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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Turtleboy, Dec 4, 2020.
You don’t really need to know who Ashoka Tano or Boba Fett or what Dark Troopers or the dark saber are to enjoy the series. They are just extra icing to people who know more about the Star Wars universe. Though really I’m not sure how anyone could know what Star Wars is, but have never heard of Boba Fett.
I disagree. I am a casual Star Wars fan. I have only watched the movies. I don't read any of the books, nor watch any of the cartoons. I don't dig up information on fan sites or any of that. My son, is more that way and places where there is some nuance, he'll point that out, but really, even without knowing any of that stuff, I can follow along pretty well.
I feel it's like Game of Thrones. Those who've read the books can find details that I couldn't (I read the first book and part of the second only), but that didn't diminish my enjoyment. I think when you come here, and people talk about this or that character in a deeper context than the casual fan, you feel like you are "missing" something. But really, you aren't. It's a fine line for the writers to satisfy the casual fan and the obsessed.
I agree. I am the most casual of fan. Saw the original 3 in theaters. Read the original book (or what I think was the original book) as a teen. Have seen the next 3 but didn't love them as much as the originals. I am enjoying season two just as much as season 1 even if I don't know all the back story and connections.
I am enjoying S2 even more, and mostly because there ARE tie ins with the original movies, but they are mostly common knowledge type things. Like when they went to Tatonine. Even casual fans know that's where Luke came from. So that was cool to me. I like meeting new Jedi. It didn't matter to me that they were introduced in the books or cartoons. Boba Fett was a character in one of the original 3 movies. I have familiarity as to who he was, but I really didn't need to know more. If I knew more would it enhance things? Perhaps, but not necessary. Coming here usually gives me the background I need.
I think Boba Fett is better-known--FAR better known--among Star Wars fans than his screen time in the movies would justify.
Yeah.. Even a normal Star Wars fans that saw and loved the first three films (Episodes IV, V, and VI) and just watch the main movies know Boba Fett. But even then, you just need to know what was in those two movies. He was a bounty hunter and got Han Solo. Then he "died" in Tatooine. You can probably get by but not knowing who is father is.
I think the figures and contest are what solidified that one. It was SUCH a big deal at the time, buy 5 figures and get BOBA FETT for free! He was featured in the Christmas special and will be a special character in Empire Strikes Back!
It was almost mythological before ESB came out. And then the debacle over the shootable rocket, and Mattel removing them before the figures arrived. I don't think any other character became popular without having appeared yet. He was just cool, and now he's as cool as his appearance.
Was he even named in the movies? I vaguely recall that his name came from the toy, not the films...
The name came from the Christmas special, then the toys. I don't think his name was spoken in ESB or ROTJ. But remember, none of those characters were ever named within the movies, they got their names from the toys.
He was named in ROTJ. Han Solo calls "Boba Fett? Where?" before unwittingly knocking him into the Sarlacc.
Of course he was named in the movies. Han Solo repeats the name in ROTJ while still temporarily blinded from the carbonate freezing.
Ford’s delivery of that line is something adolescent me would mimic all the time with my buddies. “BOBA FETT? BOBA FETT?”
ETA: Just a tad too late doh.
yeah. But even before ROTJ, I knew the name.. And I didn't collect the toys.. And there wasn't an Internet for me to use back then to get this sort of information.
But those discs are so heavy and shiny....
Best Buy offered the LD original versions as DVD bonus discs in a 2006 DVD release of the series in a tin box. (get all the updated versions, and you get the original 3 as extra discs)
from TESB Despecialized Edition
I think the show is trying to dance on a fine line between introducing characters from the books/cartoons while still being it's own show, and just being an extension of the materia they're pulling from this season.
‘The Mandalorian’ Eyes Start, Spinoff, Casting & Boba Fett Buzz – Deadline
The Mandalorian is definitely enjoying mainstream popularity. However these characters from books/cartoons have not. I think they did a good job keeping the Mandalorian on his quest while introducing these characters, if never seen or heard from again on this show. However I agree that introducing these new characters does raise a ton of questions for those who hadn't been introduced to them before. I tried watching the cartoons (Clone Wars and Rebels) but never really got into them so I didn't get very far, but I at least knew of these characters even though I wasnt fully up to date on their info. My wife on the other hand is there saying "if this other Jedi chick existed, why didnt she help Luke? Is she some sort of slacker?" If LucasFilm wants to cash in on this cow by bringing these mostly unknown characters to mainstream audiences, they need to really fill in some gaps, that I admit will need myself.
Here's an image of Jeremy Bulloch on set in Return of the Jedi.
Damn, you guys are right about Boba Fett's name, how did I forget that? Long day I guess.
So it's there.. Though that still doesn't mean that is where I learned his name.
I'm sure I just heard it from friends