Star Wars - The Mandalorian

Star Wars - The Mandalorian

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Fundoreen

1,006 posts

31 months

Wednesday 13th November
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More pandering to george lucas's short sighted ignorance. Due to historic toy tie in they had to keep a full mask.
Who the hell would keep that lid on with your hot breath blocked from going away.
A design for kids that dont understand anything and dopey star wars fanboys of all ages.
This show seems like a sort of midnight run without the foul language (as its disney).
Its a golden age of TV at the moment as everyone tries to get a foothold by greenlighting anything
with a bit of familiarity.
I guess amongst all the dross we get some good shows but eventually they will just make whats most popular and
that will probably rule out anything good.

quigonjay

281 posts

169 months

Wednesday 13th November
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First Star Wars film came out when i was 6 years old, been a fan of anything Star Wars ever since.
Don't really get the negative reviews, not that i'm saying it was epic but it's not like it is trying to compete with The Empire Strikes Back for top Star Wars honour. It is the first TV venture for the franchise after all (apart from the animated stuff). I'm sure it will get better.
7 out of 10 Porgs for me

SlimJim16v

2,386 posts

91 months

Thursday 14th November
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1st half, very Kurosawa/Leone, a total badass.
2nd half, not a badass, saved by the plot armour.

Shows promise, 7/10.

bloomen

2,961 posts

107 months

Thursday 14th November
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SistersofPercy said:
Found it really hard to connect to Pedro's character under that helmet. I do hope he comes out of it at some point.
It's great way to keep your star. If they start to get tired or busy instead of making them stand around for months on end, just get someone else in to fill the costume and your star can mumble into a mic for one afternoon a year.

SistersofPercy

1,497 posts

114 months

Thursday 14th November
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quigonjay said:
First Star Wars film came out when i was 6 years old, been a fan of anything Star Wars ever since.
Don't really get the negative reviews, not that i'm saying it was epic but it's not like it is trying to compete with The Empire Strikes Back for top Star Wars honour. It is the first TV venture for the franchise after all (apart from the animated stuff). I'm sure it will get better.
7 out of 10 Porgs for me
Star Wars and Porgs should never be in the same sentence, Odious little things designed to sell toys but thats for another thread.

Therein lies the problem though. The powers that be assume that Star Wars fans will happily buy anything they sell and they have become lazy. I've also been a fan since the first movie. I'm a 501st registered ESB Trooper but I absolutely detested the new movies and have only seen them once, on the other hand, the thought and effort into Rogue One and Solo produced two absolutely outstanding movies. It's hit and miss.

At the moment I'm leaning towards hit with Mandalorian but it would have been really good to drop a couple of episodes first rather than just the scene setter.

bloomen said:
It's great way to keep your star. If they start to get tired or busy instead of making them stand around for months on end, just get someone else in to fill the costume and your star can mumble into a mic for one afternoon a year.
This is true, though I hope not the case as it really would be a waste of PP.

SistersofPercy

1,497 posts

114 months

Thursday 14th November
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Incidentally, I've realised there is a female lead in Gina Carano who I believe will be an open faced, human character. Looking forward to her introduction.

Halb

50,203 posts

131 months

Thursday 14th November
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What's the problem wit the mask? Karl Urban was exceptional as Dredd, as Dredd should always be portrayed, with his helmet on.
I think in Grace's review she says Pedro isn't as strong an actor, so he doesn't come through, but it's not the fault of the mask. Vader, is another great example.

Jasandjules

63,382 posts

177 months

Thursday 14th November
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zb said:
Just watched the first episode, reasonable "twist", overall enjoyable and action packed, now looking forward to the rest. Slight spoiler below.

Very Disney at the end with great big eyes, there were also hints of Michaelangelo's The Creation of Adam, thought this was a bit uneven with the overall tone of a ruthless bounty hunter, despite giving the viewer some compassionate background hints re: the titular character.
Where/how please?

FourWheelDrift

78,628 posts

232 months

Thursday 14th November
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Continuing the Star Wars tradition of re-using real world weapons like Han Solo using a Mauser C96 and the Imperial Stormtrooper's heavy blaster being ex-WWII German MG-34 machine guns. The Mandalorian is apparently using an 1894 Bergmann Number 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvGa2c3rEuE

MissChief

5,212 posts

116 months

Thursday 14th November
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SistersofPercy said:
This is true, though I hope not the case as it really would be a waste of PP.
The Porgs were introduced to cover up the Puffins on the island where they filmed. They were everywhere and kept getting into shot so they cgi’d over them and it carried on from there.

Bullett

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9,162 posts

132 months

Thursday 14th November
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The lad was just watching this and he liked it a lot.
I can see baby Yoda's being a popular toy.

Did anyone else think "shoot the barrels" during the courtyard battle. Or do I play too many computer games?

Edited by Bullett on Thursday 14th November 20:40

Bullett

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9,162 posts

132 months

Thursday 14th November
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Bullett said:
How has it launched in the Netherlands?
Sorry the self quote - I just read that the reason is not the EU rules its because of the contract Disney have with Sky which runs out next year.

zb

1,368 posts

112 months

Friday 15th November
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Jasandjules said:
Where/how please?
Travel on business a lot to the Netherlands, Disney+ was trialled over there.

Caught up on EP2 now.

Jawas have had that coming to them for years. Also reminiscent of The Last Crusade tank scene, more of a nod than a pastiche though. I have spoken.

Edited by zb on Friday 15th November 16:07

Jasandjules

63,382 posts

177 months

Friday 15th November
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zb said:
Travel on business a lot to the Netherlands, Disney+ was trialled over there.
Stupid Work from Home job............. biggrin

Arklight

833 posts

137 months

Friday 15th November
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Very much enjoyed chapter 2, lots of nods to things inside and outside of Star Wars.

wondering when Gina Carano is going to turn up, i also liked how there was zero dialogue for a large part of the episode. already to the point where i hope there is more than just the 8 planned.

Is ity just me that thinks the baby Yoda is basically a green Mogwai?

daddy cool

3,552 posts

177 months

Friday 15th November
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Yep, enjoyed Ep2 too.
Im wondering when The Mandalorian is going to actually beat an adversary though - he keeps getting his ass handed to him by the wildlife! biggrin
Just seems amazing its taken this long to make a credible spin-off to the films.

MissChief

5,212 posts

116 months

Friday 15th November
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daddy cool said:
Yep, enjoyed Ep2 too.
Im wondering when The Mandalorian is going to actually beat an adversary though - he keeps getting his ass handed to him by the wildlife! biggrin
Just seems amazing its taken this long to make a credible spin-off to the films.
I think that in order to do it properly the cost of each episode would have been too much for any normal Network to cover. Disney are spending around $15m per episode apparently, double that of Star Trek Discovery for example. Stranger Things is around $6m to $10m for seasons 2 & 3 and The Crown around $10m per episode. It's a very expensive show and unless Disney+ takes off in a HUGE way that budget will likely be cut drastically.

Lucas Ayde

2,111 posts

116 months

Saturday 16th November
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Just watched the second episode and really liked it, despite the fact that nothing really 'happened' plot-wise, they just spent the whole time getting back to where he was at the start.

The short run time of the ep. worked really well in this case. I wonder if a half hour of runtime is going to be standard or they are just making each episode as long as the director thinks it should be - which you can do with a streaming service but not really with broadcast TV. Bear in mind that a typical broadcast US show is only 40-42 mins when you remove the ads.

stuarthat

680 posts

166 months

Saturday 16th November
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Didn’t like it ,preferred battlestar galactica .

Butter Face

19,536 posts

108 months

Saturday 16th November
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Lucas Ayde said:
despite the fact that nothing really 'happened' plot-wise,
Well, you know

just the first ever use of the force, but yeah, not much hehe