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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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My only issue with Mandalorian is that it spawned BoBF. Otherwise I find it pretty unassailable.
 

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My only issue with Mandalorian is that it spawned BoBF. Otherwise I find it pretty unassailable.
I generally enjoy it but somehow can't find any emotion for the next season. The Mandolorians seem like a bunch of lunkheads with really dumb, self-defeating rules. Don't really have any interest in them reclaiming anything.

That said, the parts with Mando and Space Pikcahu are kinda cool.
 

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I generally enjoy it but somehow can't find any emotion for the next season. The Mandolorians seem like a bunch of lunkheads with really dumb, self-defeating rules. Don't really have any interest in them reclaiming anything.

That said, the parts with Mando and Space Pikcahu are kinda cool.
Trailer shows him with Grogu again so I assume that we won’t get stuck on Mandalore the whole time.
 

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I generally enjoy it but somehow can't find any emotion for the next season. The Mandolorians seem like a bunch of lunkheads with really dumb, self-defeating rules. Don't really have any interest in them reclaiming anything.

That said, the parts with Mando and Space Pikcahu are kinda cool.
The dumb rules are only Mando's sect. The other Mandalorians from S2 didn't follow them, and seem contemptuous of them in the previews of the next season. If they explore Mando escaping the ideological tenants of his cult, that could be interesting.


Maybe that's too subtle/controversial for The Mouse.
 

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Trailer shows him with Grogu again so I assume that we won’t get stuck on Mandalore the whole time.
I did like how Starbuck chewed him out for his helmet rule and laughed myself silly when the Blacksmith Mandolorian made Mando and Steroid Mando beat the snot out of each other to see who got the black sword. "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!"

I know I'll watch the first few episodes at least. :fonz:
 

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Wow, caught up on Andor and they name-dropped the planet Mimban! After Star Wars left the theaters there was nothing but some comics. No Internet, just saving lawn mowing money to buy Famous Monsters of Filmland and other sci-fi mags to get set photos and sequel rumors.

Alan Dean Foster wrote Splinter of the Mind’s Eye which was the only new SW material we had. Story was set on Mimban.

Okay, 12 year old me channeled. That is all.

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Wow, caught up on Andor and they name-dropped the planet Mimban! After Star Wars left the theaters there was nothing but some comics. No Internet, just saving lawn mowing money to buy Famous Monsters of Filmland and other sci-fi mags to get set photos and sequel rumors.

Alan Dean Foster wrote Splinter of the Mind’s Eye which was the only new SW material we had. Story was set on Mimban.

Okay, 12 year old me channeled. That is all.

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Alan Dean Foster wrote Splinter of the Mind’s Eye which was the only new SW material we had. Story was set on Mimban.
That's the one with Luke and Leia as (almost) boyfriend and girlfriend, right? Before Lucas changed the story

There is also an important section in Solo set on Mimban, where Han has been demoted to the lowest level of the imperial forces and sent to fight in the mud; it's also where he meets Chewie. The Mimban campaign seems to have acquired a certain place in the new canon as the lowest point of imperial conquest.
 

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That's the one with Luke and Leia as (almost) boyfriend and girlfriend, right? Before Lucas changed the story

There is also an important section in Solo set on Mimban, where Han has been demoted to the lowest level of the imperial forces and sent to fight in the mud; it's also where he meets Chewie. The Mimban campaign seems to have acquired a certain place in the new canon as the lowest point of imperial conquest.
Yeah, novel was just them and Vader but no Han Solo IIRC. I think I only read it the one time. Not sure why the planet name stuck in my head.
 

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Andor pulled together nicely. It's definitely one of the top bits of Star Wars content out there. Maybe a hair too slow in the middle, but not "why do these episodes exist anyway" territory like Obi Wan.
 

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Andor pulled together nicely. It's definitely one of the top bits of Star Wars content out there. Maybe a hair too slow in the middle, but not "why do these episodes exist anyway" territory like Obi Wan.
There are still six more episodes left this season, lest you think it is over.

Agreed that it is very well done. Its a bit too slow for my youngling. He's still watching, but at eight, he is having a hard time staying with it. Overall though, I am loving it, and think its the best (so far) series they have released.

looking forward the second half....
 

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I thought the female "team leader" on Andor looked familiar...
It's "The Waif" from GOT.
She was kind of a turn on back then.
I always thought Aria should have hooked up with her instead of killing her.
 

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Catching up on latest Andor and LOTR tonight. Enjoying them both so far.
 

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