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Dukefrukem
09-15-2020, 03:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g&ab_channel=StarWars

Dukefrukem
09-15-2020, 03:16 PM
I feel like this came so quick!

Morris Schæffer
09-15-2020, 03:22 PM
Was looking for a glimpse of Olyphant or Biehn but nothing.

I was lukewarm on S1, but the last Waititi-helmed episode made a lot of amends so sure why not.

Skitch
09-15-2020, 10:08 PM
I feel like this came so quick!

you clicked this spoiler expecting an easy jerk-off cum joke didnt you...you sick fuckers...

Ezee E
09-15-2020, 10:38 PM
More excited for this than I ever was for Rise of Skywalker.

That's not to say much... so I'll still say that I'm pretty excited for this.

I'll sign up for Disney+ when this is all viewable, and Soul. That's all I'll need for my one month with that service

Wryan
09-15-2020, 11:52 PM
Can't wait for the memes. But if they utter the word "Skywalker" just once at any point during this show, I'm gonna have to subtract a star. This is the way.

DFA1979
09-22-2020, 12:37 AM
If it wasn't for my wifi issues I would be done with S1 by now. On the 7th episode.

Dukefrukem
10-31-2020, 02:15 AM
So can't binge this season. Bummer. First episode was pretty good. Love the western mood.

Dukefrukem
10-31-2020, 02:16 AM
Can't wait for the memes. But if they utter the word "Skywalker" just once at any point during this show, I'm gonna have to subtract a star. This is the way.

Feels like this is inevitable.

Peng
11-01-2020, 01:12 PM
I mildly enjoyed Season 1's episodic nature as a change of mode for appointment TV well enough, but I find this premiere better than all of last season except the finale. It feels like they start to figure out how to write more engaging one-off stories among season-long arc here. Plus, that dragon and all the action around it are pretty spectacular, with Timothy Olyphant as Space Raylan Givens ("I guess every once in a while, both suns shine on a womp rat’s tail") just the cherry on top.

Dukefrukem
11-07-2020, 01:03 PM
Meh episode 2. 100% filler. I dont need a major set piece every episode. Just progress the story please.

Peng
11-07-2020, 01:06 PM
Already gonna be a better season if the big picture plan here is to have one giant monster per episode.

Peng
11-07-2020, 01:07 PM
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Dukefrukem
11-07-2020, 01:08 PM
I did notice it was directed by Peyton Reed, but not sure how I missed the giant Ant reference.

Skitch
11-07-2020, 01:55 PM
Meh episode 2. 100% filler. I dont need a major set piece every episode. Just progress the story please.

I don't know about filler...but man was that a step down from first ep of season. It was half an episode! Credits rolled and I was like, huh?? Could have very easily continued the story another half hour. Did they make it there? Did they find the husband? That was odd. It was still enjoyable, but we only saw half the story!

Dukefrukem
11-07-2020, 02:30 PM
I don't know about filler...but man was that a step down from first ep of season. It was half an episode! Credits rolled and I was like, huh?? Could have very easily continued the story another half hour. Did they make it there? Did they find the husband? That was odd. It was still enjoyable, but we only saw half the story!

They could have easily thrown some additional dialog in there that explained more about why the X-Wings needed him to comply. I didn't understand that confrontation at all. Why run?

Skitch
11-07-2020, 02:37 PM
They could have easily thrown some additional dialog in there that explained more about why the X-Wings needed him to comply. I didn't understand that confrontation at all. Why run?

Yeah I didn't get that either. Did you have contact with some...thing...boom gone. Huh? I also found it weird that in the second confrontation with the X-Wings when they saved him, he asked for help and they left him. That didn't float with my childhood notion of Star Wars rebel/imperial right and wrong.

Dukefrukem
11-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Yeah I didn't get that either. Did you have contact with some...thing...boom gone. Huh? I also found it weird that in the second confrontation with the X-Wings when they saved him, he asked for help and they left him. That didn't float with my childhood notion of Star Wars rebel/imperial right and wrong.

I took that as one of those things where all ships have an emergency airlock in the cockpit that is always airtight. Kind of like how ever car has a spare tire. So them leaving was more like: "Put on your spare tire and drive the speed limit and you'll be fine".

But of course, the open hull would incinerate everything in the ship upon reentry to a planet.

amberlita
11-07-2020, 02:58 PM
Agree with the criticisms. The tone was also just weird. I was horrified by Baby Yoda eating that woman's eggs. Seemed obvious that they wanted us to sympathize with her desperation since they went out of their way to include a heartfelt scene of her pleading to Mando to help her or her entire line would be extinct. And then they close with a scene of Baby Yoda popping another one of her babies in his mouth. So, I was supposed to think that was...cute and precious?

I remain unconvinced that this show is good. I enjoy it, but am frustrated with the pedestrian writing in almost every single episode. They needed to change something up this season. The novelty of Baby Yoda has worn off and they can't ride his coattails anymore. The more they don't realize that, the more its flaws will be the main takeaway of each episode.

Dukefrukem
11-07-2020, 03:06 PM
Agree with the criticisms. The tone was also just weird. I was horrified by Baby Yoda eating that woman's eggs. Seemed obvious that they wanted us to sympathize with her desperation since they went out of their way to include a heartfelt scene of her pleading to Mando to help her or her entire line would be extinct. And then they close with a scene of Baby Yoda popping another one of her babies in his mouth. So, I was supposed to think that was...cute and precious?

I remain unconvinced that this show is good. I enjoy it, but am frustrated with the pedestrian writing in almost every single episode. They needed to change something up this season. The novelty of Baby Yoda has worn off and they can't ride his coattails anymore. The more they don't realize that, the more its flaws will be the main takeaway of each episode.



Totally. Poor attempt at humor there for the last shot in the show.

Skitch
11-07-2020, 04:47 PM
But of course, the open hull would incinerate everything in the ship upon reentry to a planet.
Now youre crossing the line of bringing science into SW universe lol

Dukefrukem
11-14-2020, 02:58 AM
This episode, should have been the ending to the last episode rather than split them into two episodes.

These 31 minute episodes are getting old.

Skitch
11-14-2020, 03:26 AM
This episode, should have been the ending to the last episode rather than split them into two episodes.

These 31 minute episodes are getting old.

Yep, ep2 and 3 shouldve been one. That being said, in the age of covid, I'll take any star wars I can get. Ep3 was dope

Peng
11-14-2020, 09:29 AM
Took this episode to realize how much I'd missed Katee Sackhoff as a sci-fi badass.

Dukefrukem
11-14-2020, 01:23 PM
Took this episode to realize how much I'd missed Katee Sackhoff as a sci-fi badass.

Ever see Riddick?

Peng
11-15-2020, 01:55 AM
No.

amberlita
11-15-2020, 05:16 AM
Why is Mando still wearing a cape and how does it not catch on fire when he uses his jetpack?

Dukefrukem
11-21-2020, 02:37 PM
So, did they just explain the Snoke cloning reasoning in this episode?

[ETM]
11-21-2020, 02:44 PM
I think so. Obviously trying to clone force sensitive units using the Child's blood... However, now I'm wondering - what if they tried cloning Yoda? And... did?

Dukefrukem
11-28-2020, 01:40 PM
So it took 13 episodes for a Jedi to show up. More than I thought. And it was pretty cool.

Irish
11-28-2020, 02:15 PM
I still don't think this show is all that good, but goddamn if I don't get a huge kick out of it. I swear to God, I bounce in my seat when the theme music starts, every f'ing week.

I've taken to watching "The Clone Wars" because I wanted to see more of that Jedi. Weird thing, but this shitty animated show, with 20 minute pops, is more rigorous and varied with its stories than "The Mandalorian." How tf did that happen?

Peng
11-28-2020, 04:27 PM
Absolutely loved this week's planet design. All-around pretty immersive world-building that helps make that climatic fight so visually striking.

Dukefrukem
11-28-2020, 05:18 PM
I still don't think this show is all that good, but goddamn if I don't get a huge kick out of it. I swear to God, I bounce in my seat when the theme music starts, every f'ing week.

I've taken to watching "The Clone Wars" because I wanted to see more of that Jedi. Weird thing, but this shitty animated show, with 20 minute pops, is more rigorous and varied with its stories than "The Mandalorian." How tf did that happen?

Haha that's exactly what my wife and I did after this past episode. We watched the first episode of the Clone Wars (never watched anything before) and we looked at each other at the end and passed on watched the second. And she didn't even show up in the first episode.

It's a rough watch.

Skitch
11-28-2020, 05:41 PM
Haha that's exactly what my wife and I did after this past episode. We watched the first episode of the Clone Wars (never watched anything before) and we looked at each other at the end and passed on watched the second. And she didn't even show up in the first episode.

It's a rough watch.

First season is rough, but every season after gets better and better. Damn good show.

Irish
11-29-2020, 12:57 AM
Haha that's exactly what my wife and I did after this past episode.

I was kinda surprised to discover Ashoka is a major fan favorite among those r/prequelmemes weirdoes.


First season is rough, but every season after gets better and better. Damn good show.

"Rookies" (Season 1, Episode 5) convinced me on the merits. That was engaging and ... totally fucked up.

I think the biggest weakness is the robot General dude with multiple arms is a terrible villain (and the voice actor practically shouts all his lines).

Skitch
11-29-2020, 01:19 AM
You think that's fucked up wait till like season 3 or 4 when theres cabals of witches turning Maul into a cyborg and shit. Its dark for a kids Star Wars show. Also, I've said it about 37 times already on MC, but that fight of Anakin and Obi-Wan v Dooku is one of the best in Star Wars. And that's one battle of many in the series that are jaw dropping awesome action.

If all the fuckers can give Deep Space Nine a pass because "you have to get past season one", then I can use that excuse too. :D

Dukefrukem
11-29-2020, 02:07 AM
I was kinda surprised to discover Ashoka is a major fan favorite among those r/prequelmemes weirdoes.



"Rookies" (Season 1, Episode 5) convinced me on the merits. That was engaging and ... totally fucked up.

I think the biggest weakness is the robot General dude with multiple arms is a terrible villain (and the voice actor practically shouts all his lines).

Grievous? It totally doesn't help that we know exactly how he dies either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpc_w7kibRo&ab_channel=EmpireStateStudios

https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/General-Grievous_c9df9cb5.jpeg?region= 0%2C0%2C1200%2C675&width=960

Skitch
11-29-2020, 02:27 AM
Yep I'll agree with that. I like the mystery of that character, but it does suffer the problem of all prequels. Is there any prequel story that doesnt end disappointing because you already know where it's going to go?

Irish
11-29-2020, 03:39 AM
You think that's fucked up wait till like season 3 or 4 when theres cabals of witches turning Maul into a cyborg and shit. Its dark for a kids Star Wars show. Also, I've said it about 37 times already on MC, but that fight of Anakin and Obi-Wan v Dooku is one of the best in Star Wars. And that's one battle of many in the series that are jaw dropping awesome action.

If all the fuckers can give Deep Space Nine a pass because "you have to get past season one", then I can use that excuse too. :D

It's surprisingly dark and I'm kinda shocked how much I'm enjoying. My expectations for anything "Star Wars" related couldn't be lower, I've heard nothing but bad to lukewarm things about "Clones" for years, but ... I just watched 3 really solid episodes. (One of them had a guest appearance from George Takei playing a Separatist warlord. Weirdly jarring to hear Sulu's voice in "Star Wars," lol.)


Grievous? It totally doesn't help that we know exactly how he dies either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpc_w7kibRo&ab_channel=EmpireStateStudios

Yep, that's the dude. The way the character is written and the way the voice actor delivers the lines, Grievous seriously reminds me of Emperor Zerg from "Toy Story 2."

https://i.imgur.com/QJdGyMo.jpg

Irish
11-29-2020, 03:40 AM
OTOH next up is another Padme and Jar Jar episode, FML

Skitch
11-29-2020, 03:44 AM
I'm telling you man, it's not without fault (obvs), but it gets better all the way to the end, imo. And the animation style grew on me like a fungus. I very much disliked it at first. And the stuff they do developing Boba Fett was wild. Even the stuff with Maul I was like "whaaaaaaat, come on wut"

One episode later "okay that's pretty sweet"

But I'm the wrong person to engage with anything Stat Wars because I openly admit I'm a hoebag for it lol

Skitch
11-29-2020, 03:47 AM
If absolutely nothing else, clone wars should be viewed has a development of the character of ashoka tano, and the absolute [behind the scenes] horror show she personally witnessed in the development of Darth Vader.

Irish
11-29-2020, 03:55 AM
Padme and Jar Jar just discovered the Separatists are messing around with chemical weapons on Naboo???? They showed a whole bunch of native livestock keeling over from poisoned water. WTF IS THIS SHOW

Irish
11-29-2020, 03:58 AM
I'm telling you man, it's not without fault (obvs), but it gets better all the way to the end, imo.

I glanced at a few "best of lists" on some fan blogs and this is def the vibe I got, too. Like, the show really takes off around season 3 or 4 and gets wild.

But I dunno, man. I think the first season is pretty good. They got a wide cast of characters, varied plotlines, tons of cool locations, plenty of action, and some relatively sophisticated themes. This is worlds better than the other animated "Star Wars" shows I've seen and definitely better than "The Mandalorian" on a per episode basis (despite "Clone's" notable lack of Baby Yoda).

Skitch
11-29-2020, 04:01 AM
What it is is damn better than movie episodes 7, 8, and 9. And that comes from a big defender of ep8.

Skitch
11-29-2020, 04:03 AM
Hey if you dig s1 (I do too) you're in for a great ride. Most cant get by s1. That show gets nuts.

Skitch
11-29-2020, 04:05 AM
I think you should start a thread Irish Watches Clone Wars and live chat your thoughts as you go through it.

Irish
11-29-2020, 04:23 AM
I think you should start a thread Irish Watches Clone Wars and live chat your thoughts as you go through it.

lol, I was about to post: OMG the mad scientist who developed the chemical weapons looks like a dollar store Mr Freeze and has a German accent. I can't decide if that's hilariously funny or in really bad taste.

Dukefrukem
11-29-2020, 05:17 AM
Fuck it. I'm binging this thing.

Skitch
11-29-2020, 10:52 AM
Another thing the show does extremely well is editing. Example: theres more than one mission to reach an objective. Show follows one group for an episode. Next episode follows the other group, but develops objective in creative way that the viewer learns just what they need to. Paths steer towards convergence, but just dont fully cross, to where the viewer has all the information, but can understand why the different groups make possibly not quite right choices because they dont know what the other group knows.

I know that may sound vague and dumb, but I really marvelled and that editing. It kept me ensnared. It built the characters character while they were separated, then when they do come back together, they felt stronger for separate reasons, because of their different experiences.

Dukefrukem
12-05-2020, 02:51 AM
And Boba Fett officially returns. A billion fanboys shouted out with glee even though this was ultimately a very short and very terrible filler episode.


Makes me wonder if they should just release this as a 3 hour movie rather than six 30 minute blue ball episodes.

Irish
12-05-2020, 03:04 AM
blue ball episodes

Perfect term for the endless tease of modern tv.

I was surprised this episode was directed by Robert Rodriguez, who has a rep for delivering low budget material with flair, but this looked like shit. The writing and action were both terrible.

They've falling into this weird formula where every week Mando has a videogame style quest ("defend Baby Yoda against 30 bandits") and there's always special guest star or character.

Also surprised they went to back to the "fan favorite" well right after an episode featuring Ashoka.

Didn't understand why You Know Who allied himself with Mando after Mando returned the armor. Like, Mando was already obligated to do that by his own belief system. You don't owe him anything, dude.

At this point, doesn't You Know Who make Mando irrelevant? Why not just call it The Boba Fett Show from now on? Why would the producers upstage their own protagonist this way?

Skitch
12-05-2020, 03:23 AM
I dont really feel anything that that character is back. Sweet episode, quite enjoyed it.

[ETM]
12-05-2020, 09:35 AM
Dina kept saying "and one more toy... two more toys... one less toy... two more action figures..." whenever a new character (or a new variant) came on screen, or something was destroyed. I'm enjoying my back-to-back SW/ST on Friday nights but people are definitely very easily amused.

Dukefrukem
12-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Didn't understand why You Know Who allied himself with Mando after Mando returned the armor. Like, Mando was already obligated to do that by his own belief system. You don't owe him anything, dude.

I think they were trying to establish they are both from same honorable tribe and they are one in the same. But to your latter spoiler point, spot on.

bac0n
12-07-2020, 06:02 PM
I remember saving my proofs of purchase from my Star Wars figures, then sending them in and counting the days - the interminable wait!- until Boba Fett arrived, and then losing my shit when I saw him standing in the star destroyer with the other bounty hunters - including Bossk, whom I also sent in proofs of purchase to get. So, you're damn right I flipped out when I saw the Slave One flying in, and absolutely lost it when he got his armor and started cleaning house.

Filler drivel? Maybe, but I sure as shit loved it.

Skitch
12-07-2020, 06:05 PM
I really liked those parts too, and I never had the love of the character everyone else [I mean Star Wars fandom] seemed to. Except for the Clone Wars animated show, that is where I thought they really developed a badass character.

Dukefrukem
12-07-2020, 06:39 PM
It's kind of weird how much love there was for that character that did so little in the original trilogy.

bac0n
12-08-2020, 01:24 AM
It's kind of weird how much love there was for that character that did so little in the original trilogy.

I would submit that it was BECAUSE the character did so little in the OT that he has such enduring appeal to the fans. Don't know if you know this or not, but Boba Fett was actually an action figure before he was a movie character. You could send in 5 proofs of purchase, and Kenner would send you the figure. Speaking as a boy who was 7-8 years old at the time, mad with Star Wars fever, just like ALL of my friends, this was a really big fucking deal. Here, amidst all the comparatively drab and dull Star Wars figures, you had this colorful warrior with a cool kinda-stormtrooper-but-not-helmet, a jet pack with a missile launcher on it, and what looked like wrist blasters and who knows what other gizmos hidden in his armor. You can imagine all the kids' imaginations running wild. It was like a willy wonka golden ticket.

Then he shows up in Empire, we all go bananas finally seeing Boba on screen, only to do not so much. Okay, that means he must get his proper treatment in whatever movie comes next. Annnnnnd... Jedi comes along, and he gets maybe a shot off, shoots a grappling hook, and that's about it before he goes out like a chump in the sarlacc pit. Not exactly the fate befitting the most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Not satisfied, a whole non-canon series of stories are stood up, and it is all but assumed that he somehow escaped the pit. Comics and stories abound, keeping the legend alive.

So, when I saw Boba demonstrating the skills that made him as feared a bounty hunter as he is, I was watching through the eyes of that 7 year old who got that action figure, finally getting to see Boba get his onscreen due.

Irish
12-08-2020, 01:46 AM
I'd argue that Fett did something major: He's the only character to outsmart Han Solo.

But you nailed the zeitgeist. Marketing the toy a year or so before the movie came out was pure genius on the part of Lucas and Kenner.

Dukefrukem
12-08-2020, 02:46 AM
I would submit that it was BECAUSE the character did so little in the OT that he has such enduring appeal to the fans. Don't know if you know this or not, but Boba Fett was actually an action figure before he was a movie character. You could send in 5 proofs of purchase, and Kenner would send you the figure. Speaking as a boy who was 7-8 years old at the time, mad with Star Wars fever, just like ALL of my friends, this was a really big fucking deal. Here, amidst all the comparatively drab and dull Star Wars figures, you had this colorful warrior with a cool kinda-stormtrooper-but-not-helmet, a jet pack with a missile launcher on it, and what looked like wrist blasters and who knows what other gizmos hidden in his armor. You can imagine all the kids' imaginations running wild. It was like a willy wonka golden ticket.

Then he shows up in Empire, we all go bananas finally seeing Boba on screen, only to do not so much. Okay, that means he must get his proper treatment in whatever movie comes next. Annnnnnd... Jedi comes along, and he gets maybe a shot off, shoots a grappling hook, and that's about it before he goes out like a chump in the sarlacc pit. Not exactly the fate befitting the most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Not satisfied, a whole non-canon series of stories are stood up, and it is all but assumed that he somehow escaped the pit. Comics and stories abound, keeping the legend alive.

So, when I saw Boba demonstrating the skills that made him as feared a bounty hunter as he is, I was watching through the eyes of that 7 year old who got that action figure, finally getting to see Boba get his onscreen due.

I do remember the story. I also remember why people got so giddy when his rocket was finally realized in the episode with Timothy Olyphant.

Wasn't the toy recalled because of a choking hazard or something?

bac0n
12-08-2020, 03:13 AM
I do remember the story. I also remember why people got so giddy when his rocket was finally realized in the episode with Timothy Olyphant.

Wasn't the toy recalled because of a choking hazard or something?

Yeah, the first iterations of the toy had a removable rocket.

Wryan
12-12-2020, 07:55 AM
I had a blast with this episode, tho the weird twitchy maybe-cgi (?) stormtroopers ragdolling threw me a bit. That and the fake explosions. It looked rather cheap. Just give Temuera Morrison some close-ups and an opportunity to flex and it's leagues better than the show has been for long stretches.....at least for this short stretch.

[ETM]
12-12-2020, 09:47 AM
I can't get over the naive plots, as fun as some of the stuff is... Everything is incredibly contrived and silly, and we wouldn't be letting any other show get away with it. The SW mojo is really strong.

Skitch
12-18-2020, 04:28 PM
Season ender...well...I didn't see that coming. Wowzers. Stay through the credits.

Dukefrukem
12-19-2020, 02:52 AM
Yeh that was something alright. Need to sleep on it. It's very deus ex machina, but that appears to be the manta of the whole series.

As for the spin-off, how many more spin-offs do we actually need? Can't we just mold all of these character into one fuckin' series? I mean, they all live during the same time period ....unless they are planning some kind of Avengers / Defenders series.

Skitch
12-19-2020, 03:36 AM
Lot of people said we didnt need this Mandalorian shit. Turns out to be pretty sweet. Who knows? Let's peep it out. Plenty of chance to shit on it if it sucks.

Side question: Why are they still not utilizing the amazing books they de-canonized? At this point, who gives a shit? People love the books and they (at least the ones I have, outside of Leia and Hans kids) wouldnt really effect the Mandalorian show or the most recent trilogy. Go for it.

[ETM]
12-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Very few surprises, as always. Might continue watching but it's obvious that there isn't any desire from Disney to make any effort to make any of the content "good good", just "Star Wars good".

Wryan
01-04-2021, 05:31 AM
Oh my god his fucking face. He looked like someone dipped him in the ooze from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Jesus Christ, Disney, put some more money in that shit if you're gonna do that.

Dukefrukem
01-04-2021, 12:58 PM
Oh my god his fucking face. He looked like someone dipped him in the ooze from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Jesus Christ, Disney, put some more money in that shit if you're gonna do that.

I didn't think it was as bad or egregious as the shit in Rogue One.

Wryan
01-04-2021, 03:51 PM
I think the only one that's worked so far is the young Luke we see in flashback training with Leia and his helmet opens for a moment. Or maybe it was just good because they only had to do it for like 2 seconds ha, but then Leia there was also still bad. It's weird.

Dukefrukem
01-04-2021, 05:08 PM
Or maybe it was just good because they only had to do it for like 2 seconds .



and she didn't speak.

Morris Schæffer
01-22-2021, 05:33 PM
One more episode to go, then I will read this thread. It's an unremarkable season so far although the first was hardly top shelf television to begin with. Episodic to a fault, uninspired scripting (seemed like every level, I mean mission was of the 'you do this for me, and I'll do that for you' variety), set pieces which resemble video game levels, superb guest stars which didn't leave much of An impression. Mandalorian just doesn't cut it.

Ezee E
01-29-2021, 04:53 PM
Will avoid spoilers, so won't be reading this thread until I finish...

But Episode I.

-Loved that it was a bit longer than last season's episodes.
-The "fan service" was done better in this episode than anything in the new trilogy. Not only did it use it well within the realm of this particular story, it also improved on something that fans have hated on with the updates (the Krayt Dragon scream).
-Something about some of the well-known actors just looks weird in the world of Star Wars. I bought into the Olyphant character, but something about his look, and others from before, just seems too polished and clean... It's definitely just a thing for me at least. Had a similar issue with Giancarlo Esposito/Bill Burr when they popped up last year.

Skitch
01-29-2021, 09:37 PM
Had a similar issue with Giancarlo Esposito/Bill Burr when they popped up last year.
No spoilers, but you might come around on that this season. Maybe not.

Ezee E
02-03-2021, 04:04 AM
The spider episode! Ha. It's so away from the story, but I dug it. Similar to last season's monster episode. I like that he randomly shot ones that had no chance of being close to him either.

The Heiress. This one was just okay. It was cool seeing the takedown of the starship, but I don't really understand why the Octopus-guys had anything against The Child/Mando to try and kill them. Just odd.

Unfortunately, I've been spoiled on Skywalker arriving, but know nothing else.

Ezee E
02-03-2021, 06:26 AM
A Grand Admiral Thrawn namedrop!!

Ezee E
02-05-2021, 06:03 AM
The Siege: Directed by Carl Weathers is awesome.

The Jedi: I haven't seen the Clone Wars, so I don't know much about Ahsoka Tano, but that was a heck of an episode.

The Tragedy: Didn't think this would happen. Figured it was just a cameo. I like it though.

The Believer: Hahaha, Burr's back. It's still so Burr that I can't really take him too seriously, but the whole raid by the Pirates was awesome at least, and the Slave I ship in action is cool too.

Again, standby that they know how to use fan service.

Dukefrukem
02-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Again, standby that they know how to use fan service.

agreed.

Skitch
02-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Burr at that breakroom table was my favorite scene of season 2.

Dukefrukem
02-05-2021, 05:00 PM
Burr at that breakroom table was my favorite scene of season 2.

Yeh I laughed pretty hard at that.

Ezee E
02-05-2021, 09:37 PM
Finished. I feel like they tried to give Luke Skywalker the "Darth Vader Rogue 1" feel, but it wasn't nearly as good. If anything, how the hell did Luke know to go there? This was far away from the location that Grogu had sat on that rock thing. He also just looked... Odd. I almost didn't think it was Mark Hamill as Luke.

The show has a trend of "just when things are about to end, something happens last minute" but the Luke Skywalker X-Wing is the most farfetched of the whole season. Everything else worked in some context or didn't feel forced.

Overall, I highly approve of the first seven episodes and the general approach to the rescue otherwise. It definitely catered to more fan service this season, but it still all worked (besides Luke).

Whatever they feed people in Jabba's Palace sure adds the pounds. Boba better fire that chef or that armor isn't going to fit.

Morris Schæffer
02-07-2021, 09:09 AM
The Siege: Directed by Carl Weathers is awesome.

What pissed me off was that twice the enemy's crosshairs lit up bright red, indicating a hit was inevitable as per the way these things work, but nope. I know the empire's masterful at hitting diddly squat, but this was a cheat. Here's a suggestion, which of course no one that matters Will ever read, but how about moving away from that stereotype and actually having enemies that can hit something?

Not that the episode wasn't sorta fun and action-packed, but I didn't find it thrilling. There is so little built up, so little development. It's literally Carga saying 'there's this thing, let's go there and cause some ruckus'. It's basically a side quest on an Assassin's Creed world map.

DFA1979
02-08-2021, 10:58 PM
Burr at that breakroom table was my favorite scene of season 2.

I loved that part. Reminded me of Django Unchained when The doc says fuck it and shoots Leo.

I think Season 1 was better but I really enjoyed Season 2. I'm curious about what Season 3 will be like. And man did that final scene tug on my emotions a bit.

I'm not sure about a Fett spinoff. We'll see.

Ezee E
02-09-2021, 12:33 AM
Wonder when Mando even goes for Season 3 at this point now that Grogu has gone off for training.

Does this also mean that Grogu dies when Kylo revolts?? *I'm sure this will be a season*

Skitch
02-09-2021, 12:52 AM
Wonder when Mando even goes for Season 3 at this point now that Grogu has gone off for training.

Does this also mean that Grogu dies when Kylo revolts?? *I'm sure this will be a season*

Half the season he chases bounties and there are hints of an "organization". Half way through season he gets some real info from a bounty, the "organization" is hunting Grogu. Time to go find Grogu and warn the teacher. Rest of season. Final ep, cliffhanger.

Ezee E
02-09-2021, 04:10 AM
Half the season he chases bounties and there are hints of an "organization". Half way through season he gets some real info from a bounty, the "organization" is hunting Grogu. Time to go find Grogu and warn the teacher. Rest of season. Final ep, cliffhanger.

Better yet, who do we want to see next season?

Would totally be fine if they were to hire him to rescue other "Force Strong" individuals to bring to the Academy.

My list:
1)Dengar

That's the list.

Skitch
02-09-2021, 11:24 AM
Orphan broom kids parents.

*runs*

Skitch
02-09-2021, 11:28 AM
Oh maybe also when he finds Grogu, Ahsoka shows up at same time and her and Luke have a low key fight because they dont know each other.

But Mace Windu steps in at last second and stops them both! Eh? Eh??

I cant believe Hollywood hasnt hired me yet. /sarcasm

Dukefrukem
02-09-2021, 01:54 PM
Yeh they kind of written themselves into a wall. I'd rather the show NOT revolve around Grogu.

Speaking of which, my life size sideshows collectible showed up last week.


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Ezee E
02-09-2021, 04:33 PM
I wonder if The Book of Boba Fett will just be a collection of individual stories, or if it picks up with him taking over the Palace. As it stands, he's not too interesting going forward in the current timeline. Would find it more interesting to see his escape from the Sarlaac and why the Palace obviously means a lot to him.

Skitch
02-11-2021, 06:19 AM
Anyone care about Gina Carano being dropped/cancelled?

StuSmallz
02-11-2021, 07:40 AM
No, because she hasn't actually been "cancelled", she's just facing reasonable consequences for making offensive statements, and they never should've hired a Sandy Hook truther on that show in the first place anyway.

Morris Schæffer
02-11-2021, 08:50 AM
A pretty non-descript character who pops in now and then to look tough and beat people up. I didn't mind Gina or the character, but she won't be missed by me.

Dukefrukem
02-11-2021, 11:59 AM
She had a good thing going. Dummy should know better. You work for the most PC company on the fuxking planet.

Skitch
02-11-2021, 12:15 PM
and they never should've hired a Sandy Hook truther on that show in the first place anyway.

Holy shit shes that too?? I'm mostly offended these articles keep calling her an actress. When you have to be overdubbed in a whole movie starring YOU, it's because you blow. I'm baffled she ever got another job acting after that shitshow.

Peng
02-11-2021, 01:06 PM
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Skitch
02-11-2021, 01:52 PM
Who does she have dirt on that Hollywood keeps trying to make her a star? She literally awful in everything shes been in. Dont get me wrong, shes a fucking fighter, and if forced in a ring with her I would shit my pants and climb the walls like Split trying to escape, but even less than double digit length word dialogue bits shes AWFUL.

She couldnt say "hi I'm gina" in a movie without sounding awkward and weird and unnatural.

[ETM]
02-11-2021, 01:53 PM
Holy shit shes that too??

Holocaust denial, anti-vaccine, COVID misinformation, "election fraud" theories, Epstein... She covered all the bases.

Dukefrukem
02-11-2021, 01:55 PM
Who does she have dirt on that Hollywood keeps trying to make her a star? She literally awful in everything shes been in. Dont get me wrong, shes a fucking fighter, and if forced in a ring with her I would shit my pants and climb the walls like Split trying to escape, but even less than double digit length word dialogue bits shes AWFUL.

Haywire was pretty good.

Skitch
02-11-2021, 01:58 PM
Haywire was pretty good.

Fighting was good. Her acting was terrible. You can even see it in the eyes of her costars. They dont know what to do with her.

Wryan
02-11-2021, 02:58 PM
Funny that, both onscreen and off, if she just stood there and had presence and didn't open her mouth she'd be fine, even good.

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Peng
02-11-2021, 03:35 PM
;633646']Holocaust denial, anti-vaccine, COVID misinformation, "election fraud" theories, Epstein... She covered all the bases.

Don't forget QAnon conspiracies. She truly doesn't miss anything.

Ezee E
02-11-2021, 03:45 PM
I attribute it to lazy casting. Yeah, she's unrivaled in her look/build which worked well in all her roles, but all that needs to be done is to audition through the many other female fighters in UFC/other fighting networks to find the next one, and maybe they won't cancel themselves either.

Dukefrukem
02-11-2021, 06:28 PM
No, because she hasn't actually been "cancelled", she's just facing reasonable consequences for making offensive statements, and they never should've hired a Sandy Hook truther on that show in the first place anyway.

She might be canceled though.

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Idioteque Stalker
02-11-2021, 06:42 PM
;633646']Holocaust denial, anti-vaccine, COVID misinformation, "election fraud" theories, Epstein... She covered all the bases.

lol that's quite the resume.

DFA1979
02-11-2021, 07:42 PM
I think it would be hilarious if they replaced her with another actress in the role but honestly there's no need to have her character on the show anyways.

Ezee E
02-12-2021, 12:42 AM
I think it would be hilarious if they replaced her with another actress in the role but honestly there's no need to have her character on the show anyways.

Rumor is Lucy Lawless

DFA1979
02-12-2021, 02:24 AM
Rumor is Lucy Lawless

That would be a good choice.

[ETM]
02-12-2021, 05:56 PM
Rumor or wishful thinking?

Skitch
02-12-2021, 06:02 PM
;633729']Rumor or wishful thinking?

Wishful thinking.