The Mandalorian (Live action Star Wars TV series) Page 13

  • Khanivor 6 Nov 2020 21:24:07 44,714 posts
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    Anyone else get the nod to Predator? Obvious was the aliens references. I mean, they couldn't have been any clearer. But when Mando was first tracking where the lizard lady went with his thermal imager it made the same sound that the Predator's did.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 6 Nov 2020 21:57:18 16,065 posts
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    Halfway through the new episode now and Baby Yoda eating the eggs is cutting close to home with Baby Maybeís current behaviour
  • Stuz359 6 Nov 2020 22:13:44 361 posts
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    I'm loving this so far. Thought the first series was a bit of hit and miss until they ramped it up towards the end, but these two episodes have set a high bar, it feels star wars without relying on the old stuff too much. Though we do get the link to the original films with Baby Yoda (okay, 'The Child'). I think it would be nice to get some more of this long term storytelling from the star wars universe, apparently talking about making the boba fett movie into a series and of course we have the Obi-wan stuff.

    Someone mentioned filming during Covid ( previous page, not looking it up), but it must be one of the easiest series to make. Most characters are wearing a mask or CGI.
  • ChiefGB 6 Nov 2020 22:27:32 13,194 posts
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    I thought this was the boba fett movie made into a show, or likely chunks of it.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 22:27:46 06-11-2020
  • Vortex808 6 Nov 2020 22:33:24 14,573 posts
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    Ha. Baby yods likes them eggs.
  • Vortex808 6 Nov 2020 22:49:22 14,573 posts
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    Never mind predator, i thought that was going to go all facehugger on us for a bit. 😃
  • MrWonderstuff 6 Nov 2020 23:05:41 3,503 posts
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    Geat episode - it has a big heart this series, really enjoying it.
  • wuntyate 6 Nov 2020 23:30:18 16,192 posts
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    Another brilliant ep. I actually would be quite happy if there was no arc, just week by week what scrapes the two of them get to next. Outside of the original trilogy this is one of the best Star Wars things there is.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 6 Nov 2020 23:45:43 16,065 posts
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    Every week Iím blown away by the production values too. Like it looks exactly like Star Wars and there havenít been any slips so far.
  • Dirtbox 6 Nov 2020 23:50:44 91,948 posts
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    I wouldn't go that far, there have been some questionable practical effects and scenery scattered about, but over all, I'm begining to love SW again. Quite the feat after that deluge of shit.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 23:50:57 06-11-2020
  • Trowel 6 Nov 2020 23:54:07 24,077 posts
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    Enjoyable episode, but again a remarkable lack of story progression. As mentioned by someone earlier you do worry that they're going to have to squeeze the story in to the final few episodes.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 7 Nov 2020 00:17:26 16,065 posts
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    Yeah this episode was fun but you wouldnít want too many plot free ones in your series
  • IronGiant 7 Nov 2020 01:50:17 6,212 posts
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    Wasnít that keen on this episode, the quality seems to vary wildly during each episode. Some of the dialog especially, that bit with the broken droid was pants. But then I enjoyed the tail end of the episode immensely. Whatís going on with the child, heís gone from occasional badass with great powers to just being cute and vulnerable.
  • neilka 7 Nov 2020 01:53:13 23,739 posts
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    He did eat two species of unborn children in this episode.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 7 Nov 2020 07:52:48 16,065 posts
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    Given it was directed by Peyton Reed who did Ant Man do we think the cantina scebe was an easter egg?
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 7 Nov 2020 07:53:09 16,065 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    He did eat two species of unborn children in this episode.
    What a scamp!
  • TechnoHippy 7 Nov 2020 12:45:23 18,357 posts
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    I think this season is turning into my favourite show about the joys of being a single parent :-)

    And why when someone flies into a canyon do the chasers insist on following them in - just stay topside and strafe at them.
  • DasBooter 7 Nov 2020 13:59:20 521 posts
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    @TechnoHippy

    Exactly, I've always wondered about that!

    Also, why does he say "may the force be with you" when he's never heard of it..
  • TechnoHippy 7 Nov 2020 14:07:53 18,357 posts
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    @DasBooter I think it's used as a common phrase without necessarily knowing its meaning - much like a lot of the religious orientated phrases we still use.
  • Dirtbox 7 Nov 2020 16:01:03 91,948 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Enjoyable episode, but again a remarkable lack of story progression. As mentioned by someone earlier you do worry that they're going to have to squeeze the story in to the final few episodes.
    I don't even see this as a bad thing, it's not like every episode can carry the arc, which is fairly loose at best. He could just look at a map and series done, the end
  • ChiefGB 7 Nov 2020 16:24:24 13,194 posts
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    I think the issue is we have questions, but the show doesnít seem in a hurry to answer any of them. The series trailer and rumours around the cast havenít been touched on.

    Again, itís not a problem as such if the shows good but you have to wonder when they are going to have to pick up those threads and in theory the series is a quarter done already.

    Still, roll on next Friday.
  • TechnoHippy 7 Nov 2020 17:56:12 18,357 posts
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    I do get the point about the slow story progression, but to be honest I've enjoyed both episodes on their own merits - if the filler can maintain that quality, then they can take all the time they want to finish the story :-)
  • DakeyrasUK 7 Nov 2020 21:16:13 4,815 posts
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    That was great! Loved how it become all Aliens-y!

    BabyvYoda is quite the pickle!
  • Zerobob 8 Nov 2020 08:49:27 2,799 posts
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    I thought the first episode of series 2 was a definite nod to Starship Troopers, where Mando stood there covered in goo after taking down the giant monster like Johnny Rico.

    Also a shame the sequence relied on the trope of being eaten by the monster to take it down from the inside. A bit unimaginative.

    Enjoying the series so far though. I love that I can say I'm enjoying something set in the Star Wars universe.
  • Nexus_6 13 Nov 2020 12:09:30 5,685 posts
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    The Mandalorian braves high seas and meets unexpected allies
  • oldschoolsoviet 13 Nov 2020 15:52:56 6,924 posts
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    The lore nerds are whipped up into a frenzy. Yet some of us haven't watched Clone Wars, Rebels et al.
    Seems a bit of a disconnect there, but eh. Guess it's in line with Mando's viewpoint. The "....bantha" line annoyed me though, like he's ever been to Tatooine. (probably has in the cartoons no doubt)

    Nice to see Starbuck with a comeback though.
  • brokenkey 13 Nov 2020 17:30:47 10,726 posts
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    Best episode yet.
  • Nemesis 13 Nov 2020 19:57:38 19,876 posts
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    Yep. That was alright. Davey Jones costume nonsense aside.
  • RGeefe 13 Nov 2020 20:09:36 1,623 posts
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    Not sold on the new series. Reminds me of those GTA/ Rockstar story missions - "I'll help advance the story one step if you do this mission for me".

    I'm not so well versed in SW lore so not picking up on things but it's spinning its wheels 3 episodes in.
  • Flying_Pig 13 Nov 2020 20:47:28 16,822 posts
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    My only gripe is the the episodes are a bit on the short side...
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