The Mandalorian "Chapter One" 12-Nov-19 S01E01

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  1. cheesesteak

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  3. Polcamilla

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    It's a particular model of robot that is apparently always a bounty hunter. Couldn't they just bring in a wholly different one who behaves exactly the same because programming?
     
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  4. smak

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    And also pretty short.

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  5. GDG76

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    I went to wikipedia to see how many episodes there were and got a great laugh from Bill Burrs guest spot:

    The Mandalorian - Wikipedia

    Horatio Sanz as Mythrol, a bounty that the Mandalorian collects
    Brian Posehn as Speeder Pilot
    Emily Swallow[8] as the Armorer
    Bill Burr as Zihp Recrutah[11]
     
  6. GoPackGo

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    I got first hand evidence yesterday that the average Joe doesn’t know where this fits in the Star Wars timeline.

    At my son’s 11u baseball game, I overheard some parents talking about how great the show is, and how it is “Set before all of the other movies because Yoda is a baby.”
     
  7. Hoffer

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    Did it specifically say when it took place? I've heard 30 years after Return of the Jedi, but I guess I don't remember that being said.
     
  8. GoPackGo

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    It’s 5 years after ROTJ.

    And it isn’t said, but we do know that the Empire has fallen relatively recently. If it were 30 years after ROTJ that would put it in First Order new trilogy territory.
     
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    I knew that, because I'd read it somewhere. But is it made clear to the average viewer when it's set?
     
  10. Turtleboy

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    Well, Apollo Creed tries to pay Mando with Empire Credits(?), and Mando says they aren't worth anything anymore.
     
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  11. GoPackGo

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    I like the Star Wars title card that plays immediately after the Lucasfilm one. I don’t watch the cartoons and didn’t see Solo. Is this new?
     
  12. PJO1966

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    Yes.
     
  13. MacThor

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    Breskar Steel.
     
  14. DancnDude

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    We watched episode one last night. Loved it! They did a great job making this really feel like the Star Wars world.

    Interesting that bounty hunters are now using carbonite freezing as SOP. That's one way to know that this happens after episode 6 since Han was the first one they've tried it on.

    It was interesting that the main character is a "foundling". I assume that's basically an orphan, and he wasn't born to Mandalorian parents?
     
  15. dcheesi

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    I wonder to what extent the carbonite freezer is practical/efficient, vs. being an homage to Boba Fett (a renowned bounty hunter of Mandalorian heritage)? Could be a personal affectation on the part of the protagonist here.

    Based on a little googling, it seems that the Mandalorians are more a culture/religion rather than a specific species, and foundlings are not uncommon in their "tribe". Though who knows how much of that is Disney-canon, vs. pre-Disney EU?
     
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  16. Craigbob

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    Boba Fett wore Mandalorian armor, but neither he nor his father Jango (who he was cloned from) are Mandalorian. This and a lot of info about Manalore and the culture was all explained in the TV Series The Clone Wars, which started in 2008 about 6 years before Lucasfilms were sold to Disney. They're well worth watching. Everything in The Clone Wars and Rebels which also goes into Mandalorian culture are considered canon.
     
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