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Offline Manchu

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #225 on: November 22, 2020, 04:46:28 AM »
I agree with you Manchu.

I apologise if I came in a bit heavy handed.
Not at all, I think you and I seem to be on the same page. My comments are more aimed at faulting the show for having a broad appeal. It’s just an odd perspective when clearly what is needed for/from this franchise is exactly that.
... just too much for my poor inferior pre-teen immature self.
Haha yes exactly! Same here! And just wait til you see the next two episodes, which are even better.
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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #226 on: November 27, 2020, 10:29:47 AM »
Episode five was great  :D

I would suggest to watch it with the lights down low as it is a visually dark episode.

Oh, Thrawn got a mention  8)

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #227 on: November 27, 2020, 12:17:01 PM »
Eagerly awaiting my wife to get home so we can watch it. Thrawn is one of the only things I liked about the “Rebels” episodes that I dip sampled. Interesting take on a villain. I tried to explain my interest in his character to my wife but she just did not get it. A failure on my part to adequately articulate my thoughts it would seem. I am very curious where he fits in the scheme of things now.
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #228 on: November 27, 2020, 01:10:26 PM »
The episode is called "Jedi" and everything is better with Jedi

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #229 on: November 27, 2020, 01:19:28 PM »
everything is better with Jedi

Oooo, that's debatable  lol

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #230 on: November 27, 2020, 01:20:08 PM »
I was very skeptical of this season's success after Episode 2 and 3 but this one is pretty close to perfect.

The cinematography is stellar. I would even go as far as saying that it might contain my favourite Star Wars combat choreography yet. Don't want to go into too much detail, even though this is a spoilers-thread, but I liked how very fluid yet not frantic everything was.

The episode contained tons of references to other movies, tropes and Star Wars canon and set up some nice plot strands as well.

Before watching it, I was not sure whether I would have a real interest in the series anymore (as much as I appreciated the great Bo-Katan) but now you can count me in on the journey.
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Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #231 on: November 27, 2020, 03:40:32 PM »
Brilliant episode.

 I would have preferred a slightly different outcome with “the gunslinger”, it was a little too obvious and the HK assassin droids were underwhelming considering their reputation in the lore and what the Series has already shown of IG units but yeah beautiful cinematography, good pacing, good dialogue, good costuming, good set dressing, good combat choreography (melee and ranged).

A truly brilliant episode.

Thrawn...Boba Fett... some serious loose ends to tie up. And potentially another Jedi?!

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #232 on: November 27, 2020, 09:39:27 PM »
We just watched it and had a splendid time! I really think this was the best episode yet (and that is saying something, because I liked all episodes and loved quite a few).

One question to those LAFers with more Samurai experience: I had the impression that several parts of the episode were a reference to an older Eastern or Samurai movie, e.g. the castle, the alarm bill, the cages (reminding me of crucified prisoners). Is this so or was it just a general homage to this genre?

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #233 on: November 27, 2020, 10:53:27 PM »
and everything is better with Jedi
Are you sure?
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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #234 on: November 27, 2020, 11:09:15 PM »
Brilliant episode. This whole series has been great (bar episode 2) but this one was awesome. You don't realise how much you miss lightsabres until they appear again!

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #235 on: November 28, 2020, 01:26:22 AM »
Are you sure?

I had erased that from my memory, thanks ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #236 on: November 28, 2020, 08:43:44 AM »
You don't realise how much you miss lightsabres until they appear again!

This is the way. :)
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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #237 on: November 28, 2020, 09:33:52 AM »
I had an awkward moment watching the show with my wife when she said something about “laser swords”.

In typical Star Wars fanboy geek mode I immediately said, “Not laser... plasma. And light saber not laser sword.”

Side note: Yes, I know Luke makes a laser sword comment in one of the recent movies which apparently is sarcastically referencing something from the original production and sabers are usually curved... but hey I did not come up with the name.

Only to then have Din make a comment about Ahsoka’s “laser swords”.......

Needless to say the look I got from my wife spoke volumes.

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #238 on: November 28, 2020, 10:30:09 AM »
In Spain we have not that "dilemma", they are "Espadas Láser", laser swords. :) :)

I agree with all of you, great episode, very good in all senses but the end of the Gunslinger. But this is a Samurai/Western show...

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Re: The Mandalorian - Spoilers thread
« Reply #239 on: November 28, 2020, 12:40:20 PM »
I had erased that from my memory, thanks ;D ;D ;D
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