top_left top_right
bottom_left
Next Event: Unknown | Forum Rules | QGL Website | Event Registration
openFolder AusForums.com
iconwatfolderLineopenFolder LANs
iconwatfolderLineopenFolder QGL
iconwatfolderLineopenFolder QGL Forum
Author
Topic: The Mandalorian
Hogfather
Posts: 16977
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Probably the best s*** airing or streaming right now, reminds me of the old GoT / WD / LOST days when we hard a thread about cool tv shows.

This is now it, and the Child is named Yiddle.
system
--
fpot
Posts: 26826
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Baby Yoda.
trillion
Posts: 4470
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
cooked my laptop last night transcoding this to watch on the tv
infi
Posts: 24481
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I wasn't aware of this but after reading about it sounds like it's worth a look.
Hogfather
Posts: 16978
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Baby Yoda.

In order of appearance:

Yoda
Yaddle
Yiddle

I don't see how this can be argued against.

Also:

https://i.imgur.com/LZEEttj.png
BladeRunner
Posts: 3017
Location: Queensland

I was skeptical about this show, because of what Disney has done with Star Wars but, It's not terrible. It's Disney's best attempt so far with Star Wars IMO.
infi
Posts: 24484
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

it's enjoyable, but i wish he would take the helmet off. (maybe he does...)
Hogfather
Posts: 16979
Location: Cairns, Queensland

I was skeptical about this show, because of what Disney has done with Star Wars

Lets not pretend Star Wars was in great shape when the Mouse picked it up. There was this small matter of the prequels :|
ravn0s
Posts: 19211
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i honestly prefer the prequels of the sequels so far.

anyway, the mandalorian has been great so far.
BladeRunner
Posts: 3018
Location: Queensland



Lets not pretend Star Wars was in great shape when the Mouse picked it up.


Even knowing about how poorly old George handled the prequels, Disneys movies have not exceeded it, Even with the s*** tons of money that the IP brings in and the money Disney has, that is the best they could do. Disney has a good record of doing their own stuff but seem to just have no idea what they want to or no idea what fans want. I can't speak for everyone though.


It's difficult because we all know Star Wars, even though the bar has been set low, it can and will be judged. By me, if no one else. Since they have disregarded the Expanded Universe, it does free them free to make changes, changes which are stupid. But on the flip side, there is a ton of s*** they don't have to go about creating themselves, just sitting there, waiting to be used.

Also this........ https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/11/21/kathleen-kennedy-on-difficulty-of-making-star-wars-sequel-films-theres-no-source-material-we-dont-have-comic-books/
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2203
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Less about what’s going on with the ‘main’ film franchise, and more specifically about The Mandalorian...

I like it, it’s a ‘space western’ (every time I hear that bassline I can literally see a horse galloping).
I find it sitting in a weird format though... it’s dialogue light (again, western-esque) and as such quite cinematic as it’s almost using imagery alone to tell the story. (I did find myself chuckling at the closeups on his helmet in the first few eps). The Episode run-times in conjunction with this make for a pretty clunky story telling experience, but piece by piece, episode by episode, it’s falling into place.

I’ve found myself comparing aspects of the set design to Firefly in the first few eps too (something about the transitioning shots of ‘Mando’ walking around the city it starts in).

I found it interesting socially, that they had Werner Herzog to play the ‘big bad’ early on (given the fascist underpinnings of the Imperial Forces) his odd Euro-Germanic accent ‘just worked’ in that role.

I really want to love it, but don’t (and that’s okay) it is seriously the best thing to come out of Lucasfilm in some time.
What I do find kinda odd about it, is that Disney is clearly appealing to ‘all age groups’, despite the subject matter probably being better tailored elsewhere.

It’s as though this would make a great ‘pre-feature series’.

Also, Just now it occurs to me that I’ve never seen the Star Wars Christmas Specials... as crappy as The Last Jedi was, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t as bad as those...
Hogfather
Posts: 16980
Location: Cairns, Queensland


Also this........ https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/11/21/kathleen-kennedy-on-difficulty-of-making-star-wars-sequel-films-theres-no-source-material-we-dont-have-comic-books/

Crazy right, its almost like there was thousands of pages of clamouring material that suddenly fell silent after the Mouse showed up.
fpot
Posts: 26833
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I am worried about Baby Yoda because if everything went okay with him/her why is he/she not in the new movies????
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2204
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

It’s a big universe @fpot, surely every plot doesn’t have to involve a Skywalker...

Also, this lil one has a while to go before they’ll reach 900 years old
Twisted
Posts: 12412
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I don't rate this much. Short episodes, which I can live with. But it otherwise feels super bland and a bit boring. I've only watched 2 episodes so far so I'll give it a shot for at least 2 more episodes before I ditch it. There's much better TV out there than this though...
Hogfather
Posts: 16981
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Your opinion is invalid because I disagree with you.
fpot
Posts: 26836
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yeah but that doesn't mean someone doesn't kill it. I guess it could make an appearance in the third movie which would be a nice touch.
PornoPete
Posts: 3797
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Your opinion is invalid because I disagree with you.


That's the spirit.


I’ve found myself comparing aspects of the set design to Firefly in the first few eps too (something about the transitioning shots of ‘Mando’ walking around the city it starts in).


I take the similarities are a bit vague to firefly? Space western sounds like a genre that should get more air time.
system
--
Not a new post since your last visit.
New Post Since your last visit
Back To Forum
Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
© Copyright 2001-2019 AusGamers Pty Ltd. ACN 093 772 242.
Hosted by Mammoth Networks - Australian VPS Hosting
Web development by Mammoth Media.