Star Wars: The Mandalorian

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Raid » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Probably proving once again that Dave Filoni (the guy largely responsible for both The Clone Wars and Rebels) is doing more for Star Wars than the films are, this is the first live action Star Wars series. Jon Favreau (who is a pretty big Star Wars fan, seemingly) is the showrunner, with Filoni as executive producer. It stars Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones), Gina Carano (an MMA fighter and American Gladiator), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus from Breaking Bad) and, apparently, Werner Herzog.

It's set a few years after the Battle of Endor, following the exploits of a Mandalorian gunslinger for hire.

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...and that's about as much as we know. It's more Star Wars, probably showing the grittier side of the franchise, and I get the feeling that it's going after the Game of Thrones fans. It's probably the reason I'll cave and subscribe to Disney+, because I'd forgotten it was happening until this afternoon.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Raid » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:21 am

The full trailer is out.


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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Animalmother » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:10 pm

Looks alright doesn't it

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Post by Achtung Englander » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:42 pm

here a prediction - this show will be behind the Disney + paywall = the most pirated show ever surpassing GOT
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Animalmother » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 pm

Oh I'm pirating the shit out of that.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Drarok » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:31 pm

At least GoT was available in the UK legally. There's literally no way anyone but people in the north Americas can legally get this. Their piracy rates are going to be brutal.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Raid » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Huh. I had no idea that there was no UK launch date for the service yet.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Mantis » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:54 pm

I'd be surprised if it wasn't announced by the time this comes out. It seems a bit daft to launch your new streaming service with a pretty significantly hyped show to draw in subscribers whilst not having it available outside of one country.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Raid » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:57 pm

So the first couple of episodes are... available. It's pretty good, with a couple of hooks at the end of the first episode that ought to grab Star Wars fans' attention. It's not quite the ultra-gritty no-fun-allowed slog that it could easily have been, there's enough of the more fantastical elements the series is known for, with significant screen time given to both an Ugnaught (the little guys that lived in the bowels of Cloud City in Empire that were about to destroy C3PO) character and Jawas. I can't say much for the cast yet because it's not clear how many of the characters we've seen will actually recur, and we don't see the titular character's face at all (what little I know of Mandalorian culture makes this unsurprising, and it's an amazing costume).

It's also pretty expensive looking. I know Disney are absolutely rolling in it, but this is surely going to be one of the most expensive TV productions ever made if it continues in the manner of the first couple of episodes.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Achtung Englander » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:59 am

Raid wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:57 pm
So the first couple of episodes are... available.
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Animalmother » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:56 pm

Watched first couple of episodes, it's ok. Does nothing spectacular, except maybe show what a toilet in the Star Wars universe looks like, which looks like a toilet btw. Acting is good, effects range from great to Sharknado bad in places.

It's the only the first 2 episodes so I have no doubt it will get better. Worth paying a subscription fee for?, certainly not.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Animalmother » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:52 pm

Episode 3, I think there was some subtle digs at EA's Battlefront going on...
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He literally gets a loot box and improves his amour and weapons

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Hatredsheart » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Animalmother wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Watched first couple of episodes, it's ok. Does nothing spectacular, except maybe show what a toilet in the Star Wars universe looks like, which looks like a toilet btw. Acting is good, effects range from great to Sharknado bad in places.

It's the only the first 2 episodes so I have no doubt it will get better. Worth paying a subscription fee for?, certainly not.
Agree, thought the first episode was ok, but definitely not worth paying a subscription on the strength of this.
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Raid » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:43 pm

I quite enjoyed the first three episodes, but the fourth is a really tired, done-to-death plot that does absolutely nothing new.
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The Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven has been done far better even in other sci-fi shows (Firefly's was pretty good). It didn't even make a lot of sense; the big conceit is that the bandits have an AT-ST (which is never explained), and Mando says that there isn't anything on the planet that can damage it, despite the fact that he owns a bloody great gunship that has two massive cannons. Ewoks with piles of logs can kill one but a Mandalorian gunslinger with an attack ship can't?

Also; what the hell was that scene where he explains how nobody can see him without his helmet, before immediately taking his helmet off while standing watching a group of children from a big open window? If one of those kids turned around, would he have to scramble and hide?
I hope the producers of this show aren't just going to rely on the fact that it's Star Wars as its only selling point. It's early days yet, but while this is an interesting diversion, it's so far not worth picking up a subscription on the strength of.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Post by Rossell » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:01 am

The meme value of this show is ridiculous.

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