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Episode 7 · 10 months ago

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On today's special edition episode we are talking about (quite possibly) one of the biggest shows EVER to come out of the Streaming Wars, The Mandalorian. Andrew dives into the first 4 episodes of the season, discussing some of his favorite moments and offering up his predictions for the rest of the season. Make sure you follow along on Instagram and Twitter (@podflixnchill) to share your favorite Mando moments! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for tuning in!

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...franchise, a new hope in one thousand,nine hundred and seventy seven had a budget of eleven million dollars. Thatmeans each episode of the Mandalorian has a larger budget than the movie thatstarted at all. That's crazy to think about. So for today's episode, I reallywant to focus on a midseason recap of the MANDALORIAN. This is the first timeon Potflik and chill that I've reviewed an ongoing series. So I really had tothink about how I wanted to structure it and seeing as we're halfway throughseason two. I decided this would be a good spot to sort of add my voice tothe mix talk about some of the Easter eggs and references that I've likedthings that I've picked up on and things that I'm excited for in thebackhalf of the season. As you guys know, the plot for season two, hisreally focused on Mando returning the child to the rest of his race andthroughout this journey you know, we've gotten a lot of Easter eggs, a lot ofreferences to other points in star wars and in that universe as a whole. So I'mnot going to do a full rundown of Easter eggs and references. If you wantone of those head over to Youtube and check out the channels screen, crushand emergency awesome, they do fantastic, comprehensive lists ofEaster eggs throughout the Mandelorian. But, like I said today, I'm going tofocus specifically on the things that I picked out and some of my favoritemoments, and I want to hear from you guys too. So if there's a favoritemoment from the first half of the season that you guys had that, I didn'ttouch on on the show, hit me up on instagram or twitter at Podflix, theletter n and chill that's Potflix and chill, and let me know, but I have tocaution everybody who hasn't caught up on the Mandelorian, yet that we arefast approaching spoiler territory. So if you haven't seen anything of seasonto turn off the podcast check out the show and then come back and join in onthe conversation, but we're going to...

...kick things right off with episode. Oneand the big Boba fet reveal now I say big. But honestly it was kind ofa little bit lackluster. For me, it felt very much like Luke's reveal at the end of the forceawakens. You know we get bobafet and the very last possible second rightbefore the credits, roll and he's just standing on a Dune watching Mando driveaway on a speeder on Tattoein, but we did get a look at Bobafett's armor whenCOB vanth shows up and sort of has like that Western staredown with Mando and now Mando is in possession ofbobafet's armor. So I have to believe that they're going to bring Bobefettback for the back half of the season, because if you guys remember, Bobafetwas eaten by the Sarlack pit at the beginning of the return of the Jedi.Now mandalorian only takes place approximately five years after returnto the Jedi, but five years is a pretty hefty chunk of time. I want to knowlike how did he get out of the SARLACK pit? What's he been doing since then?Did he just get out of the starlack pit? Like is time different? There like it is inthe quantum realm in marvel? I don't know so. I want to know the rest of bobafetstory, so I hope they dive more into that in the back half of season to andif you're a little confused about how bobefet could possibly be back. You gotto remember that those showrunners on the Mandalorian are the same peoplethat are responsible for bringing darth malback during the animated clone warseries and Dorth mole was a very underutilized villain from from thephantom menace and he became one of the biggest bads in the Star Wars, universe.So anything is possible with these guys. I'm really excited to see how bobafetplays out. I'm also really excited that they use the same actor for Jango fetand the clones from the prequal trilogies for Bobafet, so they hadTomur Morrison reprise his role as...

Bobefet, which was rumored beforeseason two dropped, but it was really cool to see that sort of in person. Theother rumor that was floating around for this season is that Temir morisonmight also be playing captain wrex from the prequels and from the clone warseries, so I'll be interested to see if that pans out. But I don't know, Idon't know if that's like two too many Easter eggs, but we'll see the otherfun moment that tied this episode back into the prequal trilogy was the factthat Cob Vanth was driving Anakin's podracer engine as a speeder. So we seea Zoomdin shot on Mando driving his speeder as they go out to the CreateDragon Cave to sort of figure out how to defeat the Great Dragon and as wepan out, we see covent pull up alongside of them, and I had to do adouble take because I didn't realize it was Anikan speeder at first or Enikinspod at first. But I did expect some sort of Easter egg there because itjust like that's the way the shot was set up and it made me feel likesomething was coming and it was a really fun little moment but again, I'dlike a little bit more background like how did cobvanth get Anakin's pod andhow did the Jawas get bobafet's armor that Cobvanth wantod getting from theJawas? So there's a lot of questions still up in the air after episode one.But those were some of my standout moments from that I really enjoyed thatepisode to I have to say it was one of my least favorite episodes. Thus farthis season, we did get sort of the first seeds of the new republic, whichwas cool, but overall I wasn't really a fan. However, I did discover thatthere's apparently a huge controversy out there with episode two and that iscentered around frog lady. So if you've been watching the show. Obviously Froglady was Mando's passenger and she has...

...tasked Mando with reuniting her withher husband so that he can fertilize their eggs and continue their familyline. If those eggs die out, then that's the end of her family line andshe only has so much time to be able to do that and throughout the episode.Baby Yoda is apparently extremely hungry and he keeps finding ways todive into this like egg backpack and eat her unfertilized eggs andapparently there's huge uproar on the Internet over this, and I was shocked honestly when I firstfound it out, but the writers and the showrunners that the Mandalorian kindof defended their choice by saying. Well, Hey, listen, you eat chicken eggsright, it's the same thing, it's the same concept, but that didn't Quelm. Alot of you know hate over the fact that baby Yoda is eaten the last of herfamily line, and I just thought that was silly. I think that people are too quick to cancel stuffthat they don't agree with, and that was probably one of those moments. Somepeople were even suggesting that maybe baby Meoda is like going to turn into avillain, but I don't buy that I mean yeah. We'veseen him force choke people back in season one, but we also saw them forceheel people in season one. So I don't think he's a villain. I don't thinkwe're seeing the dark side. I just think he's hungry and he's a toddlerand he has temper tantrums. So if you were offended by that joke, I'm sorryyou really shouldn't be. You should probably reevaluate why you were sooffended by it, but moving on to episode three episode,three was a huge episode for references and we definitely will spoil the showfor anybody who hasn't watched it thus far. But before I dive into thatreference, I do want to point out...

...something that, thanks to the twitterverse for confirming we see at the beginning of the episode, Mando's shipis sort of failing and he has to reanter or enter for the first time theTrask atmosphere and he has to do it manually. So we see this big shot ofhim just like dropping into the atmosphere. The ships burning upcondensation is dripping off of the panels all of this stuff and it lookedreally cool. It was very well shot very well animated, because I'm surethere was a lot of green screen and CGI for it. But what I didn't realize atthe time of watching this episode is that it was directed by Bryce, DallasHoward, who is the daughter of Ronhoward, the prolific Hollywooddirector and Richi Cunningham from happy days so Ron Howard had directedof film called Apollo Thirteen, which was about the failed moonlanding in theearly S, and this episode of the Mandalorian has almost a shot by shotrecreation of a scene from that film, where the Apoll of thirteen crew isreentering. The earth atmosphere- and I discovered this on twitter. In fact, Ibelieve I retweeted it so make sure you, head over to the poflixs N, chilltwitter to check that comparison out, but it was an omage to apollo thirteenwhere we see the capsule reanswering the atmosphereand we see flames come up on the bottom and we see condensation dripping offthe control panel, all of which also occurred in the Mandelorian. So Ithought that was a really neat moment, a d really cool of bryce to sort ofhave that omage to her father in the show episode. Three also had one of thebiggest reveals, I think, of the season so far where they introduced Bocatan inlive action now Boucetane, if you're unfamiliar, is a Mandalorian Warriorwhose sister was the leader of Mandalore. She was murdered byDarthmole and Bocetan rejected...

Darthmale as the new leader of Mandalor,so she was sort of outcast and has been on a path to sort of reestablish andrule mandalor. Ever since, and in fact, in the animated Star Wars rebel series,she was gifted the dark saver as a symbolic gesture of her rule and herrightful spot as ruler of Mandelor. So I'm really interested to see how thedark saber wound up going from her to moth Gideon, and I have to imaginewe're going to get that story in the back half of the season as well. Sothat was a cool moment. What was also cool was when she enlists Mando's helpto sort of take over that empirical cargo ship and they're storm in thestorm. Troopers they're like blasting them all over the place, and then theyget quote unquote trapped in the cargo area right and the empirical officersays. Oh I've got him trapped in the cargo control area and his boss is likewait what and then Bocetan jetisons him out of the ship and probably to hisdeath, but we don't know anyway. So another cool moment in that scene,where they're storming the empirical cargo ship is that bocatan references,AF Sokatano, who has been probably one of the biggest fan favorite charactersof the entire star wars franchise. She tells Mando that, in order to get thechild return to his people, he has to go to a particular planet and there hewill find a Sokatano and she can help so definitely going to see Asoka in theback half of the season. One of my predictions or hopes is that, althoughwe might not get the original voice actress to portray her in real lifelike we did with Bokatan, maybe we will get her still voicing her with RosarriaDawton playing actual Asocotano. I don't know we'll see what do you guysthink? Let me know on social media so...

...episode for which is pretty much whatwe're up to at this point episode five's going to come out in a couple ofdays, but episode for featured some really coolmoments and was probably the equivalent to me of the episodewhere they storm that prison and season one. I think it was episode six, butthis had that same kind of feel, they're storming this empirical baseand there's just like storm troopers thatkeep crawling out of the woodwork for Hem and it's a really intense scene.But we see the return of Carl weathers and Gena Corono. In fact, car weather'sactually directed this episode and I thought it was really well done so theystorm this base and really I was, I was trying my best tofind Easter eggs in this scene. But I was not that successful. I even missed the the now famous guy inthe hallway right. There was a there's, a dude in jeans and like a Smart Watchand a tshirt standing in the hallway that they weren't able to edit out- andI completely missed it on the first watch. Through but I went back andplayed that scene over and sure enough there he is, but I miss that, but I dothink that this episode sort of sets up the sequel trilogy, so we had sometieants to the prequel trilogy in the first episode, and in this episode Ireally feel like they're tying into the sequel trilogy because, as you guysknow, if you watched the sequel trilogy, we had this out of. Nowhere reveal thatemperor palpatine had cloned himself right and while we know obviously,cloning is possible because the republic had an entire armyof them. We were confused as to how...

Palpitine did it and why and when andall that stuff. But we start to see the seeds, I think of that it's eitherpalpetine or Snoke, but we see these like chambers verysimilar to what Darth vader was in in Rogan, and we see some shrouded figures in thosechambers. So I don't know, are they setting up cloning? Possibly we'll see?I don't really know, but one of the things that I did notice throughoutthis whole siege of this base was this sort of troop transport vehicle that that Mando and the crew winds upstealing to get away from the storm troopers and the tie fighters. And I amalmost certain that it's one of the same troop transport vehicles that wesee and star wars rebels throughout the series. But I couldn't confirm thatanywhere online. So if you guys know, definitely hit me up- and let me knowbecause, like I said, I'm almost a hundred percent certain that it's oneof the same transport vehicles from star wars, rebels that even had likethe top mounted Turret and it was enclosed. Like those troop transportsversus the ones we saw in the end of season, one of theMandilorian that were sort of like open and you could see the storm trooperscoming out. So I'm really intrigued as to whether or not that was actually oneof the Tians and Easter eggs from star wars rebels, but yeah. So that sort ofbrings us to where we're at. For the first half of the season, let me knowwhat you guys think: What what were some of your favorite moments, whatwere some Easter eggs that you guys caught that? Maybe I missed- and I definitely want to hear if youguys have any predictions for the back half of the season. I know minepersonally, I would love to see bobafat come back because we have to get moreof his back story. I would love ever either like a showdown between him andMando or like what, if what, if he...

...shows up with Bocatan and then thethree of them team up, like I don't know if Bobifat's going to be anadversary or somebody who's on their side and helps them out what would be really cool is ifbobafets ship the slave to shows up and whether you know gets into a dog fightchase with with the razor crest or not. I would love to see bobifet come backwith slave to that would be so so awesome again. I really want tosee a so Guatano, I'm pretty sure it's been confirmed that Rosario Dawston isplaying her, but you know it would be really nice tohear the OJ voice actress from clone wors and rebels voice her. So I don'tknow I don't know. If that's going to happen, though, and then I'd really becurious to see if and how they're going to tie in rex, Captain Rex as acharacter in the back half of the season again, he was one of the rumoredcharacters to show up this season. But I don't know if that's going to happenor how you know, maybe he ran off with a Soka. Maybe he met up with a SOKA andthey're land low on a planet somewhere, but again who knows but that prettymuch concludes our midseason recap of the Mandelorian season. Two we got fourweeks left of Mando so make sure you guys, let me know on Instagram ortwitter at podflicx the letter, ND and Chil. What some of your favoritemoments were so far this season. What did you like? What did you not like?Did I miss any Easter eggs that you guys thought were really really coolhit me up on social, and let me know also, if you enjoyed this episode andyou want to get notified when I post future episodes make sure you hit thatsubscribe button wherever you're, listening and as always share the showwith a friend. If you think you know somebody who would enjoy the type ofcontent that we put out on a weekly basis. Let them know that's the only way we're going to makethe show grow. I have a lot of fun recording this every single week and even though the listener base right nowis pretty small.

I just have a lot of fun and I reallywant to help the show grow, but I need you guys to help me with that. So againmake sure you share the show make sure you hit subscribe, so you stay notifiedfor future episodes and follow along with the show on instagram and twitter.You can also hit me up and let me know if there's any shows that you'd like meto review for future episodes of the PODCAST, but I'm going to call it.There guys have a happy happy thanksgiving,really spend the time with your loved ones and with your family and treasuretreasure those moments so hard. We will be returning to our regularly scheduledposting date of Thursday next week, so be on the lookout for that and untilnext time. I am your host Andrew, and this has been podflix and chill thanksguys.

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