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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Pedro ‘should’ve stabbed the Mountain in the face, then gloated’ Pascal is rumoured to be the lead.

I can see him carrying it beautifully.

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Directors announced.

Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard (her directorial debut, so far as I can tell), Taika Waititi.


Well that does it for me. I'm in. Taika Waititi saved Thor and made him fun. I'm thinking this show is going to have serious Firefly vibes.

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Maori Mandos confirmed then?

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Quite possibly

The more I hear, the more excite I get.

And what I'm really excite for is seeing the inevitable ships. Consider that the Falcon is pretty much a character in itself, and what they might do here? Your ride is as important as your lead, if you ask me.

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Definitely and that seems to be a major premise behind Resistance. I really hope for something new and not a slightly different Firespray or Fang (or derivative).

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Well, Slave-1 wasn't a Mandal Motors craft, but Kuat Drive Yards.

I'm kind of hoping we'll get an interesting new ship design. That's because I feel, barring the U-Wing, that's the one area Disney haven't tackled yet. Instead it's been more advanced, updated versions of the classics, or derived from concept sketches.

Now, there is a danger there. For every cool EU type design (Punishing One, Kihraxz) there's the effing awful (K-Wing, YT-2400, IG-2000, Misthunter. Only in my opinion like).

The ship needs to fit the character. Consider Solo. When Lando owns the Falcon, it looks more form over function. Nice and clean, lots of posh plating. When Han owns it? Battered, but well armed, armoured and with nice tricks. Those fit both their characters well.

What would a wanderer have on their ship? What would a lone Mandalorian (if indeed it is a Mandalorian in truth! Could be anyone under that helmet ) favour? Speed, manouverability? How to resist making the ship a Get Out Of Trouble Free card for the writers? Will we see the ship being upgraded as the story unfolds?

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Yeah Slave 1 wasn't, doesn't mean the original Mando didn't use it though did it?

Personally I love all the Mandal designs like the Syck, Dunelizard and Kimoglia but they are all snub fighters and as far as I know the only heavier design that is cannon is the Lancer and that would just be dull. A cross between that and Kimoglia though would be my dream ship.

As it appears that the story is set around a Mando who is off on the Rim doing odd jobs then one would hope that the ship would be as battered as the Falcon, nasty and grimy battered and bruised. Really hope they delve into the old underworld with appearances from the Cartels, Syndicate and the Pyke.

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Just thinking.....The Mandalorian could also be very good for the anthology films.

See, with this, they get a great chance to offer a variety of tones throughout the series. From quite heavy stuff, to lighter stuff.

If a particular writer or director (or both) chimes with the audience (consider how well Moffatt's episode were received during RTD's run), then it might be worth letting them work on a larger project?

Equally, this series can better afford the odd bum note here and there - all scifi has duff episodes, after all.

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Indeed, reckon the world building is going to play a large part with this. Sci-Fi can really get away with rather flat characters if the world (galaxy) on a whole has a lot of depth and interest to it. I just hope they stay away from a bright and shiny aesthetic and try to work in a darker medium for both the plot and the set.

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Looking at the set pics, we're getting the latter

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Aye it does look that way so far, but its well early doors yet and I have been disappointed before...

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Looks good! That's an impressive list of directors as well, hopefully they don't get micromanaged by Disney as much as they were doing during the movies. A tv series is a great way to experiment with different ideas and styles so hopefully we will get some interesting episodes.

Pretty excited for this now I know it has a more gritty look to it. I loved Solo and Rogue 1 and it seems to channel a lot of inspiration from them as far as I can tell.

   
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I'm glad they didn't go with Sabine but I don't think it was ever likely they've largely avoided putting lead characters from the animated shows into live action, Saw worked because he was a minor character, it was many years later and Forest Whitaker did the older version in both.

I have high hopes for this given the talent behind it and it's good to see Dave Filoni involved next to Lucas there's no one that knows more about the Star Wars universe - having worked side by side for a long time (even with his wolf fetish )

I kind of hope the Mandalorian remains unnamed and is just referred to by everyone else as "The Mandalorian". One of the things that added to the mystery of Boba was that he never took his helmet off but that won't work if you want to carry a whole TV series. The suit in the picture looks like a good mix of the classic Fett outfit and the more military look from Clone Wars and Rebels.

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Bryce Dallas Howard? Odd... an unconventional choice.

Filoni is of course a good choice. Make him an exec producer on the show as well. He'd be good to keep around.

And Taika huh? I guess he'll introduce a new Mandalorian named Bathos and ruin every important emotional moment.

   
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 DaveC wrote:
I'm glad they didn't go with Sabine but I don't think it was ever likely they've largely avoided putting lead characters from the animated shows into live action, Saw worked because he was a minor character, it was many years later and Forest Whitaker did the older version in both.

I have high hopes for this given the talent behind it and it's good to see Dave Filoni involved next to Lucas there's no one that knows more about the Star Wars universe - having worked side by side for a long time (even with his wolf fetish )

I kind of hope the Mandalorian remains unnamed and is just referred to by everyone else as "The Mandalorian". One of the things that added to the mystery of Boba was that he never took his helmet off but that won't work if you want to carry a whole TV series. The suit in the picture looks like a good mix of the classic Fett outfit and the more military look from Clone Wars and Rebels.


Very much agree. The Man With No Name could work so, so well. Perhaps have hints in the background. Build up the myth, at least for a while.

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Maori Mandos confirmed then?


Why would it be assumed there aren't already those? We have Jango, whos actor is a Maori. Rebels and TCW shows Asian and White Mandos, its not like they are a race specific group.
   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

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Quite possibly

The more I hear, the more excite I get.

And what I'm really excite for is seeing the inevitable ships. Consider that the Falcon is pretty much a character in itself, and what they might do here? Your ride is as important as your lead, if you ask me.


Yup yup. The show itself could be a garbage plot with garbage actors(not that I think it will), but at ~10mil an episode and what looks based on the admittedly sparse material so far like a fairly "classic SW/used future" aesthetic, the production design is going to add so much cool stuff to the setting. Ships, armour, blasters, new locations and cultures - for the type of people who like to buy the Visual Guide/Ultimate Guide books(ie, moi) this thing is going to be a fething goldmine.

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Bryce Dallas Howard? Odd... an unconventional choice.

Filoni is of course a good choice. Make him an exec producer on the show as well. He'd be good to keep around.

And Taika huh? I guess he'll introduce a new Mandalorian named Bathos and ruin every important emotional moment.


l suspect Dad knows the right people


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Eh. Not uncommon for actors to get behind the camera.

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Especially, as mentioned, if their daddy is Ritchie Cunningham.

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Oh well that explains it entirely.

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Oh well that explains her entire career .


fixed it, I don't recall her being good in anything, especially the soul-less Jurassic rehashes,

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I'm assuming we'll see the usual gruff reluctant hero as he experiences situations that leave him saddled with a crew of oddballs, which I think will work really well with a Star Wars theme. I liked the theory of shows like Andromeda, and lately Killjoys and Dark Matter, but they always had wierd, half-baked universes that didn't get explored thoroughly enough.

Whereas Star Wars has the right amound of background already established. Something like the grim feel of Killjoys in the Star Wars universe? Yes, please.

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 DaveC wrote:

I kind of hope the Mandalorian remains unnamed and is just referred to by everyone else as "The Mandalorian". One of the things that added to the mystery of Boba was that he never took his helmet off but that won't work if you want to carry a whole TV series. The suit in the picture looks like a good mix of the classic Fett outfit and the more military look from Clone Wars and Rebels.


That ship has sailed, hasn't it? They shifted the Clone Wars cartoons back into the new movie continuity, which means the Mandalorians are just terrorists from a pacifistic urban society, using a culturally extinct warrior society to justify their actions.

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I feel nostalgic for that old jango fett video game. Thinking back on it that felt more like star wars than any of the stuff disney has put out. With that old montross Mandalorian guy and all the locations. I hope they can capture some kind of feeling with this, beyond just being an action driven platform for politically correct ideas. Man I miss the days star wars used to put out stuff that was worthwhile. As far as i'm concerned, this is the last chance i'm giving this new era of Star Wars. Cause I thought the last few films were horrendous.

 
   
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That ship has sailed, hasn't it? They shifted the Clone Wars cartoons back into the new movie continuity, which means the Mandalorians are just terrorists from a pacifistic urban society, using a culturally extinct warrior society to justify their actions.


IIRC the pacifism of the Clone wars era was a fairly recent thing championed by Duchess Satine and her followers that came about as a reaction to the Mandalorians near extinction. From what is shown in Rebels the clans are well on there way to embracing the old ways by the time of the rebellion. I imagine we will see more of how this shift happened in the new Clone wars episodes.

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GoatboyBeta wrote:
Voss wrote:

That ship has sailed, hasn't it? They shifted the Clone Wars cartoons back into the new movie continuity, which means the Mandalorians are just terrorists from a pacifistic urban society, using a culturally extinct warrior society to justify their actions.


IIRC the pacifism of the Clone wars era was a fairly recent thing championed by Duchess Satine and her followers that came about as a reaction to the Mandalorians near extinction. From what is shown in Rebels the clans are well on there way to embracing the old ways by the time of the rebellion. I imagine we will see more of how this shift happened in the new Clone wars episodes.


Yeah Rebels deals with how they are tired of being controlled by the Empire and Clan Saxon and the civil war that arises from that, it gets quite a big story arc. They are very much back to a clan based militaristic society by 1 BBY. The Mandalorian is set in 7 ABY so 8 years have passed giving plenty of time to set up a back story for the Mandalorian he could be an outcast from Clan Saxon, he could be Fenn Rau the last Protector, he could be anything.

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The Mandalorian's Rifle - The Amban phase-pulse blaster



It looks to be based on the design used for Boba Fett's rifle in the holiday special

https://www.syfy.com/sites/syfy/files/styles/2280x1280/public/wire/legacy/boba_fett_holiday_special.jpg?itok=bWOkIevD×tamp=1497663261

   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Can any Gun People tell me - what's up with the whole canted scope thing? I understood the idea behind canted ironsights when those started popping up in all the "tacticool" shooter games, but surely for the scope you'd want it to be on the top?

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The big ass tuning fork at the end of the barrel might get in the way of a top mounted sight. But like 40k, Star Wars tech operates on rule of cool first and foremost.

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