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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Yeah, not waiting four months, this isn't the 90's any more.

It was good. I was sold on the Beskar stuff. I was extremely sold on the big action sequence at the end. I am...unconvinced the reveal about the bounty is a good idea, but they've earned enough goodwill with the rest of it that I'll withhold judgement.

The production design is great, the music is interesting definitely aiming for a very "space western" vibe. The ship is cool.

Overall, a good start. So long as they can keep this show in line with the title and not have it devolve into a Sequel-prequel, it should be a solid addition to Star Wars.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
91% user approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

If only it was 31st March 2020....
D+'s release in Australia got delayed as well.

By about a week.

   
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Bah!

I'm blaming a political party I shan't name.


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I am not getting the D. And this makes me uncharacteristically sad.


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Also, pondering claims and speculation about Piracy.

I've no doubt it will go on as they role out the platform. But....is it really gonna sting them that hard?

I suspect the number of people solely interested in just a couple of shows out of the entire content is quite low?

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

A staggered launch, unless impossible due to infrastructure (which seems hard to imagine, given that Kiwiland is getting it before the UK), is a bad idea.


Anyway, yes, episode 1 of The Mando Mystery Tour. Quite good. It's very much a western, but with a grime-covered ANH aesthetic. Feels very lived in.

IG droids are dangerous.

And the target of the bounty... well... I never thought they'd ever broach that particular subject. Yikes...

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
A staggered launch, unless impossible due to infrastructure (which seems hard to imagine, given that Kiwiland is getting it before the UK), is a bad idea.



Not infrastructure. Completely and totally a result of existing licencing and distribution deals. Netflix UK, and, more significantly, Sky TV have deals in place for large chunks of both Disney and Fox content. Disney tried to buy Sky which would have short circuited a lot of the problems and perhaps allowed a similar release schedule, but Comcast beat them to the punch.

Unsurprisingly, given what we now know about the UK release, the contracts run to 2020...

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 Azreal13 wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
A staggered launch, unless impossible due to infrastructure (which seems hard to imagine, given that Kiwiland is getting it before the UK), is a bad idea.



Not infrastructure. Completely and totally a result of existing licencing and distribution deals. Netflix UK, and, more significantly, Sky TV have deals in place for large chunks of both Disney and Fox content. Disney tried to buy Sky which would have short circuited a lot of the problems and perhaps allowed a similar release schedule, but Comcast beat them to the punch.

Unsurprisingly, given what we now know about the UK release, the contracts run to 2020...


Yup.

The issues are who own distribution rights where. Disney 10 years ago may have cut a deal with x,y,z, companies in other countries to distribute their content exclusively in those countries and now those contracts prevent Disney from distributing their content on their own with the streaming service.


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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:

I suspect the number of people solely interested in just a couple of shows out of the entire content is quite low?


Why? Plenty of people latch on to few things or one thing and ride them to the end.

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Compared to other services, Disney has more good and classic stuff.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Compared to other services, Disney has more good and classic stuff.


Debatable and remains to be seen not that it matters as I will have likely watched anything I’m interested in long before it releases over here.

Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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Glad to hear that it not only doesn't suck but is actually good according to multiple sources across with width and breadth of the fandom.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
And the target of the bounty... well... I never thought they'd ever broach that particular subject. Yikes...

Yeah, was not expecting that.
   
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Not that there have been!

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Please no spoilers outside of tags


Yes sir!

Spoiler:
Is Mandalorians not taking off their helmets a new thing? Rebels had several bare-headed Mandalorians.
   
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So yeah. Really good. I quite liked the IG character. The bounty was... yeah.

 
   
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I loved IG-11. I hope he makes a return.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:

And the target of the bounty... well... I never thought they'd ever broach that particular subject. Yikes...


I dunno... I think it was bound to happen sooner or later,

Spoiler:
and honestly keeping it a secret just felt contrived after Episode 1 introduced a second jedi master of the same species...

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

If anyone was thinking about having a wee snigger at Karen Traviss' expense over this show...yeesh, her twitter should have a health warning.

I suppose it serves me right for anticipating enjoying someone else's misery, but, as the kids say, yikes.

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I'm hearing nothing but good things. Going to give this a wait and see how it turns out.

If it's as good as it seems, and stays that way- then I'll believe that there's still some Star Wars out there for me.

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Enjoyed it, solid B+ for mine. There were a few minor niggles but overall felt very SW (the grimy version) and have great hopes for this going forward.

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 Yodhrin wrote:
If anyone was thinking about having a wee snigger at Karen Traviss' expense over this show...yeesh, her twitter should have a health warning.

I suppose it serves me right for anticipating enjoying someone else's misery, but, as the kids say, yikes.


Not sure what you're getting at. Her books were invalidated years ago in relation to the Mandos with the Clone Wars (was it before the EU purge? I don't recall...) so I don't expect too many fans to be riled up en masse if something in this new show contradicts them further. I rather enjoyed the books myself (didn't watch clone wars to the point they were invalidated) and am glad that by some reports minor things from the EU like beskar are making it in.

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Loved it!

I’ve got lots of questions, especially as I didn’t already know a lot of things I should have?

I had to rescue on what happened to the Empire after they lost the war, and learned something about The First Order in the process.

I feel like I’ve got a lot to learn about Mandalorians too.

And I didn’t know that the bounty’s “special something” was so special either.
   
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 Yodhrin wrote:
If anyone was thinking about having a wee snigger at Karen Traviss' expense over this show...yeesh, her twitter should have a health warning.

I suppose it serves me right for anticipating enjoying someone else's misery, but, as the kids say, yikes.


Now, now, don’t tease. What is so yikes? Is she threatening to strangle Filoni or something?


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I wonder if this series will come out on DVD...

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I’d bet ‘yes’, of course.

In about 3 to 6 months after its run is over in each region.

Why wouldn’t it?
   
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I'm not picking up D+, but went to my brother's this evening for hot dogs and he decided to watch the first episode.

Completely...meh? The IG droid was the highlight, but the rest of it was a bit on the...try-hard side? Some very forced encounters, some encounters basically making the protag look like a wimp, etc. Wasn't sold by the atmosphere or costumes. Herzog was a nice surprise. I think I was expecting much more, like an HBO level of show. Definitely not that.

 
   
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Some of it did feel a bit hammy, and the music was hit/miss. I'd give it a B, maybe a C+. I watched it twice now, I think I was expecting it to be a bit more mature, with better production values. I got a bit of a cosplay vibe from some of the costumes. I think they should have shot it on film just to kind of give it a more cinematic look and conceal any rough edges. The way in which it unfolded though felt more like a live action cartoon or comic though, and not a full fledged series. Like if you compare the 'feel" of this in terms of style and production to something like Band of Brothers, BoB seems much better made. Also putting all these comedians in the show feels weird for Star Wars, not sure if I want to say it but it kinda reeks of possible nepotism.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
If anyone was thinking about having a wee snigger at Karen Traviss' expense over this show...yeesh, her twitter should have a health warning.

I suppose it serves me right for anticipating enjoying someone else's misery, but, as the kids say, yikes.


Now, now, don’t tease. What is so yikes? Is she threatening to strangle Filoni or something?


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I wonder if this series will come out on DVD...


I Can't Say because of the forum rules. I used the word yikes advisedly, and not in relation to her writing for Star Wars.

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 Yodhrin wrote:
If anyone was thinking about having a wee snigger at Karen Traviss' expense over this show...yeesh, her twitter should have a health warning.

I suppose it serves me right for anticipating enjoying someone else's misery, but, as the kids say, yikes.


Was there something show-specific on there? If so it's been deleted.

But in general? Yeah. From what I remember about her tantrums etc it should be no surprise she's retweeting the likes of Piers Morgan.

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*checks Karen's twitter*

Nope. Nothing about Star Wars there. Just a bunch of stuff that does't fit The Narrative™, so I guess that makes her a "yikes" person, right? Didn't know she was English.

   
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So... we can probably leave that tangent about there.

 
   
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Good overall. Definitely felt like it started as a Boba series. Sometimes blurs the line between feeling desolate, lonely, and empty and feeling a bit cheap, but then they drop a fortune on some major scenes and its money well spent.

Also, desperately want a set of Looncurse to put a helmet on the Loonboss that comes in that set....
   
 
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