Jan
15
2020
5

Baby Yoda coming to Build-A-Bear.

I bring this up (via Instapundit) not because some or all of you might or might not want a Baby Yoda Build-A-Bear.

Build-A-Bear is giving the people what they’ve been patiently waiting for — Baby Yoda stuffed animals.

Yes, build your very own version of The Child, you may.

The news was announced at an investment conference on Tuesday by Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John.

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Jan
09
2020
8

‘The Mandalorian.’

Every so often, I stop and say “Bounty hunting… is a complicated profession.” Just because. Really: if you stopped watching Star Wars because it sucks now, well, THE MANDALORIAN had all of the Suck surgically removed from it beforehand. It’s safe for use.

The Mandalorian

Dec
28
2019
7

Shocking news: THE MANDALORIAN renewed for Season 2.

Are you shocked? I am shocked. Everybody is shocked. See the guy below? That’s what ‘shocked’ looks like, for that species.

Oh, and hey: astounding news from the world of science! It turns out that water is wet. Go figure, huh?

Dec
16
2019
2

Hrm. They’re releasing the next THE MANDALORIAN episode two days early.

Interesting: “Disney+ has announced that the next episode of The Mandalorian is set to be released early on Wednesday December 18th. The episodes are usually released on Friday, but this next episode will hit Disney+ right before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is released in theaters.” I hate to admit it, but: I’m much more interested in seeing LITTLE WOMEN next week than I am to see the new Star Wars this week. And I know that I’ll like the new Star Wars, too. I am generally a sucker for them, even now. But I’m not plotting to see it early or anything. We’ll go when we go.

On the other hand: new THE MANDALORIAN episode two days early! That’s awesome. Can’t wait.

Dec
06
2019
3

Quote of the Day, Proxy Mandalorian Spoilers-A-Go-Go edition.

This is an insightful point (ware spoilers at the link):

This episode is proof that [Jon] Favreau and [Dave] Filoni did what every boy in the ’70s and ’80s did, played a lot of Star Wars in their backyard sandbox. It’s a whose who of cool, but underutilized Star Wars action figures made real.

[snip]

These two and their collaborators on this show, are the luckiest guys and gals in Hollywood right now. They’re making the show that millions of kids dreamed about as they played with their sun faded action figures in the backyard.

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Dec
02
2019
3

Rian Johnson probably won’t direct an episode of THE MANDALORIAN. For a while, at least.

I know that this might be a perverse disappointment for some people: they had issues with THE LAST JEDI*, and some are perhaps ready to renew their subscription.

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Nov
23
2019
3

The Lack Of Suckage continues on THE MANDALORIAN.

Episode 3 of THE MANDALORIAN dropped, and it was good! Good action, good pacing; and I really like how they’re not making the individual episodes conform to a standard length. The lack of padding gives me the feeling that everything we’re going to see on the screen is meaningful somehow.

Also: no real spoilers, but there’s just something enjoyable about watching somebody realize with horror that he just can’t live down to his bad intentions. It’s very affirming. They should make more shows that touch on that.

Nov
12
2019
3

Watched Episode 1 of THE MANDALORIAN.

It did not suck! I was wondering if it would. But THE MANDALORIAN’s first episode, at least, delivers the goods on action. I just hope that they don’t do something stupid, like make the actor take his helmet off or decide that he doesn’t really need to be a hyper-professional bad-ass if that gets in the way of him having feelings. He should be a hyper-professional bad-ass who’s so good he can shoot around his feelings. That’s what they did in the first episode, and it worked out OK.

‘Course, that was just the first episode. Later ones might suck. Call no show good until its cancellation.

Aug
23
2019
--

Oh, hey, THE MANDALORIAN trailer.

Some of you know you want to see this.

THE MANDALORIAN is gonna be rolled out with the rest of Disney+, of course. So it’ll be up in November. No idea of whether or not it’s gonna suck, of course. You’d think that they’d try to have it not suck, but this whole situation is fraught. Just generally… fraught.

Oct
03
2018
2

Tweet of the Day, The Mandalorian Is Coming To Disney edition.

Well, damn.

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