Sit up and take notice: The history of Mandalore explained

SNAPSHOTThe 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 Continue Reading

The Mandalorian – “Chapter 16: “The Rescue” (S2, E8 review) / Star Trek: Discovery – “Terra Firma (Pt 2.)” (S3, E10 review)

THE MANDALORIAN SPOILERS AHEAD … AND A SURPRISE GUEST … OR TWO … So, that’s what it feels like to have your heart metaphorically ripped out. The finale of The Mandalorian‘s brilliantly good second season, in which the bonds between Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu aka the Child deepened Continue Reading

The Mandalorian – “Chapter 12: “The Siege” (S2, E4 review) / Star Trek: Discovery – “Scavengers” (S3, E6 review)

THE MANDALORIAN SPOILERS AHEAD … AND ROLLICKING GOOD ADVENTURE AND DARK THINGS LURKING IN THE SHADOWS … Now this is a classic Star Wars piece of storytelling! Not that The Mandalorian isn’t universally excellent, because it most certainly is, honouring existing Star Wars lore while forging ahead to create new Continue Reading

Star Trek: Discovery – “Die Trying” (S3, E5 review) / The Mandalorian – “Chapter 11: The Heiress” (S2, E3 review)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SPOILERS AHEAD … AND PLANTS RUN AMUCK …. If you ever wanted a Star Trek episode, no matter the series, and you’re likely well aware their number is legion, or soon to be at least, that absolutely, perfectly and completely encapsulates how this most idealistic of franchises Continue Reading

The Mandalorian – Chapter 10: The Passenger (S2, E2 review) / Star Trek: Discovery – “Forget Me Not” (S3, E4 review)

THE MANDALORIAN SPOILERS AHEAD … AND STAR WARS EASTER EGGS GALORE … In a franchise with a history as illustrious and long-lasting as Star Wars, it’s all but inevitable, and thoroughly, wonderfully welcome, that its books, movies, and in this case, TV shows, will feature a treasure trove of Easter Continue Reading

Star Trek: Discovery – “People of Earth” (S3 E3 review) / The Mandalorian – “Chapter 9: The Marshall” (S2, E1 review)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SPOILERS AHEAD … AND THE WARMTH OR TRUE CAMARADERIE AND A PLACE TO CALL HOME It’s rare to find a show that evokes a sense of camaraderie and belonging the way Star Trek: Discovery does. Truth be told, a bold, enduring sense of “made family” has always Continue Reading