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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, Nov 27, 2020.
Book 1 of the prequel to that trilogy is also available.
I really liked the first season of this show, but in my opinion, they've really gone to the next level with season two. Loving every episode of this season. Some of the best Star Wars since the original trilogy, again in my opinion.
I refuse to watch 7 seasons and 22 episodes each just to understand things in the Mandalorian. That said , my son said I should watch the Clone Wars movie, so I did. It explained who Ahsoka was, but otherwise it was pretty boring. It felt like (described above) a poorly designed video game cartoon, designed for a 10 year old. I'm one of those people who just watched all the movies and that usually gives me enough background to understand most things. I'm not a details, minutia type when it comes to most things. Even with watching that Clone Wars movie, I got enough of a sense of what Ahsoka was and picked out enough little tidbits from the series of live action movies that I can easily follow along.
I think they are really underusing Pedro Pascal. Mando is just a guy in a suit. It could be anyone. It could be a David Prowse (RIP) like actor with someone else doing the voice. In S1 he was unmasked in one ep for like 2 minutes. I really hope that at some point he realizes that he doesn't have to wear the helmet at all times and they let Pascal act.
I’m wondering if future interaction with Bo-Katan will eventually lead him away from the way of the watch and have him removing his mask too.
This might help....it's mostly Mandalorian history but does include some of Ahsoka as well
I guess you missed my point. I don't care about that stuff. Not even 12 minutes worth
And you can still enjoy the episodes without knowing any of it. You don't need to know about Ahsoka's magic owl off in the corner, but it gives something extra to the nerds.
Amazing interview today with writer-director Dave Filoni and Rosario Dawson about Ahsoka:
The Mandalorian: Rosario Dawson Tells All About Ahsoka Tano | Vanity Fair
I don't think you need to be steeped in the non-movie Lore (Clone Wars, Rebels, Thrawn) to enjoy the show. (I never watched the CW until its final season.) They've been doing a decent job of exploring the Mandolorian culture w/o mass exposition dumps. In the end, the Lore call backs are just fanservice.
I think future live-action SW TV shows *will* require knowing that backstory soup-to-nuts.
Which shows are you referring to (future live-action shows)? I definitely agree, I could have known just the basic Star Wars story to watch this and not feel lost. And I also think if you know all the minutia that there's plenty there to satisfy the Star Wars nerds too.
I don't know if the rest of The Clone Wars series was like the movie but it really felt like a cartoon geared to 10 year old boys. It didn't feel very "adult" in presentation or story. I remember reading a book adaption of "A New Hope" shortly after that move came out and it was almost exactly like the movie. But I'm sure some of the other books went into the story deeper (and I don't know how much the creator of the story, George Lucas, had in those books or The Clone Wars movies to know if that was the story's intent.)
Anyway, I'm really enjoying this and I think S2 is even better than S1.
Some are TBA. Some are in development hell.
"Obi-Wan" will start shooting next year. Ewan McCregor will lead the cast.
Cassian Andor- in development, Diego Luna will lead, spin-off/prequel from Rogue One.
Ahsoka Tano- probably the most popular SW character created in the past 20 years. (save Growgu) I don't think Disney+ would've cast Rosario Dawson as a one-off or recurring character. (they could've cast the CW voice actress for much cheaper) Spinning off Mandolorian is a no-brainer at this point.
I'm not a fan of the 2008 TCW movie either. And the TV show's main demo is a TV Y7 audience so it's always going to feel like it's for 10 y.o. There are some interesting storylines- and the characterizations are more adult than what we got in Episode II & III.
Then again, Rosario Dawson is a super-geek, and probably would have done this for free.
Not that they don't necessarily have long-terms plans...just that her presence could mean any number of things.
I hated the Clone Wars movie that was released before the series. Thankfully the series was much better.
Interestingly, the "movie" was cannibalized from the first-produced episodes of the TV show. You can almost see the breaks between episodes.
I've been enjoying the adventures of Skyguy and Snips...I think part of the reason I disliked the show so intensely when it first aired (and I didn't see much of it), aside from the animation style (which I still dislike) is my intense antipathy for Anakin from the movies. But I guess that's faded over the years.
Yup. And I was concerned the rest of the series would be that bad. Did we really need a Hut that sounded like Truman Capote? It was awful.
Dawson was "fancast" as Ashoka. A fan tweet circulated and made it's way to Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni. So on one hand, it's fanservice.
‘The Mandalorian’: Rosario Dawson Tells All About Ahsoka Tano
OTOH, it's a guaranteed audience for any larger project. A wandering Ronin seeking adventure with occasional lightsaber-fu? This is the TV series I actually wanted instead of the Boba Fett costume fashion show.
I don't know anything about anything you guys are talking about. I have seen the original SW movie in what, 1977, and the one after that but nothing more. Not really interested. I am, however, really enjoying this series!