The actor who plays Grogu’s savior in the Order 66 flashback doesn’t need any introduction: it’s Ahmed Best, who is best known to Star Wars fans as the performer behind Jar Jar Binks. But that isn’t a Gungan saving a defenseless Baby Yoda from the clone troopers who are after him. It’s Jedi Master Kelleran Beq who has his own surprising Star Wars legacy that goes beyond the Mandoverse.
You see, Kelleran’s first appearance in Star Wars wasn’t in a movie, another scripted TV series, or in the pages of the books and comics. Kelleran was actually Best’s comeback role to the franchise but as the host of 2020’s short-lived kids game show Jedi Temple Challenge
“I never thought that I would be asked back, to be honest,” Best told StarWars.com about his new role as Kelleran Beq in 2020. “I was very pleasantly surprised. What really made me say yes was the fact that this was breaking new ground in the Star Wars universe…I think what’s the most important about the representation of someone like Kelleran Beq as far as being a person of color and the leader of this Temple — kind of like the Dean of Jedi — is it breaks down what’s possible.”
Beq was a character Best helped craft himself as an homage to Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and the Shaolin monks from his favorite Kung Fu movies: “This is the first Jedi that we’ve seen that is dedicated to just teaching,” Best said at the time. “And I wanted to pay homage to some Jedi of the past. There’s a mentorship that Obi-Wan Kenobi has and that Yoda has that are very much a nurturing kind of mentorship and I wanted to see if I could capture that nurturing sense.”
Clearly, the Mandalorians are the forebearers of the Vikings. Beyond names, they share a love of weaponry and ornate helmets.the boy was his son and he'd named him Ragnar
At the top of the hatchling training curriculum: Foundlings are not snacks.Bo brought back the hatchlings for training
Yeah, and I don't understand why they like so much of bling. Look at Jango Fett as an example. Mando's gave him the armour for his service, and Boba inherited it. So before we even knew about the whole warrior culture after the novels and then games started to bring them up, Boba was the blingest guy of them all.Clearly, the Mandalorians are the forebearers of the Vikings. Beyond names, they share a love of weaponry and ornate helmets.
Also the lack of facial features of anyone mean that the acting is a bit cruder than otherwise: you lose a lot of nuance without faces.
Why would it be a stretch?I had to wonder about Grogu using his Jedi abilities to fight the so called training duel. Would that be allowed in Mandalorian training? It seems a stretch to me.
I had to wonder about Grogu using his Jedi abilities to fight the so called training duel. Would that be allowed in Mandalorian training? It seems a stretch to me.
After being roundly cuffed about and put in my place by those with much greater background in the "lore" than I do. I suppose I shouldn't say a thing.Why would it be a stretch?
You can find explanations. The problem is when you have to do it ten times for each episode. A competent writing team would be able to give you just the right amount of worldbuilding and info so that you don't have to spend the entire episode rationalizing the characters' nonsensical actions.
This was a perfectly decent episode, but the rescue mission felt rather like filler intended to set up Bo'Katan as a hero of the Helmeters
We are four episodes in to Season 3, half way through it, and the "Arc" story has barely progressed at all. I think that is why everyone is getting angsty about this season. I had thought this also in the last couple of episodes, but then I realised watching this that until about 10 years ago, I never expected SF TV series to have an "Arc" story. TV series like Planet of the Apes, or Alien Nation, or The Prisoner, certainly had puzzles to be solved, but they didn't need to "progress" that story forward each week. The X-Files had an overall "Arc" story but episodes of that were frequently mixed with "monster-of-the-week" stories of no concequence. Even earlier, shows in sydication like Star Trek: The Original Series were designed to be shown in almost any order at all, and completely self-sufficient. So, it isn't going to bother me anymore if this show also just plods along, as long as the story of the week is a good one. Unlfortunately, rescuing a child from a bird's nest was a little week, I thought.I think I give it one more episode to actually turn out something decent before probably putting this show on the 'only if there's nothing better on' pile.
I also wondered that. Maybe the chicks need live food, but in that case, why not give him fresh last night, immediately after his capture. It would spoil the story, obviously, if all that was left was a helmet..Why she would have waited for so long?
Not being so well versed in the Clone Wars Star Wars lore myself, I thought it was supposed to be Mace Windu himself. It would help if people announced themselves, or failing that, name badges.So Groku's saviour was not Mace Windu's apprentice, but rather one made to honour him, amongst other ones.
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