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In Chapter 5, ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Mimics ‘The Mandalorian’

It’s a time-honored tradition for familiar TV characters to cross over into the spinoffs they spawned. Often, these cameos occur in the spinoff’s first season, to establish its bona fides or boost ratings for sweeps week. Lilith considers rekindling her relationship with Frasier. Mary, Lou, Murray, Georgette, and Phyllis attend Rhoda’s wedding. Hercules and Iolaus team up with Xena and Gabrielle. Philip Drummond asks Mrs. Garrett if she’s sure she wants to leave. Admiral McCoy tours the Enterprise-D, and Captain Sisko takes orders from Captain Picard.
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‘The Book of Boba Fett’: How Episode 5 Expands the ‘Star Wars’ Universe and Resets Fan Expectations

SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot developments in Season 1, Episode 5 of “The Book of Boba Fett,” currently streaming on Disney Plus. Throughout the first season of “The Book of Boba Fett,” it always felt like a matter of time before Pedro Pascal’s Mando from “The Mandalorian” sauntered back into the story. “Boba Fett” is, of course, a spin-off of “The Mandalorian.” Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) have fought alongside Mando. “Boba Fett” was even famously announced in a post-credits teaser at the end of the “Mandalorian” Season 2 finale. Still, it’s surprising that Mando didn’t...
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The Book of Boba Fett's worst episode is one of The Mandalorian's best

The Book of Boba Fett episode 5 spoilers follow. Is it just us or did someone at Star Wars HQ snort one too many brain lizards this week? Sure, we already knew that The Mandalorian was going to hyper-jump his way over to The Book of Boba Fett — that musical cue was about as subtle as Peli Motto's love of all things furry — but still. Did someone over at Disney+ accidentally upload the wrong episode?
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The Book of Boba Fett Recap: A Very Special Guest Star

Spoiler warning: If you’re reading this recap, chances are you’ve already seen this episode. But if you haven’t and don’t want to know the very special guest star, read no farther (but come back later, please). In the opening moments of “Chapter 5: Return of the...

The Mandalorian Has a New Ship, and He's Heading in One Direction

Sure, quite a few not-on-your-bingo-card things happened in this week's episode of The Book of Boba Fett. First of all, it was actually just a new episode of The Mandalorian. Boba Fett did not appear whatsoever. Mando commissioned a gift for Grogu, which he solemnly stared at during his trip to Tatooine. And Amy Sedaris's Peli Motto dated a Jawa. Don't act like that didn't happen.

The Book of Boba Fett's Darksaber Explained: The History of the Mandalorian Lightsaber

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for The Mandalorian: Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett: Episode 5!. The Mandalorian Season 1 introduced a weapon with a major legacy in the Star Wars universe. The Darksaber returned in the hands of Moff Gideon in the Season 1 finale, with Season 2 subsequently introducing one of the Darksaber's previous owners in the form of Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan Kryze. And with the Darksaber now in the hands of Mando himself following the Mandalorian Season 2 finale, it's safe to say this blade will continue to play a big part in the series and spinoffs like The Book of Boba Fett.
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Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin Is “a Mandalorian No More”

When The Book of Boba Fett was announced during The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode post credits scene, fans were already reeling from the return of Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill), who burst onto Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Imperial starcruiser with a green lightsaber to save Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) from the Moff and his Dark Drooper droids.

What this Star Wars Easter egg means for Mandalorian Season 3

After two seasons of The Mandalorian dancing around the obvious, it took a special episode of spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett to finally blurt it out. In Episode 5, “Return of the Mandalorian,” the characters discuss the legendary mythosaur. “The songs of eons past foretold of...

Star Wars Fans Freaking Out Over First Look at Live-Action Mandalore

The Siege of Mandalore has been an important part of Star Wars canon for some time, especially when dealing with the events of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The animated shows have taken a deep dive into the history and culture of the planet, while the live-action films largely stayed away from it. Those tides have turned with the TV shows on Disney+. The Mandalorian has been slowly pulling back the curtain on Mandalore and its people over its first couple of seasons. In the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett, we finally got our first look at the planet of Mandalore on the day that it fell to the Empire.

Boba Fett theory brings back the most ruthless Mandalorian villain

Star Wars TV is bigger than we ever imagined. After all sorts of animated spinoff series and standalone movies, The Mandalorian introduced a new phase of storytelling. Instead of yet another tale about the clashes between Jedi and Sith, the focus is now on non-Force-sensitive characters just trying to make their way through the galaxy.

Jonah Hill Says Leonardo DiCaprio Forced Him to Watch ‘The Mandalorian,’ but ‘I Didn’t Give a F—‘

Jonah Hill is not a fan of “The Mandalorian” despite Leonardo DiCaprio’s best efforts to get his friend and frequent co-star hooked. Hill told W Magazine that he often does not watch science-fiction films and television series because “I used to have a rule: If it didn’t happen or it couldn’t happen, then I just wasn’t interested, because I would lose focus.” While making Adam McKay’s Netflix satire “Don’t Look Up,” DiCaprio got Hill to break his rule and give the Disney Plus “Star Wars” television series a try. “Leo made me watch ‘The Mandalorian’ when we were making ‘Don’t Look...
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Netflix Fails to Learn from Infamous ‘Mandalorian’ Gaffe

2021 was filled with streaming brand new movies at home, with streaming platforms like Disney+ and Netflix leading the way. While The Mandalorian took over 2020 with The Child and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), fans noticed a massive goof in one of the series best episodes. Following their footsteps, Netflix failed to learn from Star Wars’ best gaffe in Don’t Look Up (2021).
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Controversial ‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Skyrockets on Amazon Prime Video

Throughout late 2020 and early 2021, Mandalorian actress Gina Carano found herself the subject of much online drama thanks to a series of controversial Tweets, primarily related to social justice and political issues. Carano’s character, New Republic Marshal Cara Dune, was written just for her by Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau,...