Yeah now that I’m starting to understand the vibe of the show I’m pretty into it. There’s not much in the way of story but that’s not a bad thing. This was a very fun, half hour western adventure. And it still looks/sounds great.
It looks much better, as if someone actually knew what to do with a camera this time around. So while I consider the first episode to be a complete failure still, the second episode is good. It addresses pretty much all my complaints, so if we get more episodes like this one, I’m on board.
And now that we got a properly paced episode, I can say I do like how compact the show is, so even though that recent one is the very definition of filler in most ways, it’s pleasantly brisk.
Also: good puppet, very glad it’s not that CGI abomination again.
Herzog agrees that the baby Yoda puppet is remarkable: in an interview he described it as “heartbreakingly beautiful,” and at some point during filming when Filoni and Favreau tried to shoot an extra take of a scene with baby Yoda without the puppet so that they’d have the option to use CGI, Herzog called them “cowards” and accused them of having no faith in their own creation (I saw this in a screenshot from a magazine article on Reddit, I’m having trouble tracking it down again).
Al things considered, being called ‘a coward’ by Werner Herzog shouldn’t be much of an insult to most people. “No, Werner, we’re not planning on physically launching people into space to get that shot. Yes, we totally are cowards for not doing so.”