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2022-01-25 9:15:09 PM  
Good God. Go to the library. Check out a book. Walk through the park. Clean the refrigerator. Do something real with your life.
 
2022-01-25 9:31:53 PM  
I'm angry at myself for having clicked that link.
 
2022-01-25 9:53:32 PM  
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2022-01-25 10:26:21 PM  
Wow, there are people who go over these shows like the Zapruder film.
 
2022-01-25 10:28:41 PM  
You mean it's not real? Like the whole thing is just faked on some stage? GTFO
 
2022-01-26 12:23:57 AM  

revrendjim: You mean it's not real? Like the whole thing is just faked on some stage? GTFO


If you look closer, you can spot some of the tired and hungry crew on their lunch break

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2022-01-26 12:56:11 AM  
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2022-01-26 12:57:35 AM  
Next they are going to find 4k videos of the Apollo moon landing that proves it was faked
 
2022-01-26 1:07:26 AM  
I fear that not even in death, will these people be escapable.
 
2022-01-26 1:16:32 AM  

kkinnison: Next they are going to find 4k videos of the Apollo moon landing that proves it was faked


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2022-01-26 1:33:16 AM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]


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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".
 
2022-01-26 1:34:41 AM  

EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]

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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".


Lulz....well done.

TBH, I have some complaints, but I have been enjoying the show for the most part.
 
2022-01-26 1:46:16 AM  

The_Sponge: EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]

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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".

Lulz....well done.

TBH, I have some complaints, but I have been enjoying the show for the most part.


I'm still puzzled by the Vespa chase, because it was an obvious parody of chase scenes. Driving through the painting of a Hutt (in place of the old "two guys carrying a giant glass pane" trope), crashing into the fruit cart, and having speeders that looked like stolen props from a deleted Austin Powers scene, those were all deliberate choices. But while all of that would have made sense if the series was called Spaceballs: The Disney+ Show, it was a bizarre decision for a show that isn't meant to be a broad farce.
 
2022-01-26 2:02:37 AM  

EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]

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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".

Lulz....well done.

TBH, I have some complaints, but I have been enjoying the show for the most part.

I'm still puzzled by the Vespa chase, because it was an obvious parody of chase scenes. Driving through the painting of a Hutt (in place of the old "two guys carrying a giant glass pane" trope), crashing into the fruit cart, and having speeders that looked like stolen props from a deleted Austin Powers scene, those were all deliberate choices. But while all of that would have made sense if the series was called Spaceballs: The Disney+ Show, it was a bizarre decision for a show that isn't meant to be a broad farce.


I agree.

1) People of Tatooine are supposed to look rough...including the vehicles.
2) The mod hipsters looked like they didn't belong on that planet.
3) Plus...if they were in dire circumstances, how could they still have those speeders?

The positives:

1) Having a Wookiee play a villain.
2) Jennifer Beals looks super fine as always.
3) Danny Trejo as a Rancor wrangler.
 
2022-01-26 2:05:55 AM  
Galaxy Quest has a scene where it shows the hand of the puppeteer for the pig lizard:

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Here's the video clip itself, @ 01:46
Galaxy Quest Alien Movie Clip2
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2022-01-26 2:45:42 AM  
Ah yes. Where the most pathetic dregs of the internet proudly proclaim to have spent thousands of combined hours string at every pixel in every frame and found something that didnt fit perfectly and no one would even notice otherwise

My god these people need to get a farking life. Or a court ordered internet ban
 
2022-01-26 2:54:01 AM  
The Quadrophenia episode sucked anyway,

Only thing good so far is the Tuskan Raiders back story.
 
2022-01-26 4:02:01 AM  

EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]

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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".

Lulz....well done.

TBH, I have some complaints, but I have been enjoying the show for the most part.

I'm still puzzled by the Vespa chase, because it was an obvious parody of chase scenes. Driving through the painting of a Hutt (in place of the old "two guys carrying a giant glass pane" trope), crashing into the fruit cart, and having speeders that looked like stolen props from a deleted Austin Powers scene, those were all deliberate choices. But while all of that would have made sense if the series was called Spaceballs: The Disney+ Show, it was a bizarre decision for a show that isn't meant to be a broad farce.


Book of Boba Fett is nothing like Spaceballs. In spaceballs they used a comb to look for stuff in the desert. The Book of Boba Fett had the Tuskens use a rake.

Completely different.
 
2022-01-26 4:26:13 AM  
Let's not overlook the most obvious mistake: they call it a book when it's clearly a TV show.
 
2022-01-26 4:32:52 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Let's not overlook the most obvious mistake: they call it a book when it's clearly a TV show.


Lionel Hutz
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2022-01-26 4:54:04 AM  
Fired
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2022-01-26 6:15:10 AM  
It's called the Book of Boba Fett, not the polished screen gem of Boba Fett.
 
2022-01-26 6:16:26 AM  
If it has to be found by systematic freeze framing the whole thing, ot does not count especially on a TV budget. And the movies have had countless such FX inconsistencies found.

The stuff that was obviously badly done without checking every frame like the silly chase sequence is the real problem.  Maybe the Kenobi series or Chapter 5's ****world sequences ate up the budget.
 
2022-01-26 6:52:08 AM  
Well, I guess we can cross a couple more things off the list.

How the Book of Boba Fett producers spent their budget:
Interesting story
Good actors
Nice sets
Competent cinematography

Hookers and blow
 
2022-01-26 6:53:36 AM  
I'm not familiar with the screen capture in question, but I'm more or less surprised that it was a real wall in the first place, facade or not.  I expected that anything that didn't have to support an actor's weight would be CGI.  And if it had to support an actor's weight, it'd be a green box later overlaid with CGI.
 
2022-01-26 6:56:09 AM  
People like to say if they had a time machine they'd go back and kill Hitler. I think I'd kill George Lucas to spare the world from Star Wars fandom.
 
2022-01-26 7:13:23 AM  

The_Sponge: 3) Danny Trejo as a Rancor wrangler.


Why?  He did nothing.  He's Danny Trejo, but would be nice if he did anything of note.
 
2022-01-26 7:19:02 AM  
I think the biggest sign of lack of budget on this show is similar to what they do on the Arrowverse shows.

After the slow speed chase they played a "whooooosing" sound and Boba Fett jumped off of a box to make it appear has he jet-packed in.

The Arrowverse used to do it every week with Ralph Dibny, Elongated Man.
They didn't have the budget to make him stretch into weird shapes every week so they were just kind of "squeeze a balloon" a couple of times off screen and then cut to him in the new shape
 
2022-01-26 8:00:35 AM  
Quality viewing time with a fanboi:
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'A freeze-frame of The Book of Boba Fett chapter 3 at around 33:10, there's a bit of odd and exposed set scenery in the bottom corner - as you see a bit of exposed facade.'

'Hey, when did you shave your neck?'
 
2022-01-26 8:49:10 AM  

Karma Chameleon: People like to say if they had a time machine they'd go back and kill Hitler. I think I'd kill George Lucas to spare the world from Star Wars fandom.


Or you could kidnap some people to force the Disney Star Wars producers into actually hiring a (good) script editor.

Just that would cut the bullshiat by 95%.
 
2022-01-26 8:53:45 AM  

DerAppie: Karma Chameleon: People like to say if they had a time machine they'd go back and kill Hitler. I think I'd kill George Lucas to spare the world from Star Wars fandom.

Or you could kidnap some people to force the Disney Star Wars producers into actually hiring a (good) script editor.

Just that would cut the bullshiat by 95%.


As with several other shows that toyed with non-linear narratives in the last few years... Book of Boba Fett would have been better if it had gone strictly chronological.  And not using dream flashbacks.  They actually removed a lot of dramatic tension by making more than half the show dream flashbacks.
 
2022-01-26 8:55:51 AM  

oldfarthenry: Quality viewing time with a fanboi:
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'A freeze-frame of The Book of Boba Fett chapter 3 at around 33:10, there's a bit of odd and exposed set scenery in the bottom corner - as you see a bit of exposed facade.'

'Hey, when did you shave your neck?'


Cinephiles have been spotting and reporting little mistakes like this for ages. And it's not entirely unhelpful to filmmakers, as it provides examples of things to avoid when framing up a shot.

Besides, as the nitpickers of the nitpickers, you guys don't have much room to act superior. You're just farther down the line on the same human centipede of Internet crap production.
 
2022-01-26 9:04:47 AM  
The plot sucks. Dialogue sucks. Scooter gang is a farking joke. Fight choreography sucks bantha dong. The town feels theme-parky. Tone is inconsistent.

Tusken scenes are mostly good. Angry wookiee is fun. Mostly good actors, just struggling with bad scripts.
 
2022-01-26 9:13:49 AM  
 
2022-01-26 9:16:33 AM  
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2022-01-26 9:21:31 AM  
I'm so old, I remember when Boba Fett was cool.
 
2022-01-26 9:30:18 AM  

WhippingBoi: I'm so old, I remember when Boba Fett was cool.


Empire came out in 1980 and ROTJ wasn't until 1983, so I guess he had three good years to strut and be cool before he got literally slapsticked down to clown status.
 
2022-01-26 9:56:02 AM  
I have not watched a second of "Book of Boba Fett". I've never liked the character... mostly because he isn't a character. He's a mannequin, he's a prop. He's an empty suit. He doesn't do or say anything. All he's ever done is stand there and hold a gun, and then die a pathetic death. But the fanbase swarming around him, falling in love with a character that existed only in their heads... I never understood it. There are far better characters out there, characters with actual layers and thought put into them. Even George Lucas never understood the popularity, but created Jango Fett and inserted Boba into the prequels as a cynical attempt to sell more merch.

So yes, the popularity and fandom of this character to the point where he now received a big budget TV series, when Disney could have spent that money on other better things, just pissed me off. And when I said as much weeks ago on Facebook; I was dogpiled by Boba Fans and accused of being a child molestor.

Fast forward to today... despite never having watched a frame of this, who would have thought that a Boba Fett series could bring me such joy? The teeth gnashing, the man tears, and the biatching and moaning of the neckbeards who fell in love with the Boba Fett that exists only in their heads amuses me. I'm not watching it, nor will I ever watch it.... but this is orgasmic.
 
2022-01-26 9:58:20 AM  

EdgeRunner: The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 407x580]

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The worst part is that in this comparison, Fett looks like a dollar store bootleg doll of Fester sold under the name "Eerie Friends: Uncle Baldy".


More like "Boba Fatt, amirite!?!"
 
2022-01-26 10:17:38 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: The plot sucks. Dialogue sucks. Scooter gang is a farking joke. Fight choreography sucks bantha dong. The town feels theme-parky. Tone is inconsistent.

Tusken scenes are mostly good. Angry wookiee is fun. Mostly good actors, just struggling with bad scripts.


I checked out halfway through episode 2. I just couldn't find the will to care. I am praying this isn't an omen that Obi Wan will be a let down.
 
2022-01-26 10:19:38 AM  

havocmike: I checked out halfway through episode 2.


Watch episode 5.  It's not a Boba Fett episode, it's a Mandalorian episode with the Boba Fett title sequence.
 
2022-01-26 10:21:11 AM  
 
2022-01-26 10:21:45 AM  
I missed it because I was busy watching the hover scooter navigating that alley at the death defying speed of five miles per hour.
 
2022-01-26 10:27:32 AM  

buntz: ViciousX:

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Yeah... you want to come into a show discussion to pick apart the show, fine.  But come into the discussion to tell people you don't watch it?

It just screams "Hi, I'm an immature person who is obsessed with this thing I don't like, and I'm trying to deceive myself into believing that makes me superior to people who watch it".
 
2022-01-26 10:29:24 AM  

ViciousX: I have not watched a second of "Book of Boba Fett". I've never liked the character... mostly because he isn't a character. He's a mannequin, he's a prop. He's an empty suit. He doesn't do or say anything. All he's ever done is stand there and hold a gun, and then die a pathetic death. But the fanbase swarming around him, falling in love with a character that existed only in their heads... I never understood it. There are far better characters out there, characters with actual layers and thought put into them. Even George Lucas never understood the popularity, but created Jango Fett and inserted Boba into the prequels as a cynical attempt to sell more merch.



I think that is part of the appeal for many. Works their imagination. You have a character who we know little about, but is presented as villainous, known to Vader enough that he feels the need to warn him not to disintegrate people. People wanted to know more.

It could have been great. Everything is just implemented badly, poor dialogue, terrible scenes, just not the quality Mandalorian had. Boba comes across as a giant moron who knows nothing of the criminal underworld and not a feared bounty hunter. Complains about the people in charge being stupid and proceeds to do something stupid.

Should have ditched Boba and focused on someone like Fennec. Just hope the show leads to something else to make it somewhat worthwhile.
 
2022-01-26 10:42:32 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Let's not overlook the most obvious mistake: they call it a book when it's clearly a TV show.


And there's only seven episodes. It's more like The Pamphlet of Boba Fett.
 
2022-01-26 10:47:52 AM  

ViciousX: I have not watched a second of "Book of Boba Fett". I've never liked the character... mostly because he isn't a character. He's a mannequin, he's a prop. He's an empty suit. He doesn't do or say anything. All he's ever done is stand there and hold a gun, and then die a pathetic death. But the fanbase swarming around him, falling in love with a character that existed only in their heads... I never understood it. There are far better characters out there, characters with actual layers and thought put into them. Even George Lucas never understood the popularity, but created Jango Fett and inserted Boba into the prequels as a cynical attempt to sell more merch.

So yes, the popularity and fandom of this character to the point where he now received a big budget TV series, when Disney could have spent that money on other better things, just pissed me off. And when I said as much weeks ago on Facebook; I was dogpiled by Boba Fans and accused of being a child molestor.

Fast forward to today... despite never having watched a frame of this, who would have thought that a Boba Fett series could bring me such joy? The teeth gnashing, the man tears, and the biatching and moaning of the neckbeards who fell in love with the Boba Fett that exists only in their heads amuses me. I'm not watching it, nor will I ever watch it.... but this is orgasmic.


In Empire, Fett is loosely patterned after Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name. An amoral and ruthless bounty hunter who always gets his prey and isn't picky whether they're alive or dead. Most of what made him cool - beyond the great costume design - was conveyed by how other characters reacted to him (even Vader treats him as a near-equal), and he's also shown to be the only one dogged enough to track the Falcon heading to Cloud City and get there in advance. It's not hard to see why audiences found him mysterious and awesome with such a great introduction, and they had three years to guess and imagine what he might do in the next movie. Star Wars was THE sci-fi fantasy franchise of its time, just like the MCU is today, and any character who got as much screen time as Fett did in Empire was guaranteed to be hyper-focused on and get written into a million breathless fanfics.

But there wasn't really a place for him in Jedi, and yet he also had to be put in his place for capturing Han, so he's just quickly disposed of during the desert fight. It was an expedient writing solution, but it seriously undercut the character, and later viewers who didn't experience that three year stretch between movies just see him as a disposable chump. He's more famous for how he ends than for how he started.

The smart move for Disney would have been to placate the fans by establishing Fett had escaped, but while they could have had occasional mentions of him by other characters, they never should have had him actually reappear. Whatever fans imagined Fett's adventures were, they were always going to be cooler than anything Disney+ could come up with. The Mouse should have left well enough alone and not tried to top the Mandalorian with the character the Mandalorian was inspired by and essentially already was. It's too much of the same thing.
 
2022-01-26 10:47:54 AM  
I have mixed feelings about Boba Fett.

On one hand, I think comparing it to The Mandalorian is a little unfair. Mando was a clean slate character. No need to answer any questions up front or deal with how he got to where he was - just story from Scene 1.

Boba comes with built-in story baggage from RotJ and Mando both, so I can see why they made the decision to try to tackle those things immediately and get it out of the way. Did they do a good job of it? .... ehhh, not particularly. It isn't terrible, but it feels a little worse than it is given a comparison to Mando. It feels rigid and plasticky, which is unfortunately appropriate for a character that has spent most of his existence as an action figure.

Still. I'm willing to be patient. Filoni/Favreau have earned that much in my book.
 
2022-01-26 10:50:33 AM  
Star Wars isn't the only sci-fi franchise to have an easy to catch mistake get thru. See if you can spot what's wrong in this famous scene:

Enterprise Flyby (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979)
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2022-01-26 10:54:12 AM  

isamudyson: Star Wars isn't the only sci-fi franchise to have an easy to catch mistake get thru. See if you can spot what's wrong in this famous scene:

[YouTube video: Enterprise Flyby (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979)]


They forgot to trim out about 2 1/2 minutes?
 
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