Science Fiction

Watched The Mandalorian S2E1

Watched The Mandalorian from Disney+

The Mandalorian is a TV series starring Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, and Gina Carano. The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Extremely Western episode, still seeming to follow a monster of the week episode style. Starting off with a betrayal the hero escapes from despite having multiple guns drawn on him, then the bar in a remote town where he’s looking for a stranger, a confrontation with no room for The Man to budge, and a standoff. The Mandalorian playing the part of a Louis Lamour hero who knows the ways of the native people (the Tusken raiders) and respects them, while everyone else is racist shitbags. A throwaway episode but entertaining enough to introduce a new season and remind us of his new quest. One earlu scene was way too Disney-fied in my opinion, soaring triumphant music, “adorable” clumsy robots, and cheesey banter disguising exposition. Hoping they resist the urge for too many of those.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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