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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #330 on: 18 December, 2020, 02:07:13 PM »
It's been an astonishingly good second season - far surpassing the first one, which was maginificent.

One year until season 3. Deep sigh.

And that cameo: in a nutshell - Holy SHIT!!


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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #331 on: 18 December, 2020, 03:03:46 PM »
WOW. Now THAT is how you do an ending!
And then there’s that post credit scene.....

Haven’t felt like that since 10 year old me saw Return Of The Jedi. Punched the air.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #332 on: 18 December, 2020, 06:31:38 PM »
Good wasn’t it? And good of them for keeping that character’s appearance under wraps. I’ll admit I wondered if he would be the one to turn up, but there were a couple of other candidates they could have used. I’m also sure that those who didn’t consider him bad-ass enough in the sequel trilogy* will get a kick out of this. And lovely to see that weapon in action again.

I did find the CGI face a little... uncanny, but I don’t think that could be helped. It did the job well enough and overall looked great. Curiously the dark troopers all looked real and solid to me, although I think they must have used at least some CGI. Digital realism has certainly come a long way, but you can still just about see the difference with human faces, most of the time. An observation, not a complaint.


As for that Boba Fett end credits scene, before I saw this episode, I’d read online that there was a Boba Fett spin-off teaser. I confess I’ve felt rather ambivalent concerning a Boba Fett series. While I like the character, and I welcome seeing more of him, maybe a film, or as a guest character again in future series, we’ve got a cracking mandaloian series already.  If they’d done a Boba Fett series in the first place instead, fair enough, but they didn’t. In hindsight, I’m glad they didn’t as Din Djarin as a more pure Mandalorian type character is different and the show is interesting in its own right.

After watching that teaser though... wow. That set a decidedly different tone to he Mandalorian. Looks like they’ll do things a bit different with this. Bring it on.


*Wrongly I think. He did right in the end, and was never more powerful, just in a different way.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #333 on: 18 December, 2020, 07:26:59 PM »
Don't quite know how to feel about all that! Spectacularly epic stuff, technically brilliant too, but felt a bit like the grown-ups taking the toys away, or like it was someone else's story along. I wasn't done playing!

As for a Boba Does King Conan spinoff, how do they keep these things quiet!


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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #335 on: 18 December, 2020, 07:47:06 PM »
Huh. Well, there was literally only one way they could have ended that series that would have completely ruined it for me… and they went and did it.

I would like just one fucking story in the Star Wars universe not to have anything to do with the fucking Skywalkers. I don't think it's a lot to ask, TBH.

OTOH, do stay with it until the end of the credits…
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #336 on: 18 December, 2020, 08:23:32 PM »
All those years people doubted Boba Fett. The faithful knew.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #337 on: 18 December, 2020, 09:19:09 PM »

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #338 on: 18 December, 2020, 09:47:42 PM »
Let’s face it, it’s ALL McGuffin but it’s very entertaining McGuffin.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #339 on: 18 December, 2020, 10:56:21 PM »
Good catch there, Joe.


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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #340 on: 18 December, 2020, 11:22:41 PM »
I thought Luke looked great, but R2D2 was really unconvincing.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #341 on: 18 December, 2020, 11:30:47 PM »

You could tell it wasn't Kenny Baker.

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