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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #195 on: 28 November, 2020, 09:39:55 AM »
You have raised them well, sir.  I didn't watch the Toy Show, but apparently there weren't many toys on it and Tubridy dropped an f-bomb in front of a little girl. You don't see the Mando swearing around his little lad.
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« Reply #196 on: 28 November, 2020, 09:56:51 AM »
(Apologies if the following has been raised earlier...)

The emergence of Grogu also plays nicely into the exchange between Ben and Yoda in ESB...

Ben: "That boy is our last hope"
Yoda:  "No...there is another."

Yoda would have had knowledge of Grogu's initial training on Coruscant - and perhaps he assisted with Grogu's escape during The Purge?

Yes, yes - no doubt Yoda was referring to Leia. ;)  But it makes for a nice 'what if...'.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #197 on: 28 November, 2020, 09:57:58 AM »
You don't see the Mando swearing around his little lad.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #198 on: 28 November, 2020, 10:04:17 AM »
I have the chronology of the Child all arsewise

I'm not up on these things, but do we know canonically how much time passes over the course of the original trilogy? It feels like there's at least a few months between New Hope and Empire, and Luke seems to be older, wiser, and has a much better command of the Force in Jedi, compared to Empire.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #199 on: 28 November, 2020, 10:20:53 AM »
You don't see the Mando swearing around his little lad.



 :lol:

It's just struck me too that there's a massive Strontium Dog vibe to the whole series - apologies if it's been pointed out before. Mando himself is Alpha in a Dredd suit. Kind of.
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« Reply #200 on: 28 November, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
"but do we know canonically how much time passes over the course of the original trilogy?"

Canonically - nope.

I think the general consensus* is about 3 years between ANH and ESB...and about a year between ESB and ROTJ.  You're certainly right about Luke - much more composed and 'with it' when he takes on Jabba in ROTJ, etc.

* The general consensus being greatly influenced by the Expanded Universe and all of its shenanigans.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #201 on: 28 November, 2020, 10:35:33 AM »
It's just struck me too that there's a massive Strontium Dog vibe to the whole series - apologies if it's been pointed out before. Mando himself is Alpha in a Dredd suit. Kind of.

I really appreciate the quite black sense of humour the series is developing — the jet pack gag in the first episode in E2 and the cargo bay one in E4 of this season felt particularly Wagner/Grant to me, plus, y'know, the egg thing.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #202 on: 28 November, 2020, 10:36:07 AM »
Canonically - nope.

Interesting… ta!
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #203 on: 28 November, 2020, 11:52:23 AM »
the first episode in E2

The first episode in S2sigh.
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« Reply #204 on: 28 November, 2020, 11:58:17 AM »
You're certainly right about Luke - much more composed and 'with it' when he takes on Jabba in ROTJ, etc.

In the old days the TESB- RotJ gap was supposed to be about 6 months, but it has been entertainingly fluid over the years.  I think a 3-4 year span for the OT is accurate enough for our purposes.

Definitely see the Strontium Dog thing, but then both come from similar inspiration.


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« Reply #205 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:00:02 PM »
Definitely see the Strontium Dog thing, but then both come from similar inspiration.

Also the endearing wafts of Eau de Firefly that drift through from time to time.
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« Reply #206 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:31:59 PM »
Definitely see the Strontium Dog thing, but then both come from similar inspiration.

Indeed, and early SD had a fair bit of influence from Star Wars I'll bet.

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« Reply #207 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:46:58 PM »
Canonically - nope.

I kept seeing "ABY" in games and stuff Star Wars-related, and eventually cracked and Googled it to discover that it means "after the Battle of Yavin" which is when the Death Star blows up at the end of the original film, so theoretically, Lucasfilm - which seemed to run a tighter ship than most when it came to its multimedia continuity - had a solid idea of when events occurred in relation to each other, even if they didn't always stick to it in every last game, novel, comic book or whatever.
Whether Disney has knocked that continuity on the head during their clean-out is, of course, another matter.  I suspect it doesn't really matter for our purposes as viewers.

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Re: The Mandalorian
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #209 on: 28 November, 2020, 02:22:27 PM »
I don't see Droids or Caravan Of Courage anywhere on that list, so how accurate can it be?