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18 Nov 2019

Home Video Review: 'The Mandalorian' on Disney+ Is Pure Heaven for Star Wars Geeks

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Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian.

While Disney is cooling off on big-screen Star Wars plans after the upcoming Rise of Skywalker, the mega-company’s new streaming service is bringing the Star Wars goodness with a promised multitude of TV shows—the first of which is The Mandalorian.

Ewan McGregor will reprise his Obi-Wan role for an upcoming series—but we have to wait a little longer for that. In the meantime, we get this gem about a bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) in Boba Fett-type armor, set a few decades after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Creator and showrunner Jon Favreau knows what Star Wars geeks want to see. The first two episodes bring lots of sand-planet goodness, with references to everything from Salacious Crumb to … well, I don’t want to give anything else away.

Let this review also stand as a ringing endorsement for the streaming service itself. It’s a treasure trove for lovers of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and even National Geographic. Netflix has got themselves some serious competition.

The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.

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