Sci-Fi The Book of Boba Fett

Kevin

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Title: The Book of Boba Fett

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure

First aired: 2021-12-29

Creator: Jon Favreau

Cast: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen

Overview: Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand must navigate the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
The Book of Boba Fett

 

Kevin

Code Monkey
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The first episode dropped on Disney+ and it started off by getting the big proverbial elephant in the room out of the way, namely how does Boba end up in The Mandalorian considering his fate in ROTJ. I think that was a good decision because it gets it out of the way immediately so new story lines can be built.

For those with good memories and have most of the SW verse memorized, a few characters seen on screen will be familiar. Several new characters are being inferred and will be likely showing up later in the series.

I'm not sure how some of the die-hard SW fans will react to seeing a different side of Boba. If the writing of the show is on par with Mandalorian then it'll make for good watching though.
 

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don't get the channel
thanks for info. maybe watch on dvd eventually
as I recall he was a pretty minor character that the fans really liked (jet pack and all)
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
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as I recall he was a pretty minor character that the fans really liked (jet pack and all)
He was indeed. His actual screen time in the movies is pretty brief, only a few minutes total shown onscreen. Thanks to stuff like the animated short in the Star Wars Christmas Special and numerous offshoot novels & comics, the character became a fan favorite. If you recall the ending of ROTJ his fate seems pretty certain but in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian he makes a surprising return in a big way. This new series takes place timeline was after Mandalorian but the flashbacks reveal what happens to the character between ROTJ and Mandalorian.

So far the production quality of the Disney+ shows have been popular with SW fans thanks to Favreau and Filoni doing meticulous curating of the SW mythology. If it keeps up, I personally wouldn't be surprised if the Disney sequel trilogy ends up being downplayed with them instead embracing the Disney+ shows and a new series of movies set in the SW verse with new characters & story lines.
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
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In most big games there is a main quest and often there are optional side quests. The side quests don't prevent you from finishing the game but most gamers will still do them because the side quests usually add to the plot line of the main quest. Sometimes the side quest is fun, sometimes they are bland. Either way, not doing the side quest won't stop you in the game but for the complete game experience you'll want to do them.

The Book of Boba Fett is the TV version of a side quest to The Mandalorian. 📺

Die hard Star Wars fans will come away from Book of Boba with new feelings about the character. Might be good, might be bad, but still interesting. Personally, don't get me started about "The Mods" - whomever came up with that idea missed the mark, big time. That aside, around S1:E5 of Book of Boba is when it becomes obvious that the series is just a side quest. That's OK, it wouldn't be the first time that there have been shows or movies that were only intended to be additional material for the main show. Just take a look at the offshoots of The Witcher or Altered Carbon for examples.

Mandalorian fans should definitely watch Book of Boba, else you may be lost a bit when S3 starts and wondering how he got reunited with Grogu. Star Wars fans in general will likely want to watch Book of Boba to see how they handle the actor recasting of one of the main original trilogy characters. Casual viewers though would be okay skipping this side quest.
 

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saw an online critic suggesting they could have done this as a subplot to the Mandalorian instead of a whole different series.
I don't get the special channels so I've never watched either.
 
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