Title: The Streets of Mos Espa Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Runtime: 38 minutes
Boba Fett’s struggle to establish himself as Daimyo continues. There are many that do not recognize his authority, and some who don’t even see him as a threat. In his past, Boba travels to Mos Eisley as proxy for his Tusken tribe to confront the Pyke Syndicate regarding their debt.
This is another fun episode, with some especially fun guest stars (not to be confused with cameos). I will get into those guest stars in a bit. Loyalties are tested and revealed and we are starting to figure out who the true antagonists are.
But first …
The following content contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett S1E3.
It’s been quite a while since I have written one of these posts. Time just got away from me. I’ll keep doing these posts because they are fun and, hopefully, interesting (if you’re reading them). We just passed the 5 year anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s death so I feel like this is a good topic. How much do you know about Billie Lourd? Carrie Fisher’s daughter.
Billie Catherine Lourd was born in LA in 1992, her father is Bryan Lourd. When you hear Carrie joke about having terrible “gaydar”, Billie’s father is to whom she is referencing. I’m sure you are also aware that Debbie Reynolds was her grandmother, Carrie’s mother. She is an NYU graduate, majoring in religion and psychology. She has one child with fiancé Austen Rydell.
Star Wars and Leia’s Legacy
In 2015 Billie auditioned for the role of Rey in The Force Awakens. Obviously she didn’t get the part but J. J. Abrams wanted her in the movie (I assume because of her mother). So he created the role of Lieutenant Connix specifically for Billie. The Force Awakens is her first role, although the same year she was cast in Scream Queens. Her most recent role was in American Horror Story.
However, it’s not really about all of her roles that’s really made me admire Billie Lourd. Her connection with Star Wars and her mother is deep and special. She jokes that she had three parents when she was going up; a mom, a dad and Princess Leia. Mark Hamill affectionately refers to her as his “Space Niece”.
She fully embraced the role that made her mother famous. In every episode of Scream Queens she wore earmuffs as a nod to her mother. Billie even portrayed Leia in the flashback scene in The Rise of Skywalker. In 2019, 3 years after her mother’s death, TIME magazine wrote an article defining Billie Lourd as the Keeper of Princess Leia. You need to check out that article.
If there is ever anything developed during the sequel timeline, or after, I really hope Connix, and Billie, are part of it. I’d love to see more about that character. I think it would be cool to see that Connix is Force sensitive.
Title: The Tribes of Tatooine Directed by: Steph Green Runtime: 52 minutes
I am going to begin by getting something off my chest. Apparently this show is getting highly criticized because “they changed Boba Fett”. Boba Fett has about 3 minutes of total screen time across 11 movies; that is hardly sufficient time to establish everything about a character. I’m sorry if your creative meeting with Dave Filoni didn’t go your way, perhaps if you contact his secretary another meeting can be arranged.
We have this saying we tell our 7 year old when she doesn’t get her way: “You get what you get and you don’t get upset”. It’s pretty lame that a lesson for children has to be applied to adults. /EndSoapbox
Brief (Spoiler Free) Recap
Boba Fett’s attempts to establish his position as “daimyo” continues to meet more resistance. There are more that oppose his claim to Jabba’s throne. In his past, Boba continues to befriend the Tusken tribe that captured him by helping them thwart a familiar foe.
This is easily my favorite episode so far and that’s primarily because of the cameo’s. Before I get into that, we need to do this first …
The following content contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett S1E2 .
Title: Stranger in a Strange Land Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Runtime: 38 minutes
I enjoyed doing this for The Mandalorian so I’m going to do it again for The Book of Boba Fett. There will be spoilers if I need to discuss them but, as I did for other series, I will provide a warning. So let’s get started dicussing The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1.
I’m under the impression that Robert Rodriguez will be directing all of the episodes so I may not always list the Directed by in the future. Also, I’m going to assume you have watched all of The Mandalorian, including the post-credits scene of Chapter 16.
On my first watch through, I freaking loved it. It does start a little slow to give some back story in the form of flashbacks (more on that later). I think the point of the backstory serves as a tribute to the Skywalker Saga with references to ROTJ and the prequels.
The flashbacks are dreams while Boba rests, but the episode does set up the series. Boba is the new crime boss after dethroning Bib Fortuna and he sets out to ensure he is recognized as the new leader.
The following content contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett S1E1
I am a slacker. This trailer was released yesterday and, for reasons beyond explanation, I am just now posting it here. In case you missed it, here is the Book of Boba Fett trailer:
This will not be one of those posts where I break down every frame because that’s ridiculous. I’d rather let the trailer speak for itself and we will see what all of it means on December 29th.
With that said I am very much looking forward to Temura Morrison kicking some more ass along side the lovely Ming-Na Wen. I’ve always been a fan of her work. I am excited for this new addition to the amazing Star Wars Universe!
There is nothing else more to say about Magic Kingdom or Epcot, other than masks it was very similar to my last visit. The one difference between then and now is the absence of Fast Pass. Let’s be honest though, you don’t want me to talk about those other parks. As an avid Star Wars fan, you want me to talk about Galaxy’s Edge.
It’s taken me over a month to write this post and its primarily because I don’t know what to say about Galaxy’s Edge. There is so much about it that I loved I just don’t know where to start.
There are two rides, Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. Rise of the Resistance is unlike any ride I’ve ever been on, when it’s operating. Apparently this ride breaks down a lot so I imagine there are often several disgruntled guests. It’s like they took Star Tours and made it more immersive. It’s probably one of the most popular rides at Hollywood Studios so getting on the ride is a challenge.
Smuggler’s Run also went beyond my expectations. It’s going to be better for anyone that knows The Clone Wars, otherwise the appearance of Hondo Ohnaka isn’t as exciting. This ride is like Star Tours but more engaging. There are 6 “places” for “riders” and you are IN THE FREAKING COCKPIT of the Millennium Falcon. There are spots for 2 pilots, 2 gunners and 2 engineers. My suggestion, be the pilot on the right; that person gets to make the jump to lightspeed!
It’s Really Immersive!
Disney Imagineers are amazing and they pulled out all the stops when designing Galaxy’s Edge. To put this place into context of the Star Wars universe, it’s a spaceport called Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. Before the Empire and the invention of hyperspace travel, this spaceport was a popular place for travelers heading to Wild Space. Now it’s desolate and often forgotten. It’s kind of a Radiator Springs of the Galaxy’s Outer Rim Territories.
To give the illusion that you are in a spaceport, Disney has speakers discretely positioned all around. These speakers are constantly playing ambient noises of a bustling spaceport. Everything from the manhole covers to the light fixtures and door switches are all styled to look like you’re on a planet from Star Wars. The cast members are trained to use esoteric vocabulary such as “credits” instead of “dollars”. Cast members that are in costume are also supposed to engage with guests to create a more immersive experience. Unfortunately, due to the covid restrictions, they could only stand and wave from afar.
This place felt so immersive that I could have sat at an outdoor cantina all day. I would feel perfectly happy just sitting there and watching the people, listening to the sound effects and drinking blue milk (which is delicious!). Of all the parks we visited, I took the most pictures at Galaxy’s Edge. I am working on a gallery where I will eventually post all the pictures.
Of course I built a lightsaber (with my daughter). It’s so fun and an amazing experience. It’s also a bit expensive which is why we did not create a droid during this visit.
I could go on but this post grows most verbose. If you haven’t been to a Galaxy’s Edge park yet, I highly recommend it. Especially if you are an avid Star Wars fan.