The saga of the planet Mandalore is spread across ’90s comic book series Tales of the Jedi, the animated series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and the live-action series The Mandalorian. Here is the history of Mandalore explained. (synopsis courtesy Laughing Squid)
Keeping track of all the various characters, storylines and backstory of a franchise as expansive and detailed as Star Wars can be a full-time job.
If you’re a dedicated Star Wars fan, keeping your head across who did what when and why is a natural outworking of your fandom, but those of us who love the franchise but don’t live and breathe it to the same extent, being fully across all the myth and lore out there can prove daunting.
Thank goodness then for groups like Looper which, according to Laughing Squid, has gone to a considerable amount of trouble to fill us in on the background of The Mandalorian, whose just concluded second season, has proved once again just what a powerful vehicle for affecting storytelling Star Wars can be:
“Looper look at when the planet first came into being, where it existed in the scope of the Star Wars franchise, the type of beings who lived there, how its citizens fared under Empirical rule, and what happened that eventually brought Din Djarin where he is today.”
Thanks to topnotch writing and directing by Jon Favreau and the team, you don’t need to k ow all these details to enjoy this brilliantly-realised show, but having all this extra information can help but add a richness to your enjoyment to an already highly-enjoyable viewing experience.
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