The Book Of Boba Fett

Finally….after being teased 12 months ago, The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 – Stranger in a Strange Land was released on Disney Plus 29th December 2021.

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** SPOILER WARNING  **

The episode opens on us discovering Boba Fett in Jabba’s Palace recuperating in a Bacta Tank having flashbacks to how he escaped the Sarlacc Pit and then being captured and tortured by Tusken raiders.

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Then we are brought to present day and Fennec Shand, played by Ming-Na Wen, wakes Boba to get ready and prepare to meet the crime factions and power brokers in play now that Bib Fortuna has been deposed as crime boss on Tatooine.

These faction leaders and the Mos Espa Mayor’s major-domo introduce themselves and we can see that it will not be plain sailing as a crime lord as it was for the once feared bounty hunter.

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Boba & Fennec spare the life of two Gamorrean Guards and they head to an establishment to introduce themselves. The establishment, called the Sanctuary, is run by a Twi’lek named Garsa Fwip played by Jennifer Beals.

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As Boba and Fennec enter the building there is a nod to the cantina band with a Bith and what appears to be Max Rebo playing a well known tune!

All appears to go well until they hit the streets and are attacked by 6 hooded assailants with red shield emitters. With the help of the Gamorreans they are dispatched and Fennec gives chase and captures one….for future episodes…….

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Boba seems that he is still not quite fully fit and needs to get back to the Bacta tank to recover.

He again has flashbacks to when he was in the detention of the Tuskens and being tied to a captured rodian and taken by a youngling to search for water pods. Whilst searching he witnesses thug behaviour from a swoop gang. Possibly the same game seen in the first episode of season 2 of The Mandalorian – The Marshal, raiding Mos Pelgo.

The Rodian uncovers a 6 limbed creature that needs taking down and Boba is up to the challenge. The creature bares a striking resemblance to a Ray Harryhausen creation, I am sure this is a homage to it!

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Returning to the Tusken camp, the youngling hails the creatures defeat and Boba looks to have been accepted by the tribe and given freedom by the leader.

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I felt this was a great opening episode lots of information linking the OT to now. I am sure there will be more flashbacks in the next episode and perhaps all the way through the series. The will no doubt be struggles with crime cartels and obstacles to overcome.

Where the journey will end,,,who knows. We’ll just have to watch and see.

The Book of Boba Fett is going to be a page turner for me!

 

Star Wars Eclipse

In other BIG NEWS……

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Quantic Dream have smash a trailer and artwork for a new Star Wars game entitled ECLIPSE…..and it looks amazing..in my opinion.

Check out this trailer!!!

Set in the High Republic era, hundreds of years before what we know as the prequels, I believe it could follow the Guardians of Peace and Justice in the old times…however it leads to the rise of the Sith. Will we get to see Darth Plagueis?

Who knows.

I’ve signed-up for more info….

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What out for further updates from Star Wars Eclipse..

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Counting down to The Book of Boba Fett

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Hello there,

Well we are now less than 20 days away from the muchly anticipated Disney+ (UK) streaming release of The Book of Boba Fett on 29th December 2021.

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Disney+, Star Wars and their YouTube channel has been dropping short TV slots / teasers recently. So, I thought I wold add them here…..

Not long now….

“The Return” teaser particularly hits the right notes for me in tone….

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Hello there!

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It’s the day after attending SW event in Croydon, UK. And  WOW, what a great experience.

As I mentioned previously there were guest signers galore from the prequels, original trilogy and sequels.

Signing tables  Robert Watts  Michael Pennington  Jesper Jacob  Glyn Baker  Hugh Spight

Plus there were lots of stalls selling SW toys and costuming groups from 501st, Joker Squad UK and Vader’s Raiders.

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Even though I have been travelling to events since 1995 there were OT signers here that I had never met and was extremely glad to have been able to spend a few minutes in their company.

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Catherine Munroe – Zuckuss – TESB

Glyn Baker – Imperial Lieutenant Endicott – ROTJ

Jasper Jacob – Captain Yorr – ROTJ

Lewis MacLoed – Sebulba – TPM

Brian Muir – Sculptor.

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I was also lucky enough to catch-up a little with the truly fantastic Robert Watts, the ever friendly Pam Rose and Mike Edmonds.

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These actors must have seen 1000’s of people over the years and yet their stories are as fresh as day one.

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Also, it was nice to see in person other SW fans whom I’ve met through Facebook, Fantha Tracks, Mark Newbold, Dave Rowntree, Dave Louis Oldbury, Neil Warren and many more. (sorry if I missed you out). If you see yourself in the photos please tag.

Thank you Richard and team for putting on this event

Thank you to all the guests who attended.

The Book of Boba Fett.

Here it is…..

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Disney have released a poster and a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars series – The Book of Boba Fett.

There are lots of alien species, Twi’lek women and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand does quite a lot of the talking… There appears to be voice over from The Mandalorian himself and we are lead to believe that Boba is a reformed Bounty Hunter and more a business man……. we’ll see.

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For locations, we appear to stay pretty much on Tatooine. We see a B’Omarr Monk crawl over the desert floor, someone approaching Jabba’s Palace and Slave 1 flying to what could be Mos Eisley spaceport?

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There is also a new desert town that could be Eisley or Espa or somewhere else?

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December 29th can’t come quick enough.

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