‘One for the Team’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Seven: In the Name of Honor

A Thrilling Let Down Throughout much of In the Name of Honor, I found myself pondering over things I often don’t think about while watching something for the first time. Why did Fett choose to use the bombed-out remains of the Sanctuary as his place to do battle with the spice-dealing Pykes? Would it notContinue reading “‘One for the Team’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Seven: In the Name of Honor”

‘Spiralling Fables’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Six: From the Desert Comes a Stranger

Procrastination as an Art In my previous essay, I mentioned how chapter five’s The Return of the Mandalorian hinted a huge problem underlying The Book of Boba Fett. After weeks of favouring flashback oriented character-building over present day narrative progression, the show refused to square up to the part of the show it had beenContinue reading “‘Spiralling Fables’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Six: From the Desert Comes a Stranger”

‘Shows within Shows’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Five: The Return

Meanwhile… As a Star Wars fan, there will be times in which the analytical part of my brain will be bypassed by a piece of fan lore. I’ll watch a certain scene or strand of events, knowing full well that it doesn’t quite in relation to a wider piece of storytelling, yet because it’s satisfiedContinue reading “‘Shows within Shows’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Five: The Return”

‘Dead Folk Walking’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Four: The Gathering Storm

A Vision in Focus An early-episode snooze in Fett’s Bacta tank whisks us back into our protagonist’s past right from the get go this week. Except it isn’t quite business as usual. A few years have passed between the death of his new family and the period in which we find ourselves in at theContinue reading “‘Dead Folk Walking’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Four: The Gathering Storm”

‘From the Ashes of an Empire’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter One: Stranger in a Strange Land

The Post-Jedi Origins of Boba Fett We open The Book of Boba Fett’s opening chapter, Stranger in a Strange Land, with the framing of two origin stories. The first of these conveys the most traditional of origins, a look at young Boba Fett as he cradles his father’s decapitated head. It’s a scene lifted directlyContinue reading “‘From the Ashes of an Empire’ – The Book of Boba Fett Chapter One: Stranger in a Strange Land”