Star Wars: The Mandalorian

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Hell with it, let's do a separate thread. Final trailer now live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmI7WKrAtqs

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:06 (one year ago) link

I hope Werner's paycheck can cover a couple of new docs

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:09 (one year ago) link

I've no doubt.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

the only way I'll pirate this is if the Herzog vs other actors' dialogue ratio is the same as in the trailers

Simon H., Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link

Pew. Pew pew.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

Cant wait for The Bobo Fat Show starring Bobo Fat

Eldridge Borgnine (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:52 (one year ago) link

So they always freeze their prey in carbonite?

Also, "best in the parsec"?

This looks cool, but it's a perpetual annoyance that every new Star Wars release has to take these little details from the original movies and reframe them as if they were always meant to be canonical elements of this world.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:45 (one year ago) link

Hey, why bother with world building if you're not going to show off the world you've built?

I hope there is an Ewok Assassin Squad in this.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:47 (one year ago) link

Moodles otm. Every moment where like a character says 'stop being so SALACIOUS, you CRUMB' and then turns to look directly at the camera while winking furiously and saying 'DO YOU GET IT, GUYS? DID YOU PICK UP ON THAT REFERENCE? ISN'T IT A HILARIOUS CALLBACK?' makes me retch.

Eldridge Borgnine (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:52 (one year ago) link

meh, Herzog's only in one episode

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:32 (one year ago) link

the trailer is baller tho

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:46 (one year ago) link

Except maybe for parts of SOLO I haven't found the Disney-era fanservice to be all that winky and egregious? But I am a true SW stan and not to be trusted tbrr

My wife and I did the three-years prepaid Disney+ plan for the 20% savings, that's how ready I am for this.

Star Wars IX will be my last SW

may the Farce be with you

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

Which one was the last one? Is this new one the 9th one? I'm pretty comfortable being done. I don't think my wife has even seen the original trilogy, and my kids don't give a poop.

Whenever I see this thread (and the show title) my first reaction is always that it's an announcement for a Star Wars themed casino/resort. Which ... give it time, I guess.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:28 (one year ago) link

The resort part is already happening

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:33 (one year ago) link

I was gonna say....

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:33 (one year ago) link

Dunno if I'll watch it, but it's kind of amazing that TV shows look like this now.

jmm, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:35 (one year ago) link

I meant like Vegas-style, not Disney style. Or is there a Vegas Star Wars resort opening, too?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:36 (one year ago) link

I agree with Moodles that this should ideally be a musical, set in 1920s Chicago, and if possible called Chicago the Musical: a Star Wars Story.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:43 (one year ago) link

That's exactly what I was saying

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:47 (one year ago) link

Start the speeder
I know a yubnub spot
Where the milk is blue
Cause Tatooine is hot
Bring a droid, you're a fool
And there's a nightly duel
And all
That
Jizz

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:49 (one year ago) link

xpost Except way, way gayer.

They really just need to keep piling on the gay until the toxic fans all collapse from rage strokes.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:50 (one year ago) link

You didn't need the xpost there, really.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:51 (one year ago) link

I realized as soon as I xposted.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:51 (one year ago) link

I was born with stars in my eyes, watching the skies, asking myself why was I born with these feeeeeeeelings?
Dreams of death stars, outer space wars, battles that would leave you reeeeeeeeeling.
One of these days I will be one of them, one of these days I'll be outgunning them ...
One of these days I'll be outmanning them, every last one-man of them, again and again, you can't force me to stop when the heavens they have no clear ceeeeeeeeiling ....

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:59 (one year ago) link

The usual io9 breakdown of these things, ie trailers.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 02:12 (one year ago) link

Every moment where like a character says 'stop being so SALACIOUS, you CRUMB'

real life lol

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 02:15 (one year ago) link

are they putting out the whole series on Nov 12 Netflix style or is it coming out week by week Hulu style?

akm, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:48 (one year ago) link

Week by week

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 15:33 (one year ago) link

URL pretty much gives it all away, no reason to even click.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:53 (one year ago) link

Do you watch any television?

I do, I watch the news from different sources. Sometimes I see things that are completely against my cultural nature. I was raised with Latin and Ancient Greek and poetry from Greek antiquity, but sometimes, just to see the world I live in, I watch “WrestleMania.”

An unexpected choice.

You have to know what a good amount of the population is watching. Do not underestimate the Kardashians. As vulgar as they may be, it doesn’t matter that much, but you have to find some sort of orientation. As I always say, the poet must not close his eyes, must not avert them.

So you’ve been watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians?”

I’m starting to discover it. I’m curious; that’s my guiding principal.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:54 (one year ago) link

In all seriousness, there are so many great quotes in that interview that cutting and pasting is pointless.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:56 (one year ago) link

Favreau has made some highly successful films recently; did you feel an element of pressure working with him?

I do not know what other films he has made.

You don’t?

No.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:57 (one year ago) link

Yeah, Herzog strikes me as an abyss-gazer, for sure.

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:58 (one year ago) link

these things are only foreign to you if you let them be foreign

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:00 (one year ago) link

pretty sure underestimating the kardashians is a risk-free proposition, what a silly thing to convince yourself of. "It's important to keep tabs on what regular people are into", says the director of Fata Morgana

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:09 (one year ago) link

to confuse the mundane with the depraved is a common mistake

(I'm mumbling these in a Herzog impersonation voice as I type)

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:18 (one year ago) link

One must unflinchingly look into the dark heart of the culture to comprehend the behavior of the most debased among us.

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:32 (one year ago) link

Reminded of this old gem:

https://i.redd.it/e923cdvfu8yz.jpg

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:33 (one year ago) link

hits all kinds of genre conventions in a tight 40 minutes, excellent settings and costume work, would watch many more episodes

mh, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:12 (one year ago) link

This was fun!

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:38 (one year ago) link

someone in my group dm made a salient point. herzog's future obits now to read: "star wars actor werner herzog dies age 95"

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:40 (one year ago) link

Imagine that : a Star Wars tv series that seems more attuned to what made the original films work than the current SW films do.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:45 (one year ago) link

The blurrg CGI was... not good.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:17 (one year ago) link

Oh Jesus Christ they're going to sell a zillion dollars in toys of the big reveal.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:02 (one year ago) link

There were a couple of blurg shots that were off, true.

Getting some _Lone Wolf and Cub_ vibes off that ending.

It is good to know that Salacious Crumbs make excellent BBQ.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:01 (one year ago) link

Woulda been better imo to get a lookalike actor who introduces himself as "Skywalker... Luke Skywalker" so that they could write young luke into this universe without the tech issues...

It would have been great if they did this and then in the next season we find out that this is actually some sith dude impersonating Luke Skywalker

silverfish, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:40 (four weeks ago) link

I dunno, the Sith might not take the Rule of Two that seriously but they certainly seem bound to only wield one color of lightsaber

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 17:42 (four weeks ago) link

Lotsa couches got coated in cum when our mystery character flashed a green saber

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 17:54 (four weeks ago) link

gross

Nhex, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:26 (four weeks ago) link

Is that what blue milk is

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:53 (four weeks ago) link

Anyway there's some sort of making-of for season 2 dropping I think on Christmas itself; won't be a series like the previous one, probably since all the basics had been discussed already.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:54 (four weeks ago) link

I would watch another hourlong dive into how The Volume works though

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:55 (four weeks ago) link

Imagine if they could track your head and make it into a very expensive single-person holodeck using dynamic perspective.

DJI, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:21 (four weeks ago) link

Finally caught up with the last couple of episodes. Some of it was kind of dopey - too much dark this and dark that - but there were some solid laser fights, and nice genre nods to everything from Wages of Fear to nu-Battlestar Galactica. Didn't care about the look of youthafied Luke when in the end he's still acting against a puppet, a robot trashcan, and a variety of Boba Fetts of different bents. Did find the terminators silly, and even my daughter commented how every bunch of baddies (stormtroopers, terminators, space pirates) seemed to come in never-ending waves. We thought it would have been hilarious if they just left the Dark Terminators floating in space, and some future Star Wars thing could have a ship flying around and run into them.

"The sensors are warning there's an asteroid field ahead!"

"Those aren't asteroids ... those are Dark Terminators!"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:37 (four weeks ago) link

Their batteries would be dead by then. Would have been cool if their jet shoes drained too much battery, and they took turns punching the door until they died so that only a few were left to fight.

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 03:58 (four weeks ago) link

I would have liked Mando to offer Luke a small but key piece of aid or advice during the Jedi battle sequence, just so as not to be completely useless.

chap, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:18 (four weeks ago) link

Hamill's voice performance was more disappointing than digital putty face, considering he does a pretty good Harrison Ford...

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:07 (four weeks ago) link

I wonder if they even tried to post-process the Wolverine out of his vocals...

Nhex, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:08 (four weeks ago) link

I'm shocked Mando didn't give Gogurt that metal ball as a parting gift.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:10 (four weeks ago) link

Also, Luke really should have been all "baby Yoda!!?!!?"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:11 (four weeks ago) link

The two had already communicated via that magic pillar of light, so Grogu's species probably wasn't a surprise.

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:14 (four weeks ago) link

Eh, I'm sure they bonded adorably once they were off camera and Luke didn't have to pretend he was cool.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:20 (four weeks ago) link

Ok I finished this, and actually I was fine with deepfake Luke, but I have low standards for sfx.

Other than that it was still pretty dumb & bad, but I can accept at this point that it's just supposed to be an oddly violent live-action kid's cartoon. Cool that people like it and they're making a million more of them I suppose.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:42 (four weeks ago) link

That's sort of the Marvel model, especially early on. Lots of killing, no blood.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 23:06 (four weeks ago) link

ballard’s criticism that the massive casual violence (including genocide) is a big problem with star wars remains true.

one of the virtues of the mandalorian is that it showed a somewhat politically equivalent and scrappy system, including imperial remnants and went some way to humanising stormtroopers - their armour looks scrappy and a bit unclean iirc in the first episode, and they’re jumpy, and boba’s caving in of a stormtrooper helmet was quite effectively and it seemed to me deliberately humanising (it was quite a lingering shot) - there’s a skull in there basically.

so to use them so consistently as polystyrene pew-pew fodder is not v appealing tbh.

Fizzles, Thursday, 24 December 2020 08:00 (three weeks ago) link

I guess everyone’s pretty accustomed to seeing stormtroopers blown away like that (which doesn’t make it cool) - but the screen in s1 where mando sniped half a dozen Jawas just to send a message was a real WTF moment for me when watching with kids!

the least famous person you were surprised to discover (emsworth), Thursday, 24 December 2020 08:52 (three weeks ago) link

*scene

the least famous person you were surprised to discover (emsworth), Thursday, 24 December 2020 08:53 (three weeks ago) link

yes, it's a rather moralistic argument to make, and seeing people zapped is fun! ofc mandalorian and original star wars is v much a western. don't want to finger wag, but i do remember watching star wars again relatively recently and really feeling the casualness of 'let's zap an entire planet' and got it a couple of times in the mandalorian as well.

Fizzles, Thursday, 24 December 2020 08:58 (three weeks ago) link

Thousands of Gungans died in Episode 1...and for what?1

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:05 (three weeks ago) link

No Blood for Kyber!

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:00 (three weeks ago) link

I'm shocked Mando didn't give Gogurt that metal ball as a parting gift.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:10 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

the ball went up in flames with the rest of the razor’s crest :(

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:09 (three weeks ago) link

i could swear he did manage to save the ball for him

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

-the Lance Armstrong story

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:14 (three weeks ago) link

He did save the ball. (Not that ball.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 December 2020 14:08 (three weeks ago) link

Mando -- has only got one ball!
Grogu -- has two but very small

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 24 December 2020 14:10 (three weeks ago) link

when baby yoda becomes a sith, he’ll find the burnt out husk of that ball, put it on display, and speak to it like kylo did with vader’s mask

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 December 2020 14:40 (three weeks ago) link

Holy shit definitely

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 24 December 2020 14:44 (three weeks ago) link

Mando totally dug it out and rescued it from the ruins of the ship. Chekov's Ball did not deliver.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 December 2020 15:12 (three weeks ago) link

i do remember watching star wars again relatively recently and really feeling the casualness of 'let's zap an entire planet'

I really liked how this series examined the (psychological) aftershock of Alderaan’s destruction, though.

(I liked the Cara Dune character in general; too bad the actor is a wingnut.)

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Thursday, 24 December 2020 16:19 (three weeks ago) link

when oh when will there be star peace?

closed beta (NotEnough), Thursday, 24 December 2020 16:49 (three weeks ago) link

xp totally agreed. it's a shame - i liked her when she left the UFC and started out in Haywire

Nhex, Thursday, 24 December 2020 18:29 (three weeks ago) link

I could not stop laughing at the rock 'em sock 'em robot punching.

BrianB, Thursday, 24 December 2020 23:20 (three weeks ago) link

same, that was very amusing

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 December 2020 23:33 (three weeks ago) link

"We didn't want to spoil the surprise during the big Kathleen Kennedy announcement of all the shows [during Investor Day earlier this month], so they let me keep this one a secret, " Favreau says. "So this is actually separate from The Mandalorian season 3. But what we didn't say in that announcement is the next show coming up — what Kathy called 'the next chapter' — is going to be The Book of Boba Fett, and then we go into production right after that on The Mandalorian, back with the main character that we all know and love... pretty soon following that. There's a lot of Star Wars content coming out, I think they announced 10 projects, I think this will be 11."

This raises the possibility that The Mandalorian itself won't air until 2022.


This seems right to me? Like Book of Boba becomes default s3 and Mando proper returns fast after.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:28 (three weeks ago) link

I read that somewhere too – S3 planned for 2022.

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Sunday, 27 December 2020 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

The Marvel shows start debuting in 2021, right? So Mandalorian should be back just in time for the Marvel movies to start belatedly hitting theaters.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 27 December 2020 22:36 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, Wandavision hits Jan. 15, Falcon/Winter Soldier March 19. Loki in the summer. I'm sure Disney+ will drop something else for November.
Book of Boba Fett should be December, guessing there will be some kind of crossover with Mando S3 or one of the other announced SW shows.

Nhex, Sunday, 27 December 2020 22:49 (three weeks ago) link

one of the virtues of the mandalorian is that it showed a somewhat politically equivalent and scrappy system, including imperial remnants and went some way to humanising stormtroopers

I thought the most effective example of humanizing stormtroopers in this season was Chapter 15, where Mayfield and Mando dress up as Imperials and when they make it safely through the pirates to the Imperial base, and all the stormtroopers are cheering for them and clapping them on the back. It showed a kind of camaraderie and warmth you usually don't associate with stormtroopers.

o. nate, Monday, 28 December 2020 23:14 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, also it felt like a sly meta-commentary on how many stormtroopers get casually slaughtered in the movies (and this series): they're super happy and surprised to find out some of them actually survived an enemy attack.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 11:56 (three weeks ago) link

I forgot about the Tron:Legacy youth cgi. This has been around for awhile.

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 1 January 2021 05:30 (two weeks ago) link

Finally watched the Season 2 Gallery thing. While I don't think it warranted another full season, I did find myself still wanting more. Interesting that they didn't talk at all about the Luke scene. Spoiler tags juuuust in case.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 January 2021 15:42 (one week ago) link

Yeah I was noticing that as well -- wonder if they had some other character somehow standing in, or just did a reallll skeleton crew situation for that part.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:34 (one week ago) link

Hamill said something about how well they kept it a secret (for a year?), but I don’t know the specifics.

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Saturday, 9 January 2021 04:34 (one week ago) link

My wife and I were just hanging out with The Last Jedi on TV; the scene came on with those Jedi temple “caretakers” cleaning up after Rey shoots a hole in the wall. My wife (who also watched this series) was like, “Is that the same frog people? Is that the son of the frog who....”.

I thought that was pretty funny.

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Monday, 11 January 2021 07:20 (one week ago) link


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