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Title: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on August 24, 2019, 11:10:32 PM


ďBounty hunting is a complicated profession. Donít you agree?Ē Herzog.  :shock:  :yabbse-thumbup: :yabbse-thumbup:

This looks maybe kind of awesome???
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 29, 2019, 10:03:59 AM
Werner Herzog says Parsec!



Is that...Bill Burr?

Honestly far more excited for this than Rise of Skywalker.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 29, 2019, 05:34:33 PM
Guess it's gonna be a solo eward party up in here!!!!
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Drenk on October 29, 2019, 07:49:55 PM
It's a Jon Favreau TV Show, eward.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 29, 2019, 08:07:44 PM
All about Herzog here for me.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 30, 2019, 08:05:38 PM
Bored, being held at work against my will though we wrapped an hour ago, so I've begun dreaming up Star Wars-infused Herzog properties.

Where the Green Droids Dream
Antilles: the Wrath of God
X-Wings of Hope
Even Droids Started Small
The Great Ecstasy of the Nerfherder Steiner
Grizzly Han
Fitzcarralderaan
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call Tatooine
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chewbacca
Fata Organa
Starzek

yes I'm alone
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: jenkins on October 30, 2019, 08:12:33 PM
itís better you know now rather than later that itís a nine episode series and heís in one episode for a small role
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 30, 2019, 08:16:42 PM
My excitement remains intact.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: jenkins on October 30, 2019, 08:21:05 PM
itís exactly because of your excitement i thought you should know
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on October 30, 2019, 08:22:32 PM
Good looks
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: samsong on November 24, 2019, 07:32:38 PM
this show fucking blows.  iím only still watching purely for the trainwreck effect, and to see how the fuck bill burr is going to fit into this dumpster fire.

nick.  nolte.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Drenk on November 24, 2019, 07:44:46 PM
I'm very happy at myself for not checking something that I would hate. I've seen thousand of Baby Yoda gifs, people have just accepted to play the game.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: wilberfan on December 01, 2019, 08:17:27 PM
Three episodes in.  Surprised that Rick Dalton doesn't have a cameo in this--given the Bounty Hunter/Western thing going on.  Every episode so far is very heavy on production design/action and VERY light on plot.  Cool seeing Werner, and extremely grateful there are no bare feet yet. 

Oh, and does Baby Yoda wear diapers? Or does The Force take care of all of that somehow?
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: jenkins on December 01, 2019, 08:49:36 PM
if like me you haven't watched the show but wanted to know what's going on with baby Yoda: it's not even Yoda, just in the same species. it can't later be revealed to be Yoda because of the timeline

here he is in action, this show is cringe

Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 02, 2019, 12:27:11 AM
I know a lot of people here hate Star Wars, but this show has its high points. I very much enjoyed the first 3 episodes. The fourth one is awful, though.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: eward on December 02, 2019, 07:29:45 AM
Watched the first episode, enjoyed seeing Werner, but it's pretty rough going. Crappy CG, visually standard tv coverage. I won't be checking out the rest.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: polkablues on December 02, 2019, 12:21:46 PM
https://www.gq.com/story/werner-herzog-baby-yoda
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/11/werner-herzog-baby-yoda-cowards-puppet-cgi-1202192502/

Apparently, Herzog wept when he first saw the Baby Yoda puppet, calling it "heartbreakingly beautiful."

And when they tried to shoot clean coverage of the scenes without the puppet, in case they decided they needed to replace it with CGI down the line, he stopped them, saying, "You are cowards. Leave it."

I haven't seen the show, but I can't imagine it could possibly entertain me on the level that these stories entertain me.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 02, 2019, 03:59:04 PM
Tired: Baby Yoda

Wired: Loth-cat

Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: polkablues on December 02, 2019, 04:32:09 PM
Good to see someone was able to re-use the original Sonic the Hedgehog design after all.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: wilberfan on December 13, 2019, 09:32:18 PM
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ďThe MandalorianĒ is a $100 million show about nothing. Thereís no overarching plot, no character development, and, six episodes in, still no emotional stakes or any indication that these issues will get resolved. Itís about a walking action figure and his merchandising-friendly pet, doomed to endlessly receive jobs that pay well enough to fly to the next episodeís location, team up with a celebrity cameo, get betrayed by bounty hunters, save Baby Yoda from said bounty hunters, and set off to the aforementioned next episodeís location.
   

Source (https://www.indiewire.com/2019/12/mandalorian-episode-6-review-1202197284/)

Yeah, I'm out.  Someone let me know if the MacGuffin the Kid turns out to be worth the trip the budget.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2019, 12:10:41 AM
I haven't seen today's ep, and Mandalorian is not great, but I'll say this. Baby yoda was definitely not created for the merchandise. In fact, the character is notable BECAUSE he has no merchandise yet. Favreau had Disney agree to that to prevent leaks (which worked). There will be no baby yodas for Christmas. Pre-order a baby yoda now, and you'll get it May 2020. I'm not sure we'll all be talking about baby yoda in 5 months.

Was baby yoda created for the memes, then? For the word of mouth? No, probably not, at least not by Disney; they went on a copyright claim rampage, taking down baby yoda memes for the first several days they were being created.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: jenkins on December 14, 2019, 01:57:24 AM
itís not because they care about us or the character, they just donít want to oversaturate the market. they want to play a long game, thatís it, it has to be, because why else would they protect it in this way
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2019, 08:58:35 AM
Like I said, it was a choice by Favreau to prevent leaks, because merchandise is usually how Star Wars leaks happen.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
Bob Iger: Sit down. You have 5 minutes.

Disney marketing exec (letís call him Steve): Thank you, sir.

Bob: So whatís this about?

Steve: Are you familiar with four-dimensional chess?

Bob: No.

Steve: Well, itís like regular chess, but in four dimensions.

Bob: Hmm. And the fourth dimension is, what, love? I like it. Is this going on our Netflix thing?

Steve: Sir, I work in marketing. I donít pitch shows to you.

Bob: Oh, okay. Proceed.

Steve: In four-dimensional chess, you look at whatís happening on the board, but you must consider time as well.

Bob: So the fourth dimension is time?

Steve: Yes, sir.

Bob: Fascinating. Is this like that back to the future film? Do we own that?

Steve: Sort of like that. And Iíll make a note to check.

Bob: Very good. Continue.

Steve: I think I have a better analogy. Have you heard of ďgalaxy brainĒ?

Bob: Galaxy brain. Galaxy brain. Is that a nintendo or a film?

Steve: Itís a meme, actually.

Bob: A meme?

Steve: Yes, sir. Itís the hottest meme right now.

Bob: Very well. Continue.

Steve: Essentially, a ďgalaxy brainĒ idea is one thatís brilliant but also counter-intuitive.

Bob: Interesting. And weíre making this into a show?

Steve: No, sir, itís just an analogy Iím using.

Bob: Very well. Continue.

Steve: I believe we have what you might call a galaxy brain idea regarding The Mandalorian.

Bob: MandalorianÖ

Steve: Itís the show Favreau is working on.

Bob: Oh, right. Is that a Jungle Book or a Star War?

Steve: Itís a Star War, sir.

Bob: Very well. Continue.

Steve: Mandalorian has a ďbaby yodaĒ character. And according to our calculations, itís going to be all the rage. A real sensation.

Bob: YodaÖ YodaÖ Is that the monkey or the tiger?

Steve: Star Wars, sir.

Bob: Oh, okay. Is that the race of hairy tall fellows?

Steve: No, sir. The yodas are short and reptilian.

Bob: Interesting. But their babies are cute?

Steve: With respect, sir, all babies are cute. And this one in particular.

Bob: Youíve got my attention. Continue.

Steve: Favreau pitched us a number of merchandising options. But weíd like to go in a different direction. Something you might call ďmarket scarcity.Ē

Bob: Interesting. Continue.

Steve: When the show airs, this ďbaby yodaĒ is going to be all the rage. A real sensation, like I said. Folks will be churning out memes by the dozensóhundreds, even. But weíre going to shut it down.

Bob: I like where youíre going with thisÖ

Steve: First, weíll launch a full barrage of copyright strikes, protecting our intellectual property.

Bob: The way we do with Mickey?

Steve: Absolutely, sir. But hereís the twist.

Bob leans forward in his chair

Steve: Weíre going to let it go. Weíll open the floodgates. Memes will pour into the streets. Baby yoda will be the talk of the town.

Bob: Fantastic. And the merchandising?

Steve: Youíve anticipated the second twist, sir. There will be no merchandising. At first.

Bob: Iím listeningÖ

Steve: Every child in America will want a baby yoda for Christmas. Theyíll beg for it. But we wonít make it available for five months. According to our research, when a child wants a toy, their interest in that toy increases by 28% each month. By the end of the five months, in May, obsession will reach critical levels.

Bob: So weíre aiming for a May 4th release? For the Star Wars day?

Steve: Iím frankly surprised you know about Star Wars Day, sir, but no. May 20th. Weíre going to need an extra 16 days to maximize the effect of market scarcity.

Bob Iger takes a long sip of his coffee

Bob: Steve, my friend, youíve played a real game of three-dimensional chess here.

Steve: Four-dimensional chess, sir.

Bob: I expect this plan to be executed exactly as youíve described. Well done. You can see yourself out.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: jenkins on December 14, 2019, 11:16:04 AM
lol. totally. itís also my guess that whoever made that was smart and nerd enough to embed a star wars conversation with a star trek the wrath of khan reference on purpose
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2019, 03:37:58 PM
lol. totally. itís also my guess that whoever made that was smart and nerd enough to embed a star wars conversation with a star trek the wrath of khan reference on purpose

Whoever made that? I mean, it was me, this morning. But I haven't seen Wrath of Khan. Apparently it's pervaded my brain enough through osmosis.

I should also provide this update: Amazon is selling several baby yodas, available now. One catchóthey are pre-existing large-headed (arguably baby-ized?) versions of OLD Yoda. Complete with old yoda hairs and deep scalp wrinkles. These are some of the deepest scalp wrinkles I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: HACKANUT on December 15, 2019, 09:22:18 AM
this show is bad. but bill burr was pretty enjoyable. was surprised how much of the episode he was in. his biggest role yet?
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Drenk on December 19, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
Baby Yoda.

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When Disney+ launched Nov. 12, there were some technical glitches due to extraordinary demand. But the main story audiences were talking about was the reveal of Baby Yoda. Favreau had gotten the idea of keeping the character a secret from Donald Glover while working together on The Lion King. "We were talking about music and pop culture and he was saying that what people really like now is to be surprised, because it doesn't happen that much," Favreau says. "When Beyoncť did an album, she would just put it online and everybody would react to it. Just putting it out there spurred a conversation that would become more viral and bring more genuine attention than any marketing."


The Beyoncť strategy worked. Disney deliberately withheld The Child from marketing and merchandising plans, sacrificing holiday toy revenue so as not to spoil the revelation. But by the time the second episode hit the service, Baby Yoda was ubiquitous as a meme. The phenomenon that had been pioneered by Grumpy Cat took hold for Baby Yoda, as fans shared memes of Baby Yoda sipping from his tiny mug and Baby Yoda messing with the switches in a spaceship to play Lil Jon's "Get Low." By late November, Baby Yoda mentions were outpacing any of the Democratic presidential candidates on social media. On Saturday Night Live, Baby Yoda visited "Weekend Update" to talk about feeling "blessed" by his sudden fame. Disney has said it expects to amass 60 million to 90 million global subscribers for the service by 2025.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/features/baby-yoda-represents-past-present-future-hollywood-1263588?__twitter_impression=true


Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 27, 2019, 10:59:30 PM
The middle episodes were pretty awful, but the last 2 are quite fun. The finale was directed by Taika and has his fingerprints all over it. He almost manages to nullify Jon Favreau's bad writing.
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 06, 2020, 07:02:33 PM
Title: Re: The Mandalorian
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 10, 2021, 11:47:41 PM

I know we've discussed "cancel culture" a bit and what it should take for someone to get canceled, opinions vs. behavior, etc. Personally I think Gina Carano's posts reached a saturation point and crossed a threshold such that this was obviously the right thing to do.

It was already quite distracting watching her in the last season as they tried to develop her character into somewhat of a heroic figure. I simply could not look at her face and not constantly think about her rampant idiocy.