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The Mandalorian | S01E06: The Prisoner

The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.


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  1. [5]
    CALICO
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    To be honest, this is the first episode that I didn't love. Conceptually, it was just fine. In actuality, I couldn't immerse myself. Bill Burr pulled me right out of things at the beginning. I...

    To be honest, this is the first episode that I didn't love. Conceptually, it was just fine. In actuality, I couldn't immerse myself.

    Bill Burr pulled me right out of things at the beginning. I don't care much one way or another about the man or his comedy, but I instantly recognized him and his manner of being. I never saw a former Imperial Sharpshooter, I only ever saw Bill Burr.
    The female Twi'lek and the Devaronian both suffered from overacting, I think. The Twi'lek seemed like she was doing her best (Margot Robbie) Harley Quinn, the Devaronian was the dumb-muscle to the point of evoking a superficial Frankenstein's Monster. I felt nothing for the male Twi'lek.
    The only member of the crew I enjoyed was Zero, and not just because he was charmingly voiced by Richard Ayoade.

    Other than that, the directing and some of the cinematography left me wanting, and the CGI on those New Republic droids looked pretty rough by my eye—I suppose I shouldn't complain too much about that; it is only a television show after all, and for the most part it's been impressive otherwise.

    Done complaining.
    The structure of this episode was pretty solid, and the art direction was on-point. So far this show is proving itself to be skilled with subtle—yet effective—worldbuilding. Mando coming after Bill Burr was very horror-flick/Xenomorph, and was good visual storytelling for what caliber of fighter he is. Through both body language and direct action, it's clear how Mando is developing a sense of affection towards Yiddle compared to just a few episodes ago. The revisit of that control-knob was a good callback, that along with speaking with Yiddle, shows a lot of growth towards their relationship.

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      Keegan
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      That scene was badass. I actually really liked this episode because it really outlined the creativity the Mandalorian has in his battles. Also I liked how baby Yoda (I hear you calling him Yiddle,...

      Mando coming after Bill Burr was very horror-flick/Xenomorph

      That scene was badass. I actually really liked this episode because it really outlined the creativity the Mandalorian has in his battles. Also I liked how baby Yoda (I hear you calling him Yiddle, where did that come from?) thought he used the force to kill Zero.

      I felt the same way about other bounty hunters as you. The Twi'leks I disliked, Bill Burr didn't seem too cool, and the Devaronion's only interesting scene was when he got flamethrower to the face and kept coming. The scene where he threw the droid at another one and they both exploded seemed wrong, since he never used that sort of muscle against Mando.

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        CALICO
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        Sounds like "little", and follows the naming conventions of the only other two of their species seen on screen: Yoda & Yaddle. Plus it sounds cute to my ears.

        (I hear you calling him Yiddle, where did that come from?)

        Sounds like "little", and follows the naming conventions of the only other two of their species seen on screen: Yoda & Yaddle. Plus it sounds cute to my ears.

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        1. Keegan
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          Yeah I like it too, and it does make sense.

          Yeah I like it too, and it does make sense.

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      I noticed the CGI, too. Not on the droids but in one scene on one of the lights. Had jet black pixel particles emanating from it. Thought maybe it was part of the scene but they never addressed...

      I noticed the CGI, too. Not on the droids but in one scene on one of the lights. Had jet black pixel particles emanating from it. Thought maybe it was part of the scene but they never addressed it, guess it was just a rendering glitch

      2 votes