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The Book of Boba Fett |OT| Sarlaac Spit-Up

jason10mm

Member
And this might be related or it might not be, but I really wish they'd utilize language-translators more, or even subtitles. It's funny how our suspension-of-disbelief works, right? Well, there's something about aliens speaking English that really rubs me the wrong way. Especially when they aren't even human. I can forgive the humans, but shouldn't aliens have different vocal chords? Wouldn't the atmosphere be more palpable if aliens on a distant world didn't speak like Ned Flanders or Steve Erwin?
Looks like he has a universal translator built into his chest plate now, so I'm sure we will get more "English on top of alien language" stuff like with the mayor. Since the show is probably skewing pretty young I get why they might want to limit subtitles.

Also, the more they show sandpeople, WTF are they? Humans with a metal implant and bandage fetish, some sort of lizard thing, or legit bio-mechanical beings? I thought FOR SURE they were gonna deck Fett out with a respirator but nope, just a fancy stick. Still, it seems odd for a culture with so many metal/mechanical parts to feel so primitive.
 

ManaByte

Gold Member
Also, the more they show sandpeople, WTF are they? Humans with a metal implant and bandage fetish, some sort of lizard thing, or legit bio-mechanical beings? I thought FOR SURE they were gonna deck Fett out with a respirator but nope, just a fancy stick. Still, it seems odd for a culture with so many metal/mechanical parts to feel so primitive.

The original Ralph McQuarrie concept were humans but with goggles and a vent in their wraps due to the sand storms.
 

Ulysses 31

Member
Watch the second video.

But I understand if you don't want to believe it. You enjoy his woke whining videos and don't want to accept that he's just repurposing his Nazi videos from Bitchute to fit pop culture.
Again, learn what circumstantial evidence is and how it differs from proof.

Such strong accusations require strong evidence to be taken seriously. Especially with all the smear merchants online nowadays.
 

jason10mm

Member
The original Ralph McQuarrie concept were humans but with goggles and a vent in their wraps due to the sand storms.
Huh. I keep waiting for a big hipped sexy sandlady to show up to definitively show them as humanoids but given how even the kids are all masked up I'm starting to think it is part of their (mechano)biology, at least the metallic protrusions, goggles, masks and the wraps are more attire since we are seeing more "ornate" robed SP now.
 

MrMephistoX

Member
I liked episode 2 a lot it’s has potential just not completely sold on the overly formal melodramatic dialogue. I was down on every Marvel show on episode 1 too and started coming around by episode 2 as well so hopefully that trend continues.
 

Excess

Member
Not too bad so far. I will give my approval to anything that expands and world-builds on the the original trilogy, unlike the sequel trilogy that attempted subvert and destroy it.

I just can't seem to understand why they continue to use CGI hutts. You'd think by 2021 the CGI would have been good enough, but nothing ever seems live up to the fear and intimidation of the original puppeteered Jaba from 1983.
 

sol_bad

Member
Not too bad so far. I will give my approval to anything that expands and world-builds on the the original trilogy, unlike the sequel trilogy that attempted subvert and destroy it.

I just can't seem to understand why they continue to use CGI hutts. You'd think by 2021 the CGI would have been good enough, but nothing ever seems live up to the fear and intimidation of the original puppeteered Jaba from 1983.

Jabba puppet doesn't look that great by todays standards either. Whether it's puppet or CGI it's going to look fake.
 

ManaByte

Gold Member
Not too bad so far. I will give my approval to anything that expands and world-builds on the the original trilogy, unlike the sequel trilogy that attempted subvert and destroy it.

The Tusken stuff is my favorite parts of the show so far.

Also like what they did with the Pykes.

Went from this:


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To this:


The masks in this looked closer to the Clone Wars versions than the one on Kessel in Solo.
 
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Batiman

Member
Camie and Fixer are still hanging out at the Tosche Station nine years after Luke and Biggs left.
Was that supposed be o be them for real?

Just finished the episode. I enjoyed it a bit. Train scene was dope. Dragged on way too long though. Should’ve been chopped down 10-15 min easily
 

HoodWinked

Member
The lizard thing is annoying it started interesting with the tree entangling Fett but the outcome of him bring back a stick so he could carve it into that retarded cane weapon was unsatisfying.
 
Not too bad so far. I will give my approval to anything that expands and world-builds on the the original trilogy, unlike the sequel trilogy that attempted subvert and destroy it.

I just can't seem to understand why they continue to use CGI hutts. You'd think by 2021 the CGI would have been good enough, but nothing ever seems live up to the fear and intimidation of the original puppeteered Jaba from 1983.
Dude the CGI looked amazing on the Hutts. Surpasses the original puppeteered Jabba in my opinion
 
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It was definitely better than ANH's first attempt, and even TPM, and ANH Blu-ray, but it still comes off as cartoonish to me. I prefer animatronics and pupets in a lot of situations.
I prefer CGI in alot of situations. I think that animatronics and puppets come off as fake looking and takes me out of the film and shows
 
The Tusken stuff is my favorite parts of the show so far.

Also like what they did with the Pykes.

Went from this:


To this:


To this:


The masks in this looked closer to the Clone Wars versions than the one on Kessel in Solo.
This made me happy. I'm a huge Clone Wars fan and I love how the shows are incorporating more Prequel elements in them
 

Ionian

Member
I was never mystified by Bobba and the Mandalorians. Am I the only one looking forward to the next season of Bad Batch?
I tried to like it but just found it to be the most generic spin-off yet. I can't even remember
of an episode to describe as they were so dull on story.

Only decent character was the sniper and that's because I wanted him to mutiny and put an end to it all. Couldn't name a single character if my life depended on it. Truly a show for young kids.
 

frontovik

Banned
I tried to like it but just found it to be the most generic spin-off yet. I can't even remember
of an episode to describe as they were so dull on story.

Only decent character was the sniper and that's because I wanted him to mutiny and put an end to it all. Couldn't name a single character if my life depended on it. Truly a show for young kids.
Oh, fair enough. Many viewers felt the same way about it. Myself to a degree included. I was hoping it would be a tad more grim and serious like the Clone Wars.

When it comes to Star Wars perspectives; I prefer anything from a military perspective without Jedi/Sith involved. Which explains why Rogue One would be my favourite of the films.
 
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Ionian

Member
Oh, fair enough. Many viewers felt the same way about it. Myself to a degree included. I was hoping it would be a tad more grim and serious like the Clone Wars.

When it comes to Star Wars perspectives; I prefer anything from a military perspective without Jedi/Sith involved. Which explains why Rogue One would be my favourite of the films.

Oh Rogue One was incredible. That ending ... nearly brought a tear to my eye. Then you get shit like Han Solo which was pointless. SW has always been hit or miss to be honest.
 

Kenpachii

Gold Member
Watched both episodes.

Not feeling it, second episode was a drag entirely, first episode was meh.

The fights felt cheap, the costumes where bad, and the whole setup just felt like it didn't exist.

Also the environment doesn't feel real, why would u walk through a gangster city with no protection. Seems stupid as hell.

Music is also not that great, actors aren't great besides the chinese chick i would say.

Feels like it wants to be mandalorian, but it simple just isn't. Nothing feels right about it.
 
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Ulysses 31

Member
Also the environment doesn't feel real, why would u walk through a gangster city with no protection. Seems stupid as hell.

Music is also not that great, actors aren't great besides the chinese chick i would say.

Feels like it wants to be mandalorian, but it simple just isn't. Nothing feels right about it.
You sound like the EFAP crew who felt confused as well by the state of the situation there.

Who owns what, what are the rules of governance, how can people just walk into buildings with their weapons, etc.

Also this trains just goes through the desert and shoots people. 🤡
 

AJUMP23

Member
The train drove for about 100km or so and when it stopped the raiders were suddenly all there.
I couldn't figure out why the train was killing them to begin with. They were going so fast how could a bunch of raiders even bother them. I just didn't understand how either of them were relative to each other. I enjoyed the episode, but the issue for the sand people was completely fabricated.
 

jason10mm

Member
I couldn't figure out why the train was killing them to begin with. They were going so fast how could a bunch of raiders even bother them. I just didn't understand how either of them were relative to each other. I enjoyed the episode, but the issue for the sand people was completely fabricated.
I THINK this was some sort of call-back to the American West where folks would shoot at buffalo (and probably any native americans that happened to be close enough) from trains, leaving the carcasses to rot. Or the San People DID raid these trains on occasion so the train was just exercising pre-emptive self defense.
 

Ulysses 31

Member
I THINK this was some sort of call-back to the American West where folks would shoot at buffalo (and probably any native americans that happened to be close enough) from trains, leaving the carcasses to rot. Or the San People DID raid these trains on occasion so the train was just exercising pre-emptive self defense.
But you'd think by now the Tusken Raiders would just avoid the train by getting to cover rather than incur all the losses they did shooting at it.

The train didn't seem a rare occurrence to them. They seemed to even know it would be back again otherwise, Boba's trip to get the speeders would've been pointless.
 
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jason10mm

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But you'd think by now the Tusken Raiders would just avoid the train by getting to cover rather than incur all the loses they did shooting at it.

The train didn't seem a rare occurrence to them. They seemed to even know it would be back again otherwise, Boba's trip to get the speeders would've been pointless.
Well, to be faiiiiiiir the entire "let me go get some bikes" subplot is pretty stupid. Fett isn't a native of Tatooine and AFAICT just goes there at times to accept missions from Jabba. So Boba gets dumped into the Sarlaac pit, escapes, gets looted by Jawas, then captured by Sand People, yet still knows a local bar where he can stroll in, murder the (unknown to him?) rough n ready biker gang, steal their bikes, and then plot a train ambush? Just another example of Fett's "heart of gold" where the plot contrives to have him only punish the truly despicable.

Since this is just a VERY good looking kids show, I'm okay with it. But given how readily available atmospheric capable blaster equipped star ships seem to be in the Star Wars universe, you'd think the cartel would just have some air cover for their next run and exterminate the Sand People entirely. I would LOVE for a war vet to get hired on to write a gritty Star Wars show, but I'm not optimistic.
 

Ionian

Member
Well, to be faiiiiiiir the entire "let me go get some bikes" subplot is pretty stupid. Fett isn't a native of Tatooine and AFAICT just goes there at times to accept missions from Jabba. So Boba gets dumped into the Sarlaac pit, escapes, gets looted by Jawas, then captured by Sand People, yet still knows a local bar where he can stroll in, murder the (unknown to him?) rough n ready biker gang, steal their bikes, and then plot a train ambush? Just another example of Fett's "heart of gold" where the plot contrives to have him only punish the truly despicable.

Since this is just a VERY good looking kids show, I'm okay with it. But given how readily available atmospheric capable blaster equipped star ships seem to be in the Star Wars universe, you'd think the cartel would just have some air cover for their next run and exterminate the Sand People entirely. I would LOVE for a war vet to get hired on to write a gritty Star Wars show, but I'm not optimistic.

To be honest that's a fair point. Mando it was OK to suspend disbelief as you knew something cool was going to arrive and it generally did. Can't say I dislike the episodes so far but it was only when someone brought up The Hutts appearing that I realized that I had already watched it and remembered the rest.

It's cool to see the sand people being used a bit more but really unlike 'the Bad Bunch' or some of 'The Clone Wars', the two episodes weren't boring but pretty forgettable. A Story that's unneeded yet I still enjoyed it for what it was, which is the best you can hope for these days with SW considering what they're pumping out.
 

The_hunter

Member
They made Boba Fett too much of a 'good guy'. First two episodes were boring so far. The wookie character is bad-ass. I wanted a TV show about Boba Fett hunting targets and the seedy underworld crime rings of the star wars universe.

I feel it's a bit unnecessary to have a training montage sequence with the sand people, we already know Boba Fett is a bad ass warrior.

I'm not a fan of John Favreu's episodes of the mandalorian either, hopefully we will get some other directors saving the show.

I don't think it's terrible, I still think it's enjoyable, but I'm hoping it will get better. Mandalorian season 2 was so fantastic.
 
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Kenpachii

Gold Member
You sound like the EFAP crew who felt confused as well by the state of the situation there.

Who owns what, what are the rules of governance, how can people just walk into buildings with their weapons, etc.

Also this trains just goes through the desert and shoots people. 🤡

Same problem.

Nothing makes sense in the series.

Why would the guy help those sand people and not just bail? they just beated his ass 24/7 and have nothing to offer. So he can learn to dance with a stick? like wut lol. Dude was one of the best assasssins.

Armored train couldn't snipe 5-6 bikes? but can snipe 3-5 people behind sand hills galaxy size distances away from it? sounds legit.

Then that chinese chick whch is the worst advisor ever.

"don't save those 2 porkies, nothing good will come from it u will regret it" 10 seconds later, gets saved by them.
"we can't deal with 6 ninja's the 2 of them", but she can deal with 4 of them while chasing perfectly fine. Like wut.

Mayor just threatened there ass, thinks walking through the front door without any protection, in a gangster city is smart and doesn't get you killed. Oke man.

Result: ends up being rekt by 6 ninja's, then could easily be rekt by the mayor which does have protection and deletes that ninja in seconds.

Honestly survived on pure luck right there.

How did this guy got old as bounty hunter?

Also why does he have a helmet on, when talking to people to support him? is it not the most easiest way to trick people by just also getting that armor and mimic there leader as they have no clue what's under the helmet anyway? like how do you think that's a good idea?

Also him sitting there in his broken ass armor outfit with a dent in his helmet scratches everywhere, is supposed to give people any confidence in the guy. He looks like a hobo.

The fights look bad, the acting is bad. Wtf was this even



Some stuffed doll lamo doesn't even look like a real live form. Looks like some kid forgot its christmas present.

Like how are we supposed to take this show serious at all?

It also moves at snail pace on top of it, to the point i can't even bother watching another episode again.
 
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NickFire

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The second episode was much better than the first IMO. But overall, the show has been a big disappointment to me so far. I feel like the redemption story skipped way too many chapters between bad ass looking merciless bounty hunter, and a completely sanitized shell of his former self who is only as capable as the storyline needs him to be at any given moment.

It is good enough for me to keep watching though. And if it had come out in between or after Mando season 3 and Obiwan, I might be singing a really different tune right now. Those are the shows I really want.
 

Ionian

Member
Apparently there's some kind of Sequel Trilogy connection in the final episode:

Morrison also hyped it up:

"Yes, full of surprises. The Book of Boba 'full of surprises' series. [laughs] Yeah, we've got some good stuff coming up. Ooh, wait till episode seven, wow!"

That's all he said. Basically nothing or any hints to anything at all.

Be more interesting to see an actor say their series goes to shit than just say 'last episode, wow!'. By the actor paid to play the main role.

What else he gonna say? Mentions nothing about a connection. It's a paid job for him.
 
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