Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Disney+)

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  1. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Really?!? They either (a) must not watch the show; or (b) are not smart enough to understand it’s timeline.
     
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    puckhead Waxing Gibbous Contributor

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    Careful, your nerd is showing. ;) (and you're exposing mine as well!) :lol:
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Eh Star Wars has got to be as mainstream as there is. It’s not like I know anything about the novels or “canon” for that matter. But I’ve had an issue being called a nerd either :)
     
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    Michael Biehn and Rosario Dawson. Great casting.

    And a huge name drop.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Good episode. This season is a big leap up from the first in my opinion.
     
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    This season is flying by.
     
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    Saw this on one of the Discord servers I'm on. Holy crap if true:

    Luke in Mando.jpg
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Rosario Dawson was a brilliant casting choice. They are nailing it with choices like Katee Sackhoff as well.
     
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    OMG

    This is nearly perfect Star Wars. Today’s episode was directed by Robert Rodriguez and is huge in the mythology of the show.
     
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    I actually didn't care for this episode. The last two were much better IMO. The good thing about it was that it moved the story along nicely and didn't just lead to another side quest. The battle scene was so full of stupid though that I was asking WTF questions on my first viewing. Those usually don't happen until the 2nd or 3rd viewing.
     
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    I'm curious to know what you thought was stupid, outside of the stormtroopers that can't hit anything. And their plainly plastic "armor".
     
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    Ok, I want to start out by saying that I'm enjoying the show and it's better than any other Disney StarWars. It's just a little bit saccharin. I had better hopes for this episode too after the last 2 being really good and with Rodriguez directing. So here's some of my geek side nitpicking. :)

    The Stormtroopers being such a joke was a big part of it. They're going over the top now with "they can't shoot" and then having the armor do nothing against being hit with a stick was ridiculous.

    The clown car of the imperial ship where there was an unlimited supply of Stormtroopers inside.

    Fennec running down the ridge with the Gatling gun shooting at her when she could have hopped off the back side.

    Them giving up the high ground when being assaulted.

    The request to take off the jet pack while he had the other armaments that could have taken both Fett and Fennec out before she could get the shot off.

    The imperial ship doesn't fire at someone that's pursuing it's returning troopers that they've been in battle with? And that's after they didn't target both ships on the ground.

    Not putting the jet pack back on so that he had to run back up the hill and then couldn't go after the Dark Troopers. The whole jet pack thing was just bad and there for a plot convenience.

    Mando, once again, leaving his ship open. Is he ever going to learn?

    Mando trying to grab into the force field three times. Once, ok he didn't know better. Twice he wasn't thinking and in a panic plus we know he's not the smarted guy in the galaxy. But three times???

    They need to get a baseline established on Grogu's abilities too. They're jumping back and forth between helpless child and can throw people around at will. It's feeling like his abilities fit what the plot needs instead of the plot accounting for what his abilities are.

    Mando felt a bit nonchalant about the kid being taken when he met up with Cara Dune. You'd think there would be a bit more urgency after what just went down.
     
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    You certainly bring up very valid points, for sure (especially about the jet pack). I think Mando NOT panicking (in reference to your final sentence) fits his character. He's usually not one to be impulsive.

    As for him grabbing 3 times, if he truly thinks of himself as a father, then he definitely would have kept trying to reach him. No question. And if that last time didn't incapacitate, he probably would have tried a 4th time. And a 5th, and a 6th. As a parent, I would expect nothing less.

    It has been proven that Grogu has to be coerced to use his powers or when he feels cornered or in danger (basically using fear as a catalyst). If that continues, how do you think that would go? He's basically channeling the Dark Side right now. That would explain how they use him--plus it is apparent that even the smallest use of those powers tires him out, so why should he use them all the time? He isn't even trained. This can harken back to what Ahsoka said about not training him, and him maybe shouldn't be trained because his fear could lead to him becoming a powerful Sith. Ahsoka knows of Yoda, and knows how powerful he is, so it's understandable that she could be a bit scared of the same power but on the other side.

    That said, I still think this episode was great.
     
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    Your second point is why I had an issue with respect to my last point. I don't expect him to panic but to be more urgent if he's thinking of himself as a parent. He got off the ship and was like "What's up? Nice badge". To me that seemed too casual and something like "hi, we have a huge problem, they kidnapped the child" and getting right on solving it would be more appropriate. Especially with the way Cara and Greef Karga have taken to the kid.

    On the trying to grab multiple times, I see your point. I think of it from the way I solve problems. After probably the 2nd time, maybe the first if it hit me hard enough, I would have been looking for an alternate way to get him. That could be the engineer in me though.
     
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    Hey, if you could engineer a way to get past a violent maelstrom of Force energy, you should be in charge of fixing the climate change problem in this country!
     

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