Spoilers Book of Boba Fett [Spoiler Discussion]

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  1. JD

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    Are the Howards the first family to have multiple members direct Star Wars productions?
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    Wikipedia doesn't have a name for the gang beyond them being Mods, but the girl with the robotic arm is Drash and the guy withe eye is Skad.
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    I think a lot of people were expecting him to be on Rangers of The New Republic.
    I skipped ahead, so I apologize if some of this is repetitive.
    This was kind of a weird episode of The Book of Boba Fett, since other than the very end it had nothing to do with this show. I feel kind of sorry for anybody who watches this show, but not The Mandalorian since there was absolutely no explanation or recap of what happened in The Mandalorian to lead up to this.
    As a fan of The Mandalorian, I loved it. It was cool to see what Din has been up to since Grogu left.
    The stuff with the Armorer and Paz Vizla was pretty cool, especially her training him to use the Darksaber, and the fight with Paz.
    I was a little surprised he didn't try harder to not be kicked out by the Armorer.
    The Naboo starfighter is pretty cool, but I'm not sure how he's supposed to transport any bounties he has to take offworld.
    Peli has been one of my favorite characters since she was introduced, so I loved getting to see her again.
    Was that supposed to be BD-1 with her, or just a droid that was the same model as him?
    I'm assuming his little friend is Grogu?
     
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  2. valkyrie013

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    Best episode of Boba yet!
    Honestly, mando is what boba should be. Not to much talking, bunch of action.
     
  3. JD

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention in my other post that I appreciated them finally dealing with the differences between the cult Mandalorians and the other Mandos who take their helmets off. It was also interesting getting to see a flashback to The Night of A Thousand Tears.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    I wonder if they track down any of the other bounty hunters Boba worked with or around over the years.

    Off topic a bit, but I've been searching for this since 2000 when I saw it on Image Union. It's been impossible to find.

     
  5. Reverend

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    Wookiepedia is not necessarily a good place to go for this kind of ruling. It's fan edited, very cliquey and if you checked back in two days, someone it'll probably have been changed like a half dozen more times.

    But yeah, if a model number has emerged in some mobile game, or on the back of a trading card or similar nonsense source, then the intent is probably along the same lines of how the naming of aviation and car models work, with an alpha numeric designation, and an actual name for ease of reference.
    Directors; yes, so far as I'm aware. That said Katie Lucas wrote a few Clone Wars episodes, and Jon Kasdan co-wrote 'Solo' with his father Lawrence Kasdan. Oh and I keep seeing Jett Lucas's name in the credits with the VFX crew, so I guess he's working at ILM these days in some capacity?
     
  6. Nightowl1701

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    I'm still half-convinced that by the end Boba's going to gift his starship to Din in return for his aid, as he won't need it anymore once he's secured his position and has truly put his bounty hunter past behind him. That'll nicely sidestep the whole name controversy issue, as Din can then rename it Razor Crest II or whatever he wants after he's finished stripping all the paint off.
     
  7. Reverend

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    By sheer coincidence I was studying the N-1 set piece in quite some detail just the other day for a 3D project (building a Jedi Vector in blender, and wanted the cockpit to have the same sliding mechanism) so it was fun seeing just how faithful they were to the original build, right down to said practical mechanism.

    Also notice how small the N-1 is; it's very much like an F1 racecar. In full gear, Dyn isn't sitting in the cockpit so much as he's wearing the ship like an extra set of armor, which I suppose it kind of the idea.
    I might have agreed with that prior to this episode, but I can't see any way the N-1 could dock with a Firespray, and I doubt they just spent all this time introducing his new ride just to immediately ditch it.

    If he gets another ship, it'll have to be a much larger one with a hangar, or some kind of docking cowl like a VCX. That or he'll finally be settling down.
     
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  8. Xerxes82

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    This was great.

    Weird to have so much information that is essential to Din Djarin's story appear here and not in his own show, though. All of the stuff with the Armorer, the Children of the Watch cult, and Din being basically excommunicated is kind of required viewing in a broad strokes sense. I suppose we can revisit when we get to S3 of The Mandalorian.

    It's fascinating watching the Force work it's will on Din Djarin. He loses the covert and is now forced back out into the galaxy at large to confront the responsibility and curse of the Darksaber. He's not getting away that easily. And his new fighter has a conveniently Grogu sized "sidecar" instead of an astromech slot. Gee, I wonder if we're ever going to see that kid again? He asks, with all the sarcasm he can muster. Means more Luke too. People will lose their minds. Again.

    I'm curious what Din had forged for Grogu. The rings make me think of chain mail. We've never seen anything like chain mail in the SW universe that I'm aware of. Or it could be some sort of charm or sigil, I suppose. Something to remind him of their bond without being practical. Still, I'm betting on armor of some kind. One step closer to revealing that The Mandalorian of the title was never really Din at all. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking, because a tiny, green Mando Force wielder sounds awesome to me.
     
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  9. KennyB

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    Chain mail to survive Kylo's attack on new Jedi Academy..............
     
  10. Xerxes82

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    Another thing that struck me while I was thinking about this episode. Din's reaction when the Armorer tells him how the Jedi are taught to abandon attachments.

    His voice is filled with absolute HORROR when he responds. And it's not just that Grogu might abandon his connection to him, but that such a philosophy flies in the face of the Creed. Unity and solidarity. It's like a vegetarian parent finding out their child is going to be raised a carnivore. Which is kind of interesting, because Ashoka already made clear that Grogu's attachment to Din was a problem in terms of Jedi training. Then again, being reminded of how he has given up Grogu into a life so different from his own may just be really, really painful.

    Though unity and solidarity kind of go out the window moments later when Paz Vizla challenges Din for the Darksaber and then the Armorer excommunicates him. Din has been ejected from his faith for an action that doesn't consider context, but he's perhaps more truly faithful than either of the pair that judge him. Letter of the law versus spirit of the law, to an extent.

    Having to walk the middle path is a lonely road indeed. Maybe nice to have a little, green buddy back along for the trip.

    You really believe they aren't bringing Grogu back to Din long before that? I was certain of that before, but the new N-1 with tiny turret seat virtually ensures it.

    I'm not saying Grogu doesn't end up a Jedi, he might. But I think ending up a Mandalorian is WAY more likely at this point.
     
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  11. Jedi Marso

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    If they do the Ranger of the NR show, maybe that's where he gets his niche.
     
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  12. Jedi Marso

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    The Darksaber was forged by a Mandalorian Jedi, and now we've seen two Mandalorians in a row (Din and the one he dueled) having trouble wielding it. Din even wounded himself with it. But Grogu... well, Grogu is clearly going to be the next Jedi Mandalorian, right? Who else fits the bill?

    So I'll give you one guess who ends up with the Darksaber. I'll bet the blade length is adjustable, too. ;)
     
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  13. Jedi Marso

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    One thing about the N-1 struck me as a little off.

    For a guy in Mando's line of work, who gets in a bunch of firefights and has seen his ship blasted, frozen, shot at, literally sunk, and needing beaucoup repairs on a regular basis...

    Is a custom ordered by the royal family, 'built from hand made parts' sort of ship the one he really needs? Pre-Empire, yeah. Off the grid? Yeah. Easy to repair / get parts for? Hell effing no.

    Reminds me of my own youth flying P-3's in various corners of the world- like the time we sat one for 3 weeks in Valkenburg, Netherlands waiting on an Allison engine nobody had. We eventually borrowed one from the Dutch so we could at least fly the bitch back to Keflavik. That was one of the reasons the P-8 is based on the 737 airframe- worldwide parts and maintenance support. Now multiply that issue on a galactic scale. It's tough enough finding parts and fixing a contemporary ship- that N-1 is going to be a maintenance nightmare, especially after its first fight when its stranded in some hellhole with no Jawas around.
     
  14. dupersuper

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    No, I'm pretty sure she asks that question all the time, ritualistically.

    Then of course there was George's first wife...
     
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  15. Ethros

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    Why would anyone watch this and have not seen The Mandalorian? Plus it's not the 90s anymore; if they're watching this on Disney+ then they simply can go watch Mando and catch up whenever they want. And if they don't have Disney+ and are watching this "online" then they can just do the same there.
     
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  16. Reverend

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    It just occurred to me the utter impracticality of the way Mandalore was glassed; with swarms of low altitude bombers dropping heavy (probably nuclear) ordinance over the cities and settlements rather than just have the fleet bombard from orbit. Then sending droids down to root out and finish off the few survivors. At first I thought that while Gideon was the trigger man, the orders had Tarkin's fingerprints all over them, but then it occurred to me that as brutal and ruthless as Tarkin is, he'd be more direct and efficient than this, indeed probably favouring using the fleet to glass the surface.

    Which means the orders probably came direct from Palpatine. Now he certainly would do it this way; to slowly and methodically grind Mandalore to dust in the slowest, most humiliating way possible for a warrior culture.

    It also makes one wonder when this took place. The timeline is always a bit loose of course, but in broad terms I reckon Bo Katan got the Darksaber about a year before ANH. To me that begs the question whether Palpatine did this before or after ANH. If after then it would likely mean he was waiting for the Death Star to be completed, and only resorted to this method as a second choice. If before then it implies that the Mandalorian uprising was a serious enough of a threat that they simply couldn't wait around for Krennic to get his act together. It might also explain why Lothal was never subject to military sanction; the Imperial star fleet had *much* bigger fish to fry.

    In fairness his initial reaction was one of utter incredulity. And yeah, what he wanted was another razor crest; way more practical. But 1) this is all that's on offer and if he has to take another public transport he'll end up murdering someone, 2) he's a newly divorced dad in the midst of an empty nest syndrome fuelled mid-life crisis and that thing is a premium classic from his childhood, and 3) it's wizard to fly. No doubt it'll be a money pit like all sporty muscle cars purchased in a fit of nostalgia.

    He's probably thinking that in the long term he'll be able to trade it in for something more practical, but for now I think he just wants to enjoy the sense of freedom.
     
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  17. Moist_Cake

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    Loved this episode of The Mandalorian!...er I mean Book of Boba Fett.

    Amy Sedaris stole the show. She was great.

    Got to be pretty desperate to go trash compactor diving for parts.
     
  18. Seven of Five

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    I loved that episode so much. My interest in the series had been waning as well, so Din showing up really gave me (and the show) a jolt.
     
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    That actually makes a lot of sense, I wonder if we will get some scenes regarding the practicality of Mando having a vintage "Ferrari", instead of a Van.
    But generally a great episode, loved the design of the gigantic stace station, reminded my a bit of the Citadel from Mass Effect.
     
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    That was hugely enjoyable. Even without Grogu Mando is far cooler than Boba Fett (not that I haven't been enjoying this show) although to be fair the spirt of Grogu was everywhere. Numerous direct mentions but also the little package tied up in a way that evoked Grogu's silhouette, plus the cute Rodian kid