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    Just remembered, something that's been bugging me through both seasons.

    Why, when it is set just 5yrs after ROTJ and in the same part of the galaxy (Tatooine and there abouts), does no one seem to know who or what a Jedi is or know anything about the force?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    The Mandalorian's voice has been bugging me, as it sounds really familiar. I've just realised it sounds a lot like Clint Eastwood. Is it just me?
    Pedro Pascal that is. Amazing actor check him out in Narcos etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    Just remembered, something that's been bugging me through both seasons.

    Why, when it is set just 5yrs after ROTJ and in the same part of the galaxy (Tatooine and there abouts), does no one seem to know who or what a Jedi is or know anything about the force?
    Some people clearly know about the force, in chapter 10 The Mandalorian says 'May the force be with you' to some X-Wing pilots.

    (I'm not a super nerd, I just watched it last night )

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelh34 View Post
    Pedro Pascal that is. Amazing actor check him out in Narcos etc
    Yes, he does sound a lot like Clint Eastwood in his younger days - I thought so too when watching S2 episodes recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    Just remembered, something that's been bugging me through both seasons.

    Why, when it is set just 5yrs after ROTJ and in the same part of the galaxy (Tatooine and there abouts), does no one seem to know who or what a Jedi is or know anything about the force?
    Thatís the same situation as at the start of Star Wars. Itís almost as if the Clone Wars never happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    Thatís the same situation as at the start of Star Wars. Itís almost as if the Clone Wars never happened.
    Exactly - plus (puts on nerdy voice) itís a big universe, a lot of the Mandalorian takes place in Ďthe outer rimí which is the equivalent to the middle of nowhere, and the Empire might have declared ĎJedi and the force - its all fairy storiesí to keep people from uprising. Thatís how my inner nerd has always justified it anyway!

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    By my count (and Iím no expert), there were only 3 Jedi left alive in the Return of the Jedi, and only 1 by the end (unless you count Leia). They werenít a huge part of the galaxy I guess so wouldnít be that well known? Or maybe itís just bad continuity ...

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    The Jedi were so unknown that Uncle Owen felt OK wandering around dressed in the uniform of a proscribed terrorist organisation!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    By my count (and Iím no expert), there were only 3 Jedi left alive in the Return of the Jedi, and only 1 by the end (unless you count Leia). They werenít a huge part of the galaxy I guess so wouldnít be that well known? Or maybe itís just bad continuity ...
    The end of Rebels suggests that there are 2 or 3 more Jedi at that time too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    Was a little underwhelmed with the first season first time round. The middle episodes all being separate little stories which added nothing to the main story arc and could be watched in any order or missed out completely. Was pleasantly surprised when a couple of those episodes were tied together in the last couple of episodes. Watched it all a second time in prep for season 2, and it felt a bit more cohesive to me.
    Looks like season 2 is going the same way, Mando wandering the galaxy having little separate adventures along the way, none of which tie together. For some reason i'm reminded of 'the littlest hobo'
    I don't have a problem with the episodes telling more or less separate, complete stories, but the trying to tie everything together in the last two episodes of season one really fell flat IMO. Suddenly the closest thing to a main villain the show had was brushed aside for a guy we hadn't seen or heard of before, but was still supposed to care about as a powerful and personal menace to the heroes? That's not how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    The Jedi were so unknown that Uncle Owen felt OK wandering around dressed in the uniform of a proscribed terrorist organisation!

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    Brilliant

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    New characters and name dropping. The plot thickens according to the SW fanatics in this house (wife and youngest son).

    Nice to see Titus Welliver (Bosch on Amazon Prime) as well.

    Menno

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    Great to see them continuing The Clone Wars storyline.

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    well great to see "Johnny Ringo" - Tombstone in episode 5

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    As a Clone Wars fan, that was an excellent episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    well great to see "Johnny Ringo" - Tombstone in episode 5
    Yes but I always think of him as Reese first, Hicks second and Ringo third.

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    Itís getting better as it goes along

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    Itís getting better as it goes along
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    Just started watching this in the last week, enjoying it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    As a Clone Wars fan, that was an excellent episode.
    Indeed, one of the best bits of Star Wars I've seen in that episode.

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    This keeps getting better and better. The latest episode is fantastic.

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    Really enjoying. Interesting plot lines, a bit of humour, lots of references to previous Star Wars stuff and proper villains.

    I cannot help thinking I am watching a SiFi version of spaghetti westerns with a bit of John Wayne (Rooster Cockburn) thrown in for good measure, but then it is effectively a road series.

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    Itís so weird.. I hated the follow on movies and had resigned myself to the fact that Star Wars was just another cash cow to milk. But I just really enjoy The Mandalorian for so many reasons. Kudos to Jon Favreau for the vision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicaneuk View Post
    Itís so weird.. I hated the follow on movies and had resigned myself to the fact that Star Wars was just another cash cow to milk. But I just really enjoy The Mandalorian for so many reasons. Kudos to Jon Favreau for the vision!
    And David Filoni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicaneuk View Post
    Itís so weird.. I hated the follow on movies and had resigned myself to the fact that Star Wars was just another cash cow to milk. But I just really enjoy The Mandalorian for so many reasons. Kudos to Jon Favreau for the vision!
    Not weird at all imho! As a lifelong Star Wars fan since I saw the first film aged 8, I was amazed at how dreadful the recent sequel trilogy was - I have no interest in them as the characters and story were just plain stupid, whereas The Mandalorian is absolutely brilliant. You have to ask yourself how they got the movies so wrong when Mando is so right!


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    Its great and agree its much like a western....or Kung Fu with David Caradine (need to be old)...

    Characters have developed well and last 2-3 episodes have been really enjoyable......

    You know your sad when your over 50 and watch it on Friday morning with breakfast ....

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    I have the misfortune of having watched all of the episodes in a week and a half and now have to wait a week until the next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    You have to ask yourself how they got the movies so wrong when Mando is so right!


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    Simple...Jon Favreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Simple...Jon Favreau
    They took the complete opposite approach to the prequels and sequels.

    Give the audience what they want and show them more of the proper Star Wars universe not some self-knowing reinvented mess.

    Even the root of it is the same as Star Wars ; Kurosawa Samurai movies which took their cues from Hollywood westerns and film noir.

    Mandalorian lifts its idea from ďLone Wolf and CubĒ which was a 70s era spaghetti samurai series of films about a wandering revenge seeking Ronin with his infant son. Very much like westerns.

    I think its great ; it has just enough plot continuation from episode to episode but it doesnít get ruled by it meaning you get the freedom of giving something familiar and fresh to the audience every week. Its genuinely entertaining in a way faithful to the original films that the last 8 Star Wars movies havenít even bothered to attempt to replicate .

    I watch Solo and Rise of Skywalker and donít even recognise them as a Star Wars movie.

    Mandalorian just feels so much like Star Wars they totally nailed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    They took the complete opposite approach to the prequels and sequels.

    Give the audience what they want and show them more of the proper Star Wars universe not some self-knowing reinvented mess.

    Even the root of it is the same as Star Wars ; Kurosawa Samurai movies which took their cues from Hollywood westerns and film noir.

    Mandalorian lifts its idea from ďLone Wolf and CubĒ which was a 70s era spaghetti samurai series of films about a wandering revenge seeking Ronin with his infant son. Very much like westerns.

    I think its great ; it has just enough plot continuation from episode to episode but it doesnít get ruled by it meaning you get the freedom of giving something familiar and fresh to the audience every week. Its genuinely entertaining in a way faithful to the original films that the last 8 Star Wars movies havenít even bothered to attempt to replicate .

    I watch Solo and Rise of Skywalker and donít even recognise them as a Star Wars movie.

    Mandalorian just feels so much like Star Wars they totally nailed it.
    Iíve been wondering why I like it so much and I think youíve nailed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Simple...Jon Favreau
    Iíd give at least 50% of the credit to Dave Filoni. As the creator of The Clone Wars and Rebels, he kept the spirit of Star Wars alive. They really are both fantastic series, every bit as good as their live action counterparts. Many of the storylines he started in the two animated series are paying off now in The Mandalorian. Plus heís a great X-Wing pilot.

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    I still enjoy The Mandalorian a lot, but this guy isn't exactly wrong...
    https://twitter.com/paul_haine/statu...133815300?s=20

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSclavunos View Post
    I still enjoy The Mandalorian a lot, but this guy isn't exactly wrong...
    https://twitter.com/paul_haine/statu...133815300?s=20
    Maybe on one level, but he is missing out the bigger narrative that is being revealed each week IMO

    I'm still into this in a big way

    Happy Christmas all

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    Itís so easy to watch

    Bite size chunks

    Action - humour - hints of past

    Whatís not to like?

    Iíd like to see him rebuild his ship now though......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Itís so easy to watch

    Bite size chunks

    Action - humour - hints of past

    Whatís not to like?

    Iíd like to see him rebuild his ship now though......


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    Huge spoiler mate!

    I reckon heíll end up keeping Slave 1 though ( even huger spoiler !!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    Iíd give at least 50% of the credit to Dave Filoni. As the creator of The Clone Wars and Rebels, he kept the spirit of Star Wars alive. They really are both fantastic series, every bit as good as their live action counterparts. Many of the storylines he started in the two animated series are paying off now in The Mandalorian. Plus heís a great X-Wing pilot.
    My son, is a huge fan of the Clone Wars and is a firm believer that the Mandaloren is following that narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wampa View Post
    Maybe on one level, but he is missing out the bigger narrative that is being revealed each week IMO

    I'm still into this in a big way

    Happy Christmas all
    They could have Darth Vader as Herod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I have the misfortune of having watched all of the episodes in a week and a half and now have to wait a week until the next one!
    I watched all in 2 days
    Isolation makes wonders

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    BOOM !...

    Worth waiting a week for ....

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    Canít wait until later to watch it with my sons. Last day at work too

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    Make sure you watch past the credits on the last one of this series. Itís not just concept art........😉

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    Wow! Possibly the best thing I've seen in the Star Wars modern universe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    Make sure you watch past the credits on the last one of this series. Itís not just concept art........ūüėČ
    Good spot

    The Book of Boba Fett coming in a year...

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    Wow...well what a finale!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    Wow...well what a finale!
    This - did not expect that!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Best episode ever, no spoilers but my 8 year old was literally jumping up and down at that!

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    Absolute A+ episode.

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    Love this programme and what an incredible way to end the season.

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