Throwback Friday: ‘The Mandalorian’ Was Made for ‘Star Wars’ Fans

It’s Throwback Friday time and I wanted to share this old post I wrote about The Mandalorian as its episodes were coming out weekly. For those of you in Europe who still haven’t seen this show, I must warn you, there are spoilers ahead.

Thank you for heeding this warning.

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Okay, let’s just get this out of the way; Baby Yoda is the cutest alien known to Star Wars that everyone is talking about. Baby Yoda was revealed at the end of the first episode of The Mandalorian and played a massive part in the second episode as well, subsequently stealing the hearts of millions.

Baby Yoda has become the talk of the town and for good reason. The thing is freaking CUTE!!! I mean, look at those eyes. How are you not going to gush over that face?!

Jon Favreau has expressed his sheer surprise that Baby Yoda was never leaked on set and how relieved he is that no spoiled the secret because it was worth the wait.

Baby Yoda isn’t just exciting people because he’s super cute (well, maybe because he’s super cute) but he’s also intriguing fans because this is the first time we might have a chance of understanding this alien race.

The Child has expressed his immense power with the Force and with him playing a very important role in this story, The Mandalorian may be gearing up for an even greater reveal later down the road that will change Star Wars as we know it.

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Some people are even beginning to wonder if Baby Yoda is connected to this scene in The Empire Strikes Back.

In this scene Obi-Wan says about Luke, “That boy is our last hope” and Yoda replies confidently, “No, there is another.” We immediately assumed he was talking about Leia but what if he wasn’t?

What if, instead, he was talking about this baby Yoda? Apparently, this baby Yoda is very important. So important that an old Imperial boss from the looks of it wants him alive. But alive for what? Alive to be trained in the dark side, or alive to meet a certain someone? Like Palpatine? Like Luke Skywalker? What is going on?! I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Now, off of Baby Yoda who I could talk about for another thousand words because he’s that interesting and on to the Jawas.

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Jawas are very interesting black-faced aliens who have only made brief appearances in A New Hope and The Phantom MenaceThe Mandalorian has been full of delightful fan service but I think having the Jawas play such a massive part in this second episode was simply perfection.

I received something that I didn’t even know I needed.

Seeing the cockpit of a Sandcrawler, getting to see the Jawas in action, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. And apparently, from someone who had already seen Episodes 2 and 3, the next episode is going to be just as incredible and I’m loving that.

But that’s not the only fan service that’s making The Mandalorian so freaking enjoyable.

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Kuill, voiced by Nick Nolte, is an Ugnaught and, if you look closely, he’s of the same species who milled about the infamous carbonite scene in The Empire Strikes Back. There’s even a quote he says in The Mandalorian that harks back to the very plausible possibility that he may have been a worker in the Cloud City when he tells The Mandalorian that he chooses not to be under anyone else’s servitude.

It adds more depth to his character and it only gives us more nostalgia with this truly epic series.

And that’s not the only fan service in the series so far. Gosh, there are so many Easter Eggs.

If you haven’t seen The Mandalorian yet and you have access to Disney Plus I implore you to do so. The show is seriously worth every bit of the hype. There has been nothing corny about the series, every character has been so interesting (and perfectly cast), and the series’ main protagonist, The Mandalorian has undoubtedly one of my favorite Star Wars character of all time.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

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