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78CBDAE5-5AE7-4836-BFB3-FEAD6F0E95D3.jpeg I have a 40th anniversary TESB calendar hanging in my office. This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I took a picture of December and sent it to my younger brother. I told him that many moons ago I had this Burger King exclusive poster hanging on my closet door. He was about a year old in 1980, but I kept it on my door for quite a while, so he says he remembers. By Boris Vallejo and I still love it forty years later.
 

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So apparently Harrison Ford will be appearing in at least one more Star Wars film/series. Speculation is that he'll be in one of the Mandalorian or Book of Boba Fett episodes.

 

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View attachment 39500 I have a 40th anniversary TESB calendar hanging in my office. This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I took a picture of December and sent it to my younger brother. I told him that many moons ago I had this Burger King exclusive poster hanging on my closet door. He was about a year old in 1980, but I kept it on my door for quite a while, so he says he remembers. By Boris Vallejo and I still love it forty years later.
That's beautiful, but I hate it when calendars have the images "bleed" over into the next page, prohibiting the chance of saving and framing them.
 

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So apparently Harrison Ford will be appearing in at least one more Star Wars film/series. Speculation is that he'll be in one of the Mandalorian or Book of Boba Fett episodes.

That's really going to give Disney's de-aging software a workout. But I suppose they've already done both Luke and Leia that way, might as well go for the trifecta.
 

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So apparently Harrison Ford will be appearing in at least one more Star Wars film/series. Speculation is that he'll be in one of the Mandalorian or Book of Boba Fett episodes.

GiantFreakingRobot is known for their unsubstantiated 'exclusives' though, aren't they?
 

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I love how they turned the allegedly most badass bounty hunter, the one that everyone feared into a big cuddly crime lord with a heart of gold.
 

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I watched the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett last night. It was pretty good but it needed to be about ten minutes longer.

I liked the pulp feel and then saw at the end it was directed by Robert Rodriquez and it all made sense.

Did feel like the flashback structure didn't have enough room to breath, I wonder if Rodriquez's original cut was closer to feature length for the pilot.
 

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Saw the first episode of Boba Fett. Liked it! Ashamed to admit that I’m also enjoying the rage of Extended Universe fans.

As a kid, the Sarlac monster pit really freaked me out. Even today, the concept sends unpleasant chills down my spine. So the flashback scene inside the Sarlac stomach kind of traumatised me LOL! Really fucking creepy, especially seeing the dead stormtrooper. To me that whole sequence was as disturbing as a horror movie!
 

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It wasn't bad, but they spent too much time on the flashbacks and not enough on getting people invested in the story going forward. People tuned in to see Boba's attempt to take over Jabba's empire, and they got a show that constantly steered away from that to fill in background details that nobody was demanding.

I'm guessing the point of the flashbacks is to set up a connection between Boba and the Tuskens that will be important later, but I don't think they needed to spend so much time on it. They spent at least half the episode on backstory and still haven't finished telling it. If they wanted to spend so much time on this story, I think they should have moved the bulk of the flashback to a later episode, after we had time to get invested in what is happening the present of the show.
 

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My wife thought the episode was kind of boring.
 

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Okay, just learned this is a thing and now 100 percent believe the decision to burn down the EU was the right move.

 

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Okay, just learned this is a thing and now 100 percent believe the decision to burn down the EU was the right move.

So much of the EU is filled with stupid.
 

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Okay, just learned this is a thing and now 100 percent believe the decision to burn down the EU was the right move.


I've had 'Rick's Jizz Bar' sitting in the background of sooo many campaigns now.
 

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Thinking further about the first episode of Book of Boba Fett, one of my favorite things about The Mandalorian was how complete every episode felt. Yes, there was a story arc over each season, but each episode felt solid and satisfying by itself. It was refreshing in the streaming era where most episodes involve a bunch of things happening over multiple plot lines for an hour. The Book of Boba Fett is closer to the latter than the former. That might be a reason that the episode didn't get as strong a response.
 

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Another observation: They do the standard trick you have in superhero movies of having a character famous for wearing a mask/helmet spend most of their time not wearing it. I get it. It's hard to act behind a mask. But then they stick Boba in a plotline where he is surrounded entirely by characters wearing immobile masks that don't even have human voices.

I'll admit, some of the scenes of Tuskens talking to each other gave me flashbacks to the family discussions in the Star Wars Holiday Special.
 
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