The Mandalorian "Chapter Two" 15-Nov-19 S01E02

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  1. EWiser

    EWiser Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    At an hour long episodes the first season of the Mandolian would would be as long as episodes 1,2,3 of Star Wars. I don’t see how it could be done. As Star Wars has way more CGI than say Star Trek where a lot of the show is on a ship set.
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    That was my first thought. The Mandalorian is a Star Wars version of a Spaghetti Western. I'm liking it so far.
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  3. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    I really like the voice they are using. I don't think it's as computerish as Boba Fett, but just a little bit amplified.

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  4. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    I enjoyed this a lot. At the ten minute mark I realized they didn't have any dialogue yet, but it was well done so I didn't really notice until then.

    I wouldn't say it was filler at all. We got to see more about the baby gremlin, and the bond that's growing with them. I find it amazing how the viewer can get what the Mandalorian is feeling while he's wearing that helmet.

    I wanted it to be longer, but I still enjoyed the whole episode.
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  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    This is what I noticed as well and was surprised it was that long. It was nicely done.
  6. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

    Jan 7, 2002
    Chicago Suburbs
    I know, right? :) When he walked into the bar in the first episode, I immediately heard the theme from "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" in my head. I was wondering where was his blanket to flip over his shoulder.
  7. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

    Aug 7, 2004
    Powell, TN
    Does he wear a cape?
  8. OrangeCrush

    OrangeCrush Active Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    I don't know how long the rest of the episodes will be, but I think this & the first episode had the correct length. The length should fit the story, not the other way around. The baby reveal was the right point to break for the first episode, and this one told a pretty self-contained story that ended when it should have. A lot of shows do an A plot, a B blot and sometimes a C plot over 42 minutes in a 5 act structure for commercial breaks. It's nice to break with the network TV conventions that don't apply anymore.

    I think force-healing is a thing in the video games, but this might be the first hint we've gotten that it work "in cannon."

    It's only the second episode. I like that it took some time to add to Mando's character, flesh out the baby a bit & put a nice bow on Kuiil's involvement (the local farmer dude). Plus the Jawas were pure gold. "You sound like a wookie!"
  9. whitepelican

    whitepelican Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Well, to me this was one of the most boring episodes of any show that I can recall. Yeah, at one point he fought a space monster. Ok. But having an entire episode almost completely without dialog and not even being able to see the main character's expressions make this pretty damn boring. I actually had to rewind like three different times because I kept falling asleep and missing parts, but after rewinding I realized there really was nothing to miss.
  10. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    Gremlins was 1984. Empire Strikes Back was 1980. Gremlins copied Yoda. :)
  11. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    You don't seem to be aware that "gremlin" was a common term before the 1984 movie. Even before it was a car.
  12. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    But having seen the memes about Baby Yoda being a copy of Gizmo from the Gremlins movie, most people are talking about Gizmo.
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Has anyone tried feeding Baby Yoda after midnight?
  14. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    So you just assumed that NJChris was making the same mistake? Nobody else in this thread mentioned "Gremlins" the movie, nor has NJChris ever made a post mentioning "Gremlins".
  15. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    Yes I did.
  16. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    My 13yo daughter said the same thing....

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