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Most may already be watching the hit new series (unfortunately an exclusive on Disney plus) and be in awe of this new series

This show features "The Mandalorian" basically Bobba Fett for star wars purists and his struggle through a post Empire life, where his clan of badass warrior troops have to go into hiding and live life in secrecy. The Mandalorian has to make his way through life by being the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. His bounty hunting leads him on some epic journeys, but one mission turns his life around , as he must make a decision that will the course of his life and probably the galaxy's too....

For me, this is the best thing since the original trilogy. I admit the plot takes a second to develop and it is pretty slow, but everything from the first scene to the last scene in episode three , make you feel that sense of wonder and awe as you watch a galaxy far far away. I would argue the series is better than episode 7 , 8 , Rogue one, and Solo (may even outshine Episode 9) .

What do others think about the Mandalorian?
 

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Sadly I just don't trust anything Star Wars nowadays, particularly after The Last Jedi (didn't even bother with Solo). If it's really good maybe I'll watch it in the future, plus I love Pedro Pascal.

Right now I'm watching HBO's Watchmen, it's soooo good. These last two episodes were TV masterpieces.
 

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Mandalorians and bounty hunter were always the cherry on the top in many different medias including the excellent rpg games Knights of the Old Republic from 2003 and 2005 so its no secret that this series is probably the best Star Wars since the original trilogy and I didnt even watch it.
 

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Mandalorians and bounty hunter were always the cherry on the top in many different medias including the excellent rpg games Knights of the Old Republic from 2003 and 2005 so its no secret that this series is probably the best Star Wars since the original trilogy and I didnt even watch it.
Yeah was a brilliant storyline and I would love if they could redo a triple A video game based on the mandalorian. Storyline following this guy
 

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It seems that its close to the original trilogy so I'm going to check this out. :D
story is no where near close to the original trilogy, it's pretty bare bones. But the "feel" of the show is very Star Wars like.
 

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story is no where near close to the original trilogy, it's pretty bare bones. But the "feel" of the show is very Star Wars like.
Anything outside of the Rebels vs Empire done and dusted crap would be good, at least it won't interfere with what made SW great.

The only reason I'd consider watching IX is to get the whole thing out of my system. The greatest sin of the new trilogy is basically undoing I-VI. The original SW was about the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. The new trilogy pretends that redemption never happened and introduces the most cringeworthy SW villain I've seen yet, and turns a great hero Luke into a complete shell.
 

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Anything outside of the Rebels vs Empire done and dusted crap would be good, at least it won't interfere with what made SW great.

The only reason I'd consider watching IX is to get the whole thing out of my system. The greatest sin of the new trilogy is basically undoing I-VI. The original SW was about the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. The new trilogy pretends that redemption never happened and introduces the most cringeworthy SW villain I've seen yet, and turns a great hero Luke into a complete shell.
You know, this might be an unpopular opinion but I think Star Wars as a whole is in a way limited to the context of Rebels vs Empire.

It served as a simple background for a simple story which its very foundations were three interesting and loveable characters with really good chemistry between them. I think that is it for Star Wars, and why every attempt to build on it has failed. Star Wars was lightning in a bottle and even the original trilogy itself (once they decided to make it a trilogy) started to wear out by VI which turned out to be an extremely campy film and already recycling stuff.

In a way what happened to Star Wars happened with Ghostbusters as well, it was the right cast at the right time and that is it. It's not something you can emulate or drag indefinitely. It was that golden formula that made everything click at the time. So with that in mind, realistically, you have two approaches: 1) You make something different or 2) You try to replicate the original Star Wars feeling. And look how that went. 1) Were the prequels and people complaining they didn't feel like the original movies. Despite being solid, competent films they're almost universally hated. 2) Is the new trilogy which plays it too safe and fails horribly at imitating that which can't be done again.

And I think IX in the end will prove this to be true. They're already going back and re-using Palpatine, as if nothing is doable without drawing from IV. Even V, which is arguably the 2nd best film is simply an extension of IV and by VI they didn't know what else to do and had to go back to IV. :rolleyes:

Disclaimer: video games are a completely different medium, with different ways of story telling and aimed at a particular demographic which is why I don't count these stories as doable in film format (at least not by a big studio like Disney).
 

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I actually very much liked VI, for the redemption aspect. Remember that when you looked at V, everything seemed dire. Han Solo was encased in carbonite under the hand of Jabba, "sold" through a friend (Lando). Luke had his hand cut off by Vader, and learnt that Vader was his father. You cannot really end the story just there, though a nice cliffhanger it was.
 

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I actually very much liked VI, for the redemption aspect. Remember that when you looked at V, everything seemed dire. Han Solo was encased in carbonite under the hand of Jabba, "sold" through a friend (Lando). Luke had his hand cut off by Vader, and learnt that Vader was his father. You cannot really end the story just there, though a nice cliffhanger it was.
I really liked the conclusion to the conflict between Luke and Anakin too. How mature Luke is by that movie and how confident he is about seeing good in his father. It was a great ending on a character level. But everything around it wasn't up to that level, like a second Death Star, the ewok guerilla and the celebration at the end. Not mention going the brother/sister route with Luke and Leia, which as far as I know was a last minute call by Lucas.
 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — well worth it! Real movie! And the main character is so remarkable. Someone reminds me a lot.
 

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Episode 6 was a lot of fun it felt like tribute to all things we know about Star Wars.

Characters were entertaining and on point.

Baby Yoda is also the best invention in the history of Star Wars.
 

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I really liked the conclusion to the conflict between Luke and Anakin too. How mature Luke is by that movie and how confident he is about seeing good in his father. It was a great ending on a character level. But everything around it wasn't up to that level, like a second Death Star, the ewok guerilla and the celebration at the end. Not mention going the brother/sister route with Luke and Leia, which as far as I know was a last minute call by Lucas.
I once asked someone about the second Death Star and they told me it was supposed to be an upgrade of the original plan, and that Death star(s) were placed to enforce particular galactic sectors, which does kind of make sense in view of galactic distances (a little bit of defied physics - it would actually require several minutes of firing to actually connect with a planet, not mere seconds; though of course supraluminal speed for travelling is a technology in the SW universe).

The ewok thing was a bit of comic relief admittedly; still find it funny these guys were stomping storm trooper ass. In some ways I had wanted to see this - locals from regions controlled by the Empire fight back against their oppressors, rather than just seeing the POV of secluded collective Rebel forces. This approach though would not be entirely feasible given the weapon and force advantage the Empire possessed. Maybe Lucas got inspired by the Vietnam War for a second😹.

The brother sister thing kind of worked out for the script, Vader enticing Luke to apply anger and fight him. Definitely does go against the standard main hero get the woman trope.

How are you going with Dune by the way? The fourth book definitely isn't an easy meal but by the end you wonder how Herbert wrote such a story to climax there as it did. If you do finish it, I have to recommend Heretics (V), which bounces along really well and quicker relative to IV, touches on some other elements not explored in prior books.
 

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@MWW Yeah VI had its issues, nowhere near a bad film but for me it just wasn't up to the standards V set as a sequel.

And I do share your concerns about IX. I think there is no way at all it's going to be a solid conclusion to all nine films, which is a shame honestly. Me personally, I decided not to watch it right after having seen VIII, but it would be good if people who are actually going to see it to get their money's worth.

I stopped half way during Chapterhouse due to work but I'm finishing it next month. Just wow, what a ride it's been. o_O

Is it worth it to get Hunters and Sandworms? I hear that's the real ending to the story.
 
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