from the front window they see out of not a hole at the top of the TIE Fighter itself. As somebody who's so fucking nerdy on this to know TIE stands for Twin Ion Engine my inner nerd was enraged when I saw the grounded ship with a hole a the top.

And you're right in that they did not have long range flight capabilities and needed to be transported long distances via larger vessels

Looked pretty badass regardless
But but the old toy?



How did space Gus Fring get down, by the way?


Probably Jumped from that Height 🤷🏻‍♂️ Bet his knees are fucked.
 
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Historically TIE Fighters open from the front window they see out of not a hole at the top of the TIE Fighter itself. As somebody who's so fucking nerdy on this to know TIE stands for Twin Ion Engine my inner nerd was enraged when I saw the grounded ship with a hole a the top.
Are you sure about this? Citation needed... I could swear it was always a top hatch.
 

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Historically TIE Fighters open from the front window they see out of not a hole at the top of the TIE Fighter itself. As somebody who's so fucking nerdy on this to know TIE stands for Twin Ion Engine my inner nerd was enraged when I saw the grounded ship with a hole a the top.

And you're right in that they did not have long range flight capabilities and needed to be transported long distances via larger vessels

Looked pretty badass regardless
I think that is true...for Lego Ties xd
 

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Are you sure about this? Citation needed... I could swear it was always a top hatch.
Young Jedi Knights series
Are you sure about this? Citation needed... I could swear it was always a top hatch.
Now that I think about it, I can't really claim to know any of this anymore since they dumped the old canon, but in the Young Jedi Knights series which focused on Luke running a Jedi temple that had han and leia's 3 children attending as well as Chewie's nephew. In that series the Jacen and Jaina are twins of Han and Leia, Jaina is a total gear head who rebuilds her own Tie Fighter and Jacen's is an animal lover dude.

The initial book was built around a downed tie fighter from RotJ who had basically survived in the woods all this time unaware the war was over and the young jedi knights stumble upon him.
 
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I'm currently avoiding this thread because I have only finished 1-5, but thank you to everyone who was talking highly of it previously. It picked my attention and I am loving this show.
 

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I feel like the thing this show does right that other star wars movies have failed at is maintaining the proper amount of grandeur in its use of iconic visual design & lore.

The movies treat the force as a thing that exists but isn’t impressive. It’s like everyone’s got that shit and it can just do whatever, no consequence.

This show makes the force special, when used it’s generally a big deal and is treated as such.

Same with the tie fighters or the big walker. These things aren’t flash in the pan throw away visuals. They are impressive set pieces that drive home the size and terror they strike in their enemies.

It’s great.
I agree with this. And I think it's not just the sequel trilogy that failed in this respect, but the prequels too. George Lucas made the Force lose a lot of it's mystique with all the Jedi running around and of course, midichlorians.

The presence of Baby Yoda makes the Force seem like unfamiliar territory for the characters in the show. It's been incredible how they've handled it.
 

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Esposito makes such great villain. He’s already got that Gus Fring psycho stare going on.

Christ what an incredible episode. I haven’t been on the edge of my seat with anything Star Wars related since probably the last half hour of Revenge of the Sith.
 
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Yeah, great episode. I really liked it.
The kid getting behind the ships controls and then later force-choking the warrior chick, were both genuinely funny. I didnt think the show was capable of that :D
It was sweet to see the speeder bikes too. Those scouts really are the coolest looking Star Wars characters. I predict that the IG unit will take out those bikers and save the kid.
Excited for next week.
 

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There is a thing I've been thinking about and would like your opinion on it.

So, Baby Yoda seems to know what's happening around him. He helps Mando with the Force, heals people, he trolls with the ship when left alone, but you can't really leave him alone anyway, because he will follow Mando everywhere.

Maybe the Baby knows more than he let's out? Maybe he just can't speak yet? Or maybe Yoda's race has such a strong connection to the Force, that basicly the Force controls his actions sort of like a puppet until the Baby becomes sentient and can think of it's own?

Or maybe I'm overthinking it and at this point Baby Yoda is just like a dog - followig his master around, licking his wounds when they're injured, and barking or attacking when someone tries to hurt his master?
 
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Maybe the Baby knows more than he let's out? Maybe he just can't speak yet? Or maybe Yoda's race has such a strong connection to the Force, that basicly the Force controls his actions sort of like a puppet until the Baby becomes sentient and can think of it's own?
I know Yodas race can live for 900 + years, but I find it hard to believe that baby Yoda's brain wouldnt have developed past a human baby/toddler stage, after 50 years of existence.
 

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Baby Yoda is 50 years old in this, this takes place 25 years before TFA I believe which would make him 75 years old by then and still a kid.

Could mean that Rey wont be the last jedi, that he dies, that he just goes into hiding. I cant wait to see how this will end for him.
 

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Baby Yoda is 50 years old in this, this takes place 25 years before TFA I believe which would make him 75 years old by then and still a kid.

Could mean that Rey wont be the last jedi, that he dies, that he just goes into hiding. I cant wait to see how this will end for him.
Could end up staying a non jedi force user.
 
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Malakhov

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Could end up staying a non jedi force user.
Would be pretty weird since he seems pretty powerful already. Anyhow it makes him so young still even after the sequel trilogy, maybe they can make a series based on him that takes place in the future. Cant wait to see how it ends for him.
 

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This one didn't do it for me. The thing with mando radioing the guy and that tipping the storm-troopers off, I hate that kind of plotting. You think they'd be able to communicate securely, especially since afaik haven't shown people intercepting comms before. Anyway, didn't like the dialogue either, everything is too direct. The robot training montage was weird as hell and felt out of place.
 
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Baby Yoda is 50 years old in this, this takes place 25 years before TFA I believe which would make him 75 years old by then and still a kid.

Could mean that Rey wont be the last jedi, that he dies, that he just goes into hiding. I cant wait to see how this will end for him.
Could become a Sith Lord. He was straight up force choking Cara Dune like Darth Vader.

This show has been superb and lets me have faith that LFL will rebound from TLJ and TROS. Sequel trilogy could have been great if they had a cohesive vision for all three films. Don't even need one director for all 3 films, but one creative architect. Hopefully KK gets the boot soon.
 
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Could become a Sith Lord. He was straight up force choking Cara Dune like Darth Vader.

This show has been superb and lets me have faith that LFL will rebound from TLJ and TROS. Sequel trilogy could have been great if they had a cohesive vision for all three films. Don't even need one director for all 3 films, but one creative architect. Hopefully KK gets the boot soon.
Well since he's a kid I doubt the force choke means anything more than he was just trying to protect Mando since he thought he was being attacked.

No need for a rebound from me, everything is perfect with TROS but to each its own.
 

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The thing with mando radioing the guy and that tipping the storm-troopers off, I hate that kind of plotting.
Yeah this is the one thing I didn't like about the episode. Really should have come up with something better than that. And even then, how did the scouts know EXACTLY where to find them? Did their comm snooping triangulate an exact location in addition to being able to listen to the call? Either way, this was kind of lame.
 

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I want to see Mandalorian (and Solo) so bad. Only two SW I haven't seen yet.

Sucks being dirt poor without Internet access (other than my 4g phone).
 

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lol I just watched those two (awful) ewok movies and I noticed that those things the I have spoken guy is riding on are in the second movie, that just blew my mind.
 
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Yeah they brought them back from that movie
I'm pretty sure they are in the Rebels TV show too.

I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed episode 7. Very happy that characters from other episodes were tied to the main story thread. Deborah Chow seems like a good director, someone to keep an eye on.
 
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I want to see Mandalorian (and Solo) so bad. Only two SW I haven't seen yet.

Sucks being dirt poor without Internet access (other than my 4g phone).
This is reaching, but you could get on some public wi-fi, grab a Disney+ free trial (one week, credit/debut required, won’t charge until week is up), use the download functionality to grab a few episodes (make sure you pick whatever visual quality setting works best for you), or the movie, and head home with them ready to watch.

Whether or not you want to watch on a phone is up to you, but those screens are pretty big these days.
 

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I'm pretty sure they are in the Rebels TV show too.

I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed episode 7. Very happy that characters from other episodes were tied to the main story thread. Deborah Chow seems like a good director, someone to keep an eye on.
Yeah Now that I think of it they were definitely in Clone Wars too.
 
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Ended pretty good for a 1st season, pretty surprised how this was treated compared to the movies were.
 
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