It’s something a departure for this website, but I’m actually going to try and stick with the whole Boba Fett saga as it unfolds on streaming channel Disney+, a live, on-the-spot reporter covering all the twists and turns of the Star Wars buckethead bounty hunter as it develops. What kind of curtains does Boba Fett have? If he adopted a pet, what would it be like? And what kind of undergarments does he wear? These, and other crucial questions will be answered in due course…
Episode 3 has already generated some controversy amongst Star Wars fans by the introduction of a speeder bike gang of cyborgs whose brightly coloured vehicles are a nod to the hot rods George Lucas’s American Graffiti; as a bit of fan service, it seems to have alienated much of the target audience. But we haven’t seen many young people in Star Wars, and this IS, like it or not, a Disney production, full of funny robots, crazy creatures and zesty adventure, so why not jazz things up a little?
You really do need to know your rancor monster from your sarlaac beast to follow the action in episode 3, The Streets of Mos Espa; Boba Fett, who since his bonding with the sand people has taken on somewhat pious, Gandhi-lite mantle, is horrified by the massacre of his tribesmen and vows revenge. But he doesn’t take it straight away, preferring instead to build bridges with the cyborg bikers and survive an assassination attempt by funky Wookie Krrsantan before using his jet pack to sort out a Back to the Future-style speeder chase through Mos Espa involving a fleeing politician. In short, not much happens in part three, although we do get to see Boba Fett cutting around in his under-crackers, which turn out to be boxers
Episode 4 The Gathering Storm peps things up to some degree as Boba Fett gives us a good look at his billowing tan curtains but also gets his revenge thing on by killing those responsible for the massacre of his tribe, which he does in a brief but dramatic ‘death from above’ scene. He forms an alliance with Krrsantan, fights some cookery droids and rescues Fennec Shand (Ming Na) from certain death with the help of a pop-star cameo from no less august a figure than Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat. Boba also nips back to his old foe the sarlacc monster and pops a sonic bomb up its wazoo before pulling together the local crime bosses to help him organise a defence for the coming war. Quite a shopping list of activity, but it wouldn’t be bad-ass Boba Fett if he didn’t have an unexpected act of kindness, and that comes he adopts a weird rat-catching robot-anteater as part of his menagerie when he takes over as the new management at Jabba’s palace.
While episode three felt like treading water, episode four managed to get some momentum into Boba Fett’s saga. There’s usually something for kids to enjoy in terms of action, but the big success of the series so far is the way that the visual style has imitated the original 1977 movie, using special effects to replicate the physical effects of the first film and not the CGI atrocities that followed, which is something of a joy for purists. Fett’s use of the word ‘bugger’ is harder to defend, and opens up a few difficult questions, but all in all, the mid series lull hasn’t been too painful. With three shows left, there’s plenty of evidence that Boba Fett is going to kick ass and take names in the remaining episodes, and I’ll be there to write it all down and tell you all about it after I’ve had it explained to me by videos like the one below.
Luckily I am so far removed for the Star Wars multiverse I have little interest in watching this.
It’s a full time job..
And you can keep it.
Would this sudden interest have anything to do with your preference for 90-minute movies?
It takes 35 minutes to watch an episode of Fett, and then about 80+ to watch at least three videos explaining what I’ve been watching…
Are they only 35 minutes long? Not much longer than Fireball XL5. At least that did not required academic expertise to work out the plot.
It’s not easy trying to keep track of the Star Wars universe for sure, although I’m looking forward to some Space 1999 this week…
I couldn’t be bothered to keep track. too much metal involved.
Too many bucketheads…
I thought Oor Wullie had the whole bucket thing sewn up.
Do you know who I am? I couldn’t help but think of Ronnie Pickering in that moment. Fun little series, it’s definitely just like the cartoons.
Is it too late to reshoot this with Ronnie Pickering in the lead?
We can save that for the special editions haha
Agreed. If they can rename his space-ship, we can recast the lead actor.
Bumbling Boba Fett, the Bounty Hunter who doesn’t care about money but does care about a depressed Rancor. Who knew he was such a sweet old teddy bear?
But seriously, did you see the interview with Boba actor Temuera Morrison where he was saying he thinks Boba has too many lines. He wanted to keep some of the mystery of the character, but was told No, just say the lines. All of them. I did enjoy the scenes with Slave 1. It’s such a cool ship. Nice to see him flying it again.
It’s not just his passion for his pet rancor, he adopted that little rat eating aardvark too. He’s like Dr Doolittle when he’s not being pious and patient. I dig when he wiped out the bikers, but there’s too much diplomacy and not enough bad-assery. He should have dropped that table of losers into the pit. His spaceship looks like a hairdryer and his taste in billowing curtains in very Bonnie Tyler video. That should ask Morrison about these elements…
🤣 No! You’ve ruined the coolness of his ship for me forever now! That whole re-naming nonsense was so Disney. You heard it’s no longer called “Slave1”, right? Because, you know, it’s “problematic”. That part in episode 4 when Boba says “I need to get back to my Firespray”. 🤣 Just so we all know it’s got a new, safer name. Why didn’t he say “my ship”?
I guess they have toys to sell, and there’s nothing as cool as a baby Yoda in a series where the central character looks like a kindly bbc weatherman or Countryfile presenter. He’s just too nice. That whole notion of being more machine than man seems developed in the world explored here, but even with his Dances With Banthas back story, Boba seems a bit lightweight. I guess selling children’s toys with Slave1 written on them is a no-no today, although slavery has existed like totally forever, dude. He should have called his ship the Hairspray 2000 and fully embraced his inner hairdresser.
😂Hairspray! It’s perfect!
Bring back the movies!
Bring back Charlie Chan!
Sigh. You’ll have Boba Fett, and you’ll behave, or there will be trouble.
He never went away!
Look, Mr Fett came a long way to tell you all about his work as a bounty hunter and it’s very interesting if you would all pay attention and stop asking for movies. You get movies every other day, so it’s nice to have something different for a change.
This is why we cannot have nice things.
Frank Bough and Boba Wellings.
Nationwide presenters of the 70’s?
Is the correct answer…
Good old 90’s comedy tonight, no more Bono for at least two weeks…
They Call Him Mr Fett.
There’s no pleasing some people. Alex was complaining about the lack of fresh reviews, which is rich coming from him, and this only appeared YESTERDAY, so we’re bang up to speed!
Will you be doing Oscar Isaac’s Moon Bloke thingy? That’s on Disney soon.
I do like Oscar Isaac, but not so good with Marvel…
Trailer looked good.
I’ll have a look.
I thought business plans had a direct line to help. And they haven’t figured out the comment stuff yet?
Apparently Boba Fett is the correct answer.
Boba Fett is going to fix the comments section?
Man, I hope Dix can get video of that. That would be cool.
Dix’s review reads like one of your Galaxy war thingy book reviews Booky. Lots of funny names I can’t pronounce and a plot beyond my ken!
I learned from the master.
Hahahaha! Good old Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars that SHOULD have been 😀
Unfortunately he hired Bubba Fett, who turns out to not be such a tech wiz.
He’s Boba’s other brother, Bobo Fett is the other one.
Bubba Fett. Isn’t he the guy who cleans out the rancor pit for Jabba?
That would certainly explain why he can’t fix it.
I wish someone would.
Well, if I see him I’ll be sure to kick his ass and send him right over…
So what is the question?
why does WP suck so much….
I’m in a queue.
Will be down Londis later. 20 Bensons, a frozen pizza and a little of Liebfraumilch do it?
Dear Lord my mum loved Liebfraumilch back in the day, is it still a thing or are you all still living the eighties?
I’ll get some Blue Nun and forty Lambert.
Well, we’ll keep on being cantankerous about it, don’t you worry 😉
I mean, if we didn’t constantly harp on it, I bet your life would be MUCH easier and we simply can’t have that!
I’m not even sure what the problem really is. You have to log into WordPress to comment? At least it relegates the bear-maniacs to the email, and stops them bothering the prized commenters like yourself. I’m keen to get it fixed, but see no great harm in keeping the barbarians at the gate. WP sprang into action and did nothing when I asked for help, and that’s on a business plan. And you seriously don’t want to be dealing with the bear crowd if you don’t have to. I bet Boba Fett doesn’t have these problems…
So here’s the problem:
If I go to your site directly, so I read this post at https://film-authority.com/2022/01/20/the-book-of-boba-fett-3-and-4/
If I visit your post through the reader, ie,
I can comment just fine. I have not tried using the app on my phone.
WP continues to impress me with their cutting edge business acumen, that’s for sure. You might want to leave a note for a couple of posts letting people know HOW to comment if they so desire, as some might not use the wp reader at all.
If Fett had these problems, he’d just hunt down the head of Automattic and stuff a grenade down his pants. Unfortunately, that’s not really an option for the likes of us.
For some reason that comment came through as pending. I’ll give WP a nudge. It does annoy me that directors, cast crew and publicists have been unable to leave their contributions, positive or otherwise. I’ll push on, thanks for your patience.
My guess would be because I included 2 links. That’s an automatic no-no as far as akismet is concerned :-/
Yeah, I’m really surprised Bob Chapek hasn’t dropped by and give you the ol’ glad hand for pushing this show.
Are these the third and fourth books of Boba Fett, or the third and fourth chapters in the one book of Boba Fett? And you never explained what kind of undergarments BF prefers, as promised, but only said that they are revealed. Are they tighty-whities, y-fronts, or boxers?
Boxers. I’ll put that back in, thanks for noticing.
There are no books in the book of Boba Fett.
Well I approve of his sartorial decisions. And I guess I’ll assume he’s using an e-reader.
There’s no books at all, no library goods, no instruction manuals, it’s all in his nog.
What is the title referring to?
Also: Is Boba Fett played by that Toast guy?
No he plays a robot that looks like YOU hahahaha!
The book that Boba Fett is about to insert into your library area.