Television The Mandalorian - TV Show

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The final episode was excellent, but I was a little underwhelmed by the dark troopers. I wanted to see them go apeshit for a bit before being defeated. They were very easily disposed of, twice.
Yeah the airlock trick was a bit cheap, but apart from that I found the dark troopers sufficiently established as deadly murder machines. We saw Mando struggle badly with just one of them, and only his magical plot Beskar armor saved him from having his head bashed to a pulp (again... wait, I just now got how this scene could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek nudge to his GoT death :D). Luke casually slaughtering a platoon of them was the payoff for 30 years of waiting for him to show his full powers :lol:
 
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The clones are snoke prototypes. Unless you have another theory? So, how the heck is that ignoring the ST?

In the (i think) second to last episode of S2 one of the officers gives a speech about bringing ORDER to the galaxy. It could not have been more clear what that meant. Other officers also have first order insignia.

And as for Thrawn, he is now a canon character who has been used in rebels. So why wouldn't they use him here? Makes sense.
I won't derail the thread (I could talk about Star Wars for hours) but it's clear to me at least how deliberately and carefully written the Mandalorian has been in comparison to the movies, down to details like the colour of a certain lightsaber in the series Vs the movie. Maybe that enhances the scarcely explained movies for some (you have to admit that "somehow Palatine returned" and "Rey Skywalker" are up there with the cringiest things any film has ever done?), but all it has done with regard to the films themselves is cast Abrams and Johnson's questionable decision making in an even harsher light. Extremely excited to see where they go from here though, my Christmas Disney plus experiment has been worth it for the Mandalorian alone :lol:
 

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Yeah the airlock trick was a bit cheap, but apart from that I found the dark troopers sufficiently established as deadly murder machines. We saw Mando struggle badly with just one of them, and only his magical plot Beskar armor saved him from having his head bashed to a pulp (again... wait, I just now got how this scene could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek nudge to his GoT death :D). Luke casually slaughtering a platoon of them was the payoff for 30 years of waiting for him to show his full powers :lol:
Put this in a spoiler tab!!!
 

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I don't think you actually need spoiler tags at this point anyway, if I remember the rules correctly.
 

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I don't think you actually need spoiler tags at this point anyway, if I remember the rules correctly.
As soon as an episode airs, spoiler tags aren’t needed. I think it was more the fact everyone was amazed at what happened & didn’t want anyone to get accidental spoilers. Luckily I watched the episode before going onto Twitter as that place was flooded with spoilers.
 

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I often think about how safe Mando would be from Covid.
Grogu wouldnt given he touches everything. And Grogu would give it to Mando when he reveals his face mask.
 

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This has grown on me. Nearing the end of s1 now.

It’s presented perfectly. Feels like the old school Star Wars because of the grain and colours, which is great. This is how all modern Star Wars should look.

The sound is impressive throughout too. The music, the theme, and the general mixing. Possibly the best I’ve ever heard.

There still isn’t a whole load of story but there’s more now than there was initially. It is mostly about epic moments. The droid going ham on the stormtroopers being my favourite yet.

Also baby yods is well cute.
 

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Tried this out. Got to near enough the end of season 1, thought it was okay.

Appreciated the sparseness and emptiness of each episode and how there'd be long stretches of total silence. The samurai/Western/Star Wars crossover stuff was cool. Baby Yoda was funny. Reminded me a bit of Star Trek Next Generation as well, which I watched on TV as a kid.

In the end, though, I just wasn't into the character work they kept trying to force on me and I thought the production, despite being impressive enough technically and pretty immersive, was dry as a bone coming out of my TV. Dunno what it is about Disney's output since about 2017 but 99% of their stuff looks so bland now.

The Lion King, Mulan, Aladdin, even The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian to some extent - my eyes just shrivel up. These things cost hundreds of millions of dollars and they wind up looking like tech demos. No bright colours, no emphasis on the unrealism and fantasy of it all. Far too plain for my liking.

Then I heard about the SPOILERS from season 2 - chiefly all the SUPER EXCITING AND NOT AT ALL CONTRIVED cameos - and I was bored just reading about them. One thing I really appreciated about Mando was how it stayed away from the tedious politics and mythology of the original trilogy. But nope, couldn't resist!

Glad it's brought some harmony back to the Star Wars fan community and I definitely see the appeal, just ain't my bag sadly.