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This week’s Bad Batch adventure was very predictable after last week’s setup. I wonder if that is what modern Star Wars boils down to… nostalgic familiarity and offering fans more of what they know and like, instead of something completely new. Read my spoiler review for “Rescue on Ryloth” by clicking here or on the banner and let’s discuss if this is what Star Wars should really be.

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The latest Bad Batch episode is very odd. It’s a huge detour from everything we have seen so far and the question I have is: “why?”.
There are plenty of things to talk about, so read my spoiler review and then let’s discuss the latest Bad Batch episode by clicking here or on the banner below!

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The new Bad Batch adventure offers a pretty average story, it’s yet another rescue mission, but beneath the surface there are many things going on in “Common Ground” – so there’s a lot to discuss this week. Click here or on the banner below to read my spoiler review and then let us all debate the things happening in “Common Ground”, the obvious and maybe not so obvious things.

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I finally managed to watch and review the latest Bad Batch episode “Bounty Lost”. It’s the European Football Championship (delayed for a year thanks to a certain virus), a major sport event here in Europe, which means there’s not much time to watch other things. And on Tuesday Germany will face England in Wembley in the round of the final 16 teams. Anyway, here it is, the review of the latest Bad Batch chapter. With Omega in the hands of Cad Bane and en route to hand her over to the Kaminoans she has to find a way to escape. Things don’t get easier when someone else shows up who also wants Omega. With the Bad Batch far away Omega has to fend for herself… So let’s discuss “Bounty Lost” and read my spoiler review!

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Holy moly! The Prop Store YouTube channel posted a video by Phil Tippet that shows a clip of the pre-production animatics of the elaborated rancor scenes including some that never made their way to the final cut of Return Of The Jedi. You can also bid on the original videocassette of these scenes if you’re so inclined. Check it out!

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The Rogue Squadron Movie Has A Writer Now

In case you forgot, the next Star Wars is movie is currently scheduled for a December 2023 release. Which is not that far away anymore and thus (pre-)prodction on “Rogue Squadron” must begin soon. While director Patty Jenkins was announced last year, nothing was said about who would pen the script. Now it turns out that Jenkins is not writing the script, instead Lucasfilm hired Matthew Robinson. Click through for more.

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The plot thickens on The Bad Batch! The current episode is setting up the season 1 endgame  and it promises to be quite exciting. There’s much to talk about, so click through for my spoiler review of the episode and then let’s discuss the latest chapter of The Bad Batch!

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The Bad Batch finally addresses a pressing issue in the latest episode “Battle Scars”. So click through for my spoiler review of the episode and let’s discuss the latest Bad Batch adventure!

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Mandalorian Season 3 Not Coming Before Late 2022

While Pedro Pascal himself only very recently confirmed once more that a Mandalorian season 3 is happening – check out the very interesting 31 minute talk between Ewan McGregor (fresh off the set of Kenobi, beard and all) and Pedro Pascal hosted by Variety on YouTube for more – no one really knows when the show will return. Collider however have learned a few things about the reason for the delay and when we can expect to see season 3 of The Mandalorian. Click through for more details!

He’ll be back!

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The Nielsen Ratings for The Bad Batch are in. Nielsen monitors ratings for the top 10 most watched original streaming shows and The Bad Batch, with just two episodes counted, has a strong debut and is the most watched original series on Disney+ in the US. Click through for more!

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Another week, another adventure! The Bad Batch are back and this week’s mission takes them to Corellia where they meet some Clone Wars characters! And of course nothing works as planned. Let’s discuss the latest The Bad Batch episode and read my spoiler review of “Decommissioned”!

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In this week’s adventure the Bad Batch are after some information about the identity of the bounty hunter and her client from last week’s episode. But in typical fashion the Bad Batch first need to do something for the informant they seek out: rescue a kid from slavers. Sounds easy for an elite squad of clones? Right? Let’s discuss the latest Bad Batch episode and read my spoiler review of “Rampage”!

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Rangers Of The New Republic No Longer In Development

“Rangers Of The New Republic” was announced last year alongside multiple other Star Wars projects. Not much is known about the series, other than that it’s a Mandalorian spin-off, just like “Ahsoka”. But then Mandalorian star Gina Carano was fired by Lucasfilm earlier this year and that has apparently thrown a wrench into the works. Click through for the full story!

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In this week’s Bad Batch episode we experience the excitement of running out of supplies, meet an old “friend” and see a kid do stupid things! So let’s discuss “Cornered”, the latest The Bad Batch episode. Click through for my spoiler review of the episode!

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This week’s episode of The Bad Batch is rather dark.  And surprisingly brutal. So there’s plenty to talk about! Click through for my spoiler review of “Replacements” and let’s discuss the latest episode of The Bad Batch!

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At the end of “Aftermath”, the Bad Batch set a course for J-19, the location of planet Saleucami, a place we last saw in The Clone Wars season 2. So it’s time to meet an old friend! But the episode also tackles an issue central to the show, is it ok for a young child to be with a bunch of deserted soldiers who are on the run from the Empire? Click through for my spoiler review of “Cut And Run” and let’s discuss the latest Bad Batch episode!

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May 4th didn’t just give us new toys, the very first Bad Batch episode was released on Disney+. The Bad Batch are not new characters, we all know them from season 7 of The Clone Wars. So how is their own show? Is it any good? I am not spoiling anything when I say yes, the show is quite good. Of course it could be even better, but it’s only the very first episode and the show has a lot of potential. So click through for my spoiler review of the very first The Bad Batch episode “Aftermath” and let’s discuss the adventures of a group of misfit clones that try to find their way in a post Order 66 galaxy.

 

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Check Out The Latest Trailer And Key Art For The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch is debuting in just over a month in a 70-minute premiere on May the 4th. Click through for additional details and the complete trailer.

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Kenobi Series To Begin Production And Full Cast Announced!

It is finally happening! Production for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series will begin in April! The series will be set 10 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith”, which means it’s almost a decade before the events of “A New Hope” and Luke is a young child.
The full cast of the series was also announced! Click through for the details!

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Disney+ is adding a lot of vintage content to their platform this April. Fans can look forward to Volume I & II of Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars, Ewok movies Caravan of Courage and The Battle for Endor, and the animated Ewoks season 1 & 2. And, while they are not adding the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, they are adding the very popular Boba Fett cartoon that was a part of the special: The Story of the Faithful Wookiee. Still missing from the line-up is the Droids cartoon. 

If you haven’t signed up for Disney+ yet, click here to get started!

   

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Premieres on May the 4th

Get ready for The Bad Batch! Set to debut on Star Wars Day!

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BREAKING NEWS: Gina Carano Fired From The Mandalorian!

Gina Carano is no longer employed by Lucasfilm. Late Wednesday night the news broke that following a controversial post by Carano on her Instagram Lucasfilm decided to cut all ties with the actress. I will show a screenshot of Gina Carano’s (deleted) controversial Instagram post after the jump and provide some commentary. Before you click through to read the full story I want to remind everyone to be polite and civil in the comments!

Gina Carano as Cara Dune

We will most likely not see Cara Dune ever again

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The Mandalorian Receives Nomination For A Golden Globe!

The Mandalorian received a nomination as “Best Television Series (Drama)” for the upcoming Golden Globes earlier today! The other nominees in the category are “The Crown”, “Ozark”, “Ratched” and “Lovecraft Country”.
Last year The Mandalorian was completely overlooked by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that awards the Golden Globes. The HFPA is an organization of ca. 90 foreign journalists who report on US entertainment news for foreign media.
Do you still care about these award shows? The Golden Globes have somewhat of a shifty reputation in entertainment circles, because a club of fewer than 100 journalists from countries like Russia, India, South Korea, Bangladesh, Austria or Germany decide on who wins what and earning a membership in the organization is somewhat of an intransparent process. But a Golden Globe win is still coveted by most in Hollywood. However, the only memorable thing about last year’s Golden Globes was certainly Ricky Gervais’ roast of Hollywood actors and few probably remember any of the winners. Unfortunately Gervais won’t host the show this year, instead Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host. The Golden Globes will be awarded on February 28th. Will you watch the show to see if The Mandalorian can win?

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Photo Of Huge Outdoor Set For The Andor Show Has Leaked

Lucasfilm is busy constructing a huge outdoor set near Little Marlow, which is a small village in the UK. A British tabloid (The Sun) got hold of photos made by a drone flying over the set and the photo reveals the scope, it’s quite large and massive. So if you want to see the photo, then please click through. If you consider a photo of an outdoor set a spoiler, well, then just don’t click, it’s easy!

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The Mandalorian Season Finale Tops The Streaming Ratings

I talked about the Nielsen streaming ratings for the USA before. The Mandalorian season 2 fares really well and has been in the top 10 throughout its second season, rising as high as number 3 on the list, behind two Netflix shows. The season 2 finale which featured the return of Luke Skywalker however improves on the already good ratings by becoming the first non Netflix show ever to top Nielsen’s streaming charts. Beating “The Office” in the number 2 spot, which is still the best rated show available on Netflix.

Of course Nielsen only measures ratings in the US, so we don’t know exactly how things are worldwide. Netflix has a lot more subscribers and is available in more countries. However, it is impressive that a Disney+ show can beat any of the shows on Netflix in the US, since Netflix has more subscribers. This is yet another testament to the huge success of The Mandalorian and of course the immense popularity of Luke Skywalker. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni really are Lucasfilm’s MVPs. Now if only Hasbro capitalized on the success of the show and announced a ton of Mandalorian action figures very soon…

You can find the full list of the top streaming shows on the Hollywood Reporter website.

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