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    Disney+, I assume.

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    You weren't kidding. No one has seen it yet? I'm so confused. Have modern television producers developed time travel and managed to keep it a secret?

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    There was a private preview of some footage at a Star Wars convention. I guess Werner Herzog liked it. I'm sure it's great. But holy shit, ordering a second season before people have had so much as a fart-whiff of the first season?

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    It turns out there is no definitive version of the original Star Wars films to watch online, either from Lucas/Disney (obviously) or the fans who've been working tirelessly to restore them. Lucas and Disney haven't made anything available because they prefer the Special Editions. Fans have made too many options available, and the community is a little bit fractured as to which version is "best." But hey, options are good, right?

    • Harmy's Despecialized Edition - the most famous restoration, Harmy takes the "best available" for each shot; that means he'll grab plenty of footage from the official Special Edition, but if there are too many CGI wampas in the frame, he'll revert to something else (laserdisc, 1997 VHS, whatever).
    • Adywan's Revisited Edition - this nutcase is actually re-filming some portions of the film (special effects) himself.
    • Project 4K77 - these guys have gotten their hands on original theatrical prints, and they're scanning them in 4K, cleaning them up, then applying some color correction and (optionally) digital noise reduction to each frame. I'm hoping Mr. Harmy up above will grab this footage for his next version of Despecialized.

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    I've watched the first 2.5 minutes of "The Mandalorian" episode 1, and I want to turn it off.

    EDIT: Made it through the rest. It was dumb and simple, but the show looks great visually. I got the feeling it's targeting 8-14 year olds. If you get over that and think of it like Avatar/Korra/Steven Universe, could be fun. I do like the idea that we might get to watch this dude build his suit of armor one piece at a time, that's a fun (new?) bit of Mandalorian lore. Also neat to see IG-88 in action after 40 years of wondering how he even moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macheath View Post
    There was a private preview of some footage at a Star Wars convention. I guess Werner Herzog liked it.
    Werner Herzog's in it. I feel like that's cheating, giving the show good reviews when you're fucking part of it.

    EDIT: Episode 2 is much better. Feels like Samurai Jack. I enjoy!
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    I also enjoy. They need to do a whole lot of filling in details of species and such, but it looks great! I hope they renew it for a second season.

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    Okay, so in episode 1, Werner Herzog tells Mando he can't give him the target's full chain code; just the last four digits. Mando says "his age?" and Herzog says "yup, he's 50 years old." That target is Yodababy. Yodababy is 50 years old.

    We also know when The Mandalorian takes place:

    Favreau has said that The Mandalorian is set five years after the fall of the Empire in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) and 25 years before the rise of the First Order, the authoritarian regime that is firmly in control of the galaxy when Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) begins.

    In terms of Star Wars years, Return of the Jedi is set in 4 ABY (after the Battle of Yavin) and The Force Awakens is set in 34 ABY, which means The Mandalorian takes place around 9 ABY.
    So Yodababy was born 41 years before the Battle of Yavin (BBY). Guess who else was born in 41 BBY. What does that mean? I don't know. But Anakin Skywalker was "conceived by midichlorians" (eyeroll). If the Force made him, maybe the Force made Yodababy at the same time.

    As an aside, imagine being a tiny worthless baby for the first 50+ years of your life. No wonder that whole race was wiped out.

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    Man, this show's taking chances on some deep B-listers. Werner Herzog was weird enough, but Carl Weathers is a pretty tepid actor, and now Gina Carano? Yikes.

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