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#1384886
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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ZkinandBonez said:

I also think its a nice little detail that both the “Frog-Lady” and “Dr. Mandible” (as Peli called him) both appeared in the season 1 Tatooine episode, implying that there’s not much happening on Tatooine anymore.

I felt like Peli calling him Dr Mandible was a fun nod to the same sort of less-than-respectful attitude of Solo when he refers to C3PO as the professor. Peli isn’t exactly cheating him outright, but she is getting one over on him to win the game. She’s similar to Solo that way. She’d have to be to survive in that same harsh environment.

Speaking of which: I’m extremely happy that the show has restored Tatooine to its original version. There isn’t much happening there, just as there wasn’t when we first discovered it in 1977.

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#1384092
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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sade1212 said:

Anchorhead said:
People seem to go back and forth on how (or if) Fett is alive and will be in the series. I’m not up on most EU or any Lucas SE whatever-the-fucks. Is there any real reason to assume he lived beyond ROTJ?

Yeah, the cameo character at the end of the episode was played by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Episode 2. In case you’ve cleansed the prequels from your mind: Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett…

I only saw Phantom once (in ‘99). I never bothered with the other prequels. I’m unfamiliar with the story or the actor Morrison. I didn’t know who that was at the end of the episode.

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#1383863
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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People seem to go back and forth on how (or if) Fett is alive and will be in the series. I’m not up on most EU or any Lucas SE whatever-the-fucks. Is there any real reason to assume he lived beyond ROTJ?

I thought his armor making an appearance from scrap dealers and someone who purchased it was a nice send-off to the 80s and an equally interesting way to give us Fett closure. Something I’m very happy about. He went from cool in Empire to wildly over-exposed/explained by Lucas.

His cool factor was ruined by Lucas. To me, this episode restored a bit of that somehow.

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#1383454
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Z6PO said:

Did you catch the format change? It went from CinemaScope aspect ratio to full screen HDTV for the action sequences!

Thank God. I thought I was losing it. While I was watching, I was caught up in the story, but also had a moment where I thought I was either seeing a change or imagining it. Great episode and I agree with all the points made so far.

Likewise on appreciating that they’re letting the needs of the story decide the length of the episodes. This was a more complex story, so it got the time to tell it.

Cobb was a likeable character and well played by Olyphant. I like that he was a bit puffed up when they meet, as you would be if a known gunslinging killer shows up in town asking questions. It may not have been intentional, but I like how Cobb looked a little silly wearing the armor particularly since he didn’t have all of it.

It was nice to see Peli again and I really liked how they didn’t pad any of that portion with unnecessary retelling of their meeting from last year. They wouldn’t do that in real life, so it worked that they didn’t do it here. He goes to see someone who he knows is honest, she’s happy to see them again, helps him as much as she can, and he’s off to tend to business while leaving his ship somewhere safe. To me, that was a perfect way to handle a revisit like that.

I agree with the other points too about the cinematography. Really well done and more than holds its own with the films. As someone mentioned earlier, this was like a one-hour film. As it was last year, the franchise is in excellent hands.

I waited until after dinner to watch it so that the day’s stresses would be over and I could relax and raise a glass to the return of the show. It was even better than I expected. I’ll watch it again tomorrow.

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#1383106
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Apologies if this is in here already and I missed it. A short bit with Gina on how she was approached for the job.
https://www.espnfrontrow.com/2019/11/how-did-disneys-the-mandalorian-actress-gina-carano-learn-that-she-was-first-in-line-for-the-role-of-cara-dune/

She’s ended up being one of my favorite parts of the show. I love her humility.

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#1379291
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The Empire Strikes Back - at 40...
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SilverWook said:
Had Splinter been made into a film, it could have been equally as dark.

No doubt about it. There are some scenes with Grammel that are as graphic as anything in the franchise. That said, since it’s the original sequel to Star Wars, it’s still my favorite novel. It’s a yearly read every Summer. Leia is a much deeper character here than in anything Lucas came up with later.

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#1373838
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Discussion: Show off your <strong>Star Wars Collection</strong> (This is the place... let's see it already)
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clarapatrick said:
i cant seem to upload pictures here either lol. i dont know how to show my collection since uploading on drive is too much work for me. i guess im even more tech illiterate lol

Here is the code to display a pic.

![](put the URL to the picture here, between the parentheses)

Bang, Bracket, Bracket, Parenthesis, URL of picture, Parenthesis

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#1372502
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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JadedSkywalker said:

I have to say i went back and watched this again and i liked it a lot better than the first time i watched it.
Alden does a pretty good Harrison impression in one or two scenes. And of course Donald Glover was fantastic.
I think this film was unfairly maligned due to the Last Jedi backlash. Ron Howard is a talented guy and he got good performances out of the actors. I really liked Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton. And the stand out by far and most interesting character for me wasn’t Han at all it was Enfys Nest.

Agree on all points. It needed a fresh start as opposed to a very messy late-production course correction.

Also to echo, the finest part of the film (For me) is envy’s. I’m truly sorry the film was such a mess and failure. We are being cheated out of more Enfys. Also, no issue with Alden. He’d be fine in a sequel. It’s the film itself that was such a mess.

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#1370520
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Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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For the love of God, no more Vader. A once interesting and mysterious villain in 1977, completely back-storied to death.

I’d much rather see them venture into new worlds and new characters. I’d love it if they went with animated features, particularly if it were in the style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I’m not a Marvel person, but I’ve watched that 3 or 4 times already. Fantastic story and an animation tour de force.

An all new sector of the GFFA with entirely new characters, unrelated to The Saga, in the style below - I’d be all in.

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#1367279
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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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StarkillerAG said:

Anchorhead. I know you probably don’t want to buy the official Special Edition versions in order to obtain them ethically, but it’s so worth it.

It’s hard to explain, but I’ve become very soured on all of Lucas’s bullshit. I’ve moved on from the OT. If Disney releases Star Wars in its proper 1977 form, I’ll gladly buy it and watch it.

Also hard to explain is how if I think about scenes or listen to the soundtrack, I instantly have that same feeling I had in 77. I remember all of it - film, story, experience, sounds, lines, etc - the magic - the atmosphere - as though it were yesterday.

A proper release would be icing for sure and I’d welcome it, but it’s not necessary for me to enjoy 1977. I lived it while it was happening. As I’ve said before, my emotional connection to Star Wars is perfectly captured in the original trailer. I remember this trailer as well as I remember the movie.
https://youtu.be/WcfYsJ1FRWU

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#1366888
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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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The last time I watched the original trilogy as a complete trilogy, it was the 1995 Faces VHS box set. That would have been around…1995. 😉

We used to have something we called Lunchtime Theater at work. We’d gather in the lunchroom, which had a TV, turn off the overhead lights, only ambient light from a glass wall to the rest of the place, get our lunches ready and watch movies in two-day, one-hour, installments. There were typically about ten of us in there.

That was the last time I watched The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. It would be another ten years before I watched Star Wars again (day of the GOUT release). That one time was also the last time I watched Star Wars. I don’t own that set anymore.

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#1366495
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What are the themes of the Star Wars movies?
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NFBisms said:

I think both Johnson and Lucas overthought it.

Having been on board since 1977, I don’t think Lucas started to give it any thought at all until after the single small story he had written started to make tons of money at the box office. Honestly, he didn’t even have a sequel idea, let alone some deeply thought out mythology.

Johnson just seemed bent on the angle of “I’m going to shake up the Star Wars franchise and turn it on it’s ear”. Where did he get off deciding the franchise needed shaking up? What it needs are great characters and stories.

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#1365548
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Star Wars GOUT DVDs - is it still worth buying them?
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Weird. The 2006 release of the GOUT is the last time I watched Star Wars. Back then it was on an older flat screen TV, some sort of 30-something inch. Truth be told, I have no real idea about the quality. At the time, I was so beyond Lucas having ruined the film for me, I paid little attention to the quality. I should give it a look one of these days. Considering the fact that Disney and/or Lucasfilm have done fuck-all to release it properly, it’s entirely possible I’ll go the rest of my natural life without ever seeing again what was my favorite film in the 1970s.

Well played, Mr. Lucas.

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#1364840
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A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
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To me, the best part of the film was Lando. Perfectly cast and well played. Since the film did so poorly, I gave up quickly on ever seeing him in the role again. This would be a must-watch for me. Plus it might be a way to see more of Enfys. She was my other favorite part of the film and more collateral damage. She could make an appearance in this once a season or so.

A Lando series would be more interesting to me than a Kenobi series. I think the Kenobi series could be great and I’d watch it, but Lando is a more interesting character to me. That said, if they put as much work into any of these TV shows as they have The Mandalorian, the franchise is is excellent shape. Maybe it’s time to move Star Wars to the small screen and go with story over spectacle.

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#1357663
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The vintage (and not so vintage) OOT T-shirt thread
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SilverWook said:

I haven’t bought an SW shirt in a long, long time, but this one caught my eye as I’ve been slowly rebuilding my wardrobe.
https://www.target.com/p/men-s-star-wars-a-new-hope-logo-short-sleeve-graphic-t-shirt-blue/-/A-76617919

It’s retro and low key. Even has the crawl on the back. Yes, it has A New Hope.

Man, if that didnt have A New Hope on it, it would already be in the cart. LOVE the original one-sheet logo.

Sadly; 43 years a fan and I’ve still never purchased a Star Wars shirt of any kind. I really need to start looking. There are some awesome versions with the 1970s art here.