- Feb 2, 2007
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Well, Zuvio was in it....
To be fair blue fishyman wasn't good.
To be fair blue fishyman wasn't good.
Arguably, we have about the same amount of info on both.Gonna have to disagree with you on that. We get more Mandy back story in those brief flashbacks than we ever get of Rey. Especially if they are doing what the rumors say they are doing and making her someone’s relative ...
They called the area where his ship was parked "the port" a few times. We can easily and logically assume that is where ships park on whatever planet that is.There aren’t necessarily bad moments— just very poorly-thought out action set pieces that come off flat. And for a premiere that's mostly comprised of a handful of action set pieces, that's what makes it bad.
The ice lake monster attack is so random, with the Mando casually poking it with his probe to wound/stun it to free his ship. Why would he park his ship so far from his destination, and on a frozen lake, in the first place...?
Another poorly thought-out sequence is the main action set piece: How awfully disorganized are the bandits to attack 2 lone hunters in such a manner? It would make common sense to gather all the men inside that gate and defend it rather than run amok outside? They’re bandits and should possess some decent strategic logic in their defense...
This premier episode is giving a cute and fun vibe rather than a more mature, Western gunslinger vibe. Fun is good, but not at the expense of dumb logic, which I’m getting from this episode, unfortunately. Hope it improves.
His ship is “ported” on a frozen lake when there is so much land all round… that is so smart. Just to have an “homage” to The Holiday Special cartoon I suppose— as is nearly every scene seems to be an homage to the OT. Sure, why not. As long as there are callbacks crammed into this show to get you OT-guys excited, never mind making the remotest of sense.They called the area where his ship was parked "the port" a few times. We can easily and logically assume that is where ships park on whatever planet that is.
The lake monster/stun was a homage to the first appearance of Boba Fett in the Holiday Special.
As for the "disorganization" of the defense during the action scene...I don't know maybe those guys are all just hanging out not expecting a Mandalorian and an Assassin Droid to show up and just start killing people? I thought they responded appropriately given the situation.
Also it's a sci fi TV show and we certainly aren't talking about the nonsensical Crait/Luke dumb logic. That was an epic mess during the penultimate moment of a billion dollar blockbuster.
I don't think anyone can disagree that without the original Star Wars movies there wouldn't have been later Star Wars movies. But while the OT will always be my jam (I've reckoned with the fact that no new movie/show/whatever will knock the them out of my top three), I don't know if italicized-and-bolded respect is needed for it.Is that not all of us? Without it, and respect for it, nothing else Star Wars would exist and regardless of one's opinions about other aspects of the franchise any 'non-OT-guys' wouldn't be around to complain.
Yeah, someone mentioned it could be Embo or a similar type of character. But, after going back and looking a few more times the character does look like a Constable Zuvio type of character without a doubt.Hey, did anyone else Constable Zuvio?
What I'm getting at it the ST-centric subset of the new fandom who go online and actively criticise the OT. It seems to be the only defence of their position that many are able to mount.I don't know if italicized-and-bolded respect is needed for it.
I also don't like people going out of their way to criticize and find fault with the OT. But, to go all "from a certain point of view," wouldn't some of those fans think that people who concentrate on the OT go online and actively criticize the stuff that they like, calling the actors and filmmakers terrible names, mocking them for things they have emotional attachments to, etc etc?What I'm getting at it the ST-centric subset of the new fandom who go online and actively criticise the OT. It seems to be the only defence of their position that many are able to mount.
That's a great point -- I hadn't thought of that original Solo design! (I always remember it as him being green, but my memory could be faulty...and gills were definitely involved.)So something just hit me...wasn't one of the original ideas/concepts for Han Solo to basically be a big blue alien with gills? I wonder if they used that for Horatio Sanz character design! But yes, I will admit, he did sound way too human. I'm fine if he speaks basic, whatever, but at least of some otherworldly gruff tones to it.