Jump to content

It's Mandalorian Time!


Recommended Posts

I really enjoyed season 1 of this, about to kick off season 2 with a big plate of fish and chips 😋🍽️

 

For those not familiar it's a kind of space western set in the Star Wars universe, I highly recommend a month's worth of Disney Plus just to binge it 😉

Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have any obligation to continue paying the monthly-subscription fee, after your free trial month has expired? I would imagine you can binge-watch a lot of good stuff in one month.....

 

Chris. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Alan P said:

I really enjoyed season 1 of this, about to kick off season 2 with a big plate of fish and chips 😋🍽️

 

For those not familiar it's a kind of space western set in the Star Wars universe, I highly recommend a month's worth of Disney Plus just to binge it 😉

I'll wait until the seasons festivities have passed and wait for the new year to come before I binge on seasons one and two.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, spruecutter96 said:

Do you have any obligation to continue paying the monthly-subscription fee, after your free trial month has expired? I would imagine you can binge-watch a lot of good stuff in one month.....

 

Chris. 

I originally signed up for a month during the spring lockdown and we ended up keeping it going, there's no minimum term though. 

4 hours ago, Mick4350 said:

I'll wait until the seasons festivities have passed and wait for the new year to come before I binge on seasons one and two.

No spoilers from me then! 😊

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it’s only being released an episode per week so you may need to wait a while before signing up for your binge!

Link to post
Share on other sites

O8 OK in 9Watched both episodes with my son (who has access to Disney via his sister). He is a real Star Wars nerd and has been since watching Episode One when he was about five when the film came out and gets all the stuff that I don't know about. In the Mandalorian you get to see all the proper Star Wars stuff and aliens (no JarJar Binks so a plus). It puts me in mind of Clint Eastwood in a Fistful of Dollars

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to like The Mandolorian, but I can't get past the cutsey kidsy Disney Baby Yoda, it's almost as bad a Jar Jar Binks.  It was all looking great until they introduced that in the first episode.

 

And now, Boba Fett has miraculously come back from the Sarlacc Pit!?!  Say whaaat!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

i'm really enjoying this, its very atmospheric, authentic well told. Apart from the weekly side quests its a decent show made by people who appreciate the source material, run with it but make something new and original. In many shots its visually stunning and these only enhance  the story rather than spending too much time on them, a little goes along way. 

Its been described as western in space but its so much more. Think  Firefly (which i love ) but more familiar, bigger budget and considerably cooler. 

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On 11/6/2020 at 8:08 PM, RobL said:

I want to like The Mandolorian, but I can't get past the cutsey kidsy Disney Baby Yoda, it's almost as bad a Jar Jar Binks.  It was all looking great until they introduced that in the first episode.

 

And now, Boba Fett has miraculously come back from the Sarlacc Pit!?!  Say whaaat!

He does according to my son who is very well up on all things Star Wars. In the story arcs that the series follows Bobba Fett does get out of the Sarlacc pit and reappears in several of the novels. It is referenced in one of the Robot Chicken Star Wars special. The Mandalorian apparently appeals to a lot of hard core Star Wars fans because it uses a lot of background from the other animated series, novels and comics. The baby Yoda, although cute is actually central to the story for a couple of reasons. He is not at all like JarJar Binks. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Have to say I am not over impressed with this series.

Plodding, dull, over rated and full of dumb clichés like "This is the way".

Found it a real struggle to sit through the first season.

I think the best character was the IG-88 assassin - cum nurse droid!.

The poor, hapless, Stormtroopers are no longer funny either.

I think the one bright spot is Giancarlo Esposito who,as Moff Gideon is shaping up nicely as a delightfully  nasty piece of work.

Oh yes, nearly forgot. Rather liked that homicidal Twi'lek female in Season 1( 6).😉😂

I know its billed as a " space western" but, I was never fond of westerns anyway so, maybe I'm inclined to be prejudiced here!

I believe Disney is planning a live action series centred on the character of Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Be interesting to see who would play the leading role of such an intimidating and, slightly frightening character

John.

Edited by Beermonster1958
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, spruecutter96 said:

We might need a bit more information, Mick. 

 

Chris. 

No spoilers please as I have not seen the series yet !

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
On 11/22/2020 at 1:00 PM, Beermonster1958 said:

Have to say I am not over impressed with this series.

Plodding, dull, over rated and full of dumb clichés like "This is the way".

Found it a real struggle to sit through the first season.

I think the best character was the IG-88 assassin - cum nurse droid!.

The poor, hapless, Stormtroopers are no longer funny either.

I think the one bright spot is Giancarlo Esposito who,as Moff Gideon is shaping up nicely as a delightfully  nasty piece of work.

Oh yes, nearly forgot. Rather liked that homicidal Twi'lek female in Season 1( 6).😉😂

I know its billed as a " space western" but, I was never fond of westerns anyway so, maybe I'm inclined to be prejudiced here!

@Mick4350 Do not read on. Unless you've now watched the series. If not, getyerfingeroutyerdrongo!

I've watched both series over the last couple of weeks. Plodding? in places maybe, but there's lots of action bits.

This is the way, May the force etc, may be a bit cringeworthy but they set the core of the purpose of these people.

IG-88 Yes. Big like. Stormtroopers. Beyond a joke. just getting silly now. You join up, get trained, get two shots off that miss, and then you die!

Not just wounded, dead. No medics in sight either just in case you are wounded. Mind you, the armour is obviously a waste of space.

Moff Gideon. He nasty man. What did he want the blood for I wonder.  As for the CGI face in the last episode. It didn't convince me at all.

Some great bits of kit seen in various episodes. The AT AT crane. That weapons carrier ship they hijack. The Ore trucks really rock (ahem).

Razor Crest is nice too. And I got to see the wing fold on an X wing. Awesome stuff. Nice beasties as well. Oh yes, the black troopers. meh.

Did you know that three actors play the Mandolorian? One has a very famous Grandfather, one of my heroes, and he DID like Westerns! :cowboy:

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've loved it.

It's Star Wars, its not meant to be taken seriously....

 

Look, he's basically Clint Eastwood in space. Roll with it..

 

That being said, its the best instalment in the franchise since Empire Strikes Back. Definitely superior (and more entertaining) than the last 3 movies imho.

It helps that SWMBO (whos not a Star Wars fan) is also thoroughly into it so we have something to watch together. So much so that the phrase 'this is the way' has become the defacto way to settle any arguments in my household. Usually to my detriment....

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

This is HER way.

Yes but not always. Sometimes I even get to use it to close a discussion. 

 

However, the uganaut from season one has given her the killer blow to use.

'I have spoken....'

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Mick4350 said:

Wasn't he Adolf Hitler in last year's JoJo Rabbit ?

Yes. Or rather the 'imaginary-friend-Adolf-Hitler'.

I think he also directed an episode or two.

Edited by roym
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23/12/2020 at 19:30, Pete in Lincs said:

@Mick4350 Do not read on. Unless you've now watched the series. If not, getyerfingeroutyerdrongo!

I've watched both series over the last couple of weeks. Plodding? in places maybe, but there's lots of action bits.

This is the way, May the force etc, may be a bit cringeworthy but they set the core of the purpose of these people.

IG-88 Yes. Big like. Stormtroopers. Beyond a joke. just getting silly now. You join up, get trained, get two shots off that miss, and then you die!

Not just wounded, dead. No medics in sight either just in case you are wounded. Mind you, the armour is obviously a waste of space.

Moff Gideon. He nasty man. What did he want the blood for I wonder.  As for the CGI face in the last episode. It didn't convince me at all.

Some great bits of kit seen in various episodes. The AT AT crane. That weapons carrier ship they hijack. The Ore trucks really rock (ahem).

Razor Crest is nice too. And I got to see the wing fold on an X wing. Awesome stuff. Nice beasties as well. Oh yes, the black troopers. meh.

Did you know that three actors play the Mandolorian? One has a very famous Grandfather, one of my heroes, and he DID like Westerns! :cowboy:

Fair comment! 😊

Doesn't change my opinion though! 😂.

I thought the last episode was totally predictable and went out with a whimper rather than a bang!.

What was the point of those Dark Troopers? As you said, Meh!.

I agree the hardware was good though especially, as you point out, the big ore trucks. They reminded me a bit of the Republic Turbo Tanks albeit smaller!

The Stormtroopers are simply no longer funny. I realise that they have to be that way though because that is what the films and TV require of them!

In the "real" scenario of course, these guys held an empire together ruthlessly and efficiently.

In our own Earthly reality, Stormtroopers are an elite force. Well trained, equipped and highly efficient.

These guys don't even seem to know basic infantry tactics under fire and, I speak as a former soldier!!

OK, its only fantasy and, not to be taken seriously but, things like that just annoy me! 😉😂. Probably an age thing.

I rather liked the character of Mayfield.That guy had potential I reckon to be one of the team and they just left him behind on the planet???

I would really have liked to see Moff Gideon escape. Him very good bad guy! 😂.

I always seem to end up rooting for the villains. They get such a raw deal!

On a plus side, it's good to know that a live action series is in the pipeline centring on the character of Grand Admiral Thrawn.

As the Rebel Alliance's most dangerous and deadly foe it will be good I think to see the Star Wars saga continue only this time from more of an Imperial perspective!

Casting his character will be difficult I think.

John

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Beermonster1958 said:

 

The Stormtroopers are simply no longer funny. I realise that they have to be that way though because that is what the films and TV require of them!

 

 

And that empire has disintegrated, and they're now mostly conscripts. Along with the scary Waffen-SS formations, there were plenty of garbage also-ran units, like the cavalry Fegelein (Hitler's brother-in-law, briefly) commanded.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been enjoying this from the get-go, and thought the finale of season 2 was excellent, as was the cgi face at the end.  I won't spoil it for anyone, but even Caz's hairs on the back of her neck stood up.  Must get that looked into 🐺

 

I know it's not art, but it's Star Wars, it's good Star Wars and I loves it :wub:  The universe integration was superb, with loads of little things popping up that harked back to other parts of the universe, which I'm guessing was down to Dave Filoni being involved, as he's the number one SW Ubergeek after George.  I've been watching the behind the scenes shows too, and apart from being a little talky at times round the big table, they also give quite a bit of insight into things, including the effects and intricacies of the story.  The increasing use of those big screens as practical effects for the space flight and other shots is really impressive, and has been on the rise during the sequels and the universe movies too.  It's very effective, especially when we see Mando from below with the stars wheeling round through the cockpit glass. :yes:

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...