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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #45 on: 19 January, 2022, 01:46:54 PM »
Ah, fair enough. Still: no spring chicken and past his prime in that gig. Although, again, ROTJ makes me wonder if he ever had a ‘prime’.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #46 on: 19 January, 2022, 02:54:01 PM »
...I think we're supposed to accept it's the burns and scarring from the Sarlacc acid we saw in Ep1 that makes him look older (Temuera Morrison is 61).

Yeah, I think that's why they showed that instead of just putting "somehow Boba Fett returned" in a title scroll. It was good enough for Palpatine in the last movie, but it seems these boys at Disney+ have notions about themselves.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #47 on: 19 January, 2022, 03:33:18 PM »
but he’s an old fucker now.

Since this takes place in the Mandalorian timeline, it's actually only supposed to be (what?) seven or eight years after RotJ, which took place twenty-odd years after we saw him as a kid in AotC, so he should only be early-to-mid 40s… maybe 50 depending on exactly how old he was meant to be in AotC, and the slightly nebulous timescale between the films of the original trilogy. I think we're supposed to accept it's the burns and scarring from the Sarlacc acid we saw in Ep1 that makes him look older (Temuera Morrison is 61).


Boba was 10 years old during the Battle of Geonosis (Episode II: Attack of the Clones) which takes place 22 years before the Battle of Yavin (A New Hope).  Return of the Jedi is 3 years ABY while Mando and Book of Boba are five years after that.  So Book Boba is canonically forty years old.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #48 on: 19 January, 2022, 04:38:46 PM »

It's not the years, it's the mileage.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #49 on: 19 January, 2022, 04:43:55 PM »
"Hey Jon - Our lead actor looks like a well chewed Penny Toffee that received 6 months of chemotherapy.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #52 on: 19 January, 2022, 07:11:41 PM »
I had wondered if his bacta tank* was due to something that has yet to happen in the flashback sequences.


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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #53 on: 19 January, 2022, 09:09:21 PM »

YOU WERE WEARING YOUR ARMOUR WHEN YOU ESCAPED THE SARLACC!

Oops - now I get it. I suppose he was so out of it when he escaped that he forgot about that.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #55 on: 21 January, 2022, 12:42:25 PM »
YOU WERE WEARING YOUR ARMOUR WHEN YOU ESCAPED THE SARLACC!


Never thought of that.  I'm quite enjoying the series, though the Mandalorian set a very high bar and Boba doesn't really get close.  Wonder if we'll ever get to see anywhere but Tatooine?  For a place full of robots, giant slug crimelords, sand dragons and cyborgs, it's all getting a bit provincial and over-familiar for me, and I could do with a bit of interplanetary travel.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #56 on: 21 January, 2022, 12:59:06 PM »
YOU WERE WEARING YOUR ARMOUR WHEN YOU ESCAPED THE SARLACC!


Never thought of that.  I'm quite enjoying the series, though the Mandalorian set a very high bar and Boba doesn't really get close.  Wonder if we'll ever get to see anywhere but Tatooine?  For a place full of robots, giant slug crimelords, sand dragons and cyborgs, it's all getting a bit provincial and over-familiar for me, and I could do with a bit of interplanetary travel.

I agree. I thought Tatooine was a hide-out but the dirty work was done on other planets.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #57 on: 21 January, 2022, 07:15:06 PM »
YOU WERE WEARING YOUR ARMOUR WHEN YOU ESCAPED THE SARLACC!

I'm guessing he forgot - understandable considering when he awoke he'd been made a slave by a supposedly noble group of sand people, and his armour was nowhere to be seen.

I'd rather know just how his spaceship works - how exactly does it manage to hover and turn about just a few meters from the ground, when it's thrusters are fixed in one position?

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #58 on: 21 January, 2022, 07:27:51 PM »
I'd rather know just how his spaceship works - how exactly does it manage to hover and turn about just a few meters from the ground, when it's thrusters are fixed in one position?

Slave-1's anti-gravity nacelles pivot to manage the hover. The x-wings also have some sort of anti-grav for maneuvering gently out of hangers. As does the Falcon.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #59 on: 21 January, 2022, 07:30:21 PM »
Space math!

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