The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian – The Jedi

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2020

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  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Jedi (Chapter 13)
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The Mandalorian - The Jedi television review

At last, the episode we’ve all been waiting for. With her appearance finally here, The Mandalorian wastes no more time in getting Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) on-screen for the first time as a live-action character. Dawson makes a good choice for the older Ahsoka, burdened not only by departure from the Jedi but also by their fall and the dark truths uncovered about her former Master. Introduced battling Imperial remnant soldiers on a small outpost on Corvus, “The Jedi” reveals little detail about what she’s been up to since the Star Wars Rebels finale, as she is still on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn (but no mention is made of Sabine Wren or Ezra Bridger). The show’s action scenes, particularly the first featuring Ahsoka taking out the troops and later the short battle between the former Jedi and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) are some of the best of the season.

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The Mandalorian – The Siege

by Alan Rapp on November 23, 2020

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  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Siege (Chapter 12)
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The Mandalorian - The Siege television review

The Mandalorian takes a detour on the search for Jedi as the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) returns to Nevarro for some much needed repairs to the Razor Crest (which take place off-camera in record time which allows for the fully-repaired ship to fly in and help save the day in an unlikely sequence that concludes events). While there, our bounty hunter helps Karga (Carl Weathers, who also directed the episode) and Dune (Gina Carano) with the destruction of the last Imperial base on the planet still in control by the remnants of the Empire. Although they believe it to be little more than an outpost, the facility hold secrets of Imperial medical experiments which tie back, somehow, to Gideon‘s (Giancarlo Esposito) interest in Baby Yoda.

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The Mandalorian – The Heiress

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2020

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  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Heiress (Chapter 11)
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The Mandalorian - The Heiress television review

“The Heiress” introduces our Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) to other Mandalorians who have made appearances on both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. To do this, the show is forced to reconcile one of the largest continuity errors between it and every other version of Star Wars that has ever existed outside of The Mandalorian. This, of course, being the idea that “real” Mandalorians don’t remove their helmets in the presence of others. The episode’s workaround feels a bit half-assed, but does the necessary work to introduce the idea that our Mandalorian was raised by a cult of fanatics who instilled in him some hardline beliefs others, like those born on Mandalore, don’t follow. This allows the show to reintroduce characters with a far different take on “the way” once the battered Razor Crest touches down on Trask.

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The Mandalorian – The Passenger

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2020

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  • Title: The Mandalorian – The Passenger (Chapter 10)
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The Mandalorian - The Passenger television review

Baby Yoda gets knocked around quite a bit in the second episode of The Mandalorian’s Second Season which opens with an attempt by raiders to get the child from the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) on Tatooine. Later the little guy takes a bit of tumble when the Razor Crest is forced to crash land on Maldo Kreis when the ship is noticed and pursued by New Republic fighters as the Mandalorian attempts to transport his unnamed passenger across the system. Oh, then there’s the race from a swarm of deadly spider monsters.

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Star Wars Retro Collection Mandalorian Action Figure

Styled in the design of Hasbro’s original Star Wars action figures, you can now pre-order this Star Wars Retro Collection Mandalorian Action Figure for the low, low price of $11. Baby Yoda, Cara Dune, IG-11, Kuiil, Moff Gideon, and Greef Karga also available.

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