The Mandalorian Pitch Meeting

The latest episode of Screen Rant's Pitch Meeting series targets Disney+'s The Mandalorian for all those plot points that don't quite add up.

The latest episode of Screen Rant’s Pitch Meeting series travels to a galaxy far, far away with The Mandalorian. Disney+’s first live-action Star Wars series launched with the streaming service back in 2019. In the wake of Disney/Lucasfilm’s divisive sequel trilogy, which concluded the Skywalker saga, Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian represented a spiritual revival of the franchise on the small screen.

Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the space western that is The Mandalorian follows Pedro Pascal as its titular bounty hunter, Din Djarin (aka “Mando”). After a high-paying bounty turns out to be Grogu (aka Baby Yoda), Din goes on the run to protect his new Force-sensitive surrogate child from Imperial remnants led by Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). Following a handful of side quests and many chapters, Din delivers Grogu to Luke Skywalker himself in The Mandalorian season 2 finale, “Chapter 16: The Rescue.” In addition to the triumphant return of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, The Mandalorian has featured the return of Boba Fett, as well as the first live-action appearances of previously animated characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson).

As audiences await The Mandalorian season 3, Screen Rant’s Ryan George has now pitched the first season 1 and 2. In the latest episode of the hit Pitch Meeting series, having already covered every Star Wars film in existence, George has imagined the franchise’s first live-action TV series pitch to Disney/Lucasfilm. As well as poking fun at the money-maker that was Grogu/Baby Yoda, George addresses Din’s armor plot holes, Moff Gideon’s unusual actions, and season 2’s Skywalker-centric ending. Check it out in the video below:

As per usual, the latest Screen Rant Pitch Meeting pokes fun at The Mandalorian’s plot inconsistencies, contradictions, and sometimes utter ridiculousness. First and foremost, the episode addresses the immense monetary value of “Baby Yoda” — a Star Wars merchandising opportunity that ends up sending “Producer Guy” to a support group. On top of that, George calls out The Mandlorian’s seemingly infinite number of side quests, the fact that stormtroopers still can’t shoot, and that Luke Skywalker makes a dealing with a horde of formidable Dark Troopers “super easy, barely an inconvenience.”

Despite The Mandalorian’s perhaps over-saturated side quests, their introduction of Boba Fett, The Clone Wars, and Rebels characters did serve as adept promotion for the characters’ Disney+ shows. As a result, The Mandalorian has served as the epicenter for Star Wars’ expansion on Disney+, which includes shows like The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and Ahsoka. Following their reunion in The Book of Boba Fett, Din and Grogu will head to Mandalore in The Mandalorian season 3, where the former will seek atonement for betraying his creed and defend the Darksaber against a very eager Bo-Katan. However, The Mandalorian season 3 may contain just as many side quests and potential armor-related plot holes as its beloved predecessors.

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