Star Wars: The Mandalorian

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

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:06 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

I've no doubt.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:10 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Pew. Pew pew.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:23 (eight months ago) link

Cant wait for The Bobo Fat Show starring Bobo Fat

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

meh, Herzog's only in one episode

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

the trailer is baller tho

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:46 (eight months 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

I don't get wet because I am tall and thin and I am afraid of people (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:54 (eight months ago) link

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

I don't get wet because I am tall and thin and I am afraid of people (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:55 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

The resort part is already happening

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:33 (eight months ago) link

I was gonna say....

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

That's exactly what I was saying

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:47 (eight months 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

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:49 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

You didn't need the xpost there, really.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:51 (eight months ago) link

I realized as soon as I xposted.

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

The usual io9 breakdown of these things, ie trailers.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 02:12 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Week by week

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 15:33 (eight months ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:53 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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?


Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:57 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

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

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:00 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

Reminded of this old gem:

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

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:48 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

This was fun!

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

The blurrg CGI was... not good.

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

I'm torn between "ugh this entertaining television show really only exists to create merchandising opportunities" and "I must protect him"

caucus fricked iowa account (mh), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:56 (five months ago) link

I'm halfway through this. Distracted at times by how much Mando's voice & dialogue sounds like a Tom Cruise soundboard.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:20 (five months ago) link

I thought he sounded like Clint Eastwood, by design.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:24 (five months ago) link

Yoda is the exemplar of a species only known as Yoda's species.

Perhaps its just a child of Viridihomine yodalensis.

Wash your hands! (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 17:34 (five months ago) link

Josh otm about exploring the world not dragging out the same tired characters - it’s exactly why this worked. And Rogue One despite the shoehorned cameos.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 19:56 (five months ago) link

Has the show confirmed it to be Yoda, or just, er, *a* Yoda? Because good luck un-naming it, show.

The show takes place after the fall of the Empire in RotJ, i.e. after Yoda's death, so the kid is merely a member Yoda's species. There's some speculation whether it's related to Yoda tho, mostly because his species is so mysterious and rare that previously we've only seen two members of it onscreen (Yoda himself and the female Jedi in the prequel trilogy).

Tuomas, Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:27 (five months ago) link

that's fucking YADDLE u savage, put some respect on her name

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 February 2020 11:13 (five months ago) link

One of my friends has a young daughter (she's 6, I think) who drew this beautiful portrait.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 6 February 2020 15:58 (five months ago) link

A 6 year old drew that!? It's great!

Dan I., Thursday, 6 February 2020 16:52 (five months ago) link

looks like a Sun Ra cover

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 6 February 2020 18:05 (five months ago) link

if you find Luke boring, just the same old Force thing

Dan I., Thursday, 6 February 2020 18:25 (five months ago) link

finally catching up to this - just watched the seven samurai vs the at-st episode and it was GRATE, the haters itt are nuts

the scary-monster at-st and the terrifying unstoppable darth vader at the end of rogue one are both great examples of how treating star wars as a place rather than as endless extensions of the skywalker saga can refresh and revitalise the extremely over-familiar

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 15:13 (five months ago) link

Ha i’m 6 mins into ep 1 is the mask reveal that he’s ancient clint eastwood

in a mellow, balmy way (Hunt3r), Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:09 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

A new “Star Wars” series is in the works at Disney Plus, Variety has learned from sources. The series hails from Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Russian Doll.”

Details of the exact plot of the series are being kept under wraps, but sources say it will be a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the “Star Wars” timeline than other projects. Headland is said to be attached to write and serve as showrunner on the series, with the show currently staffing.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 April 2020 19:45 (two months ago) link

yaddle please

wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 24 April 2020 20:05 (two months ago) link

Finally, the Young Maz Kanata spinoff we've all been waiting for!

Tuomas, Saturday, 25 April 2020 09:23 (two months ago) link

I had been hearing conflicting reports, but noticed this line in a NYT article about the state of the Disney empire in general:

The production shutdown will almost certainly delay Marvel shows like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which was supposed to arrive in August. But the service’s big hit, “The Mandalorian,” finished shooting its second season before the pandemic spread to the United States and will arrive in the fall on schedule. Mr. Nathanson estimates that Disney Plus will lose $2 billion this year, with programming a major expense.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 May 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

that's actually a relief

Nhex, Monday, 4 May 2020 20:10 (two months ago) link

D+ sucks is the thing

Spottie, Monday, 4 May 2020 20:12 (two months ago) link

Idk, I def have concerns about Disney becoming one of our sole entertainment overlords the same as everyone else, but I'll say that Diney+ has more than paid for itself a hundred times over in trying to keep an 8 year-old entertained during quarantine.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 May 2020 20:15 (two months ago) link

First episode of the making-of documentary now live IIRC? Was going to catch it tonight.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 May 2020 20:37 (two months ago) link

To the extent D+ suxx, it's due to the lack of new content (plus, to a lesser extent, some UI issues)... the production delays obv. won't help, but it good (for them, and I guess "us") that Mandalorian S2 will arrive on time.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Monday, 4 May 2020 20:52 (two months ago) link

I get the lack of big name new content, but tbh getting Onward early was huge for my son.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 May 2020 21:11 (two months ago) link

We watched that too -- and have watched Frozen II many times. Getting those films on the service early, due to the circumstances, was welcome for sure.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Monday, 4 May 2020 21:35 (two months ago) link

i just have to catch up on the current season of Clone Wars, but after that I'm not sure what I' going to watch. it's been worth it to be able to watch 6 seasons of that show, though!

Nhex, Monday, 4 May 2020 23:18 (two months ago) link

Clone Wars ended strong

tbf the entire draw of D+ is kids who haven't seen any of the back catalog and families that will watch it together

I can't hate on Disney otherwise, as far as streaming crap goes, because they've tossed FX's back catalog on Hulu and are doing some collaborative Originals program over there

mh, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 01:25 (two months ago) link

I haven't yet but i understand that watching Rebels is the thing after finishing Clone Wars. Same showrunner as CW and The Mandalorian and it takes place between those two shows.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 02:00 (two months ago) link

I have a three your old. We were generally pretty good about not watching too much tv but isolation and general anxiety has kind of changed that. Disney+ is pretty crucial as we go through everything classic and not so classic movie most weekends.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 02:21 (two months ago) link

oh yeah. Rebels! i should definitely watch that. I've heard less good things about Resistance.

Nhex, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 03:22 (two months ago) link

Have any of you watched the "Forces of Destiny" cartoon? I saw it promoted on there and thought I may check it out, I like the idea of it (but I guess they're really short?)

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 03:25 (two months ago) link

Resistance is for younger kids and was kind of boring. I watched a couple episodes

Rebels is pretty much the best Star Wars animated thing they’ve done, although my memory of Droids is haphazard

mh, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 21:31 (two months ago) link

Rebels is indeed great and I need to finish it

genital giant (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 22:28 (two months ago) link

As for the first part of the Mandolarian documentary -- light but enjoyable, basically had all the directors in a round table and then interviewed individually. Some good Dave Filoni stories.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:15 (two months ago) link

I will watch and enjoy but I was watching some cooking show on netflix, the Skywalker Ranch episode (btw their garden is lit) and when Filoni showed up and started riffing with Jon Favreau I had to shake my head and mumble “neeeeerds”

I mean, I enjoy the little nods in episodes and Star Wars minutiae but all the “peel the curtain back” things I’ve seen, and this is a judgment of my own nerdery, are people chuckling over things I’ve read

mh, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:47 (two months ago) link

I'm hoping they'll let each episode director do a full-episode commentary at some point. It's trivial now with streaming media to just record the thing and make it an audio track option. I'd love to hear Bryce and Deborah esp. talk more at length about their experiences as the first women to direct live-action SW.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:16 (two months ago) link

or you could also listen to the many surprisingly good multiple language tracks

the mandalorian in Portuguese, still good

mh, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 03:18 (two months ago) link

on ep 2

my kids are v pro-jawa and v anti-mandalorian at the moment

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 18:51 (two months ago) link


mh, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:19 (two months ago) link

Filoni's story about meeting George was good, but wish the other directors would have had more time to talk. Hearing the women and POC talk more about being brought into the Star Wars universe would have been even more interesting, maybe we'll get more of that in future eps. Surprised to see that much footage of Lucas on set, didn't realize he'd be that involved.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:33 (two months ago) link

i love how faithful the subtitles and fonts and everything are. it's pretty great.

also nice to see an elasmotherium rocking up -

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:53 (two months ago) link

(spoiler alert, I guess)

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 23:46 (two months ago) link

episode 3 is like an episode of samurai jack mashed up with horizon zero dawn. the red eyes in the AT-ST were a nice touch. (it felt like it was about twice as big as the AT-STs in Jedi!)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 May 2020 23:54 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

in the last ep when his mask comes off my son goes "i thought his face would look a little more..... buff"

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:30 (one month ago) link

Buff or not, he's eligible for a Golden Globe thanks to that brief reveal (otherwise, he wouldn't have been):

Charging for Brewskis™ (morrisp), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:09 (one month ago) link

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:13 (one month ago) link

Didn't know voice-only performances weren't eligible. Pretty stupid and definitely going to come up again when somebody eventually gets serious consideration for a CGI-only performance.

Also weird that the GGs are decided by only 85 voters right now, but I know of some worse organizations.

Nhex, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

Amazed more than 85 people in the world even cAre about the golden globe awards.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:00 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I’m seeing The Clone Wars movie for the first time (my son is watching it); the “Huttlet” makes Baby Yoda seem a bit less... novel.

OG Honeymoon Ave (morrisp), Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

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