The Mandalorian — Official Trailer

The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, starts streaming on DisneyPlus on November 12. The trailer premiered at D23 today.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

8 thoughts on “The Mandalorian — Official Trailer

  1. My husband pointed out that in some of the shots, the ship looks like Serenity. Which then led to us speculating about what would happen if Han Solo met Mal Reynolds…

  2. @Nina, exactly what I thought about the ship. What on Earth does natgeo have to do with this? Seems odd. Looks pretty but I’m not paying for another streaming service.

  3. These franchises are dying or becoming so unrecognizable that older fans like me are giving up on them. Let the kids enjoy this one. My Star Wars (and Star Trek and others) exist in the past.

  4. I’m an older fan, and I don’t see these franchises dying, I see them changing, developing fresh perspectives and new dimensions, and I really enjoy that.

    Instead of being stuck with endless re-runs of the same old dated Star Trek and Star Wars I loved when I was young, I’m continually getting to enjoy new adventures with new characters, and I love that.

    I feel sorry for people who close themselves off to anything new, just because they’ve passed a certain age. They’re missing so many wonderful things.

  5. It’s not so much “reruns” (although I do enjoy them), it’s more like the original vision has been lost. Whatever Roddenberry infused Star Trek with up through Voyager and the nature and character of the original Star Wars trilogy has been lost. Yes, I don’t doubt that the modern versions of these and other franchises appeal to many people, young and old alike, but writing new stories based on updated social values doesn’t make them “Star Trek” or Star Wars. The most recent films in those two franchises never managed to recapture the terrific storytelling and the sheer joy of the previous versions. This is my opinion of course, and your mileage may vary. Also, I know Disney needs to turn a buck. Frankly, it think it would be better for the entertainment industry to create fresh, new franchises rather than recycling the older ones for the 21st century.

  6. James Pyles: your mileage may vary

    Indeed, it varies markedly. While the original versions had many positive attributes and values and good storytelling, they also had many negative attributes and values and poor storytelling. Rather than hold the original versions up on a pedestal as some sort of ideal, I can recognize and appreciate their good aspects while also recognizing that they had many aspects which could be improved. It’s exciting to me to see some of those improvements in the new versions.

  7. @James Pyles
    I was quite critical of Discovery’s first season, since it had moved too far away from what Star Trek meant to me. It felt like Star Trek made by people who’d only ever seen the grimmer episodes of Deep Space 9. But the second season largely turned that around and was much closer to the Star Trek I remembered and loved. And the third season looks to boldly go off in a completely new direction.

    As for The Mandalorian, the fascination with Mandalorians is very much a phenomenon of old school Star Wars fandom. It’s a fascination I’ve never quite understood – Boba Fett was always mainly just “that not overly competent guy in the cool looking armour” to me. As a result, I’m not overly interested in this show. The trailer looks okay, though I find it amusing that they’ve gotten a pretty well known actor to play the lead (Pedro Pascal, as far as I recall) and hide his face behind that helmet all the time. I’ll reserve judgment on the show until I’ve seen it.

    The thing with Star Wars, the MCU, Star Trek, etc… is that their universes are huge and that a theoretically unlimited number of very different stories can be told in them. Not all of those stories will be to my taste, but that’s all right.

  8. Agreed, and yes, an infinite number of stories can be told in each of these universes. Although I’ve always stuck with the movies, I realize that there are quite a number of canonical Star Wars tales (or so my sons tell me). One son did watch all of Discovery season one and a few episodes of season two, but he had the opposite reaction and stopped viewing it after that. Oh, and it is true that I can be a grumpy old man about my “sacred cows.” 😉

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