Ryan and John break down The Mandalorian chapter 17, “The Apostate.” We discuss the recap of it all, this episode’s thematic implications for the season as a whole, the show’s incredible visuals and effects, and more.
This week’s episode features our commentary on many smaller developments and news items in the world of Star Wars including Amy Hennig’s recently announced Star Wars game, Natalie Holt composing the score for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ewan McGregor, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billie Lourd coming to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
Taking inspiration from The Book of Boba Fett’s westerns influence, Ryan and John discuss chapter 7 through a “the good, the bad, and the ugly” framework. We spend the most time on the parts we enjoyed, but also acknowledge some of the episode’s weaker points as well as we wrap up our look at each chapter of the show.
Brandon Wainerdi from the fantastic Talking Bay 94 podcast joins us to break down The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6: “From the Desert Comes a Stranger.” We discuss the many surprising character appearances, the conflict between attachment and creed, the deep fake of it all, and of course our predictions for next week’s finale.
Ryan and John cover a few quick Star Wars news stories including Dr. Aphra‘s GLAAD award, the troubling news about the development of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and a new casting reveal for Ahsoka. They devote the rest of the show to discussing The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4, “The Gathering Storm.”
After sharing a few Star Wars-related holiday highlights, we devote the entirety of this episode to discussing our initial thoughts and impressions of “Stranger in a Strange Land,” the debut chapter of The Book of Boba Fett.