For the longest time, the Boba Fett movie seemed impossible. Star Wars was back, new movies were being made, and a Boba Fett feature film was always on the table. He’s one of the coolest, most instantly iconic characters in the history of science fiction. The world was clamoring for more of this dastardly, hot shot character. But a movie never happened. And instead we got seven episodes of a TV show: The Book of Boba Fett. It has come and gone and, unfortunately, did not live up to those decades of hype.
TV Show Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good
I love The Mandalorian as much as the next person. It seemed like a silly Boba Fett knock-off at first, but then The Mandalorian came out swinging and has become a cultural touchstone the world over. And something about its success convinced those in power that the knock-off could bring back the original, and now Boba Fett has been re-established and is ready for action. Too bad that action turned out to be pretty perfunctory, with a lot more walking and standing around than badass bounty hunting. Still, at long last, we had our Boba Fett media project, and that in itself is pretty cool.
Join me after the jump for my review and thoughts on the first season of The Book of Boba Fett. Expect FULL SPOILERS for all the episodes, and what this means for The Mandalorian going forward.Read the rest of this entry
Earlier this week, I regaled you all with a big pile of movie trailers that had been clogging my YouTube page waiting for me to blog about them. Welp, now we’re doing the same thing, but with Honest Trailers by Screen Junkies! These are always reliably entertaining.
And that’s that! Each one is a gem, each one is really short, and they’re a mildly entertaining way to pass some time and enjoy the internet. I hope the people making these enjoy making them. I enjoy watching them, and isn’t that all we really need from entertainment sources on the internet?
Maybe I should find more original content to share…
I am a longtime LEGO fan, and this pandemic has only helped to really push my need for something to do in quarantine. I’ve bought and built a couple different LEGO sets in lockdown so far, with a few more boxes to go whenever I’m in the mood. I even built a custom Wraith Squadron character!
But more than anything else in LEGO, I need some awesome Mandalorian sets! Like this Trouble on Tatooine set!
So here’s my thinking: that Trouble on Tatooine set is clearly modeled after the first episode of season 2. There’s also the set based on episode 4 of season 1. And then there’s the general Razor Crest set, which I built earlier this winter. This all means that LEGO is making Mandalorian sets based off individual episodes…but not yet the episodes I want. I really want that highly detailed, silver-armored Mando mini-figure, but I don’t want all of that Tusken Raider accoutrement. I’m a finicky fella.
Join me after the jump for six LEGO set suggestions based off episodes of The Mandalorian!Read the rest of this entry
The new year is almost over, but one thing that is definitely over is the second season of The Mandalorian! And I loved it! But I’m probably not going to do any deeper dive on my thoughts or a review. It was all pretty great. So great, in fact, that I think you might enjoy some behind-the-scenes videos I stumbled across. I think these are taken from the official behind-the-scenes show on Disney+, but here they are on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.
Specifically, lets take some behind-the-scenes looks at Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett and Bo-Katan!
I would say those were pretty fun! I look forward to all of their spin-off shows, and the next season of The Mandalorian! But first we all have to survive 2021 somehow! Good luck to us all!
Merry Christmas week, everybody! This year we received the greatest present of all time: the announcement, at long last, of the Boba Fett TV series! A Boba Fett movie has been in the works for as long as Disney has owned Stat Wars. But after false starts and failed projects, we finally have the official announcement of The Book of Boba Fett for next December!
Once upon a time, I used to do Christmas-themed lists the week of Christmas. I did one about snowmen, one about reindeer, one about Santa in comics…but I ran out of Christmas things to make lists about. So now I feel like doing a nice, simple list where I talk about all the exciting things I want to see in the Boba Fett TV show! That sounds like a fun Christmas activity. And a year from now, when the show kicks off, we can all look back on this list to see if I got anything right!
I am not ashamed of blatant fan service, especially not when it comes to my personal Lists of Six about Star Wars things. And I promise not to put Wraith Squadron on this one. So join me after the jump for my hopes and dreams for The Book of Boba Fett!Read the rest of this entry