I remember when I was a kid, and the only Star Wars movies out were the original three Star Wars films. One of the characters that everyone raved about was Boba Fett which I never got the point of. I thought Disney+’s The Mandalorian was going to be about a Boba Fett who escaped from death after Return of the Jedi, but instead it’s about a new guy named “Mando.”
Mando is one of the few of his kind still living and breathing after the fall of the Empire and the rise of the New Republic. While the death of the Emperor and Darth Vader had made many lives better, some planets still see the same problems of poverty, war, and misery. Mando for one is very good at getting bounties on any criminal he can find that’s worth his time and skill.
But Mando is a loner, and pretty faithful to the bounty hunter’s guild and his creed of people. He does hate droids with a passion, refusing to work with them if he has the option. But Mando soon gets a job that is so secret that even he doesn’t know what he’s going to find. After a very dangerous battle, Mando finds what he was seeking for his employer.
Which was what he calls “The Child” or “The Kid” but this baby happens to be the same species as the legendary Jedi master Yoda. But the two are not the same, as The Child is fifty years old, so he was born before the Empire started. But since the Yoda species ages so slow and lives for so long, he is often a “helpless infant.” Mando decides to look out for him instead of giving him up and that love he has in his heart will bring all kinds of trouble.
Overall Disney+’s The Mandalorian was a pretty good series with their first season, and a great start for original shows for Disney+. It’s not quite as good as Game of Thrones (though it does star Oberyn Martell’s actor Pedro Pascal) but it is one of the better things to come out of Star Wars this century. I’m very excited for season two and I hope it improves upon the first, of course.