The Mandalorian - Chapter Ten - The Passenger


I thought this Mando bloke was the template for all the Cylons.

Wasn't he the one that the Empire used to model them on?

I seem to remember Starbuck going on a long long journey to the back of beyond to planet where they did all that cloning.
When new episodes of The Mandalorian debut, there's often no telling what elements of each adventure will resonate most strongly with Star Wars audiences, with last week's episode seeing some viewers have an unexpected change of heart about Baby Yoda after they witnessed him eating "Frog Lady's" eggs. Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak offered his own perspective on the matter and noted that, while some viewers are understandably upset, that there's no difference between Baby Yoda eating these eggs and audiences eating unfertilized chicken eggs from the grocery store. He did, however, note that he understood why some audiences might remain disappointed in the loveable character.

"For the record, Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian makes it clear that the Frog Lady’s eggs are unfertilized, like the chicken eggs many of us enjoy. But obviously, chickens aren’t sentient beings and the Child eating the eggs is intentionally disturbing, for comedic effect," Szostak shared on Twitter. "Fans of horror know that disturbing things make some of us laugh and some of us squirm, or both. Your mileage may vary."

Filmmaker Kevin Smith went on a tear this afternoon, posting a series of tweets with the various images of Bugs Bunny and his nephew Clyde Bunny and developing a meme out of it. The gist of it is an older figure lecturing someone younger about a subject which they won't relent on with topics including shopping at the mall, the UK and the US versions of The Office, how Rose and Jack could both sit on the door in Titanic, and also what he thinks of Baby Yoda eating all those eggs in The Mandalorian's latest episode. As Smith recounts it, "Baby Yoda eating those eggs isn’t cute, it’s genocide."

Did we really need this?
The "Baby Yoda eating those eggs isn’t cute, it’s genocide." quote above seems to be missing the plot.

The eggs are eggs. The frog isn't the last of her species she's just hitching a lift so she can have some rumpty-tumpty with her other half.

As for the yo-desk character eating them, can we be sure it isn't just keeping them alive in his hamster like cheek flaps. No doubt you've all mis-judged it and when they arrive at planet Gilligan it'll regurgitate them.

From a philosophical point of view can an infant cuddly toy be guilty of genocide? What is the age of responsibility in the galaxy
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I guess the horror or no horror of Baby Yoda's eating of the eggs depends a great deal on the moral maturity of Baby Yoda. If we take him as a "toddler" of his race then it's very unfortunate, but not intentional genocide. --- I do think the Frog Lady said "the last of our line" which leaves open a less heinous crime then genocide. --- but if his 50 years give him a functioning "conscience" then crime it is.

If those eggs were so precious I would have expected the frog lady to have a very accurate count on them and would have missed them at least as soon as she takes them out into the pool.
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can we be sure it isn't just keeping them alive in his hamster like cheek flaps. No doubt you've all mis-judged it
Not me, didn't you read my post? He's protecting them and giving them Force energy to repair them. However, if the show-runners tell us that he really was eating them, then I think we have to accept that is what was happening.
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Perhaps young Yoda isn't just eating the eggs. He could be an incubator. Shrugs. You never know with this series.