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The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21




Season 1 will be 7 episodes.
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

missed my Star Wars Christmas fix this year... bring it on!
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

“Chapter 1”
Unless the rumors are true that this will be labeled Chapter 17.
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

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Unless the rumors are true that this will be labeled Chapter 17.
If you believe shitty clickbait websites… sure. The same website said it would be 8 episodes, and it’s not.

It seems like it will be Chapter 1 and then a title, just like the other show.
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I’m excited to watch this with my son. I just hope the ads are misleading and Fett does NOT remove him helmet every few minutes. Keep that fucking lid on Boba!

I don’t think Temuera Morrison is that big of a name that audiences just HAVE to see his face.
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Morrison's voice was a bit jarring when I first started to hear it in the DVDs that were released in 2004, but with time it's really grown on me. His growly delivery in the trailers sounds very Mad Max.
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

Morrison is jacked.
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re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

Good start. I like the bacta dreams.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I wonder if each episode will be the title of a novel?

I love everything about the first episode. Goransson knocked it out of the park again. I can't wait till next week!
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

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Morrison is jacked.
He was making some Jake Heke faces in that fight at the end.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

They should have called it "Bacta to the Beginnining."

Max Rebo lives!
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

That was bad ass. I loved the opening.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I really, really liked it. The entire rest of the series can be garbage and it will have been worth the Sarlaac scene. Bring on the rest of the book!
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I thought it was a solid start to the series. Ming Na is amazing in this as well. I liked how it bounced back and forth in time to give us the back story to meeting Mando and what happened after the sarlac pit, also enjoyed how they humanized him showing him needing to recover after the fight scene at the end so he can be a badass but also be vulnerable to injury after fights and such which you don't often see outside of Hawkeye.

There is a decent 20 min Boba Fett featurette that was also pretty entertaining if you are looking for more. I had no idea he was originally designed to be a Super Storm Trooper army in that armor (not the basis for clone army which I knew but the actual suit was first all white to be a stormtrooper.) It's a nice homage to the people that played the role over the years.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I know it wasn’t canon, but man was I hoping Dengar was going to find him.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

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Max Rebo lives!
And it was nice seeing R-3X.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I would've incorporated the end credits scene somewhere, as there just isn't any indication of the time passage between the flashbacks and present day. I also hope the flashbacks don't continue throughout the series, the episodes are already short enough that splitting them up even more is just going to not allow the present story to gain much traction/momentum - which is why I was hoping we'd get all of the past 5yrs out of the way in episode 1.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

I loved it, especially the flashbacks. I can see getting a few more in the next episode at least as I can see him befriending the Tusken people to learn how to use their weapons and learn their language.

And cool to see the Gamorrean guards in action, they're actually smart enough to hook him up to the bacta tank.
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There's definitely going to be more flashbacks. He still has to get his ship before he get his armor and then come back to take over Jabba's empire. I don't mind, because I'm equally interested in both stories. I think there are bond to be some surprises along the way.

I don't mind him taking his helmet off more now. I think he likely just wanted to differentiate himself from the clones, so he kept the helmet on and electronically disguised his voice somewhat. I think he feels more free to take it off now.

I'm happy they got a large chunk of backstory out of the way rather quickly. They effectively described what happened after the sarlacc, and we also see him already set up in his new crime lord position and making the rounds. Glad they didn't drag it out.

This show is going to boost an already popular character into the stratosphere!



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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

Milo, I was just going to comment that for some reason one of the cooler scenes in the episode was that I got to see the Gamorrean guards in action and not just standing around looking tough. I have a soft spot for the Gamorrean guards, they are a fave Star Wars character of mine. I love how Fett utters the line I intend to rule with respect about 2 seconds before they are attacked and he goes to town on the attackers and even uses one of his rockets to blow an attacker into smithereens. I also loved it when Ming Na Wen decides that all she needed was one of the attackers alive and pitches the other off the roof, love it!

There was a lot of hype and expectations generated around this shows announcement, and at least for me my anticipation was paid in full with this episode. So much to love, we finally get to see the inside of a Sarlaac pit, Gamorrean guards in action being loyal to Fett after he spared their lives, Fett taking down that cool four armed beastie, Tusken Raiders, Jawas, the cantina band, and I am definitely left wanting more.
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If I had a nitpick it would be that the Gamoreans (here and in The Mandalorian) don't look nearly as good as they did in Return of the Jedi. I'm guessing they're a little slimmer so they can be more agile. Not too big of a deal.
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If I had a nitpick it would be that the Gamoreans (here and in The Mandalorian) don't look nearly as good as they did in Return of the Jedi. I'm guessing they're a little slimmer so they can be more agile. Not too big of a deal.
Maybe they're not eating as well since Jabba isn't around?


Also wanted to mention the design of the sand creature they had to fight was very reminiscent of Ray Harryhausen. Love to see Star Wars calling back to all the old influences (episode title included).
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett (S1E01) - “Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land” - 12/29/21

… I was keen on avoiding spoilers so I could watch this with fresh eyes, and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the show. Good storytelling. Great score. Great action.

One major issue - the Mayor’s envoy was so out of place. I wanted something more like Bib Fortuna… speaking in their native tongue, a little more rough and condescending… and less “high school drama teacher.”

And props to casting Jennifer Beals as the matron of the Mos Espa Cantina. My brother recognized her but I didn’t (until I saw her name in the credits). I know she’ll be an asset to the show,

Oh, I’ve always liked the Tuscan Raiders. Nice to see them be center stage.

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