Television The Book of Boba Fett

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Overall, I liked it. The flashback to AOTC was great and the main theme slaps.

I was miffed at just how weak Boba was portrayed at times. I know he didn't have his suit but at the end I thought he could have killed that lone Tusken Raider and dog- alien thing, no problem.

Looking forward to the next six weeks.
 

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Overall, I liked it. The flashback to AOTC was great and the main theme slaps.

I was miffed at just how weak Boba was portrayed at times. I know he didn't have his suit but at the end I thought he could have killed that lone Tusken Raider and dog- alien thing, no problem.

Looking forward to the next six weeks.
With regards to him not killing the tusken raider, I think it’s just to show he’s not this unstoppable killing machine.

He’s clever and realises the more friends he makes, the better it is in his quest to rule on Tatooine.

Thought it was a solid start to a hopefully good show. Star Wars should focus on these for now and avoid the mostly terrible films.
 

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Solid start. I liked the rooftop chase, nothing too elaborate but reminded me of Clone Wars/Bad Batch sequences.
 

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Bit of a meh opener I thought. Sets stuff up though so I guess it should improve.
 

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He was in there for five years?
Boba escaping the Sarlacc had already been covered in the comics years ago. He was in there for a while, fighting to get out.....They only showed a tiny portion in the flashback.

The timeline of taking over Jabbas Palace is approximately 6 years after Return of the Jedi.

Mando series 1 was set 5 years after ROTJ

I would suspect he was with the Tuskans for a year at least maybe 2.

He seemed much stronger when he killed the beast than fighting the dog.
 

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So much inspired by Sergio Leone. Fans of spaghetti western will rejoice!
 

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But they already made one show. One thing we know Hollywood doesn’t do is milk a franchise. This is so out of the ordinary.
Star Wars is a massive universe though. It is way more than just Jedi. There are bounty hunters, rebels and mercenaries, smugglers obviously the Mandos. There is so much they can mine more than what we see in the movies. As long as the quality stays good I am down. I liked the first episode. I thought they did a good job establishing how he was broken down and struggling to survive. They showed you how starved and dehydrated he was which would effect how he fought. He was clearly still healing etc.

I like seeing how he's having to set up his enterprise and fight for it because he wants to be different. And yes the soundtrack was great imo.
 

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Lots of scenes of a slightly tubby little old man having a bath/wandering around in his jammies. Not sure casting Wilf McGuinness in the title role was the best choice. Fair to say a bit of the mystique of this character has been diluted!
 

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I like Star Wars in general but the glut of stuff coming out with Disney trying to cash in on it is putting me off. It just feels very Marvel-esque, high production values but very low value in terms of story writing or bringing something new to the table.

Like most of the new films are okay but not great. Even the Mandalorian, I'll probably get stick for saying this, I watched 3/4s of season 1 and found it again okay, but nothing amazing. And yet it's rated something like a 9 on IMDB. Next we'll be a getting a 10 rated adventures of Jar-Jar Binks and the De Wanna Wanga guy. Though admittedly I'd watch that just based on how absurd and different it'd be.
 

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Star Wars is a massive universe though. It is way more than just Jedi. There are bounty hunters, rebels and mercenaries, smugglers obviously the Mandos. There is so much they can mine more than what we see in the movies. As long as the quality stays good I am down. I liked the first episode. I thought they did a good job establishing how he was broken down and struggling to survive. They showed you how starved and dehydrated he was which would effect how he fought. He was clearly still healing etc.

I like seeing how he's having to set up his enterprise and fight for it because he wants to be different. And yes the soundtrack was great imo.
Sorry, that was this new thing I’m trying out, called sarcasm. All the kids are raving about it.
 

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I like Star Wars in general but the glut of stuff coming out with Disney trying to cash in on it is putting me off. It just feels very Marvel-esque, high production values but very low value in terms of story writing or bringing something new to the table.

Like most of the new films are okay but not great. Even the Mandalorian, I'll probably get stick for saying this, I watched 3/4s of season 1 and found it again okay, but nothing amazing. And yet it's rated something like a 9 on IMDB. Next we'll be a getting a 10 rated adventures of Jar-Jar Binks and the De Wanna Wanga guy. Though admittedly I'd watch that just based on how absurd and different it'd be.
Dave Filoni thats doing this one and did the Clone Wars and the Mandalorian has added some excellent depth, storylines and value to the Star Wars universe so far. This is a case of the big corporation giving a genuine chance and a big budget and freedom to someone truly deserving for a change. It's refreshing and character oriented, I personally also love the style of Favreau. It's like seeing the excellent Clone Wars saga come to life in live action format. You can tell they were labour of love from true fans. It might be slow tempo but so far having the lore and culture of Tatooine, the Tusken Raiders, and the Hutts, and previously the Mandalorians and the Death Watch clan fleshed out is like the essence of Star Wars. Cant get much better imho.
 

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Slowish start but it will improve no doubt. Theres been talk for years about a star wars show showing the criminal underworld in that universe, so I guess Boba Fett will be that show.

Also what happen with the mandalorian creed for not taking their helmets off in front of others, Boba did it in episode one which was a suprise.
 

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Slowish start but it will improve no doubt. Theres been talk for years about a star wars show showing the criminal underworld in that universe, so I guess Boba Fett will be that show.

Also what happen with the mandalorian creed for not taking their helmets off in front of others, Boba did it in episode one which was a suprise.
He isn’t a Mandalorian. Wears his “fathers” armour. Jango was a Mandalorian.
 

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I hear Matt Berry voices a droid in this. Richard Ayoade did the same in The Mando, so Matthew Holness must be a shoe-in for the Obi-Wan show.
 

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I hear Matt Berry voices a droid in this. Richard Ayoade did the same in The Mando, so Matthew Holness must be a shoe-in for the Obi-Wan show.
Or Chris O'Dowd?

It was a nice surprise to hear his voice in this, just as it was with Ayoade's creepy droid character.
 

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Watched the 1st episode earlier today. Overall thought it was a good starter for what should hopefully be an entertaining series overall.
 

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Feels like diet Mandalorian so far with a less charismatic/interesting lead actor. And there's no way they can top baby Yoda, so wonder where they'll go with this.
 

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Stop making so much Star Wars stuff. You're killing it stupid Disney. Star Wars mystique came from the fact that it took 35 years to release 6 movies.

It's the Mandalorian with a different dude in the suit and for the love of good, just start the show with a "previously in Boba fett's life" if the plot device to explain is so blatantly fecking obvious.
 

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Stop making so much Star Wars stuff. You're killing it stupid Disney. Star Wars mystique came from the fact that it took 35 years to release 6 movies.

It's the Mandalorian with a different dude in the suit and for the love of good, just start the show with a "previously in Boba fett's life" if the plot device to explain is so blatantly fecking obvious.
Theres another 7 or 8 shows due to launch. I agree its abit too much. However I am looking forward to the Sith specific series, "Dark Acolyte" I think it is. Also would love a Old Republic series, but New Republic is as close as we'll get to that.
 

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Was this the one they shot in Cleveley's (near Blackpool)? There was a lot of local who-har and people kept telling me to go check out how they'd set up the prom but I never bothered (cool story I know).

With regards to him not killing the tusken raider, I think it’s just to show he’s not this unstoppable killing machine.
I never understood where his reputation came from in the first place. All I recall from the Original Trilogy was him giving up the high-ground and jet-packing straight into Luke for a casual merking.
 

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Was this the one they shot in Cleveley's (near Blackpool)? There was a lot of local who-har and people kept telling me to go check out how they'd set up the prom but I never bothered (cool story I know).



I never understood where his reputation came from in the first place. All I recall from the Original Trilogy was him giving up the high-ground and jet-packing straight into Luke for a casual merking.
No disintegrations this time…
From Empire Strikes Back.
 

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Was this the one they shot in Cleveley's (near Blackpool)? There was a lot of local who-har and people kept telling me to go check out how they'd set up the prom but I never bothered (cool story I know).
I was wondering myself, can't remember if it was this or Obi Wan Kenobi. Never bothered to make the short drive from Lancaster to check it out myself either.