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The Mandalorian
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16977 posts
Probably the best s*** airing or streaming right now, reminds me of the old GoT / WD / LOST days when we hard a thread about cool tv shows.

This is now it, and the Child is named Yiddle.
10:53pm 30/11/19 Permalink
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fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26826 posts
Baby Yoda.
10:16am 01/12/19 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4470 posts
cooked my laptop last night transcoding this to watch on the tv
12:32pm 01/12/19 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24481 posts
I wasn't aware of this but after reading about it sounds like it's worth a look.
02:07pm 01/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16978 posts
Baby Yoda.

In order of appearance:

Yoda
Yaddle
Yiddle

I don't see how this can be argued against.

Also:

https://i.imgur.com/LZEEttj.png
07:49am 02/12/19 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
3017 posts
I was skeptical about this show, because of what Disney has done with Star Wars but, It's not terrible. It's Disney's best attempt so far with Star Wars IMO.
11:07am 02/12/19 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24484 posts
it's enjoyable, but i wish he would take the helmet off. (maybe he does...)
11:10am 02/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16979 posts
I was skeptical about this show, because of what Disney has done with Star Wars

Lets not pretend Star Wars was in great shape when the Mouse picked it up. There was this small matter of the prequels :|
05:24pm 02/12/19 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
19211 posts
i honestly prefer the prequels of the sequels so far.

anyway, the mandalorian has been great so far.
06:57pm 02/12/19 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
3018 posts


Lets not pretend Star Wars was in great shape when the Mouse picked it up.


Even knowing about how poorly old George handled the prequels, Disneys movies have not exceeded it, Even with the s*** tons of money that the IP brings in and the money Disney has, that is the best they could do. Disney has a good record of doing their own stuff but seem to just have no idea what they want to or no idea what fans want. I can't speak for everyone though.


It's difficult because we all know Star Wars, even though the bar has been set low, it can and will be judged. By me, if no one else. Since they have disregarded the Expanded Universe, it does free them free to make changes, changes which are stupid. But on the flip side, there is a ton of s*** they don't have to go about creating themselves, just sitting there, waiting to be used.

Also this........ https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/11/21/kathleen-kennedy-on-difficulty-of-making-star-wars-sequel-films-theres-no-source-material-we-dont-have-comic-books/
10:33pm 02/12/19 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2203 posts
Less about what’s going on with the ‘main’ film franchise, and more specifically about The Mandalorian...

I like it, it’s a ‘space western’ (every time I hear that bassline I can literally see a horse galloping).
I find it sitting in a weird format though... it’s dialogue light (again, western-esque) and as such quite cinematic as it’s almost using imagery alone to tell the story. (I did find myself chuckling at the closeups on his helmet in the first few eps). The Episode run-times in conjunction with this make for a pretty clunky story telling experience, but piece by piece, episode by episode, it’s falling into place.

I’ve found myself comparing aspects of the set design to Firefly in the first few eps too (something about the transitioning shots of ‘Mando’ walking around the city it starts in).

I found it interesting socially, that they had Werner Herzog to play the ‘big bad’ early on (given the fascist underpinnings of the Imperial Forces) his odd Euro-Germanic accent ‘just worked’ in that role.

I really want to love it, but don’t (and that’s okay) it is seriously the best thing to come out of Lucasfilm in some time.
What I do find kinda odd about it, is that Disney is clearly appealing to ‘all age groups’, despite the subject matter probably being better tailored elsewhere.

It’s as though this would make a great ‘pre-feature series’.

Also, Just now it occurs to me that I’ve never seen the Star Wars Christmas Specials... as crappy as The Last Jedi was, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t as bad as those...
11:58pm 02/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16980 posts

Also this........ https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/11/21/kathleen-kennedy-on-difficulty-of-making-star-wars-sequel-films-theres-no-source-material-we-dont-have-comic-books/

Crazy right, its almost like there was thousands of pages of clamouring material that suddenly fell silent after the Mouse showed up.
03:51am 03/12/19 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26833 posts
I am worried about Baby Yoda because if everything went okay with him/her why is he/she not in the new movies????
05:28am 03/12/19 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2204 posts
It’s a big universe @fpot, surely every plot doesn’t have to involve a Skywalker...

Also, this lil one has a while to go before they’ll reach 900 years old
10:39am 03/12/19 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12412 posts
I don't rate this much. Short episodes, which I can live with. But it otherwise feels super bland and a bit boring. I've only watched 2 episodes so far so I'll give it a shot for at least 2 more episodes before I ditch it. There's much better TV out there than this though...
11:21am 03/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16981 posts
Your opinion is invalid because I disagree with you.
06:58am 04/12/19 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
26836 posts
Yeah but that doesn't mean someone doesn't kill it. I guess it could make an appearance in the third movie which would be a nice touch.
07:41am 04/12/19 Permalink
PornoPete
Melbourne, Victoria
3797 posts
Your opinion is invalid because I disagree with you.


That's the spirit.


I’ve found myself comparing aspects of the set design to Firefly in the first few eps too (something about the transitioning shots of ‘Mando’ walking around the city it starts in).


I take the similarities are a bit vague to firefly? Space western sounds like a genre that should get more air time.
08:50am 04/12/19 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2205 posts
Anyone keeping up with the show?
I found this weeks episode possibly the weakest from a plot development point to date :/
01:08am 09/12/19 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6638 posts
Was there any plot development? It was basically just a side quest.
07:27pm 09/12/19 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
2100 posts
f*** I love the latest episode. These are fillers these are all character developments.

Episode 5 pays homage to A New Hope in a big way. Tattooine, space port, cantina, dune sea. Love to see all that 5 years after ROTJ.

Well done to the two lads making this show. Clearly they're fans of the originals.

This show is the highest watch show of 2019. Disney have finally nailed it.
07:39pm 09/12/19 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
3019 posts
Ive not seen ep 5 as of yet but I will today or tomorrow while I frown at the current weather.

They could probably show 24min worth of shots of baby Yoda doing adorable things and it would probably just as good really. I kinda want a Yoda plushie, too bad Disney dropped the ball on the Merch. George would have had baby Yoda on tampon boxes by now.
09:06pm 10/12/19 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
12413 posts
Since episode 3 I've gotten more into the show, its not too shabby now. The length of the episodes is still meh, its not really a sitcom length type show but what can you do.
09:07pm 12/12/19 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
3021 posts
They tried to cram in every single refernce to Episode 4 they could in that episode.

I also doubt Tuskan Raiders would just be chilling out, waiting for people to barter passage across their territory.
03:53pm 15/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16982 posts
Enjoyed Ch 6, was a fun 'caper' episode.

Wonder what's up for finale :)
01:41am 16/12/19 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
3022 posts
If you like Sims 4, good news, you can get a baby Yoda statue. It would be better if it was living entity you could have in your house but it's better than nothing I guess.

https://i.imgur.com/hHmFSWB.jpg
02:05am 16/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16983 posts
WHERE IS THE MERCH, MOUSE

IS MY CHEDDAR NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
02:40am 16/12/19 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
19212 posts
so cute when the child looked at his hand thinking he had exploded the droid.
10:35am 16/12/19 Permalink
trillion
Ballarat, Victoria
4471 posts
there’s a notice on the counter at the checkout at ebworld that says the vinyl pop baby yoda is coming in April

did you notice that the voice of the droid zero is one of the guys from The IT Crowd
10:42pm 16/12/19 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24524 posts
what's The Last Jedi like? any good?
01:54pm 23/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16985 posts
what's The Last Jedi like? any good?

Its ... complicated. Not complex, complicated as in a relationship status.
04:16pm 28/12/19 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24532 posts
I saw it yesterday and loved it. I thought it was well written and provided a lot of nostalgia.
04:23pm 28/12/19 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
16986 posts
Personally I'm in the same boat, and my kids (the actual audience for Star Wars) loved the s*** out of it.

However, the Internet has its own opinion..
05:35pm 28/12/19 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
19214 posts
the finale was f*****g great. can't believe we're getting live action darksaber.
11:22pm 28/12/19 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
24533 posts
That battle on the outside of the space ship was off the hizzy
11:25pm 28/12/19 Permalink
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