Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Bluegazer

Jedi Council Member
I started watching the show yesterday and I'm already looking forward to the next episode of the second season.

I think that if it has captured the attention of the group here and several in the forum, it is because of the depth of the topics that the plot touches, when we see in depth the archetypes that come into play.

Although you can see that the Mandalorian is an anti-hero, he is actually making the hero's journey. And within the star wars universe, it is easy to see that everything that happens to the Mandalorian, is the will of the Force, always looking for the balance.

That said, those of you who are not yet convinced to watch the show, give it a try.
 

tschai

Jedi Master
I started watching the show yesterday and I'm already looking forward to the next episode of the second season.

I think that if it has captured the attention of the group here and several in the forum, it is because of the depth of the topics that the plot touches, when we see in depth the archetypes that come into play.

Although you can see that the Mandalorian is an anti-hero, he is actually making the hero's journey. And within the star wars universe, it is easy to see that everything that happens to the Mandalorian, is the will of the Force, always looking for the balance.

That said, those of you who are not yet convinced to watch the show, give it a try.
Precisely what I was thinking- basically the Star Wars saga has all the elements of mythology- The Hero with a Thousand Faces formula - you have heros, magic, good guys and bad guys, epic battles and the quests- to evolve into something greater than before whilst overcoming all manner of adversity.
I think the reason this and things like super hero movies are so appealing is because we NEED heros snd heroines- we just do not have that in our reality anymore - someone to lead by example, like JFK, Dwight Eisenhower, Teddy Roosevelt. People may not agree with this assessment but that is my take f.w.i.w.
 

tschai

Jedi Master
I dare say that it is an effect of the battle between the archetypes and centers of thought of our reality. This need is the expression of the archetype of good, the center of thought of being.
Looking back at my post it may seem that I am ignoring those people who are indeed heros- folks that put themselves in harms way daily, like gals and guys in uniform wherever they may serve, first responders, police officers, medical personnel that work long hours and all the everyday people that just take action when many would look the other way- there are still many who give hope and my deepest respect to all of you!
 

Mari

Jedi Council Member
I´ve finally watched Mandalorian, all 6 episodes of season 2 that are out so far.
I liked it, of course.... ;-D

Here are major spoilers from Mandalorian and CW series.

Mandalorian fractions

From CW series was seen that there were basically 2 Mandalorian fractions:
1. government led by Duchess Satine, rightful leader of Mandalore, who led Mandalore to new peaceful and diplomatic era
2. Death Watch, situated on the moon of the planet Mandalore Concordia, was a Mandalorian terrorist splinter group that opposed the pacifist government of Mandalore, led by Duchess Satine. Bo Katan (sister of Duchess Satine) was it´s member. Basically, a group of exiled Mandalorian warriors who wanted Mandalore to return to the traditional warlike ways of the past.

Bo Katan was the leader of The Nite Owls - an elite Mandalorian unit made up of female warriors. When Bo-Katan joined Death Watch, the Nite Owls sided with the group and with its leader, Pre Vizsla. Death Watch later aligned themselves with the Separatists and later with Darth Maul, at which point Bo Katan left the Watch with part of the Nite Owls who stand with her. Those who joined Bo-Katan became part of the Mandalore resistance and fought against Maul's Shadow Collective and his Mandalorian super commandos, even attempting to free Bo-Katan's sister, the former Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore, whom they had formerly opposed due to her pacifist idealism.
Etc....

So where do the Children of the Watch (as Bo Katan called Mando) come into picture? According to SW Wiki, it is "a cult of religious zealots that followed the Way of the Mandalore, which had since fallen out of the mainstream Mandalorian society". So it seems, it was created for purposes of this series and there is no references to it before.
So, my understanding is that Disney basically created a new Mandalorian fraction called Children of the Watch, as a spinster cult of the Death Watch, which kidnaps children and indoctrinates them in "The Way". What do you think?



Ahsoka Tano

I was kinda hoping that we will get some closure on her character.
Ok, the series is not jet over, but in Rebels we were left with an impression that she is on the quest to find Ezra Bridger and now we see her basically cleaning up the galaxy from leftovers of imperial warlord in search for Grand Admiral Thrawn. 🤷‍♀️

As for her character played in the series, I think it was pretty well done, except from the one small cosmetic remark - she is Togruta species, who as they get older, their head-tails also get longer. So I expected, she will have them really long, at least to her waist but Disney apparently didn´t bother with that detail.



Boba Fett

Jei, we have jet another resurrection.... :rolleyes:
So, after Mando tricked the dragon in s2ep1, we get the idea on how Boba might have survived the Pit of Carkoon / the Sarlaccs.
Here Disney is basically collecting points from fans, but ok...

As for resurrections, I also have an idea on who will be the master who pick up Grogu´s signal... ;-D
My guess is that it will be the master who we didn´t actually see dead and his name starts with "M". ;-)



Snoke "beginnings"?

In s2ep4 we see them destroy the laboratory where Empire was experimenting with the transfusion of the blood of Baby Joda (?) and we see deformed beings in those tubes. So it kinda looks like first tries to create Snoke....?
 

Seppo Ilmarinen

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
I watched both seasons with my wife and we enjoyed the show, it was well made series.
Ending of the second season was quite impressive, where the Jedi who comes to rescue Groku is no other than Luke Skywalker. It is made with visual effect technology so Luke has the appearance of young Mark Hamill. Although you can notice the slightly "robotic" animation, it was cool and nostalgic idea to combine "past and present" this way.
 

3DStudent

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Now that there is some distance, maybe this look back at 2020 is helpful. It's generic Star Wars and there are some Mando scenes. They also get some things wrong, but I thought it was pretty good.

(Warning: lots of Star Wars spoilers)



LOL, this you?


I cancelled my Disney+ subscription, as I was only really watching Mando, and a few movies here and there. I plan to go over to Netflix eventually, for Ertugrul and Bridgerton, and also never saw Stranger Things.
 
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